Chief Executive Officer

Manitoba is one of the fastest-growing tech and innovation hubs in the country. With a mission to “champion & empower Manitoba’s tech sector”, Tech Manitoba is charting the course for Manitoba to solidify itself as a tech centre of excellence for Canada by delivering services and programs to the tech industry.

Through collaboration, education and promotion, Tech Manitoba brings people together to share skills, explore ideas and build a strong community. They are committed to elevating Manitoba's tech industry and keeping Manitoba at the forefront of technology and innovation, attracting tech professionals, businesses and ideas to our province.

To continue the growth and vision, Tech Manitoba is ready to welcome their next CEO.

The CEO will provide collaborative and strategydriven leadership to ensure Tech Manitoba continues to be a catalyst and enabler for Manitoba businesses on the international technology stage. This opportunity is an excellent challenge for a strategic relationship-focused leader who has a passion for technology and can operationalize vision. Leading a diverse organization, the CEO will be an entrepreneurial leader who will lead the charge in bringing this vision into reality.


Position Overview:

  • Inspire and lead an engaged team, ensuring an approachable, trustworthy style of leadership through transparent and communications and collaboration
  • Develop relationships and networks with stakeholders such as government, industry leaders, members and businesses
  • Increase Tech Manitoba’s profile through marketing, promotions and continued partnership and relationship development
  • Develop and execute a strategic plan; developing strategies and programs to achieve mission and goals
  • Identify opportunities to increase funding and revenue support as well as grow membership
  • Deliver compelling value to enhance and grow membership
  • Oversee the development and delivery of programming and initiatives

​​Experience & Skill Set

  • A people and team leader of integrity and encouragement, a solutions-driven leader who champions an environment of innovation, communication, collaboration and change
  • An experienced leader who can convert vision into strategies with measurable outcomes
  • A background in working with boards – either reporting to a board, or as a board member
  • A passion for technology with connections in the tech industry
  • A track record of forging partnerships in private and public sector
  • Extensive experience with seeking out and securing funding, revenue and driving innovation and operational excellence
  • Hands-on experience in programming and project management

About Tech Manitoba

With over 130 corporate members, Tech Manitoba represents over 10,000 employees and is the primary industry association for Manitoba’s technology sector. They are an industry-led association that helps companies thrive and grow through collaboration, education and promotion.

Through programming, events, and building connections at a local, national and international level, they aim to stimulate economic growth in Manitoba, be the trusted voice of Manitoba’s tech sector and foster a culture where members thrive and grow.

With Canada becoming a major player in innovation, Tech Manitoba leads several significant programs and initiatives such as:

  • Tech West Canada
  • DigitalAll – tech training for everyone
  • Maven – promoting parity in tech

To submit your candidacy please email your resume in confidence to Annette Kohut at akohut@peoplefirsthr.com


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Karin Pooley, VP, Executive Search at 204.940.3939 

People First HR
Annette Kohut