Red Trait Ventures Corp., is led by Richard Hue, an experienced, passionate entrepreneur and self-professed, “startup junkie”. Richard’s 32+ years of working with companies in the service and technology sectors offers first time founders experience and contacts in numerous fields. Richard was previously lead investment manager for Harbour Capital Management Group, where he oversaw a privately managed family fund that has been involved in many investments over the past 20+ years, from Real Estate to Technology. He began his career as an investment banker with one of Wall Street’s major investment banking institutions bringing many years of management and investment banking experience. As the former President of RT Equity Inc., a boutique merchant banking firm that was eventually acquired by a financial institution, Richard was responsible for overseeing the development of startups, restructuring business operations and expansions of private and public companies, many in the technology & biotech sector. He continues to successfully apply his investment and management skills to small and mid-cap companies both in North America and internationally. Richard’s priorities begin with his family; when not with them or at the startup studio, you can find him around his other passion for fast exotic cars both on and off the track.
Aram is a 32+ year experienced professional who parlayed his Pharmacist Degree into an extremely successful career involving myriad business ventures in both the retail and wholesale pharmacy sector. Aram owned and operated more than a half dozen pharmacies which he later sold to one of Canada’s largest pharmacy retailers. As one of the very first entrepreneurs to enter the online pharmacy space in 2000, Aram quickly became a leader, building a multi-million dollar online enterprise that he sold in 2008. He brings valuable expertise in building businesses from the ground up and an uncanny sense for timing exits. Aram’s expertise is not limited to the pharmaceutical and biotech space; his diverse investments and business experience as shareholder in an investment brokerage firm and other tech ventures, offers founders great insight and broad perspective. He really understands the start-up journey. When Aram isn’t mentoring one of our fellow team members, he’s on a race track somewhere in North America pursuing his other passion, as principal of his own Grand AM / IMSA Racing Team. If you see him on the track, be sure to introduce yourself and see if you can spot our “Red Trait Ventures” logo on one of the race cars.
Shortly after completing his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Aditya headed straight into the world of startups as a junior developer at Red Trait Ventures where he quickly advanced to become the co-founder of flooidCX, the customer care solutions company. His strong leadership skills coupled with his knowledge of multiple development languages allowed him to gain the respect of his fellow team members early on in his career. As co-founder of flooidCX he is responsible for the development, design and execution of flooidCX's business strategy.
When not at the office (which is pretty rare), you can find Aditya pursuing his foodie aspirations through travel or spending time with his best (four-legged) friend "Mila".