2023 Speakers

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2023 CONFERENCE CHAIR
Brent Holliday
Brent Holliday
Founder & CEO, Garibaldi Capital Advisors
"Welcome to TechExit.io! I’m pleased to be hosting the annual TechExit Conference in Vancouver. This conference is the only conference of its kind in Canada –focused solely on mergers and acquisitions strategies for technology companies. Whether you’re a Founder, Investor or M&A advisor, you will hear actionable ideas to navigate M&A opportunities - directly from some of Canada’s most experienced deal-makers.

I hope you enjoy it!"

–Brent
Meryl Almeida
Meryl Almeida
Director, Corporate Development, Inovia
Jon Conlin
Jon Conlin
Partner, Fasken
Barbora Gaziova
Barbora Gaziova
Partner, Deals, PwC
Sarah Applebaum
Sarah Applebaum
Investor, Pangaea Ventures
Jade Bourelle
Jade Bourelle
Founder, Talemetry, (Acquired by K1 Investment Management)
Neelam Brar
Neelam Brar
Managing Director, Venture, Roynat Capital
Lynda Brown-Ganzert
Lynda Brown-Ganzert
Founder & CEO, RxPx (Co-Founder of Curatio - Acquired by Pemba Capital Partners)
Boris Petkovic
Boris Petkovic
Director, Sampford Advisors
Eric Bukovinsky
Eric Bukovinsky
Partner, Yaletown Partners Inc.
Cameron Burke
Cameron Burke
Partner, Technology & Innovation Banking, Fort Capital Partners
Catherine Dahl
Catherine Dahl
Former CEO, Beanworks (acquired by Quadient)
Matt Diederichs
Matt Diederichs
Head of Strategy & Corporate Development, Invoca (Formerly Corp Dev at Hootsuite)
Lyndsey Dyer
Lyndsey Dyer
Executive Vice President, The Coaching Studio (formerly VP of People, Clio)
Stephanie Fan
Stephanie Fan
Partner M&A, Tiny
Andrew Hennigar
Andrew Hennigar
Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Corey Gross
Corey Gross
Managing Director & VP, Q2 (Co-Founder of Sensibill- Acquired by Q2 Holdings)
Fraser Hall
Fraser Hall
Partner, Rhino Ventures and Co-Founder & Director at Article (Co-Founder of Recon Instruments- Acquired by Intel)
Shamil Hargovan
Shamil Hargovan
Managing Director, STS Capital Partners
Damir Hot
Damir Hot
Managing Partner, Alphaninja Partners and Founder in Residence, Tegus (Co-Founder at Canalyst- Acquired by Tegus)
William Johnson
William Johnson
Publisher, Vancouver Tech Journal
Kim Kaplan
Kim Kaplan
CEO and Founder, Snack App (Former VP Product Management, Revenue Optimization & Marketing at Plenty of Fish, Acquired by Match Group)
Mik Kersten
Mik Kersten
CTO, Planview (Founder of Tasktop- Acquired by Planview)
Owen Madrick
Owen Madrick
Co-Founder & C3O (COO/CFO), Certn
Kristi Miller
Kristi Miller
Managing Partner, Krystal Growth Partners
Justin Ouyang
Justin Ouyang
Investor, OMERS Ventures, ex-Slack (Salesforce), Intercom, Zenefits
Maria Pacella
Maria Pacella
Managing Partner, Pender Ventures
Genevieve Pinto
Genevieve Pinto
Partner, Renewal Funds
John Ruffolo
John Ruffolo
Founder & Managing Partner, Maverix Private Equity
Shannon Byrne Susko
Shannon Byrne Susko
Founder & CEO, Metronomics, Author "3HAG Way" (Former President & CEO at Subserveo- Acquired by DST Systems)
Kevin Sandhu
Kevin Sandhu
CEO & Co-Founder, Otter (Founder of Grow Technologies- Acquired by ATB Financial)
Razad Shah
Razad Shah
Founder Lodestar Technologies Inc. (acquired by Evergreen Services Group)
Sean Silcoff
Sean Silcoff
Business Writer, The Globe and Mail
Brenda Slauko
Brenda Slauko
Director, Technology Growth & Transition Capital, BDC
Karen Starns
Karen Starns
CEO, OJO Canada (recently acquired by Royal Bank of Canada)
Boris Wertz
Boris Wertz
Entrepreneur turned investor, Entrepreneur at AbeBooks (sold to Amazon) and Early-stage investor through Version One VC
Justin Young
Justin Young
Partner, Emerging and High Growth Companies, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Kareen Zimmer
Kareen Zimmer
Partner, Fasken Martineau LLP

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