Team

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Owen Matthews
Chairman

Owen helps lead the vision and direction of the Alacrity Foundation and is a major contributor to the local technology community in Victoria. He donates his time and resources to multiple groups within and outside of the Alacrity portfolio.

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Richard Egli
Managing Director

Richard manages strategic direction and operations. He also works to advise multiple companies, contribute to investment decisions and works closely with portfolio companies to connect them to potential partners and investors.

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Ania Wysocka
Communications & Investor Relations Manager

Ania leads communications and branding for Alacrity Canada. Entrepreneurial by nature, with a strong strong sense for effective design, languages & cross-cultural communication.

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Chris Massot
Program Manager

Chris supports Alacrity’s ecosystem by coordinating marketing initiatives and leading various projects. He works within the foundation and assists portfolio companies with marketing strategies and project management.

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Henry Wu
Managing Director - China

Henry Wu splits his time between Alacrity China and Canada offices. He is on the organization’s investment committee and co-leads Alacrity’s investments in buyout, direct co-investments and special situations.

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Burak Evren
Cleantech Program Manager

Burak works with Alacrity’s Cleantech portfolio companies to address challenges in targeted markets. He also helps these companies with their marketing and business development efforts.

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Elizabeth van Grootheest
Executive Assistant

As executive assistant to the founding Chair of the Alacrity Foundation, Elizabeth is primarily responsible for administrative tasks, including but not limited to office management, bookkeeping, and scheduling.

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Chrystal Boyd
Office Manager

As office manager, Chrystal’s main responsibilities include reception duties, assisting the accounting department with a variety of tasks, general office management and, of course, greeting the occasional unexpected helicopter admirer.

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Terry Matthews
Chairman, Wesley Clover International

Terry Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International, a private, global investment management firm and holding company. Since 1972, Terry has founded or funded more than 100 companies.