Patrick Heffron has more than 20 years of ICT leadership experience with an expertise in both operations and finance. He has a proven track record of advancing startups as well as energizing and transforming established businesses to achieve profitable growth. Patrick is currently the COO for multiple early-stage technology companies.
Prior to his current activities, Patrick was the COO and CFO for Esna Technologies where he helped achieve the successful exit of the company. After the acquisition, he helped lead the integration activities and the “intrapreneurship” of Zang, a startup within the company. Prior to joining Esna, Patrick was the COO of Clickfree, a global leader in consumer backup solutions. During his tenure, the company achieved the #1 ranking in the Deloitte Fast-50, as the fastest growing technology company in Canada. Before Clickfree, Patrick held executive operations and finance roles at Bell Canada (VP Finance) and at IBM in roles such as CFO for Americas iSeries, Chief Accountant IBM Canada, and CFO IBM Global Financing, Canada.
Patrick is passionate about opportunities to assist entrepreneurs execute on their vision. While acting as a formal and informal advisor to a variety of emerging companies, he is an active community volunteer and has been a board member with not-for-profit organizations such as TechConnex, yLab, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and The Pediatric Supportive Care Network of Ontario. Patrick is a Chartered Accountant, having articled with PWC, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.