Propel ICT, the regional tech accelerator, is searching for a new CEO, which is the highlight of this edition of our Job of the Week column.

Propel is a unique phenomenon – the only tech accelerator in the country that holds cohorts in four different provinces. The organization has three levels of programming – the Launch cohort for companies proving their concept; Build for those gaining traction; and Growth for those scaling into corporations.

Former CEO Anita Punamiya announced last month that she would be stepping down, and former executive director Trevor MacAusland, who heads the Build program, is now stepping into the role on an interim basis.

Propel has hired the recruiting form Venor in an attempt to find just the right person to replace Punamiya. Board Chair Steven Burns told Entrevestor that the Board also has a list of names it would like to talk to and will take the proper amount of time in hiring someone.

“We want to make sure we get the right person,” said Burns. “They’ll have to have a really strong connection to the startup community in Atlantic Canada. They have to have a dynamic personality and have to be a relationship-builder. We have a lot of organizations now. What need to do is to make sure that we are all working together.”

The Jobs of the Week column features openings posted on the Entrevestor Job Board, which focuses on jobs in technology, innovation and startups in Atlantic Canada. The Entrevestor Job Board helps match job openings and candidates in the tech and start-up communities and is operated by Entrevestor and Alongside.

Atlantic Canada

Propel ICT

Chief Executive Officer

The CEO’s responsibilities include working with the Board of Directors to further develop the vision and strategy to drive growth and guide Propel ICT over the short and long-term. This person must act independently to execute on that vision and achieve results, involving the Board as needed. He or she must actively find ways to engage our communities, represent Propel at appropriate community events, and share the organization’s story

Propel is looking for someone with experience in a similar role, ideally in the technology sector, in successfully managing large-scale, multi-partner initiatives or projects.

The successful candidate must be excellent at building and fostering relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be someone who has experienced first-hand the opportunities and challenges of being a founder and entrepreneur. He or she must demonstrate excellent financial acumen and ability to create sustainable revenue or funding strategies.