BCIC Ends Hunt for New CEO

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The British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) started looking for a new leader in May and late last week named their new head.

BCIC's Board of Directors announced the appointment of John Jacobson as the organization's new President and CEO.

Jacobson is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader with a track record of identifying new business opportunities and bringing innovative products to market.

"It's our pleasure to welcome John to the helm of BCIC," said Jill Leversage, Chair. "It's an exciting time for BC's technology sector where jobs are growing at twice the rate of any other in the province. We look forward to working with John as he helps BCIC execute on its mission of accelerating the commercialization of BC technologies."

Jacobson is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader with a track record of identifying new business opportunities and bringing innovative products to market.

Prior to joining BCIC, Jacobson was President and Chief Executive Officer of Monexa Technologies, where he led the transformation of the pioneering internet service provider from the 1990's into a leader in billing and payment services in the cloud. Before Monexa, Jacobson held leadership roles at Offshore Systems International (OSI Geospatial), MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates and PSC Group.

Company:
BCIC
Website:
http://www.bcic.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

BCIC encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. We accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs. With our partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue and economic development in BC. BCIC is a Crown Agency of the Province of... more


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