Expert Network

Learn from the best.

The BC Tech Expert Network extends support with functional coaching focused on helping companies solve specific growth challenges. Areas of expertise include: Finance, Government Support, Legal, Marketing & Sales, Product & Technical, and Talent.

Get to know our Experts by checking out their profiles below.

Meet our Experts

Select a category to see the profiles of our available Experts.

 Brendan Cooper

Brendan Cooper



Superpower: Expert Facilitator - your connection to SMEs at Deloitte

Current: Product Market Development Manager


 

Jim Charlton

GrowthWorks

Superpower: Financing Strategies, M&A, Investor Pitches

Current: Venture Capital Professional


  Chris Hallam

Chris Hallam

BDO
Superpower: Cross-border Financing Structures, International Corporate Reorganizations, Acquisitions, Structuring, and Overall Tax Wizard
Title: Partner, International Tax
Current: BDO


 John Keserich

John Keserich

BDO
Superpower: M&A, Divestures, and Raising Capital and Auditing Guru
Title: Partner, Accounting & Assurance
Current: BDO


 

Bernd Petak

Finstripe

Superpower: Fintech and Strategy

Current: Co-Founder & COO, Finstripe

 

George Rezni

Intrinsyc 
Superpower: Tech Company CFO (Public & Private)

Current: CFO, Intrinsyc Technologies Corporation


  Graham Robertson

Graham Robertson

BDO
Superpower: Valuation Villain
Title: Senior Manager, Financial Advisory Services
Current: BDO
Erik Kaas 

Erik Kaas

Government of Canada

Superpower: Government grants and resources. Connecting you to funding, loans, financing, and tax credits from government programs and local resources to help you grow your business.
Title: Innovation Advisor
Current: Concierge Service, Government of Canada


  David Marshall

David Marshall

Government of Canada

Superpower: International Business Development Support
Title: Trade Commissioner
Current: Global Affairs Canada


 

David Whitehead

Government of Canada

Superpower: Product Marketing, Competitive and Market Analysis, Product Management, Value Proposition
Title: Industrial Technology Advisor
Current: NRC IRAP
Paul Armitage

Paul Armitage

Gowling WLG
Superpower: Technology Law and Contracts
Title: Partner
Current: Gowling WLG


Ron Chin

Ron Chin

  Farris
Superpower: Technology Related Transactions and Environmental Matters
Title: Associate
Current: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP


Roger Kuypers

Roger Kuypers

FaskenMartineau

Superpower: Practices - IP, IT, Licensing, M&A, Corporate and Commercial; Industries - Life Sciences and IT
Title: Partner
Current: Fasken


Hector Mackay-Dunn

Hector MacKay-Dunn

  Farris
Superpower: Corporate and General Matters
Title: Partner
Current: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP


Allan McGavin

Allan McGavin

  Farris
Superpower: Corporate Commercial and Securities
Title: Associate
Current: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP


Shahrooz Nabavi

Shahrooz Nabavi

FaskenMartineau

Superpower: Practices - Corporate Finance, M&A, and Technology; Industries - Information Technology, Digital Health, and Clean Technology
Title: Partner
Current: Fasken


Roch Ripley

Roch Ripley

Gowling WLG
Superpower: Intellectual Property and Patents
Title: Partner, Co-chair Vancouver Technology Group
Current: Gowling WLG


Denis Silva

Denis Silva

Gowling WLG
Superpower: Crowdfunding/Venture Financing, P2P and Consigliere

Title: Associate
Current: Gowling WLG


Kareen Zimmer

Kareen Zimmer

FaskenMartineau

Superpower: Practices - FinTech and Financial Industry Regulation
Title: Partner
Current: Fasken

Amanda Downs

DDB Canada

Superpower: Branding & Communications
Current: Business Director, DDB Canada

 Roger Nairn

Roger Nairn

Karacters Design Group

Superpower: Marketing, Advertising, Branding, & Design
Current: Business Director, Karacters Design Group & Advisor, DDB Canada

 Ross Paul

Ross Paul

LemonStand

Superpower: SaaS Software Revenue Growth
Current: VP Growth, Lemon Stand

 

Greg Speakman

VanRX Pharmasystems Inc 

Superpower: Bringing products to market
Current: VP Sales & Marketing, Vanrx Phamasystems

Steve Barha

Instant

Superpower: Fintech, Product Market Fit
Current: President & CEO, INSTANT Financial

Keith Beckett

Keith Beckett

UrtheCast

Superpower: Systems Engineering
Current: Chief Scientist, UrtheCast

  Brad Hayes

Brad Hayes

TELUS

Superpower: Creating Customer Value
Current: Senior Strategy Manager, TELUS


Aaron Hilton

conquer mobile

Superpower: Virtual Reality & Software Architecture
Current: Executive Chairman, Conquer Mobile Inc


 

Julien Sellgren

Metalogix

Superpower: Software Startups
Current: Technology Entrepreneur
 Christine Berka

Christine Berka

Superpower: Leadership and People Development
Current: HR Leader/People Advocate/Consultant

 Kathy Enros

Kathy Enros

acl new

Superpower: Recruitment & Performance Management
Current: VP, Talent, ACL

 Rocky Ozaki

Rocky Ozaki

BC Tech Association

Superpower: Creating cultures that strategically contribute to organizational success

Current: VP, Community, BC Tech Association

Warren Wong


appnovation


Superpower: Human Capital Strategies
Current: VP, Talent & Culture, Appnovation Technologies

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