Board of Advisors

Ashley Lawrence

CFO | Kijiji Canada & International Markets and Advertising Adevinta

AshleyLawrenceAshley Lawrence is the CFO of Kijiji Canada and International Markets and Advertising Adevinta. Ashley has a BASc from the University of Toronto in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to becoming CFO, Ashley headed Kijiji’s Analytics and Strategy team. Prior to eBay, Ashley worked for one of Canada’s largest private equity firms, EdgeStone Capital Partners on their venture team. Additionally, Ashley has also worked for MMV Financial, a leader in venture debt lending. Ashley began his professional career with IBM Canada, first as a market and competitive analyst for one of their leading server brands. While at IBM Ashley developed his consulting skills (culminating in becoming a certified IBM consultant) with their Global Services division in their Information Security and Emerging Technologies practice. His clients included many financial services firms and two central banks. Ashley has completed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analytics (CFA) program.

Sanjay Malaviya

President & CEO | RL Solutions

MalaviyasqSanjay Malaviya founded RL Solutions, a Toronto based patient safety software company, in 1997, and served as President and CEO from 1997 to 2019. During his tenure, he transformed RL Solutions from a one product company born out of a hospital IT department, to a leading provider of risk management, patient feedback, claims management and infection surveillance software to over 2000 healthcare organizations around the world. Sanjay’s continued leadership and vision has been instrumental to the growth of RL Solutions, culminating with an exclusive endorsement from the American Hospital Association for the company’s incident management solution, RL6:Risk, as well as 9 of the top 10 hospitals in the US counting themselves as RL Solutions clients. A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Sanjay has leveraged both his degree in Computer Engineering, as well as his almost decade of experience in a hospital setting, to offer a truly unique perspective on healthcare IT. To this day, he continues to be driven by his passion for making healthcare software not only cutting-edge, but also intuitive and easy to use for even the most casual user. While guiding the company to more than 15 consecutive years of profitability, Sanjay has never lost focus on the importance of positive employee engagement. In addition to implementing concepts such as unlimited vacation for all staff, Sanjay’s leadership has resulted in RL Solutions being named one of the best employers in Canada for many years running.

Ted Maulucci

President | SmartONE Solutions Inc.

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Ted Maulucci is the President of SmartONE Solutions Inc., a company committed to advancing the digital living experience in communities. Mr. Maulucci assumed the role of President at SmartONE after a 26 year career as the Chief Information Officer of a leading Toronto based multi-family real estate developer. Ted has an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business with a specialization in Real Property Development. Ted is passionate about contribution and advancing innovation across Canada through partnerships and collaboration. He has been recognized with several international and local awards for IT leadership, IT application development, smart buildings, and social contribution. Some notable leadership and innovation awards are the “Top Ten Best in Class CIO’s in North America” by Computerworld, two “CIPA Gold Award of Excellence” for application development in the real estate industry, and the Mid-Career Award from the University of Toronto for impact on an industry in an engineering career.

For social contribution, Ted has been recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for promoting Canadian innovation, The Citizenship Award from Professional Engineers Ontario, and the 2017 Meritorious Service Award, Community Service from Engineers Canada. Ted’s efforts in smart and connected communities has garnered multiple Digie Awards for the from the Realcomm association for innovations in multi-family real estate. He also received a “Digital Impact” award, which is awarded to an individual that has caused a shift in the industry. In 2016, he was named the Private Sector Canadian CIO of the Year in 2016 for his work on advancing smart and connected communities.

Dan Rosen

CEO and Co-Founder| d1g1t Inc.

DanRosenDan Rosen is CEO and co-founder of d1g1t Inc., a new wealth management platform powered by advanced analytics that provides transparent portfolio management services to financial advisers and their individual investors. Dr. Rosen is an internationally recognized Quant and FinTech Entrepreneur; he is also the inaugural Director of the Center for Financial Institutions at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Mathematical Finance at the University of Toronto. Dr. Rosen was the co-founder and CEO of R2 Financial Technologies, acquired by S&P Capital IQ in 2012. Prior to this, he had a successful career over a decade at Algorithmics Inc. (acquired by IBM). In addition to working with numerous financial institutions around the world, he lectures extensively on risk and portfolio management financial engineering, and Fintech innovation. Dan was inducted in 2010 a Fellow of the Fields Institute for his “outstanding contributions to the Fields Institute, its programs, and to the Canadian mathematical community”. He holds an MASc and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto

Jason Sukhram

Engagement Manager | Quinn + Partners Inc.

