GROWTH COACH TEAM

The Business Advisory services of WEtech Alliance are all about tangible results, measurable impacts and enhancing the resources locally available to ventures of Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. Our Growth Coach Team allows us to extend the services of thought leaders, experienced entrepreneurs, global subject experts, and best-in-class service providers to our clients, putting an incredible group of people within arms reach when they are needed most. Resources delivered at the right time, every time.

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Heather Galt is the Chief Customer Officer and CMO at P&P Optica in Waterloo, and a growth coach at Communitech. Heather has an extensive background in product and service go-to-market, B2B and channel marketing, customer support, customer success, and internationalization in small, rapidly scaling, and large companies. Heather has also taught marketing courses at Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University. Heather has her MBA in Marketing and Strategy from York University and is an active volunteer with many years of experience on various community boards.
Heather Galt is the Chief Customer Officer and CMO at P&P Optica in Waterloo, and a growth coach at Communitech. Heather has an extensive background in product and service go-to-market, B2B and channel marketing, customer support, customer success, and internationalization in small, rapidly scaling, and large companies. Heather has also taught marketing courses at Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University. Heather has her MBA in Marketing and Strategy from York University and is an active volunteer with many years of experience on various community boards.
Heather Galt is the Chief Customer Officer and CMO at P&P Optica in Waterloo, and a growth coach at Communitech. Heather has an extensive background in product and service go-to-market, B2B and channel marketing, customer support, customer success, and internationalization in small, rapidly scaling, and large companies. Heather has also taught marketing courses at Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University. Heather has her MBA in Marketing and Strategy from York University and is an active volunteer with many years of experience on various community boards.

MARKETING COACH

Heather Galt
Chief Customer Officer and Chief Marketing Officer
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Sonya Willsher combines a dynamic mix of digital marketing expertise and growth strategy in her professional pursuits. With extensive experience in enhancing online brand presence, she excels at crafting digital strategies and shaping customer experiences that engage target audiences and drive measurable growth. Her proficiency in using analytics to guide marketing decisions, along with her ability to adapt to the constantly evolving digital landscape, consistently leads to successful outcomes for the projects and teams she leads.
Sonya Willsher combines a dynamic mix of digital marketing expertise and growth strategy in her professional pursuits. With extensive experience in enhancing online brand presence, she excels at crafting digital strategies and shaping customer experiences that engage target audiences and drive measurable growth. Her proficiency in using analytics to guide marketing decisions, along with her ability to adapt to the constantly evolving digital landscape, consistently leads to successful outcomes for the projects and teams she leads.
Sonya Willsher combines a dynamic mix of digital marketing expertise and growth strategy in her professional pursuits. With extensive experience in enhancing online brand presence, she excels at crafting digital strategies and shaping customer experiences that engage target audiences and drive measurable growth. Her proficiency in using analytics to guide marketing decisions, along with her ability to adapt to the constantly evolving digital landscape, consistently leads to successful outcomes for the projects and teams she leads.

DIGITAL MARKETING COACH

Sonya Willsher
Growth Coach, Digital Marketing
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Bhupinder’s practice focuses on patent & technology law, particularly obtaining and leveraging IP rights for tech clients. He prepares and files patent applications relating to AI, quantum computing, wireless communication, control systems, robotics, computer networks and more. He helps clients with IP, monetization, develop licensing and sale strategies; advises on IP aspects of commercial transactions and analyzing competitive intelligence.
Bhupinder’s practice focuses on patent & technology law, particularly obtaining and leveraging IP rights for tech clients. He prepares and files patent applications relating to AI, quantum computing, wireless communication, control systems, robotics, computer networks and more. He helps clients with IP, monetization, develop licensing and sale strategies; advises on IP aspects of commercial transactions and analyzing competitive intelligence.
Bhupinder’s practice focuses on patent & technology law, particularly obtaining and leveraging IP rights for tech clients. He prepares and files patent applications relating to AI, quantum computing, wireless communication, control systems, robotics, computer networks and more. He helps clients with IP, monetization, develop licensing and sale strategies; advises on IP aspects of commercial transactions and analyzing competitive intelligence.

