Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN) appoints Deborah Landers as Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN) I am pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Landers as Executive Director, effective April 01, 2019.

Deborah a resident of Tecumseh, retired from IBM in 2018 after a career spanning more than three decades.  She spent more than 20 years in senior executive positions globally and in Canada, and ascended to be one of IBM’s top 300 executives while running a large global software and services business.   In addition to her roles in growing IBM’s software and cloud businesses, she was the IBM representative on the Federal Government’s Innovation Roundtables and participated in several successful SuperCluster proposals.  She was also the executive sponsor of IBM’s relationship with Six Nations in the formation of their STEAM Academy.  She worked with companies of all sizes around the world as they are transformed due to technology innovations such as AI and Blockchain.

Since leaving IBM, Deborah has been working with businesses helping them ready themselves for their next growth journey.  Her focus is on planning entry in to new markets, driving new go-to-market models, improving operational effectiveness, leveraging M&A, and taking advantage of new, emerging technologies.  She has worked with a growing health-tech business on their global expansion as well as a UK company considering entering Canada, and has built a strong network in the growth equity space in Canada, the USA and the UK.

Deborah is an Advisor to 2 Canadian and 2 USA companies, is on the Board to Directors of WETech Alliance and on the Industry Advisory Board of the University of Windsor EPICentre.

At this time I want to recognize and thank Deborah Livneh for Leading the Transition of WECAN over the past three months.  Subsequent to the appoint of Deborah Landers as Executive Director, Deborah Livneh  will be resuming her role as a Director of WECAN.

Carmen S. Gicante
Chair – Board of Directors

Posted by WECAN Angel Group on April 9, 2019

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