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Volunteer

I have volunteered 3 years in a row at the Canadian Club of New York’s annual fundraiser.  The money goes to Ice Hockey in Harlem, the annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research and Canada’s National Ballet School. I’ve volunteered the last 2 years as a judge for Startup Chile. I judged a startup competition at Puerto Rico’s H3 Conference, where the …

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Waterloo Alumnus

My Computer Science cred comes from the University of Waterloo’s computer science program. The school has strong rankings, and LinkedIn says that the top employers hire a lot of grads. I graduated with a B.Math Honors, Major in Computer Science, Minor in Combinatorics and Optimization, with Co-op option. In just half a century, the University …

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2013 and Earlier

A few more places on the web and in publications where I’ve been quoted, etc: VentureBeat: eBay expanding to NYC Internet Advertising during 2012 Olympics on NBC  Graduate to LinkedIn: a book on networking strategies using LinkedIn CNBC’s CrowdRules (jump to 30:15): VIP at premier episode of TV show focused on entrepreneurship Open talk with RecruiterBox …

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Go Habs Go!

They have won 24 championships, 22 of them since 1927, when NHL teams became the only ones to compete for the Stanley Cup. On a percentage basis, as of 2014, the franchise has won 25.3% of all Stanley Cup championships contested after the Challenge Cup era, making it the second most successful professional sports team of …

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Sierra Ventures

In 2009, this firm, and particularly Mark Fernandes, gave me my break in Venture Capital. And Vispi Daver took an active role in mentoring me. Thank you to the whole team for taking me on board. It was the first domino to drop in a series of dominoes that have led me to today!

Je suis francophone

While my name is very anglo, and I’ve lived in primarily-anglo cities as an adult, my first language for the first 19 years of my life was French. Je suis francophone. J’ai étudié à l’École secondaire La Citadelle, à St Jean XXIII, à l’Immaculée Conception, et à l’école Ste Croix. Ma mère est québecoise et je …

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Meditation

I first learned to meditate when I was around 10 years old. I’ve taken 3 classes on meditation, including autogenic training. I’ve also heard plenty of birds chirping on the Muse headband. Nowadays when I meditate, I simply use the Silva Relax iOS app. It helps keep me focused and it takes me to a …

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Immunio – Runtime Application Self-Protection (Cybersecurity)

Immunio is a cybersecurity company that providers web publishers real time protection for their web applications. Rather than being strictly rules-based, Immunio’s product intelligently analyzed inputs and outputs and detected anomalies. I joined as Board Observer in 2015. In 2017, the company was acquired by TrendMicro to be a core part of its Cloud One …

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