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‘Time to make a change’: Eli Fathi retiring as MindBridge CEO


After spending the past two decades keeping a watchful eye on the development of some of the capital’s biggest tech successes, Eli Fathi is now looking forward to witnessing a growth story even closer to his heart: the raising of his grandchild.

The legendary Ottawa entrepreneur announced late last week that he is stepping down as CEO of MindBridge Ai effective Wednesday. Fathi will be replaced by New York-based Leyton Perris, who joined the company as global chief operating officer earlier this year.

“We need to have a leadership team that will (take us) to the next level,” explains Fathi, who emigrated to Canada from Israel as a student in the early 1970s. “From my perspective, I’ve done it for six years. I’ve been in this field (technology) for 43 years, so it was about time to make a change.”

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