I look for unrelenting passion in the founders I work with. I prefer to address tough discussions head on and pride myself on transparency and integrity.
In his role as Global Managing Partner, Damien is accountable for investments and fund operations, while providing strategic oversight to the business globally. Damien joined OMERS Ventures in 2011, having been with the team since its inception that year. Under his leadership, OMERS Ventures expanded to include offices in London and Silicon Valley.
Damien has over 15 years of venture investing experience, including prior roles with BridgeScale Partners and EdgeStone Capital Partners. Before joining OMERS Ventures, Damien was an entrepreneur in the healthcare sector, having founded and exited a digital dental laboratory startup.
Damien also serves as a board member with current OMERS Ventures portfolio investments Hopper, TouchBistro and Klipfolio. He is also is a board member with Xanadu and a board observer with Hootsuite and DuckDuckGo.
Damien is from Toronto, Canada and holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also a CA and a CFA charter holder. Damien is an avid golfer and poker player.