Connie joined the ACTia Board in April 2017. Most recently Connie has been working with Innovate Calgary leading a variety of Innovation Ecosystem project including the pilot program Green Tech Mentors. During this project, Connie and the team built a network of early stage clean tech companies. The team also proactively built national and international connections to global best-in-class clean tech incubators and accelerators along with investors and connections to corporates in the sector. She continues to work on projects involving the development of the clean tech sector and innovation in general across Western Canada.
Connie has assisted organisations of all sizes over her career and has deep knowledge in the development of strategy and finance. She was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank cumulatively working on over $100 billion of transactions. She also mentors smaller sized organisations on their corporate finance needs. Connie teaches Advanced Finance and Innovation at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan.