The monthly member spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader at one of our member companies and showcase the work they are doing. This month we spotlight Cameron Ellis, Senior Account Manager of Export Development Canada. Learn more about EDC in our Member Directory.
Name: Cameron Ellis
Title: Senior Account Manager
Company: Export Development Canada
Export Development Canada works with companies exporting goods and / or services directly or through a supply chain. Export Development Canada has a wide range of programs available to companies that help them accelerate their business plans by mitigating risks, improving working capital or securing financing to help them go, grow and succeed.
What is your role and what is your favorite part of your job?
As a Senior Account Manager, my favourite part of this role is to provide not only Export Development Canada solutions, but also draw on my personal contacts to the benefit of companies I work with, to provide the right solution at the right time.
If you could have a coffee with any business leader or industry expert who would you choose and why?
Sir Richard Branson, he’s living proof your passion can and should shape your life.
What is the number one business book or blog you would recommend?
I like to review several / many on an ongoing basis, reflecting different interests and pursuits. From Biology to AI, to business there are always interesting reads that don’t limit a conversation to one topic or area.
Looking at your companies future what are you most enthusiastic about?
Export Development Canada is a very agile Crown Agency which is constantly trying to find new and innovative ways to work with companies that are doing something “outside the box”.
What excites you most about the local tech community?
The breadth of the tech offering in London is different than other tech centres, incorporating different industries and approaches to solve problems and create opportunities globally.
What causes or community activities is your company involved in?
Export Development Canada is involved in a wide variety of community activities across Canada, with an annual Community Giving day, chosen by the respective offices and their members.