iWIST Director | People and operations leader, building strong teams and working on impactful tech projects
Rachel is passionate about growing Canada’s tech sector, with a focus on mentorship, creating diverse and inclusive workspaces, and growing the high performing talent pool. She is currently VP of Finance and Operations at Button Inc., a Tiny family company, leading all aspects of operations, human resources, procurement, contract compliance, legal, and finance.
She believes strongly that a successful career path does not need to be a straight line, and that a healthy tech ecosystem thrives by harnessing creativity, innovation, and lessons learned from a diverse array of sectors and backgrounds. Her career in technology has spanned positions in internet policy, freedom of expression, journalism, the U.S. defense sector, and serving as General Manager for a coding bootcamp. She loves living and working in Victoria, where it is possible to garden, sail and hike year round, and is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to and nurture our tech ecosystem.