Executive Director, ACTia
(VP Growth and Capital | Foresight)
Managing Director, ACTia
(Director, Alberta | Foresight)
Sydney has an MBA in Entrepreneurship and a BA in Geography, both from the University of British Columbia.
Lead – External, ACTia
(Program Manager, Prairies | Foresight)
Analyst – Cleantech, ACTia
(Analyst, Policy & Special Projects | Foresight)
ACTia Board Executive
Rus is the CEO of Gerard Developments Ltd. which owns and manages ten hotels in Alberta and BC and has a number of other investments including Grove RV, Solaris Equestrian, plus other properties and business interests in the Edmonton area, Jasper, Canmore, and Valemount, BC.
Rus has played key roles in launching and growing a number of financially oriented or industry focused associations or initiatives in Alberta, including ACTia, Deal Generator, VenturePrize, Banff Venture Forum, and InfoTech Alberta. Rus continues to be active as a board member or volunteer with both private and public organizations and brings 30 years of management experience in different industries.
Rus holds a B.Ed. Business with Distinction from the University of Alberta.