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 has been involved in launching and developing a number of industry associations and programs throughout his career and has been a board member of a number of small business and other not for profit associations as well. Some technology sector associations and programs include Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance, Deal Generator, VenturePrize, Banff Venture Forum, InfoTech Alberta, and the Innovation Network Collaborative.
Rus has a B.Ed. Business with Distinction degree from the University of Alberta, is married and has 4 children. He is passionate about sports and followed, supported, and coached his first three children with local, national and international travel and success. The current focus is on Special Olympics sports and Blue Jays Challenger Baseball with his fourth child who has Down Syndrome.