Team

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Owen Matthews
Chairman

Owen helps lead the vision and direction of the Alacrity Foundation and is a major contributor to the local technology community in Victoria. He donates his time and resources to multiple groups within and outside of the Alacrity portfolio.

Richard Egli - Managing Director
Richard Egli
Managing Director

Richard manages strategic direction and operations. He also works to advise multiple companies, contribute to investment decisions and works closely with portfolio companies to connect them to potential partners and investors.

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Ania Wysocka
Digital Marketing Program Director

Ania leads communications and branding for Alacrity Canada. Entrepreneurial by nature, with a strong strong sense for effective design, languages & cross-cultural communication.

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Chris Massot
Program Manager

Chris supports Alacrity’s ecosystem by coordinating marketing initiatives and leading various projects. He works within the foundation and assists portfolio companies with marketing strategies and project management.

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Henry Wu
Managing Director - China

Henry Wu splits his time between Alacrity China and Canada offices. He is on the organization’s investment committee and co-leads Alacrity’s investments in buyout, direct co-investments and special situations.

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Burak Evren
Cleantech Program Manager

Burak works with Alacrity’s Cleantech portfolio companies to address challenges in targeted markets. He also helps these companies with their marketing and business development efforts.

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Elizabeth van Grootheest
Executive Assistant

As executive assistant to the founding Chair of the Alacrity Foundation, Elizabeth is primarily responsible for administrative tasks, including but not limited to office management, bookkeeping, and scheduling.

Chrystal Boyd
Chrystal Boyd
Office Manager

As office manager, Chrystal’s main responsibilities include reception duties, assisting the accounting department with a variety of tasks, general office management and, of course, greeting the occasional unexpected helicopter admirer.

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Terry Matthews
Chairman, Wesley Clover International

Terry Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International, a private, global investment management firm and holding company. Since 1972, Terry has founded or funded more than 100 companies.

Laura Tiernay - Executive Administrative Assistant, Digital Marketing Program
Laura Tiernay
Executive Administrative Assistant, Digital Marketing Program

Laura Tiernay is the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Digital Marketing Program Director at Alacrity Canada. She is responsible for the administration of online course material, assisting with marketing initiatives, customer support, scheduling, and task management.

Justyn Maglalang - Project Manager
Justyn Maglalang
Project Manager

Justyn is a Project Manager at Alacrity where he plans, oversees, and leads different projects within the organization. Most recently, he oversaw and managed the Launch Online Grant program where he managed relationships with the B.C. Government and all of the program partners, established operations and fostered team growth, while also managing project deadlines and budgets.

Samantha Kolb - Digital Marketing Assistant
Samantha Kolb
Digital Marketing Assistant

Samantha upholds the vision and aims of Alacrity Canada in its branding and communications. Using her passion to create content that is accessible to everyone, she works with the programs to build engagement online, write industry-relevant articles, and highlight the impact of our portfolio companies.

Golriz Fattahi - Operations Manager
Golriz Fattahi
Operations Manager

Golriz Fattahi is a seasoned Operations Manager with over 15 years of experience working with small and medium sized businesses. Golriz is a dedicated project manager, delivering exceptional programs through various Alacrity initiatives, including the launch and expansion of the Entreprenurship@Alacrity program in 2009. With a background in recruitment and small business project management, Golriz focuses on bringing people together by providing a safe space for collaborative efforts.

Simon Adnams - Controller
Simon Adnams
Controller

Simon completed a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Finance at University of British Columbia and subsequently completed a CPA designation. His work consists of providing financial services to large scale infrastructure projects with assets in excess of $100M as well as acting as controller to the Alacrity Foundation and some of the portfolio companies with which it is involved.

Sonia Motisca - Cleantech Marketing Coordinator
Sonia Motisca
Cleantech Marketing Coordinator

Sonia has a BA in Political Science from the University of Victoria and an MSc in Political Science, with a focus on Global Environmental Governance, from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Mike Williams
Program Facilitator, Digital Marketing Program

Mike is the CEO and Co-founder of Jetstream Digital and a Facilitator of the Alacrity Academy Digital Marketing Bootcamp. In his current roles, Mike works to help companies grow through scalable digital marketing strategies and initiatives and help develop up and coming leaders in the digital marketing ecosystem.

Sofie Campbell - Content Writer
Sofie Campbell
Content Writer

Sofie Campbell specializes in content production and communications planning and management. She has worked most recently in Project Communications and Internal Communications at the global engineering and management consulting firm Ramboll and has experience working in Public Relations for companies large and small.