GROWTH COACH

Bhupinder Randhawa
Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP
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Camille Kennedy is a revenue driven consultant, specializing in helping both B2B & B2C companies with marketing and sales strategies. With over 15 years experience, she is well-versed in working with brands of all sizes including the likes of: ABinBev, P&G, Dyson, Frito-Lay, Canopy and several tech start-ups/scale-ups and small businesses in a variety of verticals looking to scale, fast. Some of her areas of expertise to note: growth marketing, demand generation, inside sales/sales strategy, thought leadership, budget marketing, influencer marketing, PR and more.
Camille Kennedy is a revenue driven consultant, specializing in helping both B2B & B2C companies with marketing and sales strategies. With over 15 years experience, she is well-versed in working with brands of all sizes including the likes of: ABinBev, P&G, Dyson, Frito-Lay, Canopy and several tech start-ups/scale-ups and small businesses in a variety of verticals looking to scale, fast. Some of her areas of expertise to note: growth marketing, demand generation, inside sales/sales strategy, thought leadership, budget marketing, influencer marketing, PR and more.
Camille Kennedy is a revenue driven consultant, specializing in helping both B2B & B2C companies with marketing and sales strategies. With over 15 years experience, she is well-versed in working with brands of all sizes including the likes of: ABinBev, P&G, Dyson, Frito-Lay, Canopy and several tech start-ups/scale-ups and small businesses in a variety of verticals looking to scale, fast. Some of her areas of expertise to note: growth marketing, demand generation, inside sales/sales strategy, thought leadership, budget marketing, influencer marketing, PR and more.

MARKETING COACH

Camille Kennedy
Marketing & Growth Coach
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Nigel is an accomplished executive and operator with a track record of success across high-growth SMB and enterprise organizations in senior leadership, sales, customer success, channel development, channel management, partnerships and strategic business development. Nigel is a passionate supporter of Canadian startups, having coached founders / founding teams as part of his private practice and Wilfrid Laurier’s LaunchPad program. Nigel is also a part-time faculty member of Conestoga College where he teaches entrepreneurship.
Nigel is an accomplished executive and operator with a track record of success across high-growth SMB and enterprise organizations in senior leadership, sales, customer success, channel development, channel management, partnerships and strategic business development. Nigel is a passionate supporter of Canadian startups, having coached founders / founding teams as part of his private practice and Wilfrid Laurier’s LaunchPad program. Nigel is also a part-time faculty member of Conestoga College where he teaches entrepreneurship.
Nigel is an accomplished executive and operator with a track record of success across high-growth SMB and enterprise organizations in senior leadership, sales, customer success, channel development, channel management, partnerships and strategic business development. Nigel is a passionate supporter of Canadian startups, having coached founders / founding teams as part of his private practice and Wilfrid Laurier’s LaunchPad program. Nigel is also a part-time faculty member of Conestoga College where he teaches entrepreneurship.

BUSINESS DEV. COACH

Nigel Vanderlinden
Fractional Executive
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Femi is a trained pharmacist with a post-graduation diploma in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs Professional certifications (Canada, EU and US) and ASQ Biomedical Auditor Certification. He has over 25 years of multi-regional regulatory and quality compliance experience in the Pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. He is an embodiment of knowledge when it comes to regulatory approval and post approval management of medical devices in Canada, USA, EU, Australia, and other countries across the globe.
Femi is a trained pharmacist with a post-graduation diploma in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs Professional certifications (Canada, EU and US) and ASQ Biomedical Auditor Certification. He has over 25 years of multi-regional regulatory and quality compliance experience in the Pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. He is an embodiment of knowledge when it comes to regulatory approval and post approval management of medical devices in Canada, USA, EU, Australia, and other countries across the globe.
Femi is a trained pharmacist with a post-graduation diploma in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs Professional certifications (Canada, EU and US) and ASQ Biomedical Auditor Certification. He has over 25 years of multi-regional regulatory and quality compliance experience in the Pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. He is an embodiment of knowledge when it comes to regulatory approval and post approval management of medical devices in Canada, USA, EU, Australia, and other countries across the globe.

COMPLIANCE COACH

Femi Adeoye
Health Canada Product and Facility License Submissions (including Natural Health Products); Quality Control; GMP for Food Facilities
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Garry Chan is a technology entrepreneur and advisor. He is passionate about advising, building, and running technology-driven businesses. He is the Chief Technology Officer at AI Partnerships Corp. He mentors and advises tech-driven companies directly and through universities and incubators. He graduated from University of Calgary (BSc), Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto (Executive MBA), and Carnegie Mellon University (MSc).
Garry Chan is a technology entrepreneur and advisor. He is passionate about advising, building, and running technology-driven businesses. He is the Chief Technology Officer at AI Partnerships Corp. He mentors and advises tech-driven companies directly and through universities and incubators. He graduated from University of Calgary (BSc), Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto (Executive MBA), and Carnegie Mellon University (MSc).
Garry Chan is a technology entrepreneur and advisor. He is passionate about advising, building, and running technology-driven businesses. He is the Chief Technology Officer at AI Partnerships Corp. He mentors and advises tech-driven companies directly and through universities and incubators. He graduated from University of Calgary (BSc), Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto (Executive MBA), and Carnegie Mellon University (MSc).

TECHNOLOGY COACH

Garry Chan
Chief Technology Officer, AI Partnerships Corp.
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Colin McKillop is the CEO and President of Towne Group LLC a consulting company focused on Industry 4.0 applications in multiple industries. Colin has led: Spencer//Butcher, Lear Corporation, Woodbridge Group, Stackpole International, Cooper Standard, Dayco Products and Magna International. Colin is a Board member of GAMIC - Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge a global competition for startup companies. Colin connects investors with startups through: NACO, AIO, MVCA, and ACA as a prior executive director for angel groups. B.Sc., Chemistry, Eng. and MBA.
Colin McKillop is the CEO and President of Towne Group LLC a consulting company focused on Industry 4.0 applications in multiple industries. Colin has led: Spencer//Butcher, Lear Corporation, Woodbridge Group, Stackpole International, Cooper Standard, Dayco Products and Magna International. Colin is a Board member of GAMIC - Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge a global competition for startup companies. Colin connects investors with startups through: NACO, AIO, MVCA, and ACA as a prior executive director for angel groups. B.Sc., Chemistry, Eng. and MBA.
Colin McKillop is the CEO and President of Towne Group LLC a consulting company focused on Industry 4.0 applications in multiple industries. Colin has led: Spencer//Butcher, Lear Corporation, Woodbridge Group, Stackpole International, Cooper Standard, Dayco Products and Magna International. Colin is a Board member of GAMIC - Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge a global competition for startup companies. Colin connects investors with startups through: NACO, AIO, MVCA, and ACA as a prior executive director for angel groups. B.Sc., Chemistry, Eng. and MBA.

AUTOMOBILITY COACH

Colin McKillop
CEO, Towne Group LLC
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Petar Josic is the Founder and Managing Director of Spoken Artists, a keynote speaker representation and booking agency. Petar and his team represent a wide range of keynote speakers, from captains of industry to authors, celebrities, athletes and beyond, booking them for speaking engagements at events all over the world.
Petar Josic is the Founder and Managing Director of Spoken Artists, a keynote speaker representation and booking agency. Petar and his team represent a wide range of keynote speakers, from captains of industry to authors, celebrities, athletes and beyond, booking them for speaking engagements at events all over the world.
Petar Josic is the Founder and Managing Director of Spoken Artists, a keynote speaker representation and booking agency. Petar and his team represent a wide range of keynote speakers, from captains of industry to authors, celebrities, athletes and beyond, booking them for speaking engagements at events all over the world.

