Our team.

Candice Faktor, Managing Partner of Faktory Ventures

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Candice is a tech investor, entrepreneur and exec with past roles including Global Head of Business and GM at Wattpad, Co-Founder of TorStar Digital (corporate venture and innovation arm), CEO and founder of Ourfaves.com and Strategy Consultant at Monitor. Candice has a passion for helping founders scale global companies and founded Faktory Ventures in 2017.


Meet our incredible network of operating advisors.

 
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Sally Daub

Sally is an entrepreneur, investor, board member and advisor. As founder of ViXS Systems, Inc. , Sally oversaw its growth as a semiconductor technologies company, taking the company public in 2013. As Managing General Partner of Pool Global Partners, a VC fund, her focus is hard tech including quantum and AI. She has been a board of companies including Enlitic Inc. and Trillium.

 
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Jay Rosenzweig

Jay Rosenzweig is the founding partner of Rosenzweig & Company. He’s an expert in designing, building and attracting world class teams. He consults to public and private companies including large global corporations; emerging growth to mid-sized businesses; professional services firms; and private equity and venture capital firms.

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Lindsay Sukornyk

Founder of Alive + Awake, Lindsay is a transformational leadership coach who has coached thousands of elite leaders to their highest potential. She began her career at A.T. Kearney, and has been a speaker and transformational leadership coach with elite leaders at many leading organizations, including Accenture, Starbucks, Deloitte, P&G, lululemon, and others.

 
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Farrah Bezner

Farrah is a passionate disruptor, relentlessly focused on identifying new ways to build authentic consumer connections that deepen brand affinity and create value. Farrah has spent her career transforming iconic brands like Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Trident Gum by pushing the boundaries of traditional CPG.

Lina Ismail  Lina is a seasoned product development and innovation leader having spent the majority of her career leading innovation, product management and product development for global companies.

Lina Ismail

Lina is a seasoned product development and innovation leader having spent the majority of her career leading innovation, product management and product development for global companies.

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Tarun Sachdeva

Tarun is one of the smartest product leaders in the tech community in Toronto, using a lab-style, experimental process to explore new market frontiers. Currently he is GM of Tap by Wattpad - an app for enjoying interactive chat stories. Tarun specializes in product design, with past roles at Blackberry and Amazon. He has a degree in Computer Engineering from Waterloo.

 
Jodi Kovitz  Jodi is the CEO & Founder of  #movethedial , a global movement dedicated to advancing the participation and leadership of all women & girls in technology. Jodi’s twenty year career spans consulting (BCG), marketing in tech (Workbrain) and leadership training & development (Scotiabank).

Jodi Kovitz

Jodi is the CEO & Founder of #movethedial, a global movement dedicated to advancing the participation and leadership of all women & girls in technology. Jodi’s twenty year career spans consulting (BCG), marketing in tech (Workbrain) and leadership training & development (Scotiabank).