Member Highlight

Mr. Yvan Boisjoli

CEO, Bold Commerce

After completing his education in Computer Programming in 2004, Yvan began his career working as a computer programmer. Guided by his entrepreneurial spirit, he started a software consulting company, taking on contracts for clients such as IBM and the Government of Canada. This is when he saw a unique opportunity to fill a large gap […]

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Member Highlight

Mr. Yvan Boisjoli

CEO, Bold Commerce

After completing his education in Computer Programming in 2004, Yvan began his career working as a computer programmer. Guided by his entrepreneurial spirit, he started a software consulting company, taking on contracts for clients such as IBM and the Government of Canada. This is when he saw a unique opportunity to fill a large gap found in the eCommerce market.
In 2012, Yvan co-founded Bold Commerce, an ecommerce technology company that grew to become a leading app provider for one of the largest ecommerce platforms in the world, and now delivers technology solutions on multiple ecommerce platforms for retailers of all sizes.
From Bold’s participation in fundraising initiatives such as Extra Life North, Movember, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Techapalooza, and the United Way, to advocacy for our the company’s ongoing commitment to Pledge 1%, Yvan champions Bold’s dedication to improving the communities where we live, work, and play.

Bold Commerce
Bold Commerce is powering anywhere commerce for brands by delivering high-converting, customizable checkout experiences. The company works with leading omnichannel retailers like Vera Bradley, Harry Rosen, and Staples Canada, and emerging DTC brands, such as Pepsi’s Game Fuel, to reimagine commerce. Its proprietary suite of modular checkout, subscriptions and price rules solutions is compatible with multiple ecommerce platforms and headless architectures.
Under Yvan’s leadership, Bold Commerce has been recognized for various awards such as “Spirit of Winnipeg’s Start-up Business of the Year”, and being named #6 on Startup 50’s ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies. Bold was ranked one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Canada by Deloitte, one of Canada’s s top SME Employers, E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and CBInsights’ Retail Tech 100. Follow Yvan on Twitter and LinkedIn.

https://boldcommerce.com/

FROM THE CHAIR

Welcome to the Business Council of Manitoba and thank you for your interest.

I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve as Chair of the Business Council of Manitoba following other successful and accomplished chairs. Since our founding in 1998 our members, the CEO’s of Manitoba’s leading businesses, have contributed to making Manitoba a stronger province.

The Council, now in its third decade, will continue to fulfill its mandate to speak out on major policy issues and to advance non-partisan advice, fresh ideas and policy positions on matters of importance to our members and our province. We will contribute to national issues when appropriate. We will engage with others in respectful discussions on solutions to make Manitoba an even better province.  Working together we can ensure Manitobans enjoy meaningful employment in their home province.

Members of the Business Council believe that it is the investments they and others in the private sector make that will create the sustainable long-term growth, jobs and prosperity all Manitobans seek. We know success is achieved by working in partnership with governments and decision-makers in a position to make the fundamental decisions on the public investments that support economic growth, and just as importantly to improve the quality of life we enjoy in Manitoba.

The Business Council of Manitoba remains committed to making Manitoba a better place to live, work and invest.

We are accessible through LinkedIn and Twitter @bizcouncilmb.


Darryl Levy

Chair

FROM THE PRESIDENT

I am very honored to have been entrusted to be only the third President and CEO in the history of the Business Council of Manitoba.

The Council, established in 1998, is proud of its record of accomplishments, offering a constructive, non-partisan voice on major challenges and opportunities for Manitoba and Canada. I look forward to working with our members and our key stakeholders in building on our past successes and continuing to contribute towards realizing the full potential of our great province.

Our membership, through private sector investments and working in partnership with various levels of government, is focused on sustainable long-term growth, jobs and prosperity for all Manitobans present and future.

We welcome inquiries from readers who are interested in the work we do and the opinions we hold. We recognize the value in building support for positive change to make our province more competitive as we look forward to future opportunities and challenges.

Our goal is simple, to provide fact based and innovative input into major policy issues focused on making Manitoba a place where all can live, work and invest in vibrant and healthy communities.

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Bram Strain

President & CEO