B.C. Innovation Council appoints new CEO
August 13, 2012 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
The B.C. Innovation Council (BCIC) has appointed John Jacobson as the organization’s new president and CEO.
“It’s our pleasure to welcome John to the helm of BCIC,” said Jill Leversage, BCIC hair, in a statement. “It’s an exciting time for BC’s technology sector where jobs are growing at twice the rate of any other in the province. We look forward to working with John as he helps BCIC execute on its mission of accelerating the commercialization of BC technologies.”
Jacobson is a British Columbian entrepreneur and business leader with a track record of identifying new business opportunities and bringing innovative products to market. He got his start as an entrepreneur as the co-founder of a manufacturing company in North Vancouver in 1979.
Prior to joining BCIC, Jacobson was president and chief executive officer of Monexa Technologies Inc., where he led the transformation of the internet service provider from the 1990s into a leader in billing and payment services in the cloud. Before Monexa, John held leadership roles at Offshore Systems International (OSI Geospatial), MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates and PSC Group.
“It’s great to be part of the B.C. Innovation Council team,” said Jacobson in a statement. “I’m really looking forward to working with BCIC’s partners and doing our part to support the objectives of the B.C. Jobs Plan by helping entrepreneurs build successful companies and create new high quality jobs for British Columbians.”