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 CFO’ operating in the Information Technology space. If you think a CFO’ 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.
CFO & Co-Founder of Certn
Owen is a Chartered Accountant with a passion for technology start-ups and providing these companies with the necessary financial tools to grow and succeed. In addition to Canada Owen is also designated in the United States, as a Certified Public Accountant, and is devoted to helping companies prosper in a global marketplace. Owen is dedicated toward building products that are forever changing the global technology landscape. Owen has a wealth of experience providing strategic analysis to help companies locate and develop new revenue models and navigate towards growth and improved profitability. His previous experience in public practice accounting facilitates start-ups transitioning towards audited financial statements and raising capital through private equity channels. Owen also has many years of experience starting-up and working with charities in his community. He enjoys using the professional skill sets he has acquired through his previous schooling and work experience to give back to those in need.
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About Certn: Certn is a simple, comprehensive solution for applicant screening backed by great customer service.
CFO of Swyzzle
Michael Casey has been a member of our Board since October 2007. He retired from Starbucks Corporation in October, 2007, where he had served as Senior Vice President and CFO from August 1995 to September 1997, Executive Vice President, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer from September 1997 to October 2007. Subsequent to retirement he served as a Senior Advisor to Starbucks Corporation from October 2007 to May 2008 and from November 2008 to present. Prior to joining Starbucks, Mr. Casey was Executive Vice President and CFO for Family Restaurant, Inc. and President and CEO of EI Torito Restaurants,
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About Swyzzle: Swyzzle is a platform that delivers multimedia solutions for marketing, lead generation, and e-commerce.
Chief Financial Officer, Director of King’s Bay
Jody joined the board as Chief Financial Officer in February 2016. Jody is responsible for all aspects of regulatory financial reporting including the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements, management discussion and analysis reports, and government tax and regulatory reporting. Bellefleur is a CPA, CGA with over 20 years’ experience as a corporate accountant. Prior to her work with publicly traded companies, she was the Controller of a private manufacturing company. Since 2008, Ms. Bellefleur has exclusively been involved in providing services to both public and private companies in the junior mining sector.
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About King’s Bay: King’s Bay is a Vancouver based company focused on the exploration of cobalt, and other high-tech metals in North America.
CFO of PlaceSpeak
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About PlaceSpeak: Location-based smart city citizen engagement
CFO of Machool Technologies Ltd.
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About Machool Technologies Ltd.: Machool Technologies was started to create a global online marketplace for services.
CFO of Econveyance
Ronnie joined econveyance in early 2014 bringing with him over 20 Years of experience in the software sector. His background in technology has varied from consulting to establishing businesses in the industry. He has a proven track record of success, realizing and delivering financial and management goals. Ronnie holds a BSc in computing science, and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant with significant management and operational expertise. He is responsible for development and execution of the company’s strategic financial plan for stable growth and efficient operations.
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About Econveyance: The largest and fastest growing network of conveyance professionals.
Chief Financial Officer of Rx Networks
Mike is a CPA with 30 years experience in financing and operations in public and private companies. He was CFO of Silent Witness (TSX:SWE) just prior to the sale to Honeywell, and served on the board of Digital Payment Technologies (a private company that designs and manufactures electronic parking meters) for six years as the Chairman of its audit and compensation committees. Previously he worked in the resource industry and was treasurer and controller for Cominco (TSX:TEK), a $1.6B revenue mining company. Mike holds Bachelors of Science in Geology and Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
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About Rx Networks: Rx Networks offers location-based assisted GPS technologies and services.