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Positive Venture Group is led by Jason Burke, Jeff Stoss & Paul Brown. Jason and Jeff are former senior finance executives with deep experience in large publicly traded companies, private equity backed firms and growth stage technology companies. Paul’s background in Consulting and staffing ensures that we can provide you the right solution at the right time to help you achieve your full potential.
They started Positive with the thought of a Start-Up CEO in mind.
“A CEO has a specific idea of what their product can deliver and most companies fail not because the product isn’t good enough, but because business gets in the way.” Jason Burke, Positive’s CEO
The team leverages best practices learned from years of experience in highly effective large company finance organizations, and right-sizes these processes to provide insights to growth companies.
The vision is to offer our clients best in class people, processes and systems as well as the benefit of an economy of scale. We execute on this vision by offering an enterprise-scale outsourced finance as a service solution (FAAS) which mimics the infrastructure of a best in class large company finance organization scaled perfectly for an earlier stage company in growth mode.
Our Leadership Team
Jason has spent 25 years providing operational and financial expertise to rapidly growing companies. Prior to founding Positive, Jason served as COO and CFO of Conversant (formerly MOSAID), Vice President Finance and Principal Accounting Officer at AVID Technologies, and as CFO of IBM’s Business Analytics Division (Cognos) where he oversaw the operations and integration of major portions of IBM’s $5 Billion acquisition of Cognos in 2008, where Jason had held increasingly senior finance positions, including CFO.
Jeff excels in leading financial transformation projects and finance best practices in high-growth environments. Prior to co-founding Positive, Jeff served as Corporate Controller of Conversant where he oversaw a financial transformation following a U.S. private equity $560M take-private transaction. Jeff also served in various roles in Cognos and IBM’s Business Analytics Division, including an M&A role and Director of Revenue Accounting in Amsterdam, as well as CFO of NUVO Network Management.
Paul has a proven track record of implementing business operations that are efficient, effective, optimized and delivered at our high corporate standard. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate growth and client expansion in the staffing, BPO and outsource sector with industry leaders. Paul is responsible for the growth and expansion of the Positive team internally and our clients externally.
Tyler is active in the Canadian and US venture/incubator ecosystem supporting some of Ottawa’s fastest growing businesses. Most recently Tyler was part of the founding team at GoFor Industries and served as Chief Operating Officer for two years which quickly became one of the fastest growing last-mile logistics start-ups globally. Tyler also serves on a number of advisory and governance boards in the NFP and Technology sector
With over 20 year experience, Jay has worked with a number of different organizations. In his most recent years, Jay was able to turn a residential builder organization into a multi million dollar company in just a couple of years while he was president. Since then, Jay has acted has CFO for a number of startups, participating in funding round and management cadence. Jay is now overseeing a team of 40+ employees, responsible for the core operations of PVG.
OUR NORTH AMERICAN LOCATION
Our modern, open concept office space is located within the Ottawa East community and is surrounded by a number of amenities. We are within walking distance of major public transit lines, the St. Laurent mall and a variety of restaurant locations. We are also just off the 417 highway so, commuting is made easy.
Our regular business hours are from Monday to Friday at 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Hiring Positive’s finance team and implementing NetSuite has allowed me to get back to focusing on finance strategy. I’m no longer being distracted by the day to day finance activities which has been a huge time saver for me.
With NetSuite, we’re now organized to grow, a huge and emerging market is still in front of us. We never would have been able to tackle that without the structure NetSuite and Positive have brought.
Positive helped my company set up a brand new entity in under 10 days leveraging our existing NetSuite instance. We would never have been able to do that as quickly or efficiently without NetSuite or Positive Venture Group
Positive not only saves me several hours a month of bookkeeping and accounting effort, they also helped us easily transition from QuickBooks to Netsuite with better project-based accounting and comprehensive reporting.
Positive has been a terrific partner for helping us get in front of, and manage our growth. Their highly capable and reliable staff, have enabled us to forgo any direct finance hires, and has given us access to the best systems and people that otherwise were unattainable.