Bram is the Director of Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships at Shopify. With more than 400,000 merchants in 150 countries, Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. In his role Bram is responsible for Shopify’s mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Shopify, Bram was a venture capitalist with OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of one the largest pension funds in the world. As a VC, Bram worked on 20+ transactions helping the OMERS Ventures grow from 1 investment to 24 investments. Bram helped lead and manage OMERS Ventures’ investments in Shopify (IPO), HootSuite, VidYard, PasswordBox (Acquired by Intel), BusBud, Hopper, League, and AppHero (Acquired by Fuse Powered).

Bram holds a B.Sc. in Software Engineering from McGill University and an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

My Sessions

The Exit Team, Sponsored by


In this session, Barbara Dirks, Head of Silicon Valley Bank Canada,  Carol Leaman, President & CEO, Axonify, Hugues Lalancette, Associate, iNovia, Mark Macleod, Founder, SurePath Capital, and Bram Sugarman, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Shopify will explore when you should be thinking about selling, who you need on your team and key considerations for your organization, […]