I have worn a lot of hats during my 20 years working in technology including evangelism, marketing, sales, business development, product management and executive leadership.
I'm a 16 year veteran of Microsoft. I led developer evangelism, strategic business development and the developer tools business for Microsoft Canada. I moved to Seattle in 2009 to lead the Ecosystem Partner Management team for Windows. In 2011, I took over the Venture Capital and Startup team for Microsoft. There, my team and I were responsible for Microsoft's relationship with the VC firms and key strategic startups around the world. After leaving Microsoft, I escaped into the wild to work with Growlab, a leading startup accelerator in Vancouver, as well as advising startups.
As a proud Canadian, I work with the C100 to help nurtue the next Canadian tech powerhouse.
I hope to one day run my own NHL franchise :-)
You can find me on AngelList
Need advice - find me on Clarity - https://clarity.fm/mrelph
** Photo Credit: Kris Krug