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Joseph Natale

Brief Biography

Mr. Joseph (Joe) M. Natale is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Relay Ventures. Mr. Natale has been Chief Executive Officer, President and Director at Rogers Communications Inc. since April 2017. He is the Founder of Gibraltar Growth Corporation. He served as the Chief Commercial Officer at Telus Communications Inc and served as its Executive Vice-President and President of Business Solutions. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of TELUS Corporation from May 8, 2014 to August 10, 2015. He joined TELUS Corporation in 2003 as President of Business Solutions, leading a team responsible for providing comprehensive telecommunications and information technology solutions to private and public sector business customers across Canada and internationally.

In the last 12 years, Joe has played an integral role in building a national communications company that is recognized worldwide for its financial performance, corporate social responsibility practices and commitment to putting Customers First. Joe joined TELUS with unique broad and deep experience as both an entrepreneur and in leading teams in Canada and internationally. He joined KPMG Consulting after the company he co-founded, PNO Management Consultants Inc., was acquired by KPMG in 1997. There, he held successive senior leadership roles including country leader for Canada, managing partner for the consumer and industrial markets teams, and global managing director for the automotive and transportation practice. He served on the board of directors of KPMG Canada in 1998 and 1999.

Joe has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Celestica Inc., Soulpepper Theatre Company and has been the Telecommunications Chair for United Way Toronto’s 2012, 2013 and 2014 Campaign Cabinets. In 2014, Joe and his wife, Melissa Martin, were co-chairs of the Angel Ball Gala in support of St. Michael’s Hospital, and the Wellspring Henderson Hoedown in support of the Wellspring Cancer Support Network.

Joe is a past recipient of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Award, and is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Waterloo on the subject of entrepreneurship.

Mr. Natale joined the Board of Trustees in 2015.