Judi Hess

CEO

Judi took on the role of CEO at Copperleaf in August 2009, which in 2016 was named the 17th┬áFastest-Growing Software Company in Canada and the Emerging Tech Company of the Year in BC. She began her career┬áas a software developer at aerospace and defence company MDA and spent 14 years there before joining Creo Inc. in 1995. She rose to become president in 2002, a position she held until Creo was acquired by Eastman Kodak for just under $1 Billion USD in 2005. During her 4 year tenure at Kodak, Judi was a general manager and vice president within the graphic communications group, a corporate officer and vice president of Eastman Kodak, and head of Kodak Canada. She is currently a member of the Premier’s Technology Council of British Columbia, and a member of the board of directors of Pason Systems Inc. (TSX: PSI).┬áIn 2017, Judi was recognized as an Influential Women in Business by BIV, an award celebrating B.C.’s most outstanding business women.┬áOriginally from Toronto, Judi and her family live in Vancouver. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics Degree With Distinction – Dean’s Honours List from the University of Waterloo, was a René Descartes Scholar, and is an avid downhill skier.