At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 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 Software 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, Senior Vice President of Avigilon Corporation
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About Avigilon Corporation, Sierra Wireless: Avigilon Corporation is a motorola solutions company provides trusted security solutions to the global market.
Chief Financial Officer of NuData Security a Mastercard company
Curtis is the Chief Financial Officer at NuData Security, responsible for overseeing the financial strategy and operations of the company. Curtis is a senior finance executive with over 20 years experience, most recently in the role of CFO for Cardiome Pharma Corp, the publicly traded life sciences company. Prior to this, Curtis has held significant posts at a number of high profile organizations, notably as VP Finance at NxtPhase T&D Corporation and 360networks.
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About NuData Security a Mastercard company: NuData Security positively verifies users online through real-time passive biometrics and behavioral analytics.
Chief Financial Officer of Tasktop
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About Tasktop: Tasktop offers a software platform that allows companies to better manage the process of building their software.
Co-founder and CFO of CodeZero Technologies Inc.
tech focused corporate finance and M&A executive Co-founder and CFO for Traxitt; Co-founder and CFO and Corp Dev for Moj.io; Independent director for BC Advantage Funds
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About CodeZero Technologies Inc.: Developer Tools for Kubernetes
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.
CFO of PlaceSpeak
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About PlaceSpeak: Location-based smart city citizen engagement
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 Agreement Express
Brad Carlyle is the Chief Financial Officer at Agreement Express,
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About Agreement Express: SaaS platform that automates the client onboarding process for financial services firms.
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.
CFO of Offsetters
Jeff has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, business leadership and B2B sales & marketing, including over five years’ experience in international carbon markets and carbon project development. Before joining ERA as Chief Financial Officer in 2010, Jeff was Managing Director at Borealis Carbon Offsets, a firm he founded with a diverse group of companies in Northern British Columbia. While at Borealis, he led the first significant transactions of Canadian carbon offsets into the American voluntary market through a global partnership with EcoSecurities. Since joining ERA, Jeff led corporate finance and public company reporting functions, as well as acting as executive sponsor of the Offsetters and CCC acquisition. Jeff holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Royal Roads University and is a Professional Engineer licensed in Ontario. He is technically trained as a papermaker, initially managing clients in consumer goods, packaging and specialty paper manufacture. Jeff left papermaking for biotechnology, working for a leading Canadian cellulose ethanol firm in application technology and business development before an extended sabbatical on motorcycle through the Caribbean, South and Central America. He lives with his wife, two kids and a large yellow dog in North Vancouver.
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About Offsetters: As Canada’s leading provider of sustainability and carbon-management solutions, Offsetters helps organizations.
Robert (Bob) Allen
CFO of SmartFleet
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About SmartFleet: Mobile Fleet & Workforce Management
VP of finance and CFO of Power Measurement
John has over 25 years of business and financial experience. He has worked for Amazon.com’s marketplace division, Exchange.com, an early competitor of eBay, and Rounder Records â€“ the world’s largest independent record label. Massachusetts-based Exchange.com was an online marketplace that specialized in niche markets, such as rare books, and eventually purchased Bibliofind.com â€“ one of AbeBooks’ early competitors. Amazon then acquired both Exchange.com and Bibilofind, and John relocated to Amazon’s Seattle headquarters in 1999. John initially served as chief financial executive for Amazon’s fledgling marketplace division before being appointed director of finance, planning and analysis. He also spent two years in AbeBooksâ€™ hometown of Victoria, BC, (2003-2005) with Power Measurement – the energy management technology firm – as its chief financial officer.
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About Power Measurement: Power Measurement is a leading provider of enterprise energy management systems for energy suppliers and consumers worldwide.