I am an author, a management consultant, and the founder of a number of technology companies . I’ve been developing business strategies, strategic alliances, developing business plans, conducting market research, and engaging teams to rise to the next level of business development.
I drive for results and get them in everything I do.
I’ve rolled up my sleeves and experienced what it’s like to be an entrepreneur working to get a new business off the ground. It wasn’t always easy, but with self-determination, passion, hard work and a bit of luck, I’ve made most of my business dreams come true—and so can you!
Born and raised in Northern Ontario, I always dreamed of owning and running my own company—in fact, I was the only child in my neighborhood who carried an attaché case to school! A little odd but business was my dream. With this on my mind, I ran a number of lemonade stands and puppet shows during the summer months to collect as many nickels and dimes to satisfy my entrepreneurial yearnings as a kid. Today, I can’t drive by kids working at a lemonade stand without stopping, making a contribution and asking how business is going.
I graduated from Laurentian University with an Honours degree in Commerce (SPAD)l. From here I began my official business career.
Fascinated with technology and the emerging digital age, I was instantly drawn to technology companies. Over the next twenty years I worked for a number of technology start-ups as well as larger companies. During this portion of my career I found myself working in a variety of marketing, sales, business development and senior executive positions—all of which were extremely exciting and satisfying!
Eventually, in 2000, with many years of well-earned experience under my belt I started my own consulting company. This led to my co-founding several technology companies as well as serving on numerous Boards as part of my advisory practice.
Though I’d like to pretend I am, I must admit that I am not all business—I am an avid sports enthusiast enjoying tennis, hiking, weight training, golfing and watching football. I have been on the board of directors for several non-profit organizations as well as being active in many philanthropic activities. Honestly, I believe that giving back brings good things to those who help others, which is an integral part of building the kind of karma that brings in capital!
To your fundraising success,
Lyn Blanchard CMC
Lyn is a proud supporter of the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada and is an Crowdfunding Ambassador for the association.