Four Canadian startups have recently brought on new team members to add to their teams, including Properly, RenoRun, Notch, and Snapcommerce. Here’s a breakdown of who is joining, and what they bring to the table.
Snapcommerce taps Daniel Weisenfeld as CFO
Snapcommerce (formerly Snaptravel) has hired Daniel Weisenfeld to serve as chief financial officer of the Toronto-based startup.
Weisenfeld has helped execute transactions for companies such as V.F Corporation, Supreme, and Dollar Tree. He has also led over half a dozen initial public offerings, and advised on more than $50 billion in mergers and acquisitions.
Weissenfeld joining as CFO follows Snapcommerce’s recent $107 million CAD, which CEO and co-founder Hussein Fazal told BetaKit accelerated plans to take Snapcommerce public.
Snaptravel allows users to find and book hotels and flights through conversational tools like SMS and Facebook Messenger and uses messaging to help customers find the right products at the right prices. Last year, the startup expanded beyond travel to other e-commerce verticals, prompting the rebrand to Snapcommerce.
“As we move from travel into consumer goods and other verticals, we’re able to provide the same type of value to consumers while still accelerating the company’s growth rate,” said Weisenfeld. “Match this with the team’s entrepreneurial prowess, who grew Snapcommerce’s travel business and capital exponentially during the pandemic, and you’re incredibly well-positioned to continue to drive outsized growth in today’s evolving online consumer environment.”
Paul Wurth joins RenoRun as chief revenue officer
Montréal-based construction tech startup RenoRun has hired Paul Wurth as its chief revenue officer.
Wurth has 14 years of experience in construction technology, previously working at Buildertrend, a project management system in residential construction. He served as vice president of sales and vice president of marketing during his time there.
Wurth joins RenoRun’s team of over 150 employees. In the new role, he will be responsible for leading all revenue departments in their growth initiatives, including a continued expansion into the US market.
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Founded in 2016, RenoRun aims to help contractors stay efficient by keeping their team working onsite without interruption. The company’s platform allows contractors to source and receive building materials directly to the job site through its platform.
Lindsay Rutledge joins Properly as VP of strategy
Toronto-based proptech startup Properly has tapped Lindsay Rutledge to join as vice president of strategy at the company.
Rutledge was previously director of operations and strategy at OMERS Private Equity for five years. Prior to her time at OMERS, she served roles at Bench Accounting as well as Bain & Company.
According to Buyouts Insider, Rutledge’s departure is the second from OMERS Private Equity’s operations and strategy group this year. Makram Atiyah, another director, reportedly left in April.
Properly is a tech-enabled realty brokerage that allows people to buy a new home using their current home’s equity, before having to list the original home on the market. Last year, the firm raised a $100 million credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank to help support its offering.
Notch hires new team members from DoorDash, Uber
Toronto-based Notch (formerly ChefHero), which offers a food service industry platform, has made several new additions to its team, including from Uber and DoorDash.
Notch’s most recent team additions include Heath Barnett, general manager of US operations (former senior sales with Uber); Logan Johnson, senior partnership manager of Notch (formerly on DoorDash’s sales team); and Nick Schwarz, city manager of Austin (former sales manager at Uber).
Notch’s platform is aimed to digitize the wholesale supply chain for restaurants and distributors to offer a rich marketplace of food supplies. The startup rebranded and made changes to its offering after facing a near-extinction event at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, Notch has launched in cities across Texas, and the company has plans to expand to cities in California, New York, Boston, and Florida over the next 18 months. The latest hires are part of Notch’s plan to scale globally.
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