Media release

Communitech renews Board of Directors for 2021

KITCHENER, ONT., December 14, 2020 — Communitech is pleased to share that it has reappointed the entirety of its Board of Directors through 2021. Dave Caputo, CEO of Trusscore, will continue as Chair of the Board, while Joseph Fung, CEO at Kiite, will remain as Vice-Chair of Communitech’s 2020-2021 Board of Directors. Amy Hastings, General Counsel, has been reconfirmed as Secretary of the Board.

The Communitech Board of Directors is a dynamic mix of entrepreneurs and senior business leaders from tech-driven organizations who work together to advance Waterloo Region as a leading global technology community. Communitech is grateful to this leadership team for their continued support as the organization enters a year that it expects to be filled with transition - due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the appointment of a new CEO.

Here is the full list of Board members appointed for the 2020-2021 term:

Name Position Company
Janet Bannister Managing Partner Real Ventures
Dave Caputo Chief Executive Officer Trusscore
Bogdan Frusina Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Dejero Labs Inc.
Joseph Fung Chief Executive Officer Kiite
Catherine Graham Chief Executive Officer commonsku
Amy Hastings General Counsel General Counsel
Iain Klugman President and Chief Executive Officer Communitech
Lauren Lake Chief Operating Officer Bridgit
Kevin Lynch Former Vice Chair BMO Financial Group
Sarah Prevette Chief Executive Officer Future Design School
Jennifer Smith Director of Product, Google Cloud Google Canada
Michael Worry Chief Executive Officer Nuvation Engineering
Bill Currie Vice Chair (Retired) Deloitte
Michael Eubanks Senior Vice President, Operations Support and Chief Information Officer goeasy Ltd.
Debbie Gamble Chief Officer, Innovation Labs and New Ventures Interac Corp.
Marc Morin Chief Executive Officer Auvik Networks Inc.
Lois Norris Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer SSIMWAVE Inc.
Andrew MacLeod President and Chief Executive Officer Postmedia Network
Michael Doughty President and Chief Executive Officer  Manulife Canada
Giles Gherson Deputy Minister Province of Ontario
Jay Shah Entrepreneur & UWaterloo Engineer
James Meddings Deputy Minister Federal Economic Development Agency



For media inquiries, please contact:

Candace Beres
Manager, Public Relations, Communitech
(519) 888-9944 Ext. 1027

About Communitech

Communitech was founded in 1997 by a group of entrepreneurs committed to making Waterloo Region a global innovation leader. At the time it was just a wild idea, but somehow this community managed to pull it off. Today, Communitech is a public-private innovation hub that supports a community of more than 1,600 companies — from startups to scale-ups to large global players.

Communitech helps tech companies start, grow and succeed in three distinct ways.

  • Communitech is a place – the centre of gravity for entrepreneurs and innovators. A clubhouse for building cool tech and great companies.
  • Communitech delivers programs – helping companies at all stages with access to capital, customers and talent. We are here to help them grow and innovate.
  • Communitech partners in building a world-leading ecosystem – making sure we have all the ingredients (and the brand) to help companies go from a small startup to a global giant.