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Brad Ross

Angel Investor & New Venture Coach

Brad Ross is a private investor and business consultant specializing in new venture creation based in Toronto, Ontario. After completing studies in Mathematics and Engineering at Queen's University (B.Sc.'80, M.Sc. '82), Mr. Ross worked at Bell-Northern Research in software development and R&D management. In 1988, Mr. Ross won a Nortel scholarship to study management science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.M. '90). With this foundation in technology, business and team leadership, Mr. Ross co-founded Entrust in 1993, Nortel's most successful intrapreneurial start-up, growing the business through to spin-out and eventual IPO, finally serving as the President of Entrust Technologies Europe. In Kingston, Ontario, Mr. Ross established a local network of angel investors and a business plan competition that is now the First Capital Community Business Loan Fund. He also served as chairman and interim CEO for Pathogen Detection Systems enabling the acquisition by Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies. Now based in Toronto, he currently serves as an Advisor for YouBidLocal Inc. and on a number of corporate and non-profit boards.