At Best Startup Canada we track over 100,000 Canadian startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top British Columbia based President operating in the Mobile space. If you think a President is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Head & Founder of TELUS Ventures + Vice President of TELUS
Mathew heads TELUS Ventures, the venture capital arm of TELUS Corporation. He is currently a Board director of Vision Critical and Checkwell Solutions and a Board Observer of Clairmail and Teradici. Prior Board roles include Widevine (acquired by Google), Hostopia (acquired by Deluxe), Digit Wireless (acquired by Nuance), Critical Telecom (acquired by BATM), Atreus Systems (acquired by Sonus Networks), Apparent Networks (now AppNeta) and the Arts Club Theatre Company (owner of the Stanley and Granville Island stages). Before founding TELUS Ventures in 2001, Mathew managed the global co-investment and direct private equity investment activities of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund. Mathew started his career with the Paribas Asset Management in Paris, followed by roles in investment banking with Barclays de Zoete Wedd and Warburgs in London and New York. Mathew holds a Master of Business Management degree from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commericiales (HEC) in Paris, with specialization in Analytical Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. His Bachelor of Technology degree is in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Regional Engineering College, Calicut. Mathew is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, the Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts and the IEEE.
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About TELUS: Second largest Canadian telecommunications company. Provides wireless phone service, high speed Internet, IPTV, home phone, long distance,
President of Discovery Capital
Jaako was appointed to the existing TMX Board in August 2001. Jaako is the Executive Officer and a Director and Principal of Discovery Capital Management Corp. (”DCMC”) and is also President and a Director of British Columbia Discovery Fund (VCC) Inc., a British Columbia venture capital fund managed by DCMC.
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About British Columbia Discovery Fund, Discovery Capital: Discovery Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in early and growth stage investments.
President & CEO of FCV Interactive
John Starke is the President & CEO of FCV, a full-service digital advertising agency with offices in Toronto and Vancouver. Before FCV, John was Director of Business Development at Expedia. Prior to Expedia, he worked with several organizations and was a consultant with Accenture. In addition to his role at FCV, John serves as a director at BC Assessment, an independent, provincial Crown corporation, and is an MBA mentor at the University of British Columbia. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Computer Information Systems from the University of Colorado and is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. In 2010,he was recognized in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under Forty, and his leadership and philanthropic endeavours earned FCV a 2010 Community Leadership Award from the British Columbia Technology Industry Association.
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About FCV Interactive, FCV Interactive: User-focused transformation agency
Executive Vice President, Global People & Culture & Operations of Appnovation
Sherborne Pao is the Executive Vice President, Global People & Culture and Operations at Appnovation.
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About Appnovation: Appnovation is a global Digital Solutions and Managed Services provider, delivering strategy, app development and enterprise integrations.
Co-Founder & Vice President of Warranty Life
Communications and business experience – I have been involved in using technology for business communications for over 30 years. Began programming A/V presentations using first PC’s in school; joined first computer graphics design company in Canada after University; founded Alpha Visuals Inc. a computer graphic design company in Toronto 1985; was purchased by Genigraphics Corporation (division of GE) in 1987; Executive Producer, Genigraphics Corporation (Toronto – New York); Partner Vision Presentations Inc. – 1990 (Vancouver); founded Emerge Online one of Vancouver’s first web design firms in 1995; Principal, Ionysys Technology Corporation & President, New Media Consulting – 1999; Radiant Communications 2000; Graphically Speaking 2006. Specialties Internet Strategy; Usability testing; Information architecture; Ecommerce planning; Website development; Search engine optimization; Online marketing; Web analytics
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About Graphically Speaking, Warranty Life: Providing Usage-Based Mobile Device Insurance
Co-Founder & President of Go2mobi
Tom Desaulniers is the President and Co-Founder of Go2mobi, one of the leading mobile real-time bidding DSPs and ad networks. Go2mobi is specialized in mobile lead generation, direct response campaigns and app installs.
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About Go2mobi: Go2mobi is a mobile advertising platform that leverages first-party data to generate measurable return on ad spend for brands and agencies.
Vice President of antsquare
Co-Founder, CTO, Back-End at antsquare.
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About antsquare: Antsquare builds the next generation of online retail marketplace, anywhere and everywhere with mobile
President & Chief Executive Officer of WebTech Wireless
Mr. Edmonds has more than 20 years’ of experience in international business leadership and management. Prior to joining WebTech Wireless, he was CFO at QuIC Financial Technologies, a global solutions provider in the risk management industry. Mr. Edmonds has also served as CFO at Chancery Software and held a variety of senior financial and management roles in both Europe and Asia during his nine years with The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Edmonds earned his Chartered Accountant designation while with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) in Toronto, holds a B.B.A. (Honours) in Finance from Bishop’s University and has completed the Executive Development Program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
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About Photon Control Inc., WebTech Wireless: WebTech Wireless develops, manufactures and delivers proven GPS vehicle tracking and telematic solutions to large and small scale
President of MC Solutions
Marcos Carretero is a solution architect with over 15 years of experience leading development projects with the Province of BC. Marcos has been leading the development team in building authentication services involving the BC Services Card since 2011. Marcos has extensive experience with identity standards and technologies including SAML, OpenID Connect, and JOSE, and works with both web and mobile technologies.
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About MC Solutions: MC Solutions is a company which develops weather apps for iPhone