The Accelerator Centre, a centre in Waterloo for the cultivation of technology entrepreneurship located, this week announced the appointment of Dr. Paul Salvini to the role of CEO.
Dr. Salvini comes to the Accelerator Centre from Christie Digital Systems Canada, where he served as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Christie, Salvini was CTO at Toronto-based Side Effects Software.
Salvini was also appointed to Associate Vice-President of Research Commercialization at the University of Waterloo. He will assume his new Accelerator Centre and University of Waterloo responsibilities in late August.
“We are exceptionally fortunate to welcome Paul to the AC,” says Michael Stork, Chairman of the Board for the Accelerator Centre. “He is an experienced leader, mentor and collaborator, with deep expertise in both technology and business, and extensive entrepreneurship experience in the creation, funding and operation of new companies, as well as growing and expanding existing companies.”
“Paul brings to the AC extensive connections throughout the technology and digital media community, a fresh vision for growth and expansion, and a track record for transforming vision into reality that has us all very excited for the possibilities that lie ahead,” Stork added.
Since 2006, the Accelerator Centre has developed and nurtured over 130 technology startups, creating 1,100 new jobs, generating $120 million in revenue, and attracting $180 million in investment. 38 companies have graduated and 85 percent of these companies have remained in Waterloo Region, according to the Accelerator Centre.