Judi Hess


Judi has been the CEO of Copperleaf since 2009. Under her leadership, Copperleaf was named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, winner of Canada's Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures, and winner of Tech Culture of the Year. Copperleaf also made the Growth List of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ ranking of the fastest growing tech companies in North America.

Prior to Copperleaf, Judi was the president of Creo Inc., a position she held until Creo was acquired by Eastman Kodak for just under $1 Billion USD in 2005. During her four 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.

Judi is a member of the board of directors of Pason Systems Inc. (TSX: PSI). She is the YWCA's 2021 Women of Distinction Awards Event Chair and was recently named BC Tech Person of the Year, and one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics Degree With Distinction - Dean's Honours List from the University of Waterloo and is an avid downhill skier.

Awards & Recognition

2021 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Pacific Winner

2021 B.C.’s Most Influential Business Leaders

2019 BC CEO Award

2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award

2018 BC Tech Association Person of the Year

2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award

2017 B.C.’s Most Influential Women in Business Award

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