Claudette McGowan is the chief executive officer of Protexxa, a B2B SaaS cybersecurity platform that leverages Artificial Intelligence to rapidly identify, evaluate, predict, and resolve cyber issues for employees. She is also a general partner of Phoenix Fire, a fund focused on investing in women-led startups at the earliest stages. In addition to these, she co-founded the Firehood, a platform advancing the participation, leadership, and prosperity of women in technology. She is a global information and technology leader with more than 18 years of success leading digital transformations, optimizing infrastructure and designing news approaches that improve service experiences. She has worked in the technology industry for several organizations such as Deloitte, Metropolitan Police Services, North York General Hospital, Bank of Montreal and TD Bank. Ms. McGowan began her career at BMO in 2000 and held multiple senior leadership roles including chief information officer, enterprise technology employee experience. In 2020, she joined TD Bank as global executive officer for cyber security, where she spent two years before launching Protexxa.