Meet the leaders who guide the direction of our innovative technology.
There can be no compromise on ethics, professionalism, or commitment to new ideas.
Interpodia believes strongly in good governance. The strategic direction for the company and technology stack is driven by a competency-based Board. Our leaders have the uniquely cultivated skills, knowledge and experience to lead Interpodia and maintain its status as a global market-leading company.
As the co-founder of the group, he has intricate knowledge of both our sport registration system and business solutions needed by sporting organizations. He has been involved in every significant client project since the company started, including all cycling associations we work with, complicated inter-provincial and international series events, all triathlon associations we work with and more complex event/club implementations.
By having regular meetings with clubs, events and oversight bodies, he is able to have a firm grasp on each stakeholders (sometimes conflicting needs) as well as the user perspective as an athlete himself.
Phil liaises closely with the technical team and customer support to ensure the right and left hand of any project are in tandem during a project. It is his close involvement that has led to our success in implementing the solutions for our many clients. One point that must be emphasized is Phil’s passion for ensuring we deliver and taking pride in a job well done.
As a Chartered Accountant and former audit partner of a global accounting firm, Rupert has over 26 years of experience of assisting and advising small and medium size private enterprises and not for profits.
Rupert’s role is to ensure measurable value is delivered. He has experience of working with event organizers, retailers, distributors and the not-for-profit sector. Having worked with internal controls, financial modelling, forecasts, operational performance reviews, risk management and benchmarking, he brings senior financial and business experience to the team and the eventual solution.
As the co-founder of the group with Phil Mowatt, he also liaises with senior client representatives with regard to overall project and relationship building/management and brainstorming. He has been involved with all significant clients of the group since their on-boarding.
Pieter is a seasoned advisor, investor and mentor who focuses on advising technology companies on capital raising, M&A and restructuring activities. Pieter is director and CFO at E-Fund, a Vancouver-based angel investment fund.
He is also chairman of Lambda Solutions Inc., a cloud-based learning company. Previously, he co-founded and invested in Actenum Corporation and structured the start, financing and exit of ClearVision Technologies. Since 2018 he is a director of Vancouver’s Angel Forum. Prior to relocating to Vancouver, Pieter held a number of senior positions in the project and corporate finance divisions of UBS in Hong Kong where he was responsible for financial advisory, arranging and restructuring mandates in Asia.
Prior to joining UBS, he worked for Barclays Bank in Hong Kong and London. Pieter holds a Master’s degree in Economic and Social History from the Erasmus Universiteit in The Netherlands where he also studied law.
Hans has over 20 years’ experience in the Canadian venture and private capital industries. He co-founded Yaletown Partners, an institutionally-backed venture fund, in 2001 and since then has represented Yaletown on over a dozen corporate boards and has structured, negotiated and closed over 80 equity, debt or hybrid financings.
A seasoned investor with multiple $200M+ exits under his belt, Hans presently manages Yaletown’s emerging-growth investments in Circle Cardiovascular, Epact Network, Cooledge Lighting, Redlen Technologies and Equicare Health. Hans has played a key role in the formation, financing or exiting of over two dozen high growth companies including Monexa’s sale to Netsuite (2015), Bitstew’s sale to General Electric (2016) and the 2017 NACO Canada Exit of the year, Daiya Foods’ sale to Otsuka Pharmaceuticals (2017).
A frequent speaker on topics of note in the venture industry, Hans is the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Canadian Venture Capital Association, where he is also a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to founding Yaletown Hans practiced commercial litigation with a leading national firm and has been a member of the BC Bar since 1996.
With an undergraduate Engineering degree and graduate studies in automation and computer aided design, John has 30 years of experience delivering and managing technology solutions and departments for large publicly traded manufacturing companies.
John has developed strategic technology plans, implemented large scale technology projects, and managed large staff departments and key service delivery partners. John recently joined Interpodia as an advisor and is expected to take on an operational role in the company during the first half of 2019.
John’s passion for sport, specifically cycling, has seen him compete at a high level, lead clubs, run events, and coach athletes. Combining his business and leadership skills, he’s been elected to positions on the board of Cycling BC and Cycling Canada.
At Cycling Canada, John recently held the position of President and Board Chair for 10 years, during which time Cycling Canada went through considerable growth and transformation. John has also worked closely with cycling’s international governing body, UCI Union Cycliste Internationale, based in Aigle Switzerland, in various consultative and advisory capacities.
Mike is the Founder and Principal of Park Hill Ventures, a boutique venture capital and advisory practice focused on the Canadian tech sector. He is a former tech business executive turned active angel investor, with multiple successful exits. He brings 15 years of experience building and scaling tech companies, to advise Interpodia on scaling sales, marketing and customer success, developing data strategy, and building east coast relations.
Prior to founding Park Hill, Mike was a Vice President, Sales at Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR), an Internet measurement pioneer that went public in 2007 and reached $2.5B market cap.
Prior to that, he was a Sales Executive at Visual Sports, a VR simulator startup founded in 2000 and acquired by market leader Full Swing Simulators. Mike holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. He is a lifelong athlete and lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario.