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 Alberta based CEO’ operating in the Enterprise space. If you think a CEO’ 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.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Symend
Hanif is a serial entrepreneur who has raised $150M USD across the 4 companies he has founded and invested in over a dozen startups.
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About Aimsio, Symend: Symend’s digital engagement platform uses behavioral science and data-driven insights to empower customers to resolve past due bills.
Co-Founder & CEO of BlackSquare
Matthew Protti is Co-Founder & CEO at BlackSquare Inc.
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About BlackSquare: BlackSquare is a global leader in direct to consumer technologies for the alcoholic beverage industry.
Co-Founder and CEO of Klue
Sales and marketing centric business guy. Co-founder, investor and/or early employee of four start-ups (two successes, one still grinding, one non-starter). Advisor and consultant to early stage companies. Stint as a VP at Electronic Arts. Has led product development teams, services teams, sales teams and marketing teams ranging in size from a few rockstars to hundreds of employees. Success in attracting/picking/growing talent. Track record of shaping rough ideas/initiatives into successful ventures. Key roles include President, Vision Critical, a global market research software leader, and co-founder of Columbus Group, a digital agency pioneer acquired by TELUS (NYSE: TU). In 2011, at 40, my wife and I hit the reset button, bought 4 round-the-world plane tickets and travelled the world for a year with our kids. Check out the YT video @ youtube.com/onemoresmith. Now incubating two start-ups and and advising early stage companies like Strutta and Mobify.
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About Klue: Klue is an AI competitive intelligence platform that enables competitor research and delivery of sales battle cards to B2B Sales teams.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of AltaML
Nicole Janssen is the Co-Founder & Co-CEO at AltaML.
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About AltaML: AltaML provides technical and strategic expertise to build transformative applications using applied AI and ML.
CEO of Discovery Solutions ERP Software
Al joined IBM after university selling their midrange servers during the early days when software packages were being developed and targeted to specific industries. Software functions and features, not hardware servers, were the reasons customers chose one solution over another then and now. Al teamed up with Jamie in 1985 to develop and build Discovery Management Software® (DMS) into the industry leading solution for Oilfield businesses.
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About Discovery Solutions ERP Software: Discovery Solutions is an ERP Software for Oilfield and Supply.
CEO of Katipult
Gord brings to Katipult a proven track record building value at high growth tech firms including ServiceMax, SAP, Business Objects, Apple and Oracle. He was part of the leadership team that took Pivotal Software public and played a key role in expanding Business Objects’ global footprint, prior to its acquisition by SAP.
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About Katipult: White-label software infrastructure for private placements and new investor account openings. Canada, US, Europe.
Founder / CEO of Stormboard
Reg is an inventor/entrepreneur based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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About Book That Bet, Oneclap, Stormboard, Zigtag: Stormboard is a visual collaboration tool that provides an innovative digital workspace.
President & CEO of Fresnel Software
Prior to his tenure as SVP, Construction Services at AFL, where he oversaw one of the world’s largest FTTx deployment projects for Telus, Mr. McIver and his teams project managed and provided the detailed engineering, design, permitting, construction, test and turn up on numerous FTTx Projects including: • Telus FTTP Deployment, Western Canada, 300K+ premises passed (2013-2016) • Municipal FTTP Network, O-Net, AB, Canada (2014) • Reedsport FTTP Network, Comspan, OR, USA (2008) • Myrtle Point FTTP Network, Comspan, OR, USA (2007) • Coquille FTTP Network, Comspan, OR, USA (2006)
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About Fresnel Software, Vitruvi: Fresnel Software is an enterprise SaaS company that provides integration to solve challenges associated with telecom construction.
CEO & Founder of White Knight Safety Solutions
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About White Knight Safety Solutions: White Knight Safety designed the White Knight Safety app, the premier health and safety app for the energy industry,
Founder, President & CEO of SPLICE Software
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About SPLICE Software: SPLICE Software helps businesses improve customer experience through the use of automated & two-way communications.