As the founder, Chairman and CEO of Fitech, now part of CGI, Larry was an innovator in the areas of sales, software development, and financial services. Many leading applications for Financial Institutions, including the Reality Check™ series for Scotia Bank, were developed by Larry and his Fitech team.
His vision of an optimized and fully integrated sales and customer experience that leverages the power of technology is at the heart of every BlueRush solution today.
In September of 2003, BlueRush was created with the mission to create the ultimate customer experience. BlueRush currently works with many of North America’s leading financial services, healthcare and consumer packaged goods companies.
Steve is the former CEO and founder of Resolver Inc., a SaaS-based Governance, Risk and Compliance company that was sold successfully to Klass Capital in 2015. Steve joined as Director of BlueRush in 2017 and successfully closed a non-brokered private placement with Round 13 Capital Founders Fund L.P. Shortly thereafter he was appointed CEO of the company.
With over 25 years’ experience driving profitable growth in the Enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS), eCommerce and Digital Media industries, Steve Taylor works to accelerate BlueRush’s SaaS strategy, open up key new channels, and evaluate strategic acquisition opportunities to leverage current and future products in the fast-growing eCommerce technology and services space.
Paul is currently the CEO and Director of Frontline Broadband Inc., a private telecommunications and information technology service provider in Canada. He was Chair of VIA Rail Canada Inc.’s board of directors from 2010 to 2014 after having joined the board in September 2006. Prior to that, Paul was President & CEO of Equity Financial Holdings Inc., a TSX listed issuer, and a Canadian financial services firm he co-founded whose principal subsidiary is an OSFI-regulated deposit-taking institution.
Paul is a director of several companies and, before joining the private sector, served in the federal government, where he held a number of important roles including Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister. He holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
BlueRush was proud to announce the appointment of John Eckert as a member of the Board of Directors in late 2017. John is a co-founder of the Canadian venture capital firm Round 13 Capital and is a co-founder and former managing partner of McLean Watson Capital. Round13 manages $200 million in funds focused on growth-stage technology opportunities. John has been a professional venture capitalist for over 25 years and has invested in over 40 technology companies.
John has backed many of Canada’s most successful technology companies including Softimage, FloNetwork, Fortiva, Lavalife, i4i, Skywave and Hubdoc. BlueRush’s focus and stage of development offered Round 13 a perfect fit. With John’s active involvement in BlueRush, he is able to leverage his experience and resources to accelerate the company’s transition into a profitable Software as a Service business.
Michael is a seasoned business executive with a track record of leading strong sales, marketing and operational performance. He was formerly CEO of the marketing agencies Ariad Communications and Bluespire Marketing, where he led the successful integration of three separate agencies. As President of Ariad Communications, he established the firm as one of Canada’s leading marketing services companies, specializing in the financial services, healthcare, business-to-business and consumer packaged goods sectors.
Previously, Michael was CMO and SVP at Bank of Montreal, where he played a key role in strengthening brands across the bank’s portfolio and delivering a more consistent customer experience. He started his career at Nike Inc., where he advanced to various senior positions in global sales and marketing strategy across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the U.S. Michael is currently the principal of Beckerman Consulting and serves as a director for Points.com.
Audit Committee Members: Paul Smith (Chair), Larry Lubin and John Eckert.