Categories for Van 2023 Speakers

Kim Kaplan

April 6, 2023 2:13 pm Published by

Kim Kaplan is the CEO and founder of Snack, a Gen Z dating app that uses ai and avatars to bridge... Read More

Mik Kersten

February 7, 2023 2:08 pm Published by

Dr. Mik Kersten is the chief technology officer at Planview, joining the company in 2022 through the acquisition of Tasktop,... Read More

Owen Madrick

April 6, 2023 2:14 pm Published by

Owen is a Chartered Accountant with a passion for technology start-ups and providing these companies with the necessary financial tools... Read More

Kristi Miller

February 14, 2023 11:39 am Published by

A passionate believer in the power of Canadian entrepreneurs, Kristi focuses every day on driving and delivering positive change.  Kristi... Read More

Justin Ouyang

February 7, 2023 2:02 pm Published by

Justin is an investor at OMERS Ventures based in the Bay Area focused on B2B SaaS. He currently serves as... Read More

Maria Pacella

February 27, 2023 4:32 pm Published by

Maria joined Pender Ventures in 2017 as its founding partner. Previously, she spent 23 years investing in and operating emerging... Read More

Boris Petkovic

May 8, 2023 12:25 pm Published by

Boris is a Director with Sampford Advisors, Canada’s leading technology focused M&A advisor. He joined the firm during its inception... Read More

Genevieve Pinto

February 14, 2023 11:40 am Published by

Genevieve joined the investment team at Renewal Funds in 2017, focusing on investments in consumer products and technology, and supporting... Read More

John Ruffolo

February 7, 2023 2:00 pm Published by

John is the Founder and Managing Partner of Maverix Private Equity, a private equity firm focused on technology-enabled growth and... Read More

Shannon Byrne Susko

July 23, 2019 1:16 pm Published by

Shannon has 18 years of experience leading financial technology services companies in North America. Her technical expertise is coupled with extensive sales, marketing and operations experience. Shannon has served on for-profit and not-for-profit boards at a regional, national and international level.