TechAlliance announces the appointment of four new members to its board of directors
Photo, clockwise from top left: Asha Parekh, Ian Haase, Christine Haas, Brian Maxfield
TECHALLIANCE ANNOUNCED THIS week the expansion of its board of directors with the appointment of four seasoned entrepreneurs from the region. The new board member are:
Christine Haas, co-founder & president, Renix Inc.
Ian Haase, serial entrepreneur, co-founder, Motif Labs
Brian Maxfield, president, Online & Digital Education Academy (ODEA)
Dr. Asha Parekh, co-founder & CEO, Front Line Medical Technologies Inc.
According to Christina Fox, TechAlliance CEO, the addition of the new board members will help to attract new tech talent, accelerate growth and enhance mentorship to aid in the overall expansion of Southwestern Ontario’s innovation economy.
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“This board executes a strategic plan that prioritizes access and opportunity,” says Fox. “Welcoming new innovation leaders to our board of directors, each bringing their unmatched passion and expertise to the board, we continue to navigate a dynamic period rich with opportunity as a vital resource to founders and their teams through every stage of the entrepreneurial journey.”
The new board members will bring an increased focus from a variety of verticals in the tech sector, including health-tech, clean-tech, advanced manufacturing, ed-tech and the generation of intellectual property.
“By adding prestigious members to our board, we continue to align ourselves with diversity and regional representation,” observes board chair, Keith Murray. “It is our priority to invest in Southwestern Ontario’s vibrant technology sector through a board that reflects economy-driving business.”
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“TechAlliance is taking great strides to engage the entire tech community, and with more young companies and scaling ventures coming through the door than ever before, it feels like the right time to contribute in this capacity, says new board member, Ian Haase. “It is important to highlight London and Southwestern Ontario as an innovative place start and grow a company.”
“Having been through the stages from ideation to commercialization, I will bring a variety of different valuable perspectives to the table,” adds Asha Parekh. “As the innovation environment continues to evolve in and around London, I believe that being part of the fast-paced environment can help to prepare our next generations of innovators and entrepreneurs.”