Management Team

CRAIG MCCANNELL: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Craig brings 17 years of experience to his role as Yappn’s Chief Financial Officer.  From 1999 to 2010 Craig held a position at Ernst & Young LLP, most recently as a senior manager in the assurance practice, where his professional background involves extensive experience with publically traded technology entities in both Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Yappn, Craig held senior positions at Intertainment Media Inc. including Chief Financial Officer.  He is a Canadian Professional Accountant and holds an H.BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

ROBERT P. COLE: CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Robert P Cole was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Yappn Canada Inc in September 2018.  He works closely with the CEO, CFO and utilizes the invaluable experience of each member of the Yappn teams to develop and implement strategy and process and product to further the success of the company.

Rob’s passion is creating a fun corporate culture of happy people that are fulfilled in knowing they are valuable, trusted and heard.

 

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Prior to being named COO, Rob served as both general manager and vice president of production and client services for Yappn since it’s inception in 2013. Rob has participated in all matters of sales, strategy and product development and the integration of technology and process in the business.  Previously, Rob was V.P. of Production for an incubator firm Intertainment Media Inc. and participated in the development of multiple small companies ranging from software to eCommerce to machine translation.  Rob has held executive and managerial positions in the manufacturing sectors of print and automotive and brings with him many skills such as time management, team building, acquisitions, agile development and lean manufacturing.

He lists a few of his career highlights as participation in the standing Guinness Book world record for most nationalities in a chat room, traveling with Indycar to live broadcast pre-race interviews in 67 languages and working with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS to internationalize their brand and creating an eCommerce app to order merchandise delivered to your seat for Live Nation.  He lists that his greatest highlight is working everyday with amazing interesting people and maintaining lifelong friendships with co-workers of the past.