Ian McKinnon – Chairman of the Board

Ian is an executive consultant and independent director with 30 years of experience in the technology industry. He has proven expertise in mentoring and developing high performance sales and marketing organizations, organizational planning, business and strategic planning and product management and development. Most recently Ian was President & Chief Executive Officer as well as a Board member with Certicom Corp.

Steve Biancaniello, P. Eng

As Founder and CEO, Steve leads Messagepoint’s strategic direction and operations.  With over 20 years of experience helping Fortune 1000 customers transform how they communicate with their customers, Steve is widely recognized as a leading expert on the design, development and management of enterprise-class customer communications.  He uses this expertise to continually drive innovation across the Messagepoint solution while generating the best possible results for customers.  Steve has a B.A.Sc. (Systems Design Engineering) and M.A.Sc. (Management Sciences – Information Systems) from the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo ON.

Roger Hurwitz, MBA

Roger is a Managing Partner at Volition Capital, and focuses on investments in software and technology-enabled business services.  Prior to helping found Volition Capital in 2010, Roger was a partner at Fidelity Ventures where he focused on early growth equity investments.  Roger was also a partner at Apax Partners, focused primarily on investments in enterprise software and technology-enabled services.  Before that, he worked for GE Capital and was a Vice President of GE Equity, where he played a key role in developing the technology group’s investment strategy for business-to-business electronic commerce.  Roger received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Syracuse University in 1987 and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.

Jake Colognesi, MBA

Jake is a Principal at Volition Capital and focuses on investment opportunities in software and technology-enabled services.  Prior to joining Volition, Jake worked for Fidelity Ventures helping to execute the firm’s investments as well as source new investment leads.  Prior to working at Fidelity Ventures, Jake worked in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Group at Cowen and Company where he helped to execute public and private equity offerings as well as M&A transactions.  Jake received a BA in Economics from Colby College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.