PITCH PREP COACH

Petar Josic
Founder & Managing Director
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Katie has been working as a digital marketer for 14 years, offering small businesses the support they need to leverage social media for success. Whether it's strategic roadmaps, custom training, copywriting or hands-on maintenance, Blab Media is passionate about the power of social media marketing. As co-owner of Whiskeyjack Boutique, Katie also has experience in e-commerce, retail store development and wholesale buying.
Katie has been working as a digital marketer for 14 years, offering small businesses the support they need to leverage social media for success. Whether it's strategic roadmaps, custom training, copywriting or hands-on maintenance, Blab Media is passionate about the power of social media marketing. As co-owner of Whiskeyjack Boutique, Katie also has experience in e-commerce, retail store development and wholesale buying.
Katie has been working as a digital marketer for 14 years, offering small businesses the support they need to leverage social media for success. Whether it's strategic roadmaps, custom training, copywriting or hands-on maintenance, Blab Media is passionate about the power of social media marketing. As co-owner of Whiskeyjack Boutique, Katie also has experience in e-commerce, retail store development and wholesale buying.

SOCIAL MEDIA COACH

Katie Stokes
Founder, BlabMedia
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Experienced growth coach and mentor. 2x startup founder, 1x Dragon's Den Appearance and countless pitches to businesses large and small.
Experienced growth coach and mentor. 2x startup founder, 1x Dragon's Den Appearance and countless pitches to businesses large and small.
Experienced growth coach and mentor. 2x startup founder, 1x Dragon's Den Appearance and countless pitches to businesses large and small.

INVESTMENT READINESS COACH

Mick Higgins
Growth Coach and Mentor
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Mike is a successful entrepreneur, active investor and general partner in ventures that have become listed companies on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mike's investment portfolio and business interests encompass a wide range of endeavors from healthcare to automotive, energy production and real estate transactions.
Mike is a successful entrepreneur, active investor and general partner in ventures that have become listed companies on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mike's investment portfolio and business interests encompass a wide range of endeavors from healthcare to automotive, energy production and real estate transactions.
Mike is a successful entrepreneur, active investor and general partner in ventures that have become listed companies on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mike's investment portfolio and business interests encompass a wide range of endeavors from healthcare to automotive, energy production and real estate transactions.

INVESTMENT READINESS COACH

Mike Labiak
Entrepreneur & Investor
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Micheline's practice focuses on assessing new technologies, preparing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide, and conducting due diligence analysis on patent portfolios. She has work experience in the chemistry, microbiology, immunology and molecular biology fields, and has worked in the industry for multi-national companies, government agencies and in a hospital laboratory.
Micheline's practice focuses on assessing new technologies, preparing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide, and conducting due diligence analysis on patent portfolios. She has work experience in the chemistry, microbiology, immunology and molecular biology fields, and has worked in the industry for multi-national companies, government agencies and in a hospital laboratory.
Micheline's practice focuses on assessing new technologies, preparing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide, and conducting due diligence analysis on patent portfolios. She has work experience in the chemistry, microbiology, immunology and molecular biology fields, and has worked in the industry for multi-national companies, government agencies and in a hospital laboratory.

GROWTH COACH

Micheline Gravelle
Managing Partner, Bereskin & Parr
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As a lawyer and trademark agent, Mina’s practice focuses on Canadian and International trademark protection. Mina has extensive experience in trademark clearance and search analysis, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, opposition and expungement proceedings and trademark. protection strategy. She is involved in the management of Canadian and International trademark portfolios of many clients.
As a lawyer and trademark agent, Mina’s practice focuses on Canadian and International trademark protection. Mina has extensive experience in trademark clearance and search analysis, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, opposition and expungement proceedings and trademark. protection strategy. She is involved in the management of Canadian and International trademark portfolios of many clients.
As a lawyer and trademark agent, Mina’s practice focuses on Canadian and International trademark protection. Mina has extensive experience in trademark clearance and search analysis, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, opposition and expungement proceedings and trademark. protection strategy. She is involved in the management of Canadian and International trademark portfolios of many clients.

