President & CEO Salida Capital
Courtenay joined Salida Capital as Managing Director in March 2008 and was later elected to President and Chief Executive Officer in October that same year. Courtenay brings over 16 years of experience to Salida, including 10 years in capital markets, along with a successful track record in the areas of leadership, corporate strategy and business development.
Prior to joining Salida Capital, Courtenay was Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategy at Tricycle Asset Management, one of Canada’s largest private alternative investment companies. Courtenay joined the firm in its infancy in 2002 and her business strategy implementation was instrumental in building Tricycle’s assets from under $100 million to more than $1 billion in less than 3 years.
In 1996 Courtenay was brought in to found Dell Canada’s online business division. By 1998 she had grown it into Canada’s largest e-commerce business, a $500 million business unit, 50% of Dell Canada’s revenue and the fastest growing e-commerce division throughout Dell globally. While at Dell, Courtenay was granted the Chairman’s award for excellence, presented annually to 5 out of 40,000 global employees.
Earlier in her career, Courtenay held various senior management roles in the areas of business development, sales and marketing.
Courtenay sits on the Board of Directors of BTR Investment Management Ltd., the international investment manager to the BTR Funds, for which Salida Capital is the exclusive advisor. Courtenay also sits on the board of director for the ONEXONE Foundation, a charitable organization which assists in improving the lives of children globally.
In 2009 Courtenay founded the Salida Capital Foundation, a philanthropic initiative focused on the areas of Sustainable Energy, Food Security and Agricultural Innovation, Women’s Rights and Empowerment, and Children’s Causes. Within these areas the Foundation focuses on both active involvement and passive investments in Canada and globally.