We foster disruptive innovation across industries for the benefit of society.

 
 
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Innovobot is an active equity and advisory services firm that helps companies with disruptive technologies, or that operate in industries being disrupted by technology, with operational support and capitalization.

Innovobot Innovation Ecosystem

New technologies are not only changing the products and services that companies offer—they are changing the way in which companies operate.

This dynamic landscape is compelling firms across all industries to revisit how they do business and how they approach the market.

Early-stage and entrepreneurial companies generally lack the managerial and operational expertise to take proper advantage of the changing landscape.

We are growing an ecosystem for disruptive innovation that transforms markets and propels technology companies toward market leadership by providing them with the tools they need to adapt to the new tech reality though our network of industry, service and academic partners. 

Companies that engage with Innovobot not only gain access to world-class advisory services and well-timed financing, but they become part of a community of entrepreneurs working together to create markets and new ways of doing business.

 

Innovobot’s team brings a vast amount of functional expertise to our partners.

Our hands-on approach builds value by developing and supporting:

 
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Sales and marketing

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY STRATEGY

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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Operations and supply chain

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Product and service development

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OUR TEAM

 
 
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As COO of Above Security, A Hitachi Group company, Mario was primarily responsible for the organization’s business development, and service delivery (including development of the technology). During his tenure, Above Security went from a small local start-up to a global company with clients in 40+ countries and multiple operations centers around the world, until it was ultimately acquired by Hitachi Systems in October 2015. 

 

While at Above Security, Mario was a key member and leader of the senior executive team that implemented a new global sales strategy and team, a supply chain to service customers in 40+ countries, a continuous improvement program culminating in being ISO 9001:2008 certified, re-engineered the ArkAngel Cyber security platform and built a strong relationship with the National Research Council of Canada and universities in Canada and Europe. 

Additionally, under Mario’s guidance, Above Security was internationally recognized as one of the Top 10 MSSP vendors to watch by the Gartner group, and acquired two separate companies, SecureIT in Switzerland and Seccuris in Winnipeg. Mario also worked for 12 years in strategic consulting and management, with a focus on helping companies structure operations for growth and expansion. Mario has an engineering degree, MSC (Physics) and MBA, each from McGill University.

 

Chris is a Mechanical Engineer with 20 years’ experience in Capex Sales and Business Development in pharmaceutical packaging equipment, automotive machining and the entire solar manufacturing and deployment segment (from Silicon manufacturing to residential deployment). 

Chris was a co-founder at Pure Energies and was responsible for creating the supply chain and the lead flow of customers/segments.
Responsibilities in business development included building out new home builder channels, large scale marketing agreements with WWF, Alarm.com, Mike Holmes Group, David Suzuki Foundation, Rick Mercer Report, etc. 

In 5 years, the company grew from 0 to 25 MM in revenue with 200 employees in Toronto and San Francisco. After NRG Energy acquired Pure in 2014, Chris started a consulting business focusing on tech start-ups and strategy development in clean tech.

 

Dr. Richard Markoff has spent the last 25 years as a supply chain executive, academic, consultant and coach.  With his broad supply chain and operations expertise, he leads Innovobot’s Advisory Services practice and provides valuable insights to the firm’s partner companies. 

After a long international career with L’Oréal cosmetics, where his last role was Director of Global Supply Chain Standards, Richard is now a lecturer and researcher at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Richard has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, an MBA in Supply Chain from Northeastern University and a PhD in Supply Chain Management from École supérieure de commerce de Paris (ESCP)/La Sorbonne.

 
 

Jim Perrone is an environmental engineer and an executive with extensive experience in consulting, management, and financial and strategic analysis. Focused on the clean technology sector and water resources, Jim has over 20 years experience in the consulting industry, he is experienced in developing business plans, acquiring human capital, and executing business plans to realize vision.

 

Jim’s corporate development background was mainly concentrated on business expansion, including P&L oversight, organic growth, start-up of new service areas, new geographic markets, and acquisition. He has built and managed teams of professionals, establishing revenue targets, project management protocols, quality management and quality control methods.

 

Jim holds an engineering degree and an MSc from McGill University and has passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level III exam.