Lee Bonnell is currently Manager, Strategic Pricing at OpenText, a software company based in Waterloo. Prior to that, he co-founded Transformation Labs, a technology consultancy focused on software product management. Lee has been in technology his entire career, successfully developing, launching, and marketing & selling technology products.
After obtaining a Bachelors and Masters degree in Applied Physics & Engineering, Lee started in high technology by building a lab that researched, designed and manufactured specialty optical fiber at the National Optics Institute in Quebec City, and then went on to design and build a new automated manufacturing system for optical fiber components at Alcatel Canada. After obtaining an MBA, he went on to sales and marketing at Hewlett-Packard Canada, and then to m-Cube Canada, a company developing mobile-based storefronts. When the software sector boomed, he moved to the software space, launching numerous consumer and enterprise software applications at Blackberry, Nuance Communications, and PTC.
Lee has extensive experience developing new products, go-to-market strategies, competitive positioning, and building business relationships. Lee has built up expertise in Enterprise & Consumer software, Product Management, Product Marketing, Agile Processes, Market Research, and Competitive Analysis.
Lee is driven by innate curiosity, and a desire to build new things. Creativity as a key element of these endeavours, and he sees the ECFTA as a wonderful environment where creativity can be nurtured and inspired for the community and its visitors.
Lee first discovered Elora while studying for a Bachelor in Applied Physics at the University of Waterloo, and was a continual visitor until he moved to Elora permanently with his family in 2008.