About BoardSpace

BoardSpace was built by a team who believes that the work of volunteer boards of directors and the people that work with them to be very valuable to the communities they serve.

Mission

To help the worlds’ volunteer-led boards of directors do a better job.

Vision

Volunteer Boards are vastly more effective and their communities are better served.

Our Values

We aim to be transparent in all of our internal and external interactions with people.

BoardSpace is a learning organization and is committed to continuous learning.

We will practice good governance internally and promote good governance practices in our software.

We strive to create the best software available on the market.

Meet Our Team

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Pat Crosscombe

Founder & CEO &
Co-Editor, The Elevator

Pat is determined to bring the best software to the market for boards of directors. After 7 years on her condo board and the testing of many tools that didn’t get the job done, she is determined to build a better tool. Pat applies her mantra, If you should do, just do it to her work in bringing technology to boards of directors. Pat has a BSc.(Agr) from the University of Guelph and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

More about Pat

     

Andrew Bailes

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew owns Hertford Advisors and provides virtual CFO services to a startup companies.  He has extensive experience in IT, Telecoms and other sectors, managing not only Finance, but also Legal, HR and Operational functions. Andrew did his undergraduate and Masters degree in Mathematics and Management Studies at Cambridge University in the UK and was top in his Executive MBA at Cornell and Queens.

Jeff Watson

Full Stack Developer & Systems Administrator

Jeff is the behind the scenes guy that keeps everything technical on track and running as it should. He started as a back-end Java EE coder and has expanded his expertise to include design, systems administration, AWS and architecture. Jeff has become an extremely well-rounded full-stack developer and more. He is a graduate of the Computer Engineering Technology-Computing Science program at Algonquin College.

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Bonnie Oakes Charron

Governance Specialist

Bonnie is active in the governance world as a board director, committee chair, and tribunal member.

When not sitting on governing bodies, she can be found connecting people to the services, resources, and contacts they need – offering professional services in the areas of governance, administration and information management.

Bonnie offers an onboarding package for new Boardspace users and shares her office with Boardspace’s official dog mascot – Heike.

     

Joon Chang

Advisor

Joon has been in the HOA industry for over 10 years and is passionate about helping HOA and non-profit board members get organized, make board governance fun and leverage technology successfully.

He is a CPA and CMA and graduated from Babson College with a business major in accounting.

He lives in Sammamish (a suburb of Seattle), Washington. His motto is sell from the heart with authenticity, integrity, sincerity, and substance.

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Jasmine Vary

Front End Developer/Designer

Jasmine is a recent graduate of the Interactive Media Design program at Algonquin College. She is a passionate designer who enjoys creating meaningful ways to enhance user experience. She has skills in frontend developing/design, UX design, graphic design, motion graphics and photography. 

In her free time she enjoys exploring the city and visiting new restaurants, the theatres and going for walks.

 

Heike

Official Dog Mascot

Heike the Munsterlander is often found taking up prime office real estate – preferring to lay down on the job whenever possible.

 

BoardSpace Bill

Official Mascot

Bill was blasted out of a canon at Montreal Startup Festival and landed in Pat Crosscombe’s lap. After that harrowing experience, he is content to be the BoardSpace mascot.

Bill loves meeting new people and can often be found travelling about by car, bicycle and sometimes drone.

More about Bill

Rocket

Official Puppy Mascot

Rocket is a happy and bouncy Biewer Terrier puppy who makes people smile as soon as they see him.

 

Steve Davis

BoardSpace Advisor

Steve is serial technology entrepreneur and business coach with experience as a Social Media marketing specialist. He is a Professional engineer (PEO) with over 30 years of experience as a software architect in the field of mobile, web and platform development, embedded software and network security design.

Rick Monk

President & CEO , M Sight Global inc.  Advisor

Richard’s consulting practice focuses on governance, strategy, and performance. He is a staunch advocate of the role that good governance plays in the long-term sustainability of not-for-profit organizations.

Ron Gagnier

Designer, Advisor, Speaker

Ron is a champion of customer experience, product design and design thinking. He has worked in the design studios of IBM, started the design program at Halogen Software,  & been a design consultant with start-ups and enterprise companies for 20 years. He currently acts as the resident design expert at Invest Ottawa.

    

Uyen Nguyen

Marketing & Sales Specialist (Alumni)

Uyen is a 3rd-year student studying Business with a specialization in Marketing (Bachelor of Commerce BCOM) at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.