GROWTH COACH

Mina Chana
Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP
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Nicole is a dynamic professional, formerly the Director of Women Entrepreneurship for the region. Now, as a Project Manager at ENWIN Utilities, she focuses on diversifying ENWIN Energy's portfolio through M&A activities and community partnerships. She co-founded Ignite Health, a multi-disciplinary wellness facility in 2020, and teaches at the University of Windsor. Nicole also consults in strategy and HR, all while being a devoted mother of two.
Nicole is a dynamic professional, formerly the Director of Women Entrepreneurship for the region. Now, as a Project Manager at ENWIN Utilities, she focuses on diversifying ENWIN Energy's portfolio through M&A activities and community partnerships. She co-founded Ignite Health, a multi-disciplinary wellness facility in 2020, and teaches at the University of Windsor. Nicole also consults in strategy and HR, all while being a devoted mother of two.
Nicole is a dynamic professional, formerly the Director of Women Entrepreneurship for the region. Now, as a Project Manager at ENWIN Utilities, she focuses on diversifying ENWIN Energy's portfolio through M&A activities and community partnerships. She co-founded Ignite Health, a multi-disciplinary wellness facility in 2020, and teaches at the University of Windsor. Nicole also consults in strategy and HR, all while being a devoted mother of two.

WOMEN FOUNDERS COACH

Nicole Anderson
Co-Founder, Ignite Health
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Paul has spent over 25 years helping companies to drive revenue forward. He spent 14 years managing explosive global revenue growth at BlackBerry and for the past 7 years he has specialized in enterprise cybersecurity software focusing on cryptographic and quantum risk management. He has held the titles of Chief Revenue Officer, Vice President of Sales and Business Development and Managing Director with start-ups, mid-sized ventures and F1000 organizations. A seasoned presenter, panelist, public and government relations leader with global sales experience selling into strategic accounts including Wall Street, Bay Street, Capitol Hill, the White House, the Pentagon, the Kremlin, Parliament Hill and many more. He currently spends his time as a growth coach for tech start-ups and is an independent senior executive sales, business development and marketing consultant/gun for hire. Paul holds degrees in Communications from the University of Windsor and Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Paul has spent over 25 years helping companies to drive revenue forward. He spent 14 years managing explosive global revenue growth at BlackBerry and for the past 7 years he has specialized in enterprise cybersecurity software focusing on cryptographic and quantum risk management. He has held the titles of Chief Revenue Officer, Vice President of Sales and Business Development and Managing Director with start-ups, mid-sized ventures and F1000 organizations. A seasoned presenter, panelist, public and government relations leader with global sales experience selling into strategic accounts including Wall Street, Bay Street, Capitol Hill, the White House, the Pentagon, the Kremlin, Parliament Hill and many more. He currently spends his time as a growth coach for tech start-ups and is an independent senior executive sales, business development and marketing consultant/gun for hire. Paul holds degrees in Communications from the University of Windsor and Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Paul has spent over 25 years helping companies to drive revenue forward. He spent 14 years managing explosive global revenue growth at BlackBerry and for the past 7 years he has specialized in enterprise cybersecurity software focusing on cryptographic and quantum risk management. He has held the titles of Chief Revenue Officer, Vice President of Sales and Business Development and Managing Director with start-ups, mid-sized ventures and F1000 organizations. A seasoned presenter, panelist, public and government relations leader with global sales experience selling into strategic accounts including Wall Street, Bay Street, Capitol Hill, the White House, the Pentagon, the Kremlin, Parliament Hill and many more. He currently spends his time as a growth coach for tech start-ups and is an independent senior executive sales, business development and marketing consultant/gun for hire. Paul holds degrees in Communications from the University of Windsor and Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

