In his role as Managing Partner and Global Head of Venture Capital at OMERS, Damien Steel is responsible for leading OMER’s $1 billion global venture portfolio and investment strategy.
Damien has over 15 years venture investing and operating experience having spent time previously with both BridgeScale Partners and EdgeStone Capital Partners. Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, Damien was CEO and co-founder of Novo Dental Studios (sold to one of North America's largest dental labs), a leading digital dental laboratory that leveraged technology to service the dental market.
Damien has spent the majority of his career working with growth companies on all aspects of their business including finance, acquisitions, and overall growth strategies.
Damien previously served on the board of PasswordBox (sold to Intel) and currently serves on the boards of Felix and Paul, Fusebill, Hopper, Kaleo, Klipfolio, TouchBistro, and Wave.
Damien has an H.B.B.A from Wilfrid Laurier University, is a CA and a CFA charter holder.