2022 Judges

Meet the Pow Wow Pitch Judges who assess pitches, ask questions, provide entrepreneurs with feedback, and determine the Regional and Grand Finale Winners.

CREATIVE & FASHION

Tamer Gabbour

Senior Commercial Account Manager

RBC

Debbie Reid

Indigenous Policy Manager

Meta

Akshata Rajendra Raikar

Software Engineer II

Mastercard

Xina Cowan

Community Manager

Entreprenorth

Tara Saunders

Director of Business Development

ITAC

TECHNOLOGY

Herb ZoBell

VP Commercial Financial Services

RBC

Kyle St-Amour-Brennan

Build Native Program Manager

Shopify

Relay Tangie

Director of Finance

NACCA

Sukhmani Dev

SVP, Digital Product Management

Mastercard

Candice Loring

Indigenous Initiatives Senior Advisor

Mitacs

FOOD & DRINK

Chris Hunt

Sr. Commercial Account Manager

RBC

Debbie Reid

Indigenous Policy Manager

Meta

Meenakshi Vikrant

Implementations Manager

Mastercard

Joella Hogan

Founder & CEO

The Yukon Soaps Company

Noah Wilson

Business Development Manager

Futurpreneur

Sasa Djolic

VP Software Engineering

Mastercard

HEALTH, WELLNESS & KNOWLEDGE SERVICES

Carrie Batt

VP Business Markets

RBC

Lynn-Marie Angus

Founder & CEO

Sister's Sage

Guy Charpentier

Senior Managing Consultant, SMB

Mastercard

Jim Flett

Account Management

BDC

TOURISM

Tracy Brooks

Commercial Account Manager

RBC

Debbie Reid

Indigenous Policy Manager

Meta

Kyle St-Amour-Brennan

Build Native Program Manager

Shopify

Meenakshi Vikrant

Implementations Manager

Mastercard

Todd Evans

National Indigenous Exports Lead

EDC

Teresa Ryder

Director of Partnerships

ITAC

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & TRADES

Supun Thalagala

Business Account Manager

RBC

Holly Atjecoutay

Marketing Specialist

Futurpreneur

Kyle St-Amour-Brennan

Build Native Program Manager

Shopify

Meenakshi Vikrant

Implementations Manager

Mastercard

Florence Mazerolle

Account Manager

BDC

CONSUMER BRANDS & RETAIL

Herb ZoBell

VP Commercial Financial Services

RBC

Debbie Reid

Indigenous Policy Manager

Meta

Kyle St-Amour-Brennan

Build Native Program Manager

Shopify

Amisha Parikh

VP Product Management

Mastercard

AJ Paladino

Small Business Marketing Director

Canada Post

Todd Evans

National Indigenous Exports Lead

EDC

NON-PROFIT, CHARITY & EDUCATION

Tamer Gabbour

Senior Commercial Account Manager

RBC

Debbie Reid

Indigenous Policy Manager

Meta

Carey Calder

Program Lead

Shopify

Angus Fudge

Strategy Director

Mastercard

Spencer Callaghan

Senior Manager, Brand & Communications

CIRA

YOUTH

Debbie Reid

Indigenous Policy Manager

Meta

Johannes Valdes

Social Impact Manager

Shopify

Anupam Katyal

Product Director

Mastercard

Polly Tracey

VP, Communications and Public Affairs

Best Buy

Magnolia Perron

Program Officer

NACCA