Matt Dion is a technology industry veteran with 24 years of experience ushering early stage companies through the tricky early adopter and early majority market phases. He brings proven management and board experience with successful companies during their early stages, including Crystal Decisions/Business Objects (acquired by SAP), Apparent Networks, 90-degree software (acquired by Microsoft), Active State (acquired by Sophos), and Elastic Path Software. A consummate thought-leader in the areas of marketing, content marketing, digital transformation, e-commerce, and business development, he has spoken at Adobe Summit, Enterprise World, Digital Entertainment World, Luxury Interactive and Digital Hollywood. Connect with Matt.
Krista LaRiviere is passionate about the martech space and helping customers navigate the digital marketing ecosystem to help grow their businesses. She brings 21 years of marketing experience and entrepreneurial thinking to the Mintent team and every customer she works with. Having founded and successfully exited, three digital marketing companies, most recently gShift, which was acquired by Mintent, Krista has also been ranked as one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs by Profit’s W100. Krista leads the strategic direction of Marketing at Mintent, and in her spare time enjoys writing and speaking about the changing landscape of owned and earned media. Krista holds degrees in Economics, Business Administration and Applied Information Technology. She is an active Rotarian and a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee recipient for her work with charities. Connect with Krista.
Jeff has been helping organizations manage, measure, and optimize their Web presence for nearly 20 years. As Vice President Product and Customer Success, Jeff is responsible for managing Mintent's rapidly evolving, customer-driven roadmap throughout the product. He leads and collaborates with the entire Mintent team on corporate strategy, product marketing, sales, training, and support. Jeff holds a Journalism degree from Carleton University and maintains a special place in his heart for the written word! Connect with Jeff.
Darryl brings to Mintent over 25 years of Information Technology, hardware and software architecture leadership, focusing on complex systems integration and mission critical applications. Darryl has held key positions at several of Canada’s leading-edge technology companies. Darryl’s expertise in integrating complex technologies and delivering seamless services, will be instrumental to Mintent’s success. Connect with Darryl.
Simon Stanlake is the former Chief Technology Officer of Hootsuite, the leading platform for social media marketing. As a technology executive and team builder, Simon worked directly with the CEO to grow revenue from zero to approximately $50 million and expand from 14 to approximately 500 employees (including over 100 on the engineering team). Simon has proven experience turning good ideas into great businesses and is a key advisor to the Mintent executive and product development teams.m.
Keith Spencer is a partner with the law firm of Fasken Martineau and is the Chair of the Vancouver office’s Securities and Technology Practice Group. Keith’s clients range from start-up to mature private technology companies. Keith was previously in-house counsel to both the Vancouver-based Wireless Data Group of Motorola, Inc. (1989-1990) and to D-Wave Systems Inc. (2002-2003), where he had overall responsibility for their respective legal affairs.
Keith is a member of various boards and advisory boards for a significant number of early stage and emerging technology companies and technology industry associations, including He is a Director of INETCO Systems Limited, Elastic Path Software Inc., dPoint Technologies Inc. and the BC Technology Industries Association. Keith is a former Director and Regional Vice President (BC), Canadian IT Law Association. Keith was previously a member of the Board of Directors of BuildDirect, Layer 7 Technologies (acquired by CA Technologies), dPoint Technologies (acquired by Zehnder), and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dyaptive Systems (acquired by JDSU). Keith has lectured in the area of technology and intellectual property law at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and at various Continuing Legal Education and Information Technology industry conferences. He has also authored articles in the areas of computer and information technology, outsourcing, e-commerce and intellectual property law.
Jason Leeson is the President of Squirrel Systems, an industry-leading hospitality point of sale provider. Jason has over 20 years of experience building and leading strategic growth initiatives at early stage and mature technology companies based in Vancouver, BC and Silicon Valley. Prior to Squirrel, he was the EVP & CTO for Radiant Communications where he was responsible for product management, technology strategy, software development, and network operations. Jason has an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) from the University of Manitoba.
Liam Young is currently working at Marin Investments Ltd. as an Investment Manager. In this role, Liam employs his business acumen to transform Marin’s investing processes including new investment criteria, analysis and risk management. He has incorporated portfolio construction principles and financial instruments which have successfully improved gains and reduced risk. For public equities, he has created algorithmic portfolio management software which generates consistent and significant alpha. Liam gained experience for this role through his work at MMCAP, a Toronto based event-driven hedge fund and Squirrel Systems, a Vancouver-based restaurant point of sale technology provider. Liam’s background is in technology and finance. He studied computer science at Queens University and is a CFA charter holder. He also serves on a number of boards in the lower mainland bringing his experience and technical knowledge to all projects.