After 24 years with Wesley Clover, one of Canada’s leading private, global investment management firms and holding companies, Greg Vanclief has departed to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer at Elentra, one of the rising stars in the educational technology space, focused on providing a complete platform for health sciences education.
What prompted him to make the move?
“It was simply an amazing opportunity,” Greg explains.
“The education technology space is rapidly evolving, and Elentra is poised to capitalize on that momentum. First, the capabilities of cloud computing allow us to deliver exciting new capabilities and features to the advanced education community globally. Second, Elentra has a substantial existing client base with premier post-secondary institutions using our solutions worldwide today. Institutions have put their faith and trust in our platform. That speaks volumes to the value and power of the solution that Elentra provides and gives us a solid foundation upon which we can build as we rapidly scale up.”
Greg brings deep experience in helping startups reach their potential, having worked with, and nurtured over 100 firms while at Wesley Clover.
The move to Elentra is also a bit of a homecoming for Greg. He holds a BA in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University. Elentra began its development as a learning management system for that university’s Faculty of Health Sciences before it was adopted and developed by an ever-growing network of universities.
“I am excited to get started,” Greg explains. “There is much for us to do as we build our business and establish our brand as a market-leading provider of educational technology on the international stage. There is so much this platform has to offer. I can’t wait to join this team and help to take Elentra to new heights.”
What Elentra’s board is saying:
“Greg is a fabulous fit for Elentra, and we are fortunate to have him join us. With his record of successful commercialization of startups, our prestigious customer base, and our best-in-class product, Elentra is perfectly positioned for rapid growth and spectacular success.”Jim Roche, Chair, Elentra Board of Directors
“Greg is a seasoned business leader and brings a depth of experience to this role. I am thrilled that he will be leading Elentra as it continues to deliver its platform to an ever-expanding number of institutions around the world.”Jane Philpott, Corporate Director, and Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University
“As Chair of the Elentra Cloud Advisory Council, I am eager to work with Greg to continue to improve our platform and deliver a product and service second to none in the industry. Elentra is truly a game-changer in the delivery of health sciences education.”Dr. Andrew Padmos, Chair, Elentra Cloud Advisory Council, CEO of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, (2006-2019)
What Elentra’s customers are saying:
“With Greg’s experience guiding and growing startups, we have high hopes that Elentra is well-positioned to deliver on its incredible promise. We are excited to be part of this next phase of its growth.”Dr. Edward Barnes MD, FACP Associate Dean, Academic Innovation, Western University, Health Sciences
“Elentra is unique in the full breadth of features that it offers. When you combine that unique value proposition with Greg’s successful track record of commercializing SAAS companies, Elentra’s future is truly bright.”Dr. Alvaro Perez, MD, MS, MMEL Assistant Dean for Curriculum Development, Accreditation, and Licensing at Universidad Central Del Caribe School of Medicine
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