Ian is a visionary CEO and entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience building and leading innovative, high-growth companies.
A strategic thinker, Ian excels at turning ideas into tactical reality. He founded Bimmian Automotive Canada as a young tech entrepreneur in 2002 and led the company as President in the development, production, marketing and distribution of automotive accessories for BMW, MINI, Audi and other luxury brands before selling the business in 2018.
Ian excels at applying data-driven approaches to critical decision-making and is passionate about process optimization and efficiency. His operational expertise includes strategic planning, product development, logistics, team development, data analysis, finance, technology, international commerce and mergers and acquisitions.
A growth expert, Ian has served as CEO of Wholesale Innovations—an importer and online retailer of private label consumer and commercial goods—since 2015. Under Ian’s leadership, Wholesale Innovators achieved 800% growth in 3 years and was named Canada’s 38th fastest growing firm of 2017.
Ian is also the Founder and President of InfoAnywhere—an electronic medical record (EMR) and case management tool that has assisted residential, outreach and community hospices in running their clinical, community and bereavement programs since 2002.
Ian has a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Economics from Trent University and was a participant in the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s Program, which selects 65 CEOs of high-growth private companies to receive enhanced CEO skills development over a three-year period.
In his spare time, Ian is a private pilot who enjoys travel for both business and pleasure. Ian is dedicated to mentoring other entrepreneurs and will be focusing his efforts on building a CEO Group of high-growth tech company founders in the downtown core of Toronto.