 

Jason has dedicated his career to proving that we can reimagine business and finance to be a force for positive social change. At Quinn+Partners’, Jason is an Engagement Manager and leads the firm’s Impact Services. He has extensive experience advising clients across industries on how best to embed social and environmental considerations into their operational, investment, measurement and reporting strategies to intentionally improve outcomes for people and the planet, while generating financial returns. His client work at Quinn+Partners has included building company impact assessment approaches for a pension fund, and helping various corporates and investors build on their ESG strategies to quantify and manage their positive social impact.
He joined Q+P after nearly 5 years with the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, where he advised clients across sectors on how to attract and deploy capital to measurably improve outcomes for people and the planet. At MaRS, he led numerous systems change and market building initiatives to support the growth of the Canadian impact investing market and built MaRS’ impact measurement and management advisory practice. He is a leader in outcomes-based funding models, having supported the design and launch of numerous social impact bonds to address various social issues. He has also worked extensively in international development having co-authored articles on innovation and entrepreneurship in global health, and working with the Clinton Foundation’s poverty alleviation initiative to build agricultural social enterprises in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
As a student, Jason was an active iLead participant by supporting cross-faculty initiatives and establishing a student working group within the MSE Department. He also completed his  BASc and MBA at UofT through the Jeffrey Skoll BASc/MBA Scholarship program.

Bonnie Rose

President and CEO | Technical Standards and Safety Authority

Bonnie Rose, P.Eng., was appointed President and CEO of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority effective April 4, 2018. Overseeing all aspects of TSSA’s business operations, Bonnie provides leadership on the overall direction and strategic priorities of the organization. Bonnie is focused on strengthening TSSA’s role as a well-respected leader in the safety industry and upholding safety excellence.

Bonnie is a seasoned executive with a passion for safety and in-depth knowledge and experience in technical standards. This passion is evident in her previous executive positions as the former CEO and Registrar of Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority; President of the Canadian Standards Association Group – CSA Standards; and Vice President of Service Delivery and Service Quality with CSA International.

Bonnie holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto, and a Chartered Director from The Directors College.

Judy Tse

Director of Strategic Capital Coordination Office | City of Toronto

As the Director of Strategic Capital Coordination Office with the City of Toronto, Judy is currently building a new team from conception where she will lead a team of professional staff to enhance the coordination of major capital initiatives and construction programs across the City. Prior to that, Judy held the role of Director of Strategic Policy & Programs in the office of the Infrastructure Services Deputy City Manager where she led and supported a number of corporate initiatives. Judy has served as Interim Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering Construction Services with the City of Toronto, responsible in delivering engineering and construction services of $1B of municipal infrastructure programs annually. Prior to that, Judy was the Director of Engineering Review overseeing the delivery of engineering services in support of City building through the review and approval of land development applications and transit expansion programs.

Judy graduated from the University of Waterloo in Civil Engineering and is a licensed professional. She started her career in the private sector followed by the City of Vancouver before joining the City of Toronto in 2003 working in Transportation Services, Toronto Water and Engineering & Construction Services where she held several diverse and progressive leadership roles.

A dedicated advocate for diversity and inclusion, Judy founded and launched the Women in Construction Chapter of the Toronto Public Service Women’s Network that provides a forum for women and equity seeking groups in the Toronto public service and its partners for sharing experiences, career development, mentorship, and outreach. She also led the charge in the creation and implementation of an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan for Engineering and Construction Services.

Bill Troost

President & CEO | Peel Plastic Products

TroostsqBill Troost graduated from U of T’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry with his B.A.Sc. in 1967. He worked for Union Carbide until 1973 when he undertook MBA studies at the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1975. Bill started to work in the flexible packaging business and founded Peel Plastic Products in 1978. The company has grown from two employees in 4,000 square feet to 400 employees in 300,000 square feet; their business is “innovative flexible packaging solutions”. Bill is President and CEO. He has served on the Chemical Engineering Board of Advisors since 2005. He is a long-term supporter of ILead (formerly LOT) programming and was instrumental in establishing the “Troost Family Leaders of Tomorrow Award” for Fourth Year Chemical Engineering students.