Damien Steel is a Director at OMERS Ventures
, Canada’s largest and most active venture capital fund. Damien leverages over 15 years of experience working with growth companies on all aspects of their business including finance, acquisitions, and overall growth strategies. Most recently, Damien has led or co-led OMERS’ investments in LeadSift, Fusebill, Busbud, DogVacay and PasswordBox (recently sold to Intel).
In his role as Director at OMERS Ventures, Damien Steel is responsible for contributing to the identification and execution of investment opportunities in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sectors. Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, Damien was a Vice President with EdgeStone Capital Partners’ venture capital funds, with a focus on evaluating and managing early stage information technology investments. Damien has over 10 years of experience working with growth companies on all aspects of their business including finance, acquisitions, and overall growth strategies.
Damien currently serves on the boards of Fusebill, LeadSift and PasswordBox. Damien also serves as a member of the Ontario Security Commission's Small and Medium Enterprise Committee and is a member of the Ontario Center of Excellence's CCR Commercialization Panel. Earlier in his career, he gained significant transactional experience while working in KPMG and RSM Richter's Corporate Finance groups. Damien is a graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University, is a CPA and a CFA charter holder.