Meet MESH

Mike Wright

Co-Founder & CEO

Mike has over 18 years of experience in business and IT and was a key player in a successful exit. With MESH/Diversity, Mike has turned to his passion, helping create business cultures that thrive.

Dr. Leeno Karumanchery

Co-Founder and Head of Behavioural Sciences

Leeno has over 28 years of experience and is world reknown for his expertise in the fields of Emotional Intelligence and Diversity. Leeno’s research underpins the MESH/Diversity platform.

Adrienne O’Pray

VP of Client Success

Adrienne brings leadership experience from two decades of work in the public and private sectors. She also brings experience championing change and promoting economic and social policy debate and development in New Brunswick. 

Elaine McKinnon

Chief Financial Officer

Elaine is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 30 years of experience working in the information technology sector. She has worked with companies such as East Valley Ventures, Brovada Technologies, Bell Aliant and IBM Global Services.

Jason Aube, P.Eng.

CTO

Jason has over 20 years of experience in the technical field. He is responsible for technology and engineering at MESH/Diversity.

Hugh Comerford

Chief Innovation Officer

Hugh is a global leader in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and is a certified Innovation Facilitator. His 20 years of experience has been key in building an approach to organizational change unlike any other.

Naveen Mehta

Chief Legal Officer

Naveen is a seasoned human rights and labour/employment lawyer with 20 years of experience. He has also worked as General Counsel to one of Canada’s largest labour organizations. An award-winning global Diversity, Inclusion and Workplace Leadership speaker, coach, and strategist, he is well-known as a thought leader on D&I in the legal profession and professional services industries.

Al Sturgeon

VP Business Development

Al has over 20 years of experience across sales, marketing, product management and customer engineering. Al has a passion for bringing new solutions to market and scaling startups.

Karen Bennett

Organizational Development Lead

As an Organization Development Expert, Karen brings 30+ years of experience in team building, leadership and
organizational development skills in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. Her focus is centred on helping teams understand, appreciate, and utilize their differences in constructive ways to develop workplace cultures where people and organizations thrive.

Ria Riaz

Head of Marketing

Ria is marketer, community builder and a story teller with an Information Sciences background. She helped launch and build several communities including, but not limited to, Startup Open House, Women Who Code Toronto, SheWorx Canada, Inspiring Fifty Canada and more. Ria was featured in Betakit’s 30 women in Canadian tech to follow list, as well as DMZ’s Top 30 Women in Canadian Tech making a difference list.

Brett Whitaker

Lead Developer

Brett has been in love with coding for almost as long as he can remember. He is a full-stack developer with an eye for design and a strong focus on front-end user experience.

Michelle Wilson

Customer Success Specialist

Michelle is an experienced Customer Success Specialist with hands-on experience building and developing strong partnerships with her clients. Experienced at digging deep to provide insight and recommendations to help achieve success while developing strong partnerships.

Symone Jennings

Client Success Specialist

Symone has built an extensive career focused on community building, relationship management and making positive social impact. Utilizing a humancentered design approach she successfully builds and maintains a strong and meaningful relationship with her clients by engaging in a deep discovery process to better understand their needs and the value she can bring to their organizations.

Aaron McKinnon

Marketing Specialist

Aaron brings a variety of skills to our marketing team thanks to a background in public relations, communications, graphic and web design. He has worked in product branding and marketing, while also fuelling his love of art through his work with a local art gallery.

Drive real, lasting change in your organization

MESH/diversity empowers D&I professionals with the strategic support, tools, metrics and data needed to drive the success across their organizations.

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