I look for unrelenting passion in the founders I work with. I prefer to address tough discussions head on and pride myself on transparency and integrity.
In his role as Managing Partner and Global Head of Ventures, Damien is accountable for investments and fund operations, while providing strategic oversight to the business globally. Damien joined OMERS Ventures in 2011, having been with the team since its inception that year. Under his leadership, OMERS Ventures expanded to include offices in London and Silicon Valley.
Damien has over 15 years of venture investing experience, including prior roles with BridgeScale Partners and EdgeStone Capital Partners. Before joining OMERS Ventures, Damien was an entrepreneur in the healthcare sector, having founded and exited a digital dental laboratory startup.
Damien also serves as a board member with current OMERS Ventures portfolio investments Hopper, TouchBistro, Klipfolio and Dear Life. He is also a board observer with Hootsuite and DuckDuckGo.
Damien holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Damien is an avid golfer and poker player.