Mentors

David Masotti

Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Defyrus Inc.

David F. Masotti is a business leader, corporate director and entrepreneur with extensive experience in numerous industries including telecommunications, aerospace, bio-defense, and venture capital. Currently, David is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Defyrus Inc, a life science biodefense company. David is also a Managing Director at Tancho Innovation Capital, and the President & CEO of DFM Consulting Inc. Previously David was President and Chief Operating Officer of Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund and before that President of Rogers Telecom Inc. David was a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Skulogix Inc, a business-to-business ecommerce service provider. Before that David was President of Spar Space Systems managing a business most widely known for designing and building the Canadarm in addition to numerous communication and earth observation satellites. David also held senior positions at Rogers Communications where he managed Customer Service Operations for Rogers 2.5 million cable customers and led the entrepreneurial team that developed and launched the world's first high speed internet service over cable. Before Rogers, David worked in Management Consulting, and held sales, marketing and engineering positions at Northern Telecom. David has an Electrical Engineering Degree from Queen's University, an MBA from the Harvard Business School and was a recipient of the Top 40 under 40 national business award. David is on the Board of Trustees of Queen's University and has served as a Director of several public and private companies.