MindBridge Ai hires new chief strategy officer, eyeing 2021 IPO

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MindBridge Ai's new chief strategy officer Miyo Yamashita. Photo provided

One of Ottawa’s rapidly growing firms is shifting its executive ranks in hopes of securing a public listing in the not-too-distant future.

MindBridge Ai, which develops artificial intelligence applications to help auditors and bookkeepers catch incidents of fraud, has hired Miyo Yamashita as its chief strategy officer.

Yamashita, who has worked in executive and C-suite roles with Deloitte Canada and TD Bank for the past decade, was named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017 by the Women’s Executive Network.

Announcing the new hire on LinkedIn, MindBridge CEO Eli Fathi said in a post that Yamashita will develop the company’s strategy for an initial public offering, currently slated for 2021.

MindBridge founder Solon Angel, who previously held the CSO role, will shift to a new post as chief impact officer.