Founders

Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande

Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande is the President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC, a family investment office and is also the Chairman of Tejas Networks.

Read Bio
Jaishree Deshpande

Jaishree Deshpande is the Treasurer of Sparta Group LLC, and a founder of the Deshpande Foundation.

Read Bio
Gerry Pond

Gerry Pond has over 45 years of in-depth experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

Read Bio

Executive Advisory Board

Gerry Pond

Read Bio

Gururaj (Desh) Deshpande

Read Bio

Raj Melville

Read Bio

Paul Mazerolle

Read Bio

Meet the Team

Katie Davey

Katie Davey 

Executive Director

Read Bio

Sarah Cormier

Finance & Operations Officer

Read Bio

Vanessa Paesani

Director of Entrepreneurship & Advisory Services

Read Bio

Rebecca McSheffery

Director of Innovation & NouLAB

Read Bio
Esther Ibang

Esther Ibang 

Communications & Events Officer 

Read Bio

Associates

Vincent-Luc Brouillard

Vincent-Luc Brouillard Consulting

Read Bio

Jason Doiron

O Strategies

Read Bio

Lewis Muirhead

Alternate Future Design Group

Read Bio

Amanda Hachey

All In

Read Bio

Jules Maitland

All In

Read Bio

Nick Scott

Principal Consultant, Shift & Flow

Read Bio