Our Team

Connie Linder, MBA

Founder & President

Connie is an entrepreneur and business strategist with a special interest in sustainability and innovative startups. She founded GreenPages Directory to make tangible her commitment to increase public awareness of available innovative solutions and make sustainable products and services more widely accessible.

Recognized as one of Canada's top leaders and sustainability professionals, Connie is a passionate speaker who inspires audiences with examples of how business and social responsibility can co-exist, as well as a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs through the Women's Enterprise Centre, the University of British Columbia, the Minerva Foundation for BC Women, and the Women's Executive Network.

For her work, Connie has received numerous awards, including the TECHGREEN Award from the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (2014), the Women of Worth Sustainable Living Award (2013), a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), the Minerva Leadership Award (2012), the BC Innovation Council's New Ventures Award (2011) and named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women as a Trailblazer/Trendsetter (2011).

Connie has an MBA from the University of British Columbia, and securities and insurance licenses from the Canadian Securities Institute. She is also a certified personal development counsellor and she studied business in Sweden, Germany and at the renowned HEC Paris.

Jarrod Goddard

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Jarrod is an online entrepreneur who specializes in best practices for using the Internet for business growth. As GreenPages' CTO, Jarrod is responsible for the company's technical development.

Jarrod has a background in website development, database design and mobile applications, along with experience in online marketing, social media and search engine optimization.

Jarrod has been recognized for his technological expertise with the Technology Innovator of the Year (2012) Award, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2010) and the EDDY Award for Technology (2004).

 

Ala Aoukaty, Ph.D.

Director of Content & Research

Ala is a research scientist, immunologist and biochemist with a Ph.D. in immunology and biochemistry from UIO Faculty of Medicine and post-doctoral training at UBC's Faculty of Medicine where he worked as a research scientist and group leader.

Ala works to bring relevant certifications and innovation to GreenPages Directory and is committed to maintaining high quality content that is easily accessible to end-users.

He has received fellowships and grants from the Michael Smith Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association, Bertram Hoffmeister, MRC, NCS, UNIFOR and NRC, and is the author of over 50 scientific publications and abstracts in respected science journals.

Olga Orda

Community Outreach Director

Olga is a career communicator with experience in strategic communications and public relations. She is the founder of PitchPen®, a social media and technology platform serving more than 200 consultants across North America, and co-founder of a software and mobile app development firm.

At GreenPages Directory she liaises with our advocacy and community group members to ensure that relevant and timely articles and discussions are brought forward for discussion.

Olga was named one of the Globe Forum's "Emerging Environmental Leaders" and is a Canadian Youth Business Foundation Entrepreneur. She holds an MA in Communication and Culture from the University of Calgary and a BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University.

Enrique Ciurlizza

Sales Associate

Enrique is studying commerce, specializing in finance, at The Sauder School of Business at The University of British Columbia. He brings momentum to GreenPages Directory by reaching out to existing clients and developing new relationships to enhance our image and strengthen our brand.

Marcus Taylor

Sales Associate

Marcus is studying business at Simon Fraser University, with a focus on development and sustainability. His strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills will raise awareness of our mission through community outreach, crowd funding and advertising.