Rob Mackenzie

Toronto, Canada

Rob's Skills
Business Development
Technical
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Management
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Rob

MY COMPANY:
Un-Lease is a marketplace for buying, selling, and transferring leases on business equipment. For buyers, we take away the risk of buying used equipment at a good price. For sellers, we take away the obligation of a contract they no longer need.

The long-term vision: lease take-overs and transfers—on anything from photocopiers to planes to cell phones—as easy and reliable as buying and selling on eBay.

I have investment lined up, relevant industry contacts, and a viable business model. Looking for a passionate builder/developer who's eager to join a team and overhaul an industry. Contact me if you're interested.

ABOUT ME:
- 3 yrs of experience running College Pro painters franchise.
- Recruited by competitor. Increased revenues from $250k to $375k in one season.
- 3 yrs of experience as a sales rep for Ricoh Canada.
- Hon.BSc from UofT (2009) and MBA from the Ivey School of Business (2013).
- Recipient of the Ivey’s Schulich Award in Entrepreneurship.
- Recipient of Ivey MaRS Commons Fellowship (1 yr of advisory services & office space at MaRS).

WHAT I'M LOOKNING FOR IN A CO-FOUNDER:
- Passion/Grit/Vision
- Technical skills that I lack (hackers or designers welcome)
- Desire & willingness to step into a CTO role of building and managing a technical team

Education

University of Toronto

Hon BSc - Cognitive Science & Psychology

2009 - 2009

Richard Ivey School of Business

MBA

2013 - 2013

Co-working Space

MaRS Collaboration Centre

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