Roy possesses more than 20 years of senior technology and business development executive leadership, as well as extensive entrepreneurial experience in North America, China and Europe.
He is currently senior advisor of finance and commerce at MaRS Discovery District, a 1.5 million square foot innovation hub located in the heart of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Prior to joining MaRS, Roy was the founding chief technology officer of Lendified, a small business lender fintech startup, and co-founder of Alpha Insights, a data and analytics strategy consultancy for the financial services vertical. Before Lendified and Alpha Insights, he was CEO of his family-owned business, Bentley & Co. Limited, in New York and Shanghai.
He has also held management and consulting positions at companies including BCE Emergis, CA Technologies, CIBC/INTRIA, Accenture and Hewlett-Packard.
Roy is natively fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English and graduated with an honours bachelor of science in computer science and economics from the University of Toronto.