Jackie is an international experienced C -Level Executive and the entrepreneurial creator and vision behind Venuetown. She is experienced in strategic alliances, joint ventures and international partnerships across R&D, Technology, International Trade & Commence, Meting &Events, Training and Financial Services. Jackie has a superb ability to motivate, lead and deliver targeted results and is highly skilled at managing diverse cross-cultural and cross-functional teams. Jackie is multilingual English, Dutch and Spanish, a graduate of Carleton University Law, an accomplished chef and, successful equestrian dressage breeder/ trainer during her years in Europe. True to her Irish roots, she has a strong sense of family and community.
Bill is our skillful problem solver. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UNB in 1992 for discovery of algorithms that build geodesic domes in multiple dimensions in optimum space and time. While at UNB, he also taught eleven undergraduate courses, and served as Principle Investigator on a secure network modeling project. His professional training includes Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Risk Management, System Architecture, and System Engineering. Bill spent 14 years with Lockheed Martin Canada, as the company System Engineering, Software and Project Manager for system integration projects ($250K to $55M) and in senior roles on projects up to $3B. Ideas were peculating, and he soon stepped into the world of entrepreneurship, assisting start ups and mentoring
John is former air force pilot, co founder of Survival Systems and developer of the world famous HUET simulator that has saved lives all over the world. An internationally successful entrepreneur with demonstrated success in Europe, South East Asia, the US and Canada, He is a natural leader and exceptionally talented in building strategic partnerships. He is a strong stakeholder advocate, mentor and B2B consultant for emerging companies. His excellent communication, negotiation & analytical skills are matched by his hands-on approach and are reflected in his outdoor activities. as a skier, sailor, pilot and aspiring golfer who is consistently challenged by his 9’s!
Bernadette is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP/FIBP) with experience in but not limited to, Market Research and Analysis, North American and International Marketing and Business, International Market Entry and Distribution, B2B Corporate Sales, Event Planning and Management for the B2G and B2B events. A very focused professional, Bernadette is committed to delivering stakeholder & customer satisfaction and ROI. Since coming to North America from the UK, she has found a great work life balance and on weekends enjoys the seasons in cottage country with her family.
Robert is a results-oriented and multi-faceted technology business entrepreneur, Co founder at Setanta Solutions Inc he has tremendous attention to detail. Robert’s advisory role with Venuetown reflects his expertise in delivering, business transformation solutions, project management, support management and positive business results. Robert is bilingual English- Dutch, hold’s his own in Spanish and has a smattering of German. Robert is a gamer, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Formula #1 enthusiast and, super proud Dad to his young son and daughter.
Asim is a well- rounded entrepreneur with strong business development, leadership and team building skills. He is co-founder and CEO at Codup a company specialised in delivering complex e-commerce and payment solutions, advanced systems integration, building and maintaining SaaS and PaaS products from scratch, as well as enterprise applications and platforms.
Commitment to customer satisfaction, Asim is highly specialised in aligning business objectives with technologies to enable new business models and product development. Asim’s interests range for snorkeling to video games and medieval movies!