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Sean Irvine, P. Eng. CLP
Managing Director

Sean Irvine, P. Eng. CLP

Managing Director, Mojo Ventures

Sean Irvine is the managing director at Mojo Ventures where he leads a consulting practice and a small investment fund.  He also supports investment due diligence work at Keiretsu Northwest, e-Fund and WUTIF.  He is also an Executive in Residence at the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator in Vancouver supporting “green tech” entrepreneurship across Canada.  His corporate governance experience includes small technology companies, a venture capital firm, and several not-for-profit organizations.  His consulting practice helps executives to build effective competitive strategies, communications, and operational plans.  Day to day, he coaches CEO’s CTO’s and CMO’s using an array of simple tools to streamline decision-making and maintains a network of preferred vendors who are experts in different aspects of growth and technology commercialization.  

As an academic for 18 years, Sean taught at the University of British Columbia to MBA students (Intellectual property & Business Strategy) and to the Master of Engineering Management Program (Intellectual Property & Technology Commercialization).

As a public servant, Sean held various federal government management roles ranging from analysis and Ministerial briefings on cross-border tax policy to issuing over a thousand Canadian patents while at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.   As an industry development leader, he spent a decade at Industry Canada investing in western Canada's life sciences industries, and half a decade at Fisheries and Oceans Canada investing in sustainable aquaculture.  From political briefing books to management accountability frameworks and province-wide stakeholder communications, he has been there.

As a technical innovator, he managed complex construction projects in the field such as the installation of the first underground municipal services in Iqaluit under permafrost conditions.  He has many technology development experiences ranging from coordinating bioproducts and medical device technology roadmaps to leading various software development teams.  He has broad project and change management experience derived from managing people and running teams for over 30 years.

As a skilled negotiator, he’s led labor negotiations, real estate transactions, technology transfer transactions, and more. He is a skilled communicator having edited hundreds of investment pitch decks and led many community engagement efforts. Sean has crafted and delivered many sales and marketing messages over four decades. Storytelling and win-win negotiations are in his DNA.

He lives in North Vancouver with his wife, two daughters, and his guitar.

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