SAN FRANCISCO, FEBRUARY 7, 2016 – C100 has announced that the organization begins 2017 under new strategic leadership. Laura Buhler, a Calgary native, joins C100 as Executive Director with deep experience in business development, strategy, partnerships, and marketing.
Laura succeeds interim Executive Director Terry Doyle, who will continue to serve as Co-Chair of the C100 Board of Directors, alongside Angela Strange. “This is a unique time in Canada, and we hope to deploy the full capabilities of the C100 network to help drive innovation at home”, says Terry. “We are excited to welcome a new leader with a strong passion for Canadian entrepreneurship and a deep understanding of the organization’s capabilities to help us play our part in unleashing a nation of innovation.”
“I am so excited to begin working for Canada. The country is currently producing some of the most exciting technology start-ups and initiatives in its history”, says Laura. “By leveraging our Silicon Valley network, skills, and experience, we aim to help Canadians build great companies at home that can lead globally.”
For the last several years, Laura has worked at Gilt.com (a Hudson's Bay Company) where she held various roles in Business Development, Strategy, and Marketing. Prior to Gilt, she was a project manager at the World Economic Forum and a consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York and Canada. Laura is a graduate of The University of Calgary.
C100 is non-profit, member-driven association of Canadian business leaders based in the San Francisco Bay Area. These investors, senior corporate leaders and successful entrepreneurs form a dynamic group of patriots dedicated to giving back to the Canadian innovation community and fostering the next generation of successful entrepreneurs and innovative companies in Canada. They do this through programs, such as CEO Summit and 48Hrs in the Valley, and through consultation with corporate leaders and policy-makers to provide key insights so Canadians can build world-class companies where we need them: in Canada. We bring “The Best of Silicon Valley to Accelerate Canada’s Innovation Economy”.