Gary Dinn

Provincial Director, Newfoundland & Labrador
Gary Dinn, Provincial Director, Newfoundland & Labrador.  Gary runs M3 Sonar Consulting, a management consulting company helping companies with marketing, commercialization of research outcomes and strategic planning.  Formerly the CEO of Propel ICT, he comes from a career covering more than 25 years of innovation, including the founding international companies, and managing research teams in new technology development.  He started his first company in 1985 as a newly minted professional engineer.  His experience includes being a founder of Rutter Inc., and serving on its board from its beginnings through to listing on the TSX.  More recently he has served as VP of Technology Development for an oil & gas technology company with extensive VC backing.  Gary’s community related activities include serving on the board of the MUN Centre for Entrepreneurship, and formerly as chair of the Ocean Tech Cluster (OceansAdvance) in St John’s, as well as serving on the board of the NL Research and Development Corp.  He has extensive experience in marketing internationally including such countries as Brazil, China and Australia, as well as Europe.  In his role with First Angel, Gary is an active mentor, working to bring his life experience to the task of helping startup companies in Atlantic Canada.