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 Communities 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.
President & CFO of Hyper Hippo Games
Sam joined Hyper Hippo in September 2014. As president, Sam is affectionately known as the ‘Business Guy’ and day-to-day leader of the team. Sam loves the challenge of building a unique balance between 21st century business smarts and unfettered creative genius. Rarely can these two forces co-exist in an organization and Hyper Hippo is a rare example of the best of both worlds working together. Prior to joining the adventure at Hyper Hippo, Sam was heavily involved in software technology and real estate development. Having been a founder and C-suite executive in various successful companies over the past 20 years, Sam has a full-appreciation of the commitment required for high-performance teams to succeed in competitive marketplaces. Sam’s most recent position prior to Hyper Hippo saw him as the Executive-in-Residence at Accelerate Okanagan and Chief Financial Officer at Mill Creek Group of Companies. Sam completed his Master of Business Administration from Ivey Business School in 1993 and he still loves to learn every day.
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About Hyper Hippo Games: Hyper Hippo is a collection of passionate and creative people working to build fun digital games for everyon.
Senior Vice President – Redevelopment of Providence Healthcare
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About Providence Healthcare: Providence Healthcare is a leader in providing rehabilitation, palliative care, long-term care and community programs.
President, CEO, Director of Panoro Minerals
Mr. Shaheen has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration. He has over 22 years of experience in the international mining sector with over 17 years dedicated to the development of mineral projects in Peru and Latin America. Mr. Shaheen resided in Peru from 1996 until 2001, is fluent in Spanish and English, very knowledgeable of the Peruvian mining sector and the social, environmental and business issues of this important mineral producing nation.
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About Panoro Minerals: Panoro Minerals Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration company with a strategic focus on exploring and advancing.
Vice-President, Information Technology & Chief Digital Officer of Vancouver Airport Authority
Lynette joined the Vancouver Airport Authority in April 2016 and is responsible for all aspects of Information Technology at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Lynette will leverage digital technologies and business intelligence to deliver efficient operations, seamless passenger experiences and reach YVR’s sustainability targets. She has exceptional team development and project management skills which will help to shape YVR’s future as a perceptive airport. Lynette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. She has an extensive history in the construction and IT industry, owning her own consulting firm and working with clients such as Weyerhaeuser and Highland Valley Copper Mine. Lynette joined BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) in 2003 and held the position of Chief Information Officer from 2007.
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About Vancouver Airport Authority: Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages Vancouver International Airport.
President & Chief Executive Officer of HTI Foundation.
Peter is President and CEO of Health Tech Innovation Foundation: Innovation Boulevard; Adjunct Professor, Beedie School of Business; and Associate Director of Coast Capital Savings’ Venture Connection. He has founded and operated over eight companies including several medical devices successfully marketed in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. Peter has been involved with government organizations, private and public companies, reverse take-overs, venture capital corporations and not-for-profit groups and is an active investor. He has been an invited speaker at international conferences, holds a number of patents and has received several awards for his work. He is also the past Director of Programs at the BC Technology Industry Association, and Executive-in-Residence for health technologies where he developed their Centre4Growth and HyperGrowth Accelerator programs. Peter was also a mentor in entrepreneurship programs for Genome and Life Sciences companies at UBC, and a mentor for the SFU Segal Graduate School of Business, MBA program.
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About HTI Foundation.: HTI is a non-profit foundation that provides on-site presence embedded within the clinical environment.