VC for 10 years. Currently a General Partner at Rho Canada Ventures based in Montreal. Investor in various sectors including digital media, e-commerce, adtech, enterprise software and consumer services.
I worked with Roger at Paymentus. Roger was a board member at Paymentus and represented Growthworks Capital.
Roger is one of the most talented VCs I have worked with. Roger has four key attributes which make him a very successful investor (i) Roger has been an entrepreneur himself, therefore he understands what it means to be on the other side of the table from the business planning to the business execution; (ii) Roger is very thorough and diligent about truly understanding your business. Having an investment partner who has spent the time to truly understand your business and market dynamics, makes him a very valuable board member.... needed by every Chief Executive; (iii) Third factor which makes it all come together is his honest, candid style of communication. All dimensions of the discussion end when the conversation end and you know what exactly he thinks of an idea. That makes Roger more like a running buddy in the business as opposed to simply an investor or a board member; and (iv) Roger has a knack for identifying good business opportunities and management teams.
I believe Roger will be a great investment partner for any CEO and a company to have on their side. I wish Roger the very best. It was a pleasure working with him.
Roger is one of those rare investors that I'd actually want to be friends with. He's smart, honest, and one of the good guys. If you've got a great business and want to team up with one of the best VC's in Canada, Roger would be one of the first people I would recommend talking to.
Roger is a rare VC that makes up his mind quickly and sticks to his decision. He is an active board member that brings great insights, knowledge and value to the table. He has an impressive track record of smart investments that have delivered great returns. A superstar professional VC with street smarts and a big future ahead!
I've had the pleasure of working with Roger on a number of boards as well as looking at possible investments jointly between our two venture firms. Roger is smart, professional, and understands the nature of the business we are in. Management teams respect Roger's smarts and seek out his advice on a variety of topics.
I am delighted to be working with Roger and hope to continue to find opportunities to team on projects. He is a super star.
I had the pleasure of working with Roger shortly after the creation of Bell Mobility Investments. This corporate venture fund targeted investments in innovative mobility based companies. Roger led numerous analyses, due diligence and negotiations in key evolving segments of the mobile value chain. His ability to combine strong analytical skills, a passion for wireless and technology as well as financial acumen, negotiation skills and an uncanny entrepreneurial spirit made him an exceptional member of my team.
Roger was extremely diligent in all his activities and many roles at Hargan. He was also great to get along with and I would recommend him strongly.