Mathew George, CFA
Mathew heads TELUS Ventures, the venture capital arm of TELUS Corporation.
Alan Strachan, P.Eng.
A founding member of TELUS Ventures, Alan is responsible for evaluating all potential investment opportunities including technology and management assessments. Alan has more than 30 years of experience in data communications, software engineering, IP and fibre optic communications. Alan has worked in network planning, data communications, major account sales, special services, TELUS Internet Services, the TELUS IP-One (managed VoIP telecom) initiative, as well as on the original DARPA project.
Alan has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering specializing in Photonics from the University of Victoria. Alan is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. He has been a member of the IEEE for over 30 years, speaking at conferences throughout the world and has held various executive positions including Chairman of the Victoria Section.
Alan sits as an Observer on the Rx Networks and Veracode Board of Directors, as well as sitting on the advisory board of the Continuing Studies Program at the University of British Columbia in Internet Administration and e-Business. Prior Board roles include Ruckus Wireless, SentitO Networks and Jajah.
Rob Peets, MBA, CFA
Robert is responsible for the evaluation of investment opportunities across a wide range of synergistic industries, as well as co-ordinating the financial analysis and valuation of prospective investment opportunities. Since joining TELUS in 2007, Robert has held positions in Consumer Product Development (Optik TV and Satellite TV) and Capital Forecasting and Governance. Prior to TELUS, he was an Assistant Vice President within the Technology Corporate Finance group at an international accounting firm and an Equity Research Analyst covering publicly listed Technology, Medical and Industrial small cap companies. Robert has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the Vancouver CFA Society.