We’re delighted to announce that Matt Skynner will be joining the ventureLAB team as our new COO. As COO, Matt will lead the delivery and expansion of ventureLAB’s programs, services, and clients.

Matt has over 25 years of high tech experience, including leading a global $1B technology business as Corporate Vice President and General Manager at AMD. Matt comes to ventureLAB from Braingrid Corporation, where he was the President and Chief Operating Officer. Over the last 2 years, he helped scale the company by assisting in raising more than $4M, growing the team from 5 to 20 people, and going public at the end of 2018.

At AMD (previously ATI), Matt spent 17 years in various roles including Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Vice President, Product Marketing and Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Graphics Business Unit. In addition, Matt served as the General Manager for AMD Canada. Matt started his career at Honeywell Limited where he held various positions in engineering, sales and marketing.

Matt has served on the Boards of Directors of the IT Association of Canada the Information Markham and Volunteer Centre, and the Canadian Association of Energy Service Companies. Matt is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Manitoba.

Matt’s exceptional leadership and industry experience will benefit ventureLAB, its regional partners, and clients, and we look forward to harnessing his unique skills to better serve our clients, partners, and community.

Please join us in welcoming Matt to the ventureLAB team!

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