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Wesley Ollson

Experienced venture cap & startup professional with extensive Varsity & Jr. Hockey, soccer and running background.
Seattle, WA

About

Experienced venture capital, startup, sales & business development professional with an extensive background as a Varsity, Jr.A, Jr. B & AAA hockey Captain in southwestern Ontario, as well as competitive football (soccer) from ages 7-16, and long distance running (cross-country, 1500m, 3000m). On-ice & off-ice coaching and instructor experience.

Experience


Consultant & Interim COO

Apr 2018 - Oct 2019
JumpStartCSR utilizes artificial intelligence to improve your wellness, fitness, and form using data gathered from wearable devices. Provided consulting services on all facets of early stage startup growth including creating financial models and forecasts, product roadmap creation, fundraising, military grant applications, and partner development.

EVP, Sales, Communications and Business Development

Sep 2011 - Feb 2016
Worked directly with CEO’s of Funds’ portfolio companies to create investor presentations, prospect and qualify potential investors and set-up fundraising meetings. Helped several firms raise funding rounds and implement Key Product Indicator (KPI) dashboards for their business. Managed communications to over 10k Investment Brokers.

Director Sales, Business Development and Communications

Jun 2006 - Sep 2011
Wholesaled venture capital funds and alternative themed mutual funds to retail investors through Advisors and Brokers. Directly sold approximately $200MM in mutual fund and retail venture capital fund shares over 5 years. Consistently led VenGrowth wholesaling team in venture capital fund sales from 2006-2010.

Executive Suites Catering & Quick Service Manager

Jan 2001 - Apr 2004
Managed 50-60 staff and generated on average approx. $30k-$40k revenue/event over 3 kitchens, 2 bars, and 8 Premium Suites where we essentially created an ‘in-seat’ restaurant atmosphere within the arena’s lower bowl. Ensured a first class Premium Suite & Catering experience was delivered to the Maple Leafs Alumni Lounge, Raptors & Leafs Lounge.

Education


International Economics & Finance - Masters
Sep 2005 - Aug 2006

International Economics & Finance - Bachelors
Sep 2000 - Apr 2004

Kinesiology - Bachelors (incomplete)
Sep 1997 - May 1999

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