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John Ruffolo, FCPA Joins Trust Science Board of Advisors

Trust Science, a loan applicant sourcing, screening and decisioning platform, has announced the addition of John Ruffolo, FCPA, to the CEO’s Board of Advisors

Mr. Ruffolo is a legendary technology investor and innovation powerhouse. He comes from an extensive technology commercialization background as the Founder and Managing Partner of Maverix Private Equity, Founder of OMERS Ventures, and Co-Founder and Vice Chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators. During his leadership tenure as CEO of OMERS Ventures, Mr. Ruffolo invested over USD $500 million in over 40 disruptive growth technology companies across North America, with prominent investments such as Shopify, Hootsuite, and Wattpad. His current private equity fund, Maverix, is also a $500 million fund.

For more details on Mr. Ruffolo’s background, see here: https://www.trustscience.com/about-us/our-team/john-ruffolo

Mr. Ruffolo joins other industry leaders on Trust Science’s Board of Advisors such as Mr. Don Guloein, most recently the CEO of $1+ Trillion (AUM) Manulife Financial, Mr. Imran Khan, TD Bank Group’s Global Head of Innovation and TD Invent, and Mr. David Ebersman, the CFO of Facebook (now Meta) at the time of its then record-breaking $100B IPO who is also the founder & CEO of multi-unicorn Lyra Health.

Mr. Ruffolo will provide direct guidance to Evan Chrapko, Founder and CEO of Trust Science, as Evan continues the rapid growth and scale-up of his legally compliant, highly predictive, global platform for assessing creditworthiness of individual consumers. 

“I have witnessed Evan’s gift for outsized technology commercialization as a serial entrepreneur. And I’ve been watching Trust Science since its birth, long before the rest of the world even understood the potential of AI & Machine Learning. This may be Evan’s biggest play yet, which says a great deal given his track record,” according to John.

In 2014, Mr. Ruffolo was recognized as Canada’s #1 of 100 Most Powerful Business People by Canadian Business Magazine (#3 in 2015) and was selected as one of Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People by Toronto Life (#16 in 2015, #40 in 2016, #26 in 2017). In 2018, John was honored with the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, making him a Fifth Class Knight. In 2020, John became a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (FCPA).

“John is one of the most credible, trusted people in North American technology commercialization and policy. What he has single handedly done for the sector, and for his country, is immeasurable. John makes the perfect addition to my CEO’s Advisory Board given the extent of Trust Science’s ambition and long-held vision to allow deserving people to get what they deserve, starting first by helping lenders to find & ‘decision’ great borrowers.