Diego Matute, founder, Cyphercor Inc.

Diego Matute
Diego Matute
Editor's Note

Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade honour 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs, business executives and civic leaders and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.
Click here to see the full list of the 2021 recipients and click here to watch the special broadcast honouring the year’s recipients.

2021-06-09

Business: Cybersecurity

Born: Lima, Peru

Biggest business achievement: Founding and bootstrapping a high-tech startup – which has grown to millions of dollars in annual revenues – while working with an incredible team and helping to increase the security posture of organizations of any size, worldwide.

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Biggest obstacle overcome: Maintaining a strong culture and work ethic while simultaneously scaling the solution, capturing market share and growing our team.

Biggest influences: My father, Hernan Matute – the co-founder of Cyphercor – inspired me to relentlessly and purposefully pursue my passion and become an entrepreneur. He passed away in 2017.

Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: Appreciation and gratitude

Charitable involvement: The Ottawa Hospital Foundation and The Matute Legacy Endowment Fund

First job: Paperboy for the Ottawa Citizen

Advice I’d give the younger me: Believe in yourself. Never give up.

Favourite pastime: Quality family time

 

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