Owen Matthews is a General Partner at Wesley Clover International, responsible for managing their technology portfolio. Wesley Clover is a private investment firm with active portfolios in technology, hospitality and commercial real estate.
Owen is also the founding Chair of the Alacrity Foundation. The Alacrity Foundation is devoted to advancing the education of Entrepreneurship, Business and Management studies and practices. It provides an intensive training environment with mentors and industry partners to prepare graduates for entrepreneurship in the technology sector.
Prior to his move to Wesley Clover in 2007, Owen was the founder and CEO of NewHeights Software. NewHeights was a pioneer in enterprise unified communication products and was acquired by CounterPath Corporation.
Owen is an active member on the Board of Directors for Counterpath Corporation, EchoSec Systems, Encepta Corp., Pretio Interactive, Referral SaaSquatch, and Tutela Technologies.
Owen is a Governor on the Board of Power to Be, a non-profit organization that empowers people to explore their limitless abilities through inclusive adventures rooted in nature. He is also active on the board of advisors for the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria and is on the board of directors for DigiBC, the BC industry association for wireless, mobile, gaming and creative technology industries.
Owen studied Computer Science and Psychology at the University of Victoria.