Venture for Canada

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Abigail Slater
Barlow Holdings Limited

Abigail Slater is the director of Barlow Holdings Limited, a private investment fund focusing on traditional industry and asset-backed lending investments, including an impact investment strategy. Abigail has over 20 years of experience more

Niall W. MacGillivray
Nephila Capital Ltd

Niall W. MacGillivray is a portfolio analyst for Nephila Capital Ltd, a leading investment firm specializing in reinsurance and catastrophe risk. He is particularly interested in the cross-section of stochastics and modern portfolio theory and, more

Vanessa Paesani
C-Therm Technologies

Vanessa helps people turn ideas and data into outcomes. As C-Therm Technologies’ North American Regional Manager, she helps people match their thermal analysis needs with the best instrumentation for their application. Prior to joining C-Therm, she more

David Scrymgeour
University of Toronto

David Scrymgeour, BCom’79, is Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence for the Rotman Commerce program. An accomplished entrepreneur, trouble-shooter, consultant, and corporate and community advisor, David brings a wealth of experience more

Parm Gill
Gill Group

Parm Gill is a serial entrepreneur with a myriad of start-up experience and has guided the growth and development of numerous startup companies. As Managing Partner of the Gill Group, he acts as a strategic advisor, mentor, investor, more

Kelly Bennett
Communications Nova Scotia

Kelly Bennett brings passion, energy and drive to every endeavour. She’s a skilled communicator with more than ten years experience in the government, business, nonprofit and university sectors. Kelly currently works for Communications Nova more

Preston Russell Aitken

Preston Aitken has a decade of experience in the social impact space and is currently the CEO of HireUp, a certified B Corporation that enables companies to find, hire and retain untapped talent. That talent just happens to be young people who more