 

Claudia P. Chandra

Product Marketing Specialist (Alumni)

Claudia is a 1st-year master student studying E-Business Technologies at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa. Claudia has experience in digital marketing and market research.

Zoe Smith

Marketing Specialist (Alumni)

 

Meet Our Team

Photo of Pat Crosscombe

Pat Crosscombe

Founder & CEO &
Co-Editor, The Elevator

Pat is determined to bring the best software to the market for boards of directors. After 7 years on her condo board and the testing of many tools that didn’t get the job done, she is determined to build a better tool. Pat applies her mantra, If you should do, just do it to her work in bringing technology to boards of directors. Pat has a BSc.(Agr) from the University of Guelph and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

More about Pat

     

Andrew Bailes

CFO

Andrew owns Hertford Advisors and  provides virtual CFO services to a startup companies.  He has extensive experience in IT, Telecoms and other sectors, managing not only Finance, but also Legal, HR and Operational functions. Andrew did his undergraduate and Masters degree in Mathematics and Management Studies at Cambridge University in the UK and was top in his Executive MBA at Cornell and Queens.

Jeff Watson

Full Stack Developer & Systems Administrator

Jeff is the behind the scenes guy that keeps everything technical on track and running as it should. He started as a back-end Java EE coder and has expanded his expertise to include design, systems administration, AWS and architecture. Jeff has become an extremely well-rounded full-stack developer and more. He is a graduate of the Computer Engineering Technology-Computing Science program at Algonquin College.

Photo of Pat Crosscombe

Bonnie Oakes Charron

Governance Specialist

Bonnie is active in the governance world as a board director, committee chair, and tribunal member.

When not sitting on governing bodies, she can be found connecting people to the services, resources, and contacts they need – offering professional services in the areas of governance, administration and information management.

Bonnie offers an onboarding package for new Boardspace users and shares her office with Boardspace’s official dog mascot – Heike.

More about Bonnie

     

Joon Chang

Advisor

Joon’s has been in the HOA industry for over 10 years and is passionate about helping HOA and non-profit board members get organized, make board governance fun and leverage technology successfully.

He is a CPA and CMA and graduated from Babson College with a business major in accounting.

He lives in Sammamish (a suburb of Seattle), Washington. His motto is sell from the heart with authenticity, integrity, sincerity, and substance.

Photo of Pat Crosscombe

Jasmine Vary

Front End Developer/Designer

Jasmine is a recent graduate of the Interactive Media Design program at Algonquin College. She is a passionate designer who enjoys creating meaningful ways to enhance user experience. She has skills in frontend developing/design, UX design, graphic design, motion graphics and photography. 

In her free time she enjoys exploring the city and visiting new restaurants, the theatres and going for walks.

Heike

Official Dog Mascot

Heike the Munsterlander is often found taking up prime office real estate – preferring to lay down on the job whenever possible.

 

BoardSpace Bill

Official Mascot

Bill was blasted out of a canon at Montreal Startup Festival and landed in Pat Crosscombe’s lap. After that harrowing experience, he is content to be the BoardSpace mascot.

Bill loves meeting new people and can often be found travelling about by car, bicycle and sometimes drone.

More about Bill

Rocket

Official Dog Mascot

Rocket is a happy and bouncy Biewer Terrier puppy who makes people smile as soon as they see him.

 

Steve Davis

BoardSpace Advisor

Steve is serial technology entrepreneur and business coach with experience as a Social Media marketing specialist. He is a Professional engineer (PEO) with over 30 years of experience as a software architect in the field of mobile, web and platform development, embedded software and network security design.

Rick Monk

President & CEO , M Sight Global inc.  Advisor

Richard’s consulting practice focuses on governance, strategy, and performance. He is a staunch advocate of the role that good governance plays in the long-term sustainability of not-for-profit organizations.

Ron Gagnier

Designer, Advisor, Speaker

Ron is a champion of customer experience, product design and design thinking. He has worked in the design studios of IBM, started the design program at Halogen Software,  & been a design consultant with start-ups and enterprise companies for 20 years. He currently acts as the resident design expert at Invest Ottawa.

    

Uyen Nguyen

Marketing & Sales Specialist (Alumni)

Uyen is a 3rd-year student studying Business with a specialization in Marketing (Bachelor of Commerce BCOM) at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.

 

Claudia P. Chandra

Product Marketing Specialist (Alumni)

Claudia is a 1st-year master student studying E-Business Technologies at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa. Claudia has experience in digital marketing and market research.

Zoe Smith

Marketing Specialist (Alumni)

 

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