Back in 2015, CEO Sarah Selhi realized that her relative would be spending $12,000 for two years of storage at a traditional self-storage facility. Not only was it a lot of money to spend storing, but her belongings were worth a fraction of that. What if she had found a neighbour’s home instead? The cost would have been far less while helping out a neighbour as well. After all, why build more buildings to store stuff while there are already existing spaces all around us? That “waste not” obsession became SpaceiShare.
SpaceiShare is a trusted, community-focused company that makes sharing fun. We exist to create technology that simplifies the process of finding and acquiring storage and parking space, while providing the insurance and liability required to give each and every user peace of mind.
Sarah Selhi CEO & FOUNDER
Sarah has over 20 years experience in sales, management marketing and start-up with a passion for innovative platforms and the environment. Sarah’s a recycling fanatic, armchair activist, digital media expert, fitness franchise owner, serial entrepreneur, music lover and travel enthusiast. Her vision is to create the best possible experience for users through exceptional customer service and smart tech.
Al-Mahmud Ali CTO & FOUNDER
Al-Mahmud’s passion is to make stuff – specifically smart platforms that users love. His broad programming experience ranges from working at most of Canada’s largest banks to eBay in Silicon Valley, gaming software at Webkinz and app building at HomeStars. He holds a Computer Science degree at UofToronto a Digital Marketing degree from George Brown and spends his spare time with his four children.
Paolo Spiluttini, MBA VP MARKETING
Prior to joining SpaceiShare, Paolo has been holding key leadership roles in disruptive telecom operators across Europe and the Middle East, introducing and establishing new brands and disruptive propositions in the telecom and TV space. He has been leading the business strategy and go-to-market execution for key players in multiple international markets (Italy, UK, Greece and UAE). Paolo is a strategic leader, passionate about technology and new media. In the last two years, Paolo has been holding the role of mentor for AstroLabs, a start-up hub based in Dubai. Paolo holds an Executive MBA from Cass Business School London.
Niall Traynor, MBA, CPA CFO
Niall Traynor has a breadth of knowledge in banking, finance and software industries. Niall has a degree in Economics from the University of Toronto, an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a standing member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
France Brunelle, MBA FOUNDER & ADVISOR
France brings over 25 years of diverse business experience, holding various senior positions at Yellow Pages Group, Olive Media, Casale Media and on the Board of Directors for the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). France is also known for her sweet side due to the extensive knowledge she has acquired from her family’s Maple Syrup operation in Eastern Quebec.
Karen Wang FOUNDER & ADVISOR
Karen is an expert in the digital media world, with over 20 years of experience at companies such as Yahoo, AOL, Olive Media, toronto.com and Pelmorex Media (The Weather Network). She has dedicated her career to helping companies grow revenue. With over 10 years of management experience, Karen excels at sales strategy, motivating individuals and creating amazing corporate culture. Karen loves documenting her life through photography, travelling the world and is a gambler at heart.
Simon Walker, INSURANCE ADVISOR
Simon is a personal and commercial insurance broker focused on building predictability in all lines of coverage through risk management and direct insurance placement. He has experience and access to Lloyd’s of London for hard to place risks and he specializes in cyber, tech, and defence related industries.