John Ruffolo

Founder & Managing Partner

Maverix Private Equity

John is the Founder and Managing Partner of Maverix Private Equity, a private equity firm focused on technology-enabled growth and disruption investment strategies.

John is also the Founder of OMERS Ventures and Co-Founder and Vice Chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators. Over the course of his leadership as the CEO of OMERS Ventures, they invested over USD$500 million in over 40 disruptive technology companies across North America.

Before joining OMERS, in addition to being a Partner at Deloitte, John was their Global Thought Leader, Global Tax Leader, and Canadian Industry Leader for their Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) practice, and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Deloitte, John was a Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Throughout his career, John continues to be recognized for his unparalleled contributions to the growth of the technology sector and expansive vision of Canada’s economy.


tuesday – 06:15pm Main Stage

Time Icon 20 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Main Stage

What it Takes to Succeed

In sport and in business, there’s no shortage of ambition. Andre and John sit down to talk about the road from inspiration to success. From operating with a plan, to optimizing your network, and being unwavering in the pursuit of your goals. This deep dive into the strategy behind success will help you craft a competitive mindset and ensure you are on your way to your future aspirations.