Donovan Woollard

Chief Executive Officer , OPEN Technologies
Vancouver, BC

  • Ecological Justice
  • Equitable Finance
  • Health and Economic Development
  • Impact Investing
  • Incubator/Accelerator
  • Social Entrepreneurship

About Donovan

Donovan’s work focuses on translating great sustainable business ideas into great sustainable businesses. After starting in the non-profit sector, he has spent the last fifteen years working to launch, build, and scale businesses that address critical climate, environmental, and social challenges. Hi past and current experience includes:

  • CEO of OPEN, a software company that helps the people that shape our cities to make pro-climate decisions with confidence
  • Co-Director of RADIUS, a social innovation hub and venture incubator at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, where he is now an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Advisor
  • COO of Offsetters (Nature Bank), Canada’s leading carbon offset and carbon management firm;
  • founding investor, board member, and team member of Persephone Brewing Company; and
  • Board member for a range of entrepreneurial organizations. He has also worked for Vancity, BC Hydro, and Ecotrust and worked the graveyard shift at a half-way house.