I am a COO/CFO executive with a proven track record of building businesses. I have scaled 3 ventures up from the initial idea or early days, to well established businesses.
At HomeStars I helped shape the company strategy and refocus to achieve growth while raising three rounds of funding, both equity and debt. In my five years at HomeStars, I helped build the team from 3 to 45 employees.
Prior to HomeStars, I consulted with Think Forward, for a number of Canadian telecom and technology company. My consulting chops were earned at SeaBoard Group, a company that became Canada's top boutique research and consulting company in the telecommunications industry.
I've worked in consulting roles for a number of Canadian and U.S. technology and venture capital companies. Work included assessing the viabilities of business models and developing forecasts for sustainable strategic growth. I hold an MBA from Babson College in Boston and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.
Early in my career I started and operated a small bistro restaurant in Toronto. As well as giving me an outlet for my passion in wines, it was my first successful entrepreneurial exit.
Specialties: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Operations and Sales Management.