Judi Hess

CEO

Judi took on the role of CEO at Copperleaf in August 2009. Under her leadership, Copperleaf was recognized in 2018 as one of the top 20 biggest software companies in B.C., and one of the Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada for the fourth consecutive year. She began her career as a software developer at 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 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 currently a member of the Federal Economic Strategy Clean Technology Table, and on the board of directors of Pason Systems Inc. (TSX: PSI) and Neurio. In 2018, she was recognized by the BC Tech Association as Person of the Year, and in 2017 by Business in Vancouver as one of B.C.’s Most Influential Women in Business. Originally 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 and is an avid downhill skier.

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