Jon Milne joined Invest Ottawa in 2013 as a Director of Marketing, when he brought over 10 years of experience in marketing, sales, business development and product management. Having helped transform the marketing team and its impact with the community, Jon was promoted to VP of Marketing and Communications. Building on his experience and insights with Invest Ottawa, Jon is now taking over the Innovation portfolio which includes entrepreneurship and startups services where he will bring new creativity, enthusiasm and a deeper understanding of Invest Ottawa’s ecosystem and community stakeholders.
Previously, Jon held various roles at Irdeto including Director of Sales, Director of Global Field Marketing and Product Marketing Manager. Prior to Irdeto, Jon co-founded Software Theories Inc. and held positions with IBM Canada, Corporate Renaissance Group and Public Works and Government Services Canada.
Jon has Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University and an MBA from Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business. He returns to Ottawa after having spent two years in the Netherlands with his wife and three children.
Jon Milne’s passions for startups, technology trends and innovation is also reflected in his community involvement as an executive member at Fresh Founders, member of the boards of directors of YMCA – YWCA of the National Capital Region and Artengine.