Jess brings 16 years of business experience in both entrepreneurial endeavors and not-for-profit organizations to York Angel Investors (YAI). With extensive business and angel investing experience Jess looks forward to continuing to grow the YAI’s membership, increase and diversify the number of companies seeking funding, and continue to build strong relationships within the Angel Investing community
Jess is eager to work closely with YAI angel members and related organizations, to connect dedicated angels with innovative, young companies looking to grow. The goals of the YAI are:
3) Exceptional exits
To facilitate this, Jess is currently focusing on high-quality deal opportunities, membership expansion, sponsorship, and extending YAI’s marketing reach.
Jess received her BAH from Queen’s University and during her last year was a Vice President of the Alma Mater Society (student government). Following her time at Queen’s, she completed the University of Toronto’s Internet Business & Technology program. In 1997, she founded a web design and development firm that was located in downtown Toronto. In 2002, as the company had grown and the range of services offered expanded (to include on and offline marketing), Jess relocated the offices to Markham, and rebranded the firm as Insiteful Solutions.