Collab Space Family

Biography

Soula has always been a forerunner in networking and connecting people in Ottawa, but now she spends her time bringing people together here. Her Greek heritage shines in the way she welcomes everyone into her life, so come spend a day the Greek way with Soula.

Soula Burrell

Creator of Opportunities

Biography

Ask her anything as she is the oracle of information. If she doesn’t know the answer to your question, she won’t stop till she finds it. Pamela has worked in customer service for many years, and delights in helping people. She can be found at the front desk, working away with a smile.

Pamela Burke

Collaborative Rockstar

Biography

Annalyssa is there to greet you with a smile and help you with all your membership needs. Let her take care of the details, so you don’t have to worry about anything. She’s been at Collab Space since the beginning, so she can attest to our amazing journey and tell you some stories about our most interesting members, past and present!

Annalyssa Potter

Director of Anything-You-Might-Need

Biography

If there’s a party going on, Leeann is behind it. She works tirelessly to guarantee every event goes as smooth as silk, while being on top of all the little details. For your event, Leeann is the woman to have in your corner. Ask her how you can throw an amazing event at Collab Space.

Leeann Mccullough

Awesome Organizer

Biography

Emile is a Co-Founder of Collab Space and a Business Mentor. He has been in business since the age of 4 and is definitely the man to know. Collab Space engenders the philosophy that we are all stronger together and with Emile at the helm, that philosophy can be felt by all who enter our space. Head on over and have a chat with him about what our community can do for you.

Emile Salem

Co-Founder & Grand Poobah

Biography

Blair is a Co-Founder of Collab Space and the man hiding in the wings taking care of all the technical difficulties. He may not be easy to find but he is the man who steps in and saves the day. He is a veritable fountain of knowledge and he keeps our space looking new and fresh.

Blair Kilrea

Co-Founder & Jack of All Trades

Mentors

Biography

Emile is a Co-Founder of Collab Space and a Business Mentor. He has been in business since the age of 4 and is definitely the man to know. Collab Space engenders the philosophy that we are all stronger together and with Emile at the helm, that philosophy can be felt by all who enter our space. Head on over and have a chat with him about what our community can do for you.

Emile Salem

Mentor

Biography

Karla Briones is an entrepreneur with retail, restaurant, and distribution enterprises. She is also passionate about coaching new immigrants to become successful entrepreneurs in their adopted country. Talk to Karla about the keys to success.

Karla Briones

Mentor

Biography

Jarrod Goldsmith is the founder of The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience known as eSAX. Jarrod is the man you need to know when it comes to networking. Not only is he the best at it, he can teach you all the secrets to being great yourself. Ask this powerhouse what he can do for you!

Jarrod Goldsmith

Mentor

Biography

Tony Ricard has almost 30 years of hands on leadership and management experience that is just waiting to be shared. As a senior non-commissioned member of the Canadian Armed Forces, he has a very unique understanding of the challenges associated with team leadership. Tony is the coach in your corner when it comes to all things leadership.

Tony Ricard

Mentor

Biography

Geoff Strotmann is an experienced and driven professional with over 30 years’ experience. Geoff spends a lot of his time consulting with others and sharing the wealth of his vast knowledge. He can also be found teaching courses on Supply Chain Management part-time at Algonquin College. Connect with Geoff and let him teach you what you need to know.

Geoff Strotmann

Mentor

Biography

Dave Urichuck is The Adventure Coach. He is an expert at guiding clients to a deeper understanding of their life goals, so they can live fulfilling lives. Upon joining Collab Space, Dave is the man we connect you with for your orientation. Meet with him and delve deeper into yourself and what you can accomplish!

Dave Urichuck

Mentor

Biography

Kerry Lehmann is a former RCMP officer who now works as an Executive in international sales. He is a leader and a mentor who strongly believes in the philosophy that the more you give, the more you will gain in return. He is the man to talk to about growing and developing your business. Set up a meeting with him today.

Kerry Lehmann

Mentor

Biography

Kumar Saha is an economist specializing in business and community economic envelopment. He has experience writing business proposals, business plans, and strategic plans for new and existing businesses. Make an appointment with him and put a plan in place for your business.

Kumar Saha

Mentor

Advisory Board

Biography

Kerry Lehmann is a former RCMP officer who now works as an Executive in international sales. He is a leader and a mentor who strongly believes in the philosophy that the more you give, the more you will gain in return. He is the man to talk to about growing and developing your business. Set up a meeting with him today.

Kerry Lehmann

Advisor

Biography

Geoff Strotmann is an experienced and driven professional with over 30 years’ experience. Geoff spends a lot of his time consulting with others and sharing the wealth of his vast knowledge. He can also be found teaching courses on Supply Chain Management part-time at Algonquin College. Connect with Geoff and let him teach you what you need to know.

Geoff Strotmann

Advisor

Biography

Over the past 30 years, Diana has built multiple 6-figure businesses. She now spends her time pointing small business owners in the right direction as The Entrepreneur’s G.P.S. She is a seasoned inspirational speaker and member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, as well as the author behind the Amazon best-selling book Shift Into Rich: Navigate the 9 Roadblocks to Small Business Success!

Diana Lidstone

Advisor

Biography

Janine Kivell is a career sales and training professional. She has worked in the high-tech sector and in publishing. She is now an entrepreneur herself. She is responsible for membership development for the West Ottawa Board of Trade and works on several fundraising and event planning committees throughout Ottawa.

Janine Kivell

Advisor