Jacqueline Cook is the Chief Strategy Officer at Vendasta Technologies, ranked No. 42 on Canada’s 2016 PROFIT 500. She is responsible for driving a growth mindset throughout Vendasta through alignment, focus and execution cross-functionally in Engineering, Design, Product Management, Operations, Marketing, Sales, Support and Success. She leads Vendasta’s internationalization efforts and gathers key organizational data and customer insights to drive product strategy and ensure the company is achieving its long-term goals. She acts as General Manager of the Product Division, responsible for the P&L of the division and the development of Vendasta’s foundational solutions, which currently comprise over half of the company’s revenue.
Jacqueline is an alumnus of The Next 36 Entrepreneurial Institute, Canada’s premier entrepreneurial leadership initiative. During the program, she co-founded and was CEO of Triumf Mobile Rewards: a tablet and Smartphone-based platform for small and medium-sized businesses to customize their own loyalty rewards programs. She has been a speaker at events such as Tejo Talks, sponsored by Canada’s Embassy to Portugal as part of Web Summit, TEDx UofS and WE DAY, and has represented Canada at the 2010 G8 and G20 Summits, the 2010 APEC Summit in Japan, and at the 2011 G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit in France.
Jacqueline has been a recipient of CBC Saskatchewan’s Future 40 under 40 and a YWCA Women of Distinction Award. She is the President of Recess Guardians and serves on the board of Care and Share and Co.Labs, Saskatchewan’s first technology incubator. She currently resides in Saskatoon, Canada with her husband, Jeff Wandzura.
What makes Jacqueline an expert?
Saskatoon-based Vendasta recently raised $40 Million led by BDC, the largest raise from a Saskatchewan based company.