We are pleased to announce that the Durham Strategic Energy Alliance (DSEA) has completed its Spark Centre executive search, and are excited to introduce you to the new Executive Director, Dennis Croft. Dennis’ motivation, passion and skill set uniquely fit the mission of Spark Centre — helping innovative companies start, grow and succeed.
Dennis is no stranger to the innovation scene, bringing over 20 years of high tech experience to Spark Centre, including senior positions with well-known Canadian success stories such as Open Text, Desire2Learn and SHL Systemhouse. He also has had direct participation in key innovation initiatives such as CDMN’s Canada 3.0, Communitech’s Tannery Hub, OCE Discovery and the Province of Ontario’s Next Generation of Jobs Fund grant program.
With over two years of tenure at Spark Centre as both a volunteer mentor and Director of Client Services, Dennis has developed a strong tie with Spark’s clients, employees, and partner community, and he was a significant driver behind the Ignite Durham 2013 flagship program.
We also want to express sincere gratitude to Martin Croteau for his tireless service and gracious leadership for both DSEA and Spark Centre over the past two years. Martin has been a critical figure in rallying Durham Region’s community of entrepreneurs. We are very excited for Martin as he is leaving us to drive a new strategic initiative for Ontario Centers of Excellence.
Thank you for your continued support of DSEA and Spark Centre as we drive innovative entrepreneurship here in Durham Region.