President and CEO, Towne Group LLC
Board Secretary & Acting Treasurer

Who are you?

The Accelerator Board Secretary and Treasurer. I work in the consulting field focused on Industry 4.0 and Change Management with Automotive OEM’s, Tier 1 Suppliers and Energy clients. Since 2015, I have worked with Start-ups and entrepreneurs with The Accelerator and other members of the entrepreneurship eco-system across Canada and the US. As well I have worked on the investor side as the Executive Director of an Angel investment Group in Canada for 5 years and currently with a US Venture Capital fund.

Why do you wake up in the morning?

I enjoy waking up to new technology, learning about new business sectors of the economy and providing leadership to young organizations and launching new companies.

What version of the world do you want to build?

I endeavour to help those who have not been offered the chance to get on the playing field and hope to leave the world a little better for it.

Why The Accelerator? Why do you so generously give your time and expertise?

The Accelerator is a great opportunity to help change our local community while having a positive impact on North America. In addition, I work with GAMIC – Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge and SAE International which has been helping international automotive start-ups make the connection to OEM’s and Tier 1 Suppliers since 2008.