Juan Benitez

JuanBenitezWebExecutive Business Advisor,  

Alberta Innovates

Juan currently works as an Executive Business Advisor with Alberta Innovates and as an Executive in Residence with Kinetica Ventures. Previously he worked for five years at Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) where he co-founded Evok Innovations and managed the company’s corporate venture fund. Previously, Juan was an entrepreneur for 10 years where he co-founded and served as President/COO of Beyond Compliance Inc., a Calgary-based, venture capital funded enterprise software company with clients in North America and the Middle East. Prior roles include 15 years as an environmental engineer and co-founder and owner of four other businesses which provided him with a broad range of experience.

Juan is passionate about leveraging Canada’s resources, diverse technical expertise, and large talent pool to dramatically diversify our economic base and position Canada as a leading global technology hub.