BOARD AND STAFF

NEXT Canada Co-founders

NEXT Canada Board

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

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

ADAM JIWAN
Founder, CEO and Chairman, Spring Labs

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

ANTHONY LACAVERA
Founder & Chairman, Globalive Capital

COLLEEN MCMORROW
Corporate Director, Retired Partner, EY

DAVID FULLER
Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group; Former President & EVP, TELUS Consumer and Small Business

EMILIE CUSHMAN
Co-founder and CEO, Kira Talent

FRANCIS SHEN
President, Shen Capital Corporation

IAN BURGESS
Co-founder and President, Validere

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

SANDRA ODENDAHL
Vice President of Social Impact and Sustainability, Scotiabank

SEVAUN PALVETZIAN
Chief Communications Officer, Rogers

SOM SEIF
Founder and CEO, Purpose Investments

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

ALEXANDRA MCGREGOR
Chief Program Officer, NEXT Canada

JOE CANAVAN
Chief Executive Officer, NEXT Canada

KALEIGH DONNELLY
Manager of Alumni Engagement, NEXT Canada

KATHRYN MCLENNAN
Partnerships and Development Manager, NEXT Canada

KYLE J. WINTERS
Chief Advancement Officer, NEXT Canada

LIZA KLIMENKO
Manager of Recruitment and Community, NEXT Canada

OLIVIA LUNDERVILLE
Programs Manager, NEXT Canada

OLIVIA TOMIC
Content and Creative Manager, NEXT Canada

PHIL RIVARD
Director of Ventures, NEXT Canada

Next AI - Montréal Staff

DENIS A. GRÉGOIRE
Academic Director, Next AI – Montréal

EMMANUELLE COPPINGER
Director of Venture Managers, Next AI – Montréal

JOGRAL JEAN
Venture Manager, Next AI – Montréal

JULIEN BILLOT
Program Director, Next AI – Montréal

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

SIMON DANDAVINO
Director of Operations, Next AI – Montréal