Candice has a passion for disruptive tech and is a strong advocate for putting Toronto’s tech ecosystem on the global stage.
Candice was the Head of Business and Global GM of Wattpad, where she helped scale Wattpad which raised $70MM in global VC to be one of the world’s largest storytelling platforms with over 60MM users.
Previous to this, Candice co-created Torstar Digital, a disruptive digital venture arm for Torstar, one of Canada’s largest media companies where she invested in, launched and scaled over 20+ e-commerce, saas, adtech and network effect businesses over 7 years. Candice was the CEO and founder of a very early network effect platform, Ourfaves.com in 2005. She started her career working for the Monitor Group, a boutique strategy consulting firm acquired by Deloitte.
Candice is on the Board of one of Canada’s largest enterprise AI companies, Coveo, which is focused on using machine learning to create relevant customer and employee experiences. She is an Associate of the Creative Destruction Lab, Canada’s leading AI and deep tech incubator and was a co-founder of the Elevate conference with a focus on AI.
Candice is the founder of an education program, GetCuriousNow, designed to help people of all ages develop essential skills for the future.
She is on the Advisory Boards of Baycrest’s Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), Sick Kid’s Tech Council and is a founding member of #MoveTheDial.