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Don Pare

Mr. Paré s passion is to create start-up and re-start funding and mentor entrepreneurs towards success. He has a consistent track record that both investors and entrepreneurs have come to rely upon with exits ranging from 700 to 1700 % ROI to early investors. He utilizes an innovative Cloud-funding model for quicker investment raises.

Mr. Paré has over 40 years of experience with high technology companies and end-user departments, holding various executive roles including Chairman, CEO, President, V.P. Operations, V.P. Sales and Marketing, General Manager, VP partners and channels, Development and Marketing Manager, Minority Shareholder and Active Director.

Mr. Paré s working experience spanned systems integration with Systemhouse, communications with BNR, software with MessagingDirect, Shana, Watchfire, WiseNav, Cognos, Fulcrum, online social media with well and Wise Online, Engineering with Arrow and Absolute combustion International, as well as government (Canadian Federal). 

Mr. Paré has participated as co-chairman of the Data Processing Management Association Conference in Ottawa and co-founder of the Banff Venture Conference.

From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Paré was President and CEO at MessagingDirect, where he raised over 18 million dollars in start-up funding and boosted the company to #1 growth firm in Edmonton s high technology sector. Although the company was 800,000 in the red when Mr. Paré joined, he later merged it with a very large US Banking Firm for over 75 million CDN. Shareholders saw their investments grow by manifold during a time where the market was depressed.

From 1994-1998, Mr. Paré mentored and served as Chairman or CEO of many companies including start-ups and established firms. Examples include Webplan, Objectworld, Watchfire, Infracycle, Caravelle.