BUSINESS DEV. COACH

Paul Lucier
Senior Sales and Business Development Executive Consultant
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Richard is a seasoned professional adept in business development, corporate strategy, and finance. A big picture thinker with a proven record of cultivating strong relationships, managing complex projects, and driving outstanding results. Richard brings extensive experience in various technical areas such as financial reporting, planning, analysis, M&A, and tax. Beyond his professional endeavors, he is deeply committed to giving back to the community. He serves as a board member for Hockey Helps the Homeless and coaches youth sports in his spare time.
Richard is a seasoned professional adept in business development, corporate strategy, and finance. A big picture thinker with a proven record of cultivating strong relationships, managing complex projects, and driving outstanding results. Richard brings extensive experience in various technical areas such as financial reporting, planning, analysis, M&A, and tax. Beyond his professional endeavors, he is deeply committed to giving back to the community. He serves as a board member for Hockey Helps the Homeless and coaches youth sports in his spare time.
Richard is a seasoned professional adept in business development, corporate strategy, and finance. A big picture thinker with a proven record of cultivating strong relationships, managing complex projects, and driving outstanding results. Richard brings extensive experience in various technical areas such as financial reporting, planning, analysis, M&A, and tax. Beyond his professional endeavors, he is deeply committed to giving back to the community. He serves as a board member for Hockey Helps the Homeless and coaches youth sports in his spare time.

FINANCE/ACCOUNTING COACH

Richard Lee
Consultant and Advisor
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Ryan is a seasoned marketing professional turned entrepreneur. He pivoted from the corporate world to co-found wild idea co. Offering tools, resources, and training, wild idea co. helps Canadian entrepreneurs take their business from wild idea to wild success. Ryan has advised and mentored hundreds of aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs. He’s passionate about supporting the entrepreneurial community and your success as a small business owner. Above all else, he’s a people person. Building and nurturing relationships is central to his business philosophy.
Ryan is a seasoned marketing professional turned entrepreneur. He pivoted from the corporate world to co-found wild idea co. Offering tools, resources, and training, wild idea co. helps Canadian entrepreneurs take their business from wild idea to wild success. Ryan has advised and mentored hundreds of aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs. He’s passionate about supporting the entrepreneurial community and your success as a small business owner. Above all else, he’s a people person. Building and nurturing relationships is central to his business philosophy.
Ryan is a seasoned marketing professional turned entrepreneur. He pivoted from the corporate world to co-found wild idea co. Offering tools, resources, and training, wild idea co. helps Canadian entrepreneurs take their business from wild idea to wild success. Ryan has advised and mentored hundreds of aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs. He’s passionate about supporting the entrepreneurial community and your success as a small business owner. Above all else, he’s a people person. Building and nurturing relationships is central to his business philosophy.

MARKETING COACH

Ryan Gencarelli
Managing Director, wild idea co.
Team member
One of the founders of Radix (now AIS Technologies Group) & a graduate of the University of Windsor, Shelley was part of the management team which led Radix to be recognized as one of the Profit’s Fastest Growing Companies in Canada in 2006 & 2016. Shelley was recognized in 2019 as one of the “Canadians to Watch in the Automotive Industry” by Automotive News and was a 2016 recipient of the Athena award for her work supporting women in STEM careers. Shelley has had positions on many boards and committees, including WEtech Alliance, Workforce Windsor Essex, Invest WindsorEssex and the Windsor Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. Shelley is currently the Chair of the Board of Automate Canada and co-chairs the leadership council for ProsperUs. She is also working on her certification as a Master Gardener and volunteers with the Haliburton County Master Gardeners.
One of the founders of Radix (now AIS Technologies Group) & a graduate of the University of Windsor, Shelley was part of the management team which led Radix to be recognized as one of the Profit’s Fastest Growing Companies in Canada in 2006 & 2016. Shelley was recognized in 2019 as one of the “Canadians to Watch in the Automotive Industry” by Automotive News and was a 2016 recipient of the Athena award for her work supporting women in STEM careers. Shelley has had positions on many boards and committees, including WEtech Alliance, Workforce Windsor Essex, Invest WindsorEssex and the Windsor Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. Shelley is currently the Chair of the Board of Automate Canada and co-chairs the leadership council for ProsperUs. She is also working on her certification as a Master Gardener and volunteers with the Haliburton County Master Gardeners.
One of the founders of Radix (now AIS Technologies Group) & a graduate of the University of Windsor, Shelley was part of the management team which led Radix to be recognized as one of the Profit’s Fastest Growing Companies in Canada in 2006 & 2016. Shelley was recognized in 2019 as one of the “Canadians to Watch in the Automotive Industry” by Automotive News and was a 2016 recipient of the Athena award for her work supporting women in STEM careers. Shelley has had positions on many boards and committees, including WEtech Alliance, Workforce Windsor Essex, Invest WindsorEssex and the Windsor Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. Shelley is currently the Chair of the Board of Automate Canada and co-chairs the leadership council for ProsperUs. She is also working on her certification as a Master Gardener and volunteers with the Haliburton County Master Gardeners.

