Matt Skynner

Matt Skynner is the Chief Operating Officer at ventureLAB, a leading global founder community for hardware technology and enterprise software companies located in York Region. Matt is
responsible for all ventureLAB operations including Finance, HR, Client Program Development and Delivery, as well as, the Innovation Space Facilities.

Matt has over 30 years of high tech experience, including leading a global $1B technology business as Corporate Vice President and General Manager at AMD Canada. Prior to joining venture LAB, Matt was the President and Chief Operating Officer at Braingrid Corporation, where he helped scale the company by assisting in raising more than $4M, growing the team from 5 to 20 people, and going public at the end of 2018.

At AMD Canada (previously ATI), Matt spent 17 years in various roles including Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Vice President, Product Marketing and Corporate Vice President and
General Manager of the Graphics Business Unit. In addition, Matt served as the General Manager for AMD Canada. Matt started his career at Honeywell Limited where he held various
positions in engineering, sales and marketing.

Matt has served on the Boards of Directors of the IT Association of Canada, the Information Markham and Volunteer Centre, and the Canadian Association of Energy Service Companies.
Matt is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Manitoba.