Red Trait Ventures Corp., is led by Richard Hue, an experienced, passionate entrepreneur and self-professed, “startup junkie”. Richard’s 32+ years of working with companies in the service and technology sectors offers first time founders experience and contacts in numerous fields. As lead investment manager of Harbour Capital Management Group, Richard oversees a privately managed family fund that has been involved in many investments over the past 20+ years, from Real Estate to Technology. He began his career as an investment banker with one of Wall Street’s major investment banking institutions bringing many years of management and investment banking experience. As the former President of RT Equity Inc., a boutique merchant banking firm that was eventually acquired by a financial institution, Richard was responsible for overseeing the development of startups, restructuring business operations and expansions of private and public companies, many in the technology & biotech sector. He continues to successfully apply his investment and management skills to small and mid-cap companies both in North America and internationally. Richard’s priorities begin with his family; when not with them or at the startup studio, you can find him around his other passion for fast exotic cars both on and off the track.
Aram is a 32+ year experienced professional who parlayed his Pharmacist Degree into an extremely successful career involving myriad business ventures in both the retail and wholesale pharmacy sector. Aram owned and operated more than a half dozen pharmacies which he later sold to one of Canada’s largest pharmacy retailers. As one of the very first entrepreneurs to enter the online pharmacy space in 2000, Aram quickly became a leader, building a multi-million dollar online enterprise that he sold in 2008. He brings valuable expertise in building businesses from the ground up and an uncanny sense for timing exits. Aram’s expertise is not limited to the pharmaceutical and biotech space; his diverse investments and business experience as shareholder in an investment brokerage firm and other tech ventures, offers founders great insight and broad perspective. He really understands the start-up journey. When Aram isn’t mentoring one of our fellow team members, he’s on a race track somewhere in North America pursuing his other passion, as principal of his own Grand AM / IMSA Racing Team. If you see him on the track, be sure to introduce yourself and see if you can spot our “Red Trait Ventures” logo on one of the race cars.
James is Red Trait Ventures resident expert on information security and cloud infrastructure. His expertise spans from the public sector where he was involved in complex systems security architectures for the Department of Defence to the private sector as Sr. Security Analyst for numerous Fortune 1000 companies. As a Co-Founder and Vice-President of the “InfoSec Society” (an official association) at Seneca College in the area of information security, James is involved in mentoring young people in this space. His experience as guest speaker at numerous infosec events and recipient of numerous Blackhat Conference Scholarships when he was a student, allows students he mentors an inside perspective into the world of cyber security. As a Co-Founder at Red Trait Ventures, James provides a unique blend of leadership and management skills applied in a technical context with our development team steering them towards a common technical vision. James is also founder of TurtleShell Labs Corp, which develops cybersecurity products for both SME’s and larger Enterprise customers. When James is not busy looking after the technical aspects of Red Trait Ventures portfolio of startups, he somehow still finds time to participate in the growing Canadian eSports community and researching the latest radio technology trends.