IDEA FUND LEAD MENTOR

Shelley Fellows
Entrepreneur
Team member
Steve has over 30 years experience in systems, management, entrepreneurship and consulting. His roles encompass many industries including utilities, communications, logistics, marketing, security, finance, charity and aerospace. He can break down any issue into a process plan for action with multiple options and feasibility tracks. He can also provide tactical and strategic guidance. You just need to provide the issue and scope and prepare to process the solutions and options that he provides. Nothing is off the table.
Steve has over 30 years experience in systems, management, entrepreneurship and consulting. His roles encompass many industries including utilities, communications, logistics, marketing, security, finance, charity and aerospace. He can break down any issue into a process plan for action with multiple options and feasibility tracks. He can also provide tactical and strategic guidance. You just need to provide the issue and scope and prepare to process the solutions and options that he provides. Nothing is off the table.
Steve has over 30 years experience in systems, management, entrepreneurship and consulting. His roles encompass many industries including utilities, communications, logistics, marketing, security, finance, charity and aerospace. He can break down any issue into a process plan for action with multiple options and feasibility tracks. He can also provide tactical and strategic guidance. You just need to provide the issue and scope and prepare to process the solutions and options that he provides. Nothing is off the table.

BUSINESS DEV. COACH

Steve Perpich
Senior Consultant - All Channels
Team member
Ron is a business advisor who previously founded and led the growth of a Toronto-based software company as CEO from 2013 to 2023, raising over $90 million from investors including Bain Capital. Previously, he was a management consultant with Deloitte. Ron holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Ron is a business advisor who previously founded and led the growth of a Toronto-based software company as CEO from 2013 to 2023, raising over $90 million from investors including Bain Capital. Previously, he was a management consultant with Deloitte. Ron holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Ron is a business advisor who previously founded and led the growth of a Toronto-based software company as CEO from 2013 to 2023, raising over $90 million from investors including Bain Capital. Previously, he was a management consultant with Deloitte. Ron holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

FUNDRAISING COACH

Ron Spreeuwenberg
Tech Founder, Executive & Advisor
Team member
I am passionate about integrating innovative operational strategies with a strong cultural foundation to drive business success. My expertise lies in streamlining processes, fostering a collaborative and inclusive workplace, and aligning operational goals with a company’s vision. Committed to lifelong learning, I continuously seek opportunities to expand my knowledge and apply it towards organizational excellence. I lead with a high level of empathy and accountability, and continue to coach other leaders to harness the power in leading with balance.
I am passionate about integrating innovative operational strategies with a strong cultural foundation to drive business success. My expertise lies in streamlining processes, fostering a collaborative and inclusive workplace, and aligning operational goals with a company’s vision. Committed to lifelong learning, I continuously seek opportunities to expand my knowledge and apply it towards organizational excellence. I lead with a high level of empathy and accountability, and continue to coach other leaders to harness the power in leading with balance.
I am passionate about integrating innovative operational strategies with a strong cultural foundation to drive business success. My expertise lies in streamlining processes, fostering a collaborative and inclusive workplace, and aligning operational goals with a company’s vision. Committed to lifelong learning, I continuously seek opportunities to expand my knowledge and apply it towards organizational excellence. I lead with a high level of empathy and accountability, and continue to coach other leaders to harness the power in leading with balance.

RECRUITMENT COACH

Jenna Bossaer
Growth Coach - Organizational Development
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