VICTORIA, BC, July 21st, 2015 – RevenueWire CEO Bobbi Leach was invited to the B.C. legislature on Monday where she met with the Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Amrik Virk. The invitation was extended after Leach was named the 2015 Executive of the Year by the Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC) in June. The awards recognize excellence in the rapidly growing high tech sector in Victoria, which has become a hub recognized around North America.
“We appreciate the recognition by Minister Virk for the contribution RevenueWire has made to the local tech community,” said Leach. “We are only one of many great tech companies here in Victoria that have helped raised the profile of Victoria as one of North America’s most successful tech hubs.”
Leach’s recognition as Executive of the Year came after 17 years of working in Victoria’s technology sector, including the last 6 years as CEO of RevenueWire. Over that time, she led the ecommerce company to revenue growth of over 400% while also growing the number of staff to over 80, based mostly out the company’s Victoria headquarters. The company has consistently remained a member of the VIATeC 25, representing the top 25 tech companies headquartered in Victoria based on revenue.
For her part, Leach has remained committed to promoting Victoria as a destination for tech professionals both through and outside of RevenueWire. Leach regularly guest lectures at local post-secondary institutions, participates in tech and business-related panel discussions and volunteered on the VIATeC Board.
Victoria’s Flourishing Tech Community
Greater Victoria’s technology sector is becoming an increasingly important industry for the region and British Columbia as a whole. Victoria’s technology community generates over $3.1 billion annually in revenues and $4 billion a year in economic impact. This correlates to over 18,000 jobs in the Greater Victoria area with another 5,000 indirectly employed because of the tech sector. British Columbia overall is home to over 84,000 employees in the technology sector.
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