Ian joined BDC Venture Capital in 2006, with 20 years of experience in the transportation and telecom industries. Ian has held a variety of positions including hardware design, product management, market development, corporate business planning, consulting, M&A due diligence and corporate Venture Capital, at companies including Nortel Networks, Mitel Networks, and BCE. At BDC Ian has held board or observer positions with several telecom, semiconductor and IT related portfolio companies. Recent exits include BelAir (acquired by Ericsson) and Elliptic (acquired by Synopsys). Ian holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Queen’s University, and is a registered professional engineer.