Vancouver-based Vision Critical has announced that Derek Smyth, a former managing director at OMERS Ventures and, has joined the company as chief revenue officer.
A respected venture capitalist, Smyth will work with Vision's sales and marketing teams on global go-to-market strategies to accelerate growth, enter new markets and deliver a world-class customer experience, according to the Canadian company.
“Derek is a major player in the investment community and has a keen eye for selecting and grooming Canada’s rising stars," says Scott Miller, group CEO of Vision Critical. "His track record is impeccable, and his customer-centric approach aligns well with our core philosophies."
While at OMERS Ventures, Smyth led numerous investments for recognized technology companies, including Hootsuite, Hopper, BuildDirect, Desire2Learn, and Vidyard. As a partner at Edgeston Capital he managed investments for many companies, such as Varicent Software (purchased by IBM) and Rypple (purchased by Salesforce).
“When you have global brands clamoring to tell the world about the impact your software has made on their business, it speaks volumes about the product and people at Vision Critical,” noted Smyth. “Vision Critical has massive market potential, and I’m excited to join the team as they are on the cusp of being a global powerhouse.”