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Jeff Chesebrough

Jeff Chesebrough

Chief Executive Officer

Innovate Niagara

As the CEO of Innovate Niagara, Jeff lives at the intersection of public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Known for his ability to build relationships and foster collaboration amongst stakeholders, Jeff has led the evolution of Innovate Niagara, a one-stop resource for entrepreneurs in high growth sectors that includes a network of business incubators and service providers. Innovate Niagara evolved from nGen - Niagara Interactive Media Generator and now includes the Generator at one, Brock University’s BioLinc and the District School Board of Niagara’s iHub incubators as well as a Regional Innovation Centre. His previous work experience includes VP Operations/Partner at Innivity Marketing group which was named as one of the HOT 50 Emerging Growth Companies in Canada by PROFIT magazine during his time there. After years of running a business outside the region, Jeff made a conscious decision to return to his roots and has become entrenched in the Niagara community. Jeff is a Director on the Meridian Credit Union Board of Directors and served 5 years on the CAA Niagara Board of Directors until 2015. Winner of several business achievement and volunteer recognition awards, Jeff is particularly proud of being named as a Senator with the Jaycee International organization, the highest honour bestowed by JCI, his Brock University Alumni of Distinction Award and in 2016 obtained his Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation.

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