Rob Freele

Senior Associate, Strategic Portfolio Development

Rob plays a central role on the Strategic Portfolio Development team. His priorities include partnering with TELUS BUs to refine their business strategy, identifying investment themes and targets, executing due diligence, and overseeing post-investment value realization.

Prior to joining TELUS Ventures, Rob spent seven years across a variety of professional service roles including strategy consulting, private equity and restructuring. He also spent 2 years leading early stage startups - first joining a seed-stage startup in Berlin, and more recently founding a blockchain analytics startup. In his role as an investor, he is passionate about identifying and accelerating disruptive innovation, and supporting founders along their growth journey.

Outside of the office, Rob enjoys staying active - at the gym or outdoors, going to live music events, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends and family. He holds a Bachelors in Medical Science from Western University, as well as an HBA and MSc in International Management from Ivey Business School.