Dawn Umlah

Dawn is a proven company builder with extensive experience optimizing, funding and scaling high-growth companies. She has held leadership roles with over 15 high-growth technology companies, including Blackberry, DHX Media, and several venture-backed companies through her investment role at Innovacorp, where she also served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence.  

In her most recent role, Dawn was chief operating officer at Spring Loaded Technology, overseeing the company's rapid expansion to meet growing consumer demand. She led the company's day-to-day operations, including production, supply chain, distribution and customer success, as well as heading corporate and organizational development.

Dawn is a seasoned board member, with experience sitting on nine for-profit boards. Presently, her other board seat is with Brilliant Labs, a non-profit delivering programming, support and a platform to P-12 schools to support creative, entrepreneurial and technical skills through play.

In addition to these real-world experiences, Dawn developed her business acumen through comprehensive education, earning a BBA from St. Francis Xavier University, a CPA, CMA designation, and an MBA from Saint Mary's University.