BOARD AND STAFF

NEXT Canada Co-founders

NEXT Canada Board

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REZA SATCHU
Founding Chairman and Co-Chair, NEXT Canada and Managing Partner, Alignvest Management Corp

JOHN KELLEHER
Co-Chair, NEXT Canada and Partner, McKinsey & Company

ADAM JIWAN
Founder, CEO and Chairman, Spring Labs

AJAY AGRAWAL
Academic Director, NEXT Canada, Geoffrey Taber Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and NBER

ALAN DEPENCIER
Chief Marketing Officer, RBC – Personal & Commercial Banking and Insurance

ANTHONY LACAVERA
Founder & Chairman, Globalive Capital

COLLEEN MCMORROW
Corporate Director, Retired Partner, EY

EMILIE CUSHMAN

EMILIE CUSHMAN
Co-founder and CEO, Kira Talent

IAN BURGESS
Co-founder and President, Validere

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JOE CANAVAN
Principal, Canavan Capital

SANDRA ODENDAHL
Vice President of Social Impact and Sustainability, Scotiabank

SOM SEIF
Founder and CEO, Purpose Investments

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BRADEN REAM
CEO, Voiceflow

KARIM LAKHANI
Charles E. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, & The Dorothy And Michael Hintze Fellow at The Harvard Business School

TIM PRICE
Chairman, Brookfield Funds

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MALLORIE BRODIE
CEO & Co-Founder, Bridgit

AMY BARYSHNIK
Chief of Staff, Knixwear

LAUREN LAKE
(Observer) COO & Co-Founder, Bridgit

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COLLEEN MOORHEAD
Chief Client Officer, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

NEXT Canada Emeritus Board of Advisors

PAUL DESMARAIS III
Chair, NEXT Canada Emeritus Board of Advisors; Vice-President, Power Corporation of Canada

CHARLES FIELD-MARSHAM
Founder and President, Kestrel Capital Management Corp.

JACQUI ALLARD
EVP, Personal Financing Products RBC

JULIE DI LORENZO
President, Diamante Urban Corporation; Civic Development Corporation

KEVIN SULLIVAN
Co-founder, GMP Securities

NADIR H. MOHAMED, C.M.
Chairman, ScaleUp Ventures; Former President & CEO, Rogers Communications

NEXT Canada Staff

KYLE J. WINTERS
Chief Executive Officer, NEXT Canada

ALEXANDRA MCGREGOR
Chief Program Officer, NEXT Canada

JAINY TONG
Marketing and Communications Director, NEXT Canada

PHIL RIVARD
Director of Ventures, NEXT Canada

LESLEY MCCARROLL
Director of Development, NEXT Canada

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JULIE VAN KESSEL
Director of Finance and Operations, NEXT Canada

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MISCHA HAMARA
Director of Programs, NEXT Canada

KATHRYN MCLENNAN
Senior Manager of Development, NEXT Canada

NAOMI HELLER
Stewardship and Impact Manager, NEXT Canada

KALEIGH DONNELLY
Manager of Alumni Engagement, NEXT Canada

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JEWELS MACPHERSON-ZORRO
Creative & Marketing Manager, NEXT Canada

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JASKARAN CHAUHAN
Office Coordinator, NEXT Canada

LUISA JUAREZ
Programs Coordinator, NEXT Canada

RAFAL DITTWALD
IT and Digital Security Consultant, NEXT Canada

Next AI - Montréal Staff

DENIS A. GRÉGOIRE
Academic Director, Next AI – Montréal; Associate Professor, HEC Montréal

SIMON DANDAVINO
Director of Operations, Next AI – Montréal

JULIEN BILLOT
Program Director, Next AI – Montréal

GEORGE KORKEJIAN
Director of Ventures, Next AI – Montréal

LAURENT CHARLIN
Academic Technical Lead, Next AI – Montréal; Associate Professor, HEC Montréal

MAUD RAZAFINDRAMBOA
Venture Manager, Next AI – Montréal

JOGRAL JEAN
Venture Manager, Next AI – Montréal

PEDRO HERRERA
Venture Manager, Next AI – Montréal

PHILIPPE ZDEBELAK
Logistics & Operations, HEC Montréal – École des Dirigeants