For Immediate Release
June 4, 2020; Ottawa, ON – The Kanata North Business Association (KNBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Victoria McGlone as the Association’s new Chief Operating Officer. Victoria was selected as the result of an extensive search, and will assume the role previously occupied by Veronica Farmer.
As Canada’s largest technology cluster, Kanata North Technology Park is home to over 540 companies with over 24,000 people working in the park every day.
“I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Victoria McGlone as Chief Operating Officer of the Kanata North Business Association,” said KNBA President, Jamie Petten. “Victoria is a proven and demonstrated leader with several years of senior leadership experience within our technology park. Her enthusiasm for our community will undoubtedly serve us well in the months and years to come. Together, I look forward to serving our 540 members and taking Canada’s largest technology park to new heights.”
Originally from Wales, Victoria relocated to Canada ten years ago for a career opportunity in the Kanata North Technology Park. For the last decade, Victoria has served as a senior sales leader for local companies such as Toushay, Titus and InitLive. Most recently Victoria held a senior leadership position with next-generation payment platform, Veem as their Director of Sales. Together with the team at Veem, Victoria enabled over 150,000 businesses to streamline their payment processes and build business relationships with suppliers and partners all over the world.
Victoria brings a unique blend of hi-tech sales, business development and exceptional commercial acumen. She will be ramping-up over the summer months, ahead of her full-time appointment beginning in September 2020.
“Victoria is a well-known and established member of the KNBA business community with a long track record serving as an executive for several technology companies in the park,” said Vicki Coughey, Chair, KNBA Board of Directors. “On behalf of the KNBA Board and our 500+ member companies, I am thrilled to welcome Victoria to KNBA. Victoria will bring horsepower to our strong and dynamic team at KNBA. I am excited to see where she leads us under the direction of our President, Jamie Petten as the organization continues to build our vibrant community in Canada’s largest technology park.”
As a Kanata North resident, Victoria is married, raising her two young children here in the community with her husband. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Information Technology, and a Masters in Business Law from the University of Wales, Swansea. Victoria is passionate about innovation, startups and scale-ups, with a vast network of advisors, peers and friends in the Kanata North Technology Park.
“I have followed the incredible work that Jamie and team have been doing over the last several years at KNBA, and I am humbled and excited to accept the role of Chief Operating Officer,” said Victoria. “Now, more than ever, our businesses need support, help and guidance as they navigate the challenges and opportunities of 2020. I am excited to draw upon my experience as we continue to support our businesses, attract talent, foster innovation and ultimately, grow Canada’s largest tech park.”
About Kanata North Business Association (KNBA)
The Kanata North Business Association is committed to representing and advocating for the best interests of the over 540 member companies located in Canada’s largest technology park. As a critical part of Ottawa’s economic development future and a renowned hub of technology and innovation, the Kanata North Tech Park is a robust and vibrant ecosystem. KNBA fosters success for its constituent companies by having a strong voice within the city of Ottawa and supports an integrated multi-partner promotions strategy to build awareness about Kanata North as a centre for innovation and a destination for business that supports growth, collaborations and talent for member businesses.