Cybele Negris

Cybele Negris, ICD.D

Serial Entrepreneur, Board Member,  Business Leader, Speaker, Columnist


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Summary

 

Cybele Negris is CEO and Co-Founder of Webnames.ca Inc., Canada’s original .CA Registrar and one of the country’s leading Internet solutions companies. She serves on the boards of leading Canadian businesses and not-for-profits and offers insights gained from her vast business and governance experience. As a serial entrepreneur in technology and construction/real estate sectors, she brings key expertise in e-commerce, digital and cybersecurity, strategic planning & leading growth, enterprise risk management, government relations and ESG.

Board Positions (Current)

 

Cybele brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and integrity to the table in any engagement she undertakes and is open to intriging challenges in technology, corporate, government/crown, and non-profit sectors. She serves on the Executive Committee and Chairs the Risk Committee for Science World, Audit Committee and Human Resource, Health & Safety Committee for the Mint, Risk Committee and Audit Committee at BCAA and is Vice-Chair to Michelle Mungall, Minister of Jobs, Economic Development & Competitiveness on the BC Small Business Roundtable.


Board Positions (Previously held)

 
  • BC Premier’s Technology Council (2016 – 2018)
  • Vice-Chair of the Board, Small Business BC (2009 – 2015)
  • Board of Governors, Capilano University (2013 – 2015)
  • Board of Directors, Capilano University Foundation (2013 – 2015)
  • Board of Directors, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (2007 – 2014)
  • Board of Directors, Vancouver Economic Development Commission (2009 – 2011)
  • President, Wired Woman Vancouver (2005 – 2007)

Other Key Positions

 
  • Vice-Chair, Small Business Roundtable of BC
  • Advisory Council of Science World
  • Innovation Advisory Council, Simon Fraser University
  • Technical Advisory Board for the Riverview Lands Redevelopment
  • Regional Ambassador Council for Women Get on Board
  • Appointed to the 3-member Small Business Taskforce by Bruce Ralston, BC, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology
  • Columnist for Business in Vancouver
  • Mentor through the Women's Executive Network

Awards & Recognitions

 
  • BC Business Most Influential Women in Business 2018, 2017 and 2015
  • Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women 2011, 2012, 2014 and in 2015 was inducted into the Hall of Fame
  • Canada 150 Women -the country's most inspiring, ground-breaking and powerful female role models (2017)
  • Diversity 50 - Canada's most diverse and eligible board candidates (2017)
  • BC Business 50 Most Influential Women (2015)
  • Business in Vancouver Influential Women in Business Award (2010)
  • PROFIT W100 - Canada's Top Women Entrepreneurs for nine consecutive years, (2004 to 2012)
  • Canada’s Top 50 Mompreneurs (2010),
  • New Pioneers – Stories of 100 BC Women Entrepreneurs (2008)
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Award (2007), Finalist Entrepreneur category 
  • Canary Derby Top Fundraiser Award (2008, 2009 and 2010)
  • Canary Foundation Volunteer of the Year Award (2009)
  • Finalist, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific (2005)
  • Winner of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 (2003)
Cybele Negris - "Facing your years is the best way to grow as leaders and as people"

Speaking

 

Cybele speaks at over two dozen entrepreneurship and technology conferences or events each year. Notable events include:

  • TEDx
  • Level Up Conference featured with former Prime Ministers Stephen Harper and Jean Chretien 
  • Keynote for CIO/CISO Conference
  • Keynote for CMA Conference
  • FP Reach CEO’s Leveraging Media
  • WXN Top 100 Most Powerful Women Summit
  • Social Media Week
  • Startup Canada’s Innovating Differently
  • The Entrepreneur
  • Technovation

Entrepreneurial / Business Accomplishments

 

CEO, Director & Founding Partner, Webnames.ca Inc. (2000 – ongoing)

  • Webnames.ca is Canada's leading domain name registrar and hosting provider; Founded in 2000, Cybele and partners rapidly grew the firm to $2.5M revenue in the first year of operations
  • Continued growth over two  decades while remaining  profitable; over 800 products including webhosting, email, DNS, SSL and more
  • Webnames.ca Corporate unit provides concierge services to leading Canadian corporations with enhanced security, and service levels 
  • Rapidly grew and nurtured the company to cater to Fortune 500 clients, leading trademark agents, government departments and more

President, Director and Co-Founder, CBD Consulting Ltd. (dba Construction By Design) (2002 – 2013)

  • Construction management division of CBD Consulting
  • Completed a number of high-profile projects including the presentation centre for the Arthur Erickson designed Ritz Carlton Tower, many restaurants, retail and mall locations as well as numerous multi-million-dollar luxury homes.
  • Won the prestigious Gold Georgie Award 2006; two-time finalist 2009

President, Director and Founder, CBD Consulting Ltd.  (1997 – 2013)

  • Provided business and management consulting services to a wide client list including private and public companies as well as government agencies such as the Department of Fisheries, Forest Renewal BC, Fisheries Renewal BC, University Industry Liaison Office at UBC and many more.
  • Provided management consulting to a pharmaceuticals/nutriceuticals startup, building it to 40 people and going public.
  • The company later focused on construction management. See above spinoff.

Education

 
  • Institute of Corporate Directors – Director’s Education Program (2018-2019). ICD.D Designation 2019
  • Institute of Corporate Directors – Board Oversight of Strategy (2018)
  • Crown Corporation Directors Course at Canada School of Public Service (2017)
  • Carver Board Governance Training (2009 and 2015)
  • Dale Carnegie Training - emphasizing public speaking, strengthening leadership skills (1993)
  • University of British Columbia-Bachelor Degree Psychology (1991) 1st class standing

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