Michael Hyatt is a serial entrepreneur and active investor. He co-founded two highly successful tech firms that sold for over $1 billion, is a founding partner of the Rotman School of Management’s prestigious Creative Destruction Lab, and a weekly business commentator for the CBC. A seasoned business leader, Hyatt equips audiences with the strategies and mindsets needed to become catalysts for growth and success in an ever-shifting business landscape.
Hyatt was the co-founder and CEO of BlueCat — one of the largest private software companies in Canada — and the co-founder of Dyadem. He is currently the executive chairman of DataStealth, a fast-growing cybersecurity business, and a senior advisor to Northleaf Capital Partners. He has also invested in several startups, later-stage businesses, and private equity and venture capital firms.
Previously a “Dragon” on CBC’s online sensation Next Gen Den, Hyatt is the host of Business Unplanned, a podcast that offers expert opinions and advice to entrepreneurs. He is also an investor on the hit Spotify podcast, The Pitch.
In addition, Hyatt chairs the Hyatt Family Foundation, which focuses on women’s health, critical hospital research, and sponsorship of underprivileged minorities. Hyatt was awarded the “Power Partner Award” from Women of Inspiration for his supportive and innovative work for women in Canada and the developing world. He was named one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40”.