Charlyne Fothergill


Community & Partnerships, TAP Network | Founder & Principal, Sova Operations | Tech Community Connector

Charlyne has 18+ years in HR and Business Operations and has spent the past decade growing Canada’s tech startup ecosystems through a variety of roles, including Program Director at a VC backed Accelerator program and Founding Director of Career Services at Lighthouse Labs.

Her experience is largely with the early stage companies where she loves to make order out of the chaos. She has worked in house as well as as a mentor, advisor and through her own consulting practice- Sova Operations. 

Charlyne has seen under the hood of 100’s of startups and is passionate about working with founders and supporting them in operationalizing their vision. Charlyne believes that regardless of stage, companies and their employees deserve good people practices. When she is not working you can find Charlyne in Vancouver spending time with husband and son, which this time of year usually involves being at a hockey rink.