Our Team 2019-06-03T07:22:13+00:00


It runs like a Swiss watch

The ACETECH team is truly driven by our mission to energize and equip CEOs for growth. Our passions are as diverse as our skills; together we bring ACETECH’s culture to life.  Our commitment is to help you succeed as a CEO by providing access to the tools and people you need throughout your journey as a leader.

Paris Gaudet

Executive Director

As the Executive Director, Paris is responsible for the leadership of ACETECH and building communities of support for the organization. Known as an inspiring leader with a passion for championing the tech sector in BC, Paris is inspired to support growth stage companies to become globally competitive and swing for the fences. She is a savvy ecosystem connector and excels at developing relationship and uncovering collaborative opportunities.

Becky Kyle

Roundtable & Membership Coordinator

Becky is the Roundtable & Membership Coordinator for ACETECH. Prior to joining ACETECH, Becky spent over 10 years in human resources, event planning, and administration on Vancouver Island. When she is not busy with work or school, Becky enjoys baking, hiking with her dog, and planning for the next adventure with her two daughters.

Liz Bowell


Liz Bowell is a bookkeeper, event coordinator and professional administrator providing services to not for profit associations.

In addition to working with ACETECH Liz also currently supports New Ventures BC and the Vancouver chapter of FEI Canada and is the former Membership Manager at FEI Canada.

Prior to relocating to Vancouver in 2012, Liz was the Administrative Director for the Toronto chapter of FEI Canada managing the chapter events and coordinating with members. Liz also worked as Administrative Director with the York Technology Association (now TechConnex) managing all areas of the organization from events to membership. It was at YTA where Liz first connected with ACETECH.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio Liz moved to Toronto in 1994 after working in commercial real estate.

Kathy Troupe

Executive Director

Kathy is positive and bright
With a smile that can light up the night
She loves her job herding cats
She thinks this is where it’s at
And she’s never going to give up the fight

Simon Cloutier

Vice-President Sales & Marketing

Simon says join us and grow
We’ll teach you what you need to know
He knows this is true
It can happen to you
And that’s how you’ll make more dough

Shannon Susko

Growth Architect

If there is one person that embodies ACETECH, both as a CEO that benefited from our events and workshops early on, and later as a CEO that helped build ACETECH and support other CEOs, it’s Shannon Susko, successful tech entrepreneur and author of The Metronome Effect.

Tiana Gale

Marketing and Operations Manager

Tiana is a high-energy gal.
She will always bring up the team morale.
While marketing is her gig.
She likes to live life big.
And her decisions are always based on rationale

Helen Hu

Marketing and Events Coordinator

Helen just gets the job done
She’s a powerful force of one
Nothing’s too big
Nothing’s too small
In the end she impresses us all

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