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For 15+ years, Lance has built organizations at all stages, from early stage to acquisition, and developed high-performance, award-winning teams which have served global brands across the continent. With an agency background and an entrepreneur himself, Lance keeps our team motivated and grounded to do great work.
Mo is the director of strategy at Skyrocket, a Vancouver-based digital branding agency. His day-to-day consists of brainstorming ideas with potential to turn client companies into brand powerhouses.
But, of course, that wasn’t always the case. Mo left business school to work as a software engineer in Silicon Valley, only to return several years later, after the bubble burst, to start a festival dedicated to bhangra-style dance that eventually grew to a nine-day celebration reaching tens of thousands of people.
Mo’s business acumen wasn’t dormant for long though, and he soon joined Hamazaki Wong to develop strategies for brands like BMW, Air Canada, Coast Capital Savings and FortisBC. In 2011, he co-founded Skyrocket with a mission to transform the relationship companies have with their audiences through creative brand strategy. Although Skyrocket takes up most of his time, somehow, Mo remains active in the arts and culture community.
Michal ensures that all digital products meet business, performance, security and functional requirements. Michal was a software engineer at Deutsche Börse (FSE:DB1), working on the trading platform which facilitates all trades on the Frankfurt Stock exchange, and developed internal logistics applications for Hospital Na Bulovce, one of the largest hospitals in the Czech Republic.
Varun is a CPA with key experience in tax planning and financial strategies for technical research and development projects. Varun founded Think Accounting in Toronto, Ontario, and provides financial advisory services to startups and enterprise organizations in a variety of industries. Varun is also a mentor with the CPA of Ontario.
(Former) Owner, Chairman, and CEO of Orca Bay Entertainment which owned the Vancouver Canucks (NHL), Vancouver Grizzlies (NBA), and privately financed Rogers Arena in Vancouver
(Former) Chairman & Chief Negotiator of the $1.2 billion Vancouver Skytrain system construction.
President of the Canucks Alumni Board, Founding member of the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Chairman of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics Bid Committee.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) focused on marketing and received his Honorary DR in law in 2011.
Extensive experience in retail, real-estate, civil design, construction, public relations, and large-scale international business transactions.
Kate Hiscox is a veteran entrepreneur with successful exits. She most recently founded Sivo which provides Debt-as-a-Service, enabling companies around the world to lend to their users at scale. In less than a year after launch, Sivo surpassed $6B in debt capital demand and is backed by investors including Y Combinator.
Mike Penny, 67, was named the director of player personnel of the Maple Leafs on July 31, 2000. In the summer of 2002 he added the assistant general manager portfolio to his duties. In his role, Penny is consulted on all team personnel decisions and manages the areas of amateur and pro scouting and administrative duties assigned by the general manager. In addition, he is the general manager of the Maple Leafs’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, and is directly responsible for all player personnel assignments with the team’s minor league affiliates.
Prior to joining the Maple Leafs, Penny spent the previous 20 seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. During Penny’s tenure in Vancouver he held several positions such as assistant general manager, director of player development and scouting, and chief scout. Most recently he was in the role of vice-president, amateur scouting. He was named to that position in August of 1988.
The Montreal native was also an amateur scout with the New York Rangers from 1969-1975.
Born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and now resides in St. Albert, Alberta with his wife Jenessa and daughter Evera. Cris began his inor hockey career in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and ended in Red Deer, Alberta playing for the Midget AAA Optimist Rebels. He then moved back to Saskatchewan to play Junior A hockey in the SJHL for 3 years. After finishing his junior career as the captain of the Battlefords North Stars, he accepted a hockey scholarship to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology College in Calgary where he studied Power Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. After the completion of both Engineering programs, he continued to play hockey in the Alberta Senior Men’s AAA hockey league. Cris has now decided to step away from playing and focus on scouting.