CrowdfundSuite Team

WHAT WE VALUE

Innovation, resourcefulness, dynamic leadership, and perpetual growth

Here at CrowdfundSuite, we believe in innovation, resourcefulness, dynamic leadership, and perpetual growth. We are dedicated to helping businesses grow, gain traction, and grasp clarity while navigating crowdfunding-oriented complexities. We deliver services that kindle and mobilize change in today’s market.

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Bret Conkin

Founder | CEO

A visionary in alternative funding, Bret started Canada’s first crowdfunding platform in 2008 and then helped FundRazr become a top 10 global platform. He speaks frequently at industry events and has often been quoted in the press. Bret also blogs for Investopedia, Techvibes, IT Business Canada, and Crowdfund Insider. Bret has founded and collaborated on several technology start-ups and his clients have included: Small Business BC, New Ventures BC, BC Innovation Council, Community Futures, Vancouver Enterprise Forum, NSERC, Strategic Exits, and Angel Forum.

As Ambassador to the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, Bret has produced numerous events, assisted in advocacy efforts, and furthered the interests of the burgeoning alternative funding sector. Bret has 25 years of software, start-up and consumer brand expertise including roles with Procter & Gamble and BC Lottery Corp.

Jade Burke
Jade Burke

Chief Strategist & Storyteller

A creative business and marketing professional, Jade’s expertise is in marketing, content creation, operations and regulatory compliance. Her 25 year track record includes leading a post-secondary institution in health care education to achieve record-breaking revenues while expanding operating offices to 5 overseas markets. She has also held pivotal roles with organizations of various stages, from start-up to established public corporations, including National Financing Manager for a subsidiary to FortisBC, and Commercial Marketing Manager for the world’s largest junk removal company: 1800GOTJUNK? Jade is an avid traveller and a calculated risk-taker. She leads an unconventional life as a digital nomad traveling the world on an adventure with her husband and 2 kids.

Shawn Chang
Shawn Chang

Content Creator (Web & Social)

Shawn is currently an undergraduate student studying Biochemistry/Forensic Science at UBC and BCIT, and is passionate about exploring the business world through working on the CrowdfundSuite team! His experiences include working as a student (copy)writer, as a facilitator for an academic reading/writing course, and as a reading and creative writing instructor. As a Pushcart Prize nominee and a Richmond Youth Arts Award recipient, Shawn released his debut solo poetry/short story collection, Visceral Vices, with HellBound Books in 2019.

Lindsey Meere
Lindsey Meere

UX Designer

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