Our Team

 

CanadaHelps builds technology that empowers all charities to easily fundraise online, and connects all Canadians to give to the charities and causes they care about.

These are leaders from our passionate and growing team of more than 100!


Jane Ricciardelli

Jane Ricciardelli

Chief Operating Officer and Acting CEO, CanadaHelps

Jane Ricciardelli is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of leading teams in high-growth, technology-based companies. Her deep expertise spans across operations, marketing and strategy functions.

Jane is passionate about the impact that technology can have to create a better world and has enjoyed a varied career working with companies at the leading edge of change. Joining CanadaHelps in 2019 as COO, Jane is responsible for overseeing the Technology, Analytics, Human Resources, Finance and Operations functions. She also led the team that launched CanadaHelps’ robust Donor Management System (DMS), a SaaS-based CRM built for small and medium sized charities.

Before joining CanadaHelps, Jane was the CMO of Blockchain Research Institute, CMO of Exchange Solutions Inc, VP of Digital Strategy at Marshall Fenn Communications, and VP of Strategic Projects at Lavalife, as well as leading various consulting projects. She also has a strong entrepreneurial bent, having co-founded Medium One, a leading digital agency that was acquired by Mosaic Group; CarbonX, a company that is using blockchain technology to lead the fight against climate change; and most recently The Hockey Factory, an elite hockey training centre.

Jane has a BComm from the Rotman School of Business and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, and is a certified Usability Analyst.


Leadership Team

Lizz Bryce

Lizz Bryce

Senior Vice President, Community & Strategic Initiatives

Shannon Craig

Shannon Craig

Chief Marketing and Product Officer

Shakti Sinha

Shakti Sinha

Vice President, Engineering and DevOps

Lys Hugessen

Lys Hugessen

Vice President, Partnerships & GivingTuesday Canada

Angela Kostenko

Angela Kostenko

Vice President, Donor Management System

Jacob O'Connor

Jacob O’Connor

Chief Revenue Officer

jacobo@canadahelps.org
1-877-755-1595 x 2398

Chaka Kounou

Chaka Kounou

Senior Director, Customer Experience & Operations

Jane Viernes

Jane Viernes

Director, Finance & Accounting

Jeffrey Leithwood

Jeffrey Leithwood

Director, DevOps & IT

Claire Spicer

Claire Spicer

Director, B2B Marketing

Nicki Lamont Cholfe

Nicki Lamont Cholfe

Director, D2C Marketing

Maurice Savery

Maurice Savery

Director, Software Engineering in Development

Laura Dempsey

Laura Dempsey

Director, Customer Success