Geoff Taber

Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Geoff Taber

Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Biography

1960-2016

It is with heartbreak that we mourn the passing of CIX Advisory Board member, Geoff Taber, a key advocate and leader in Canada’s technology sector for over three decades. Geoff passed with his wife and two sons suddenly on December 24, 2016.

Geoff was at the forefront of understanding the importance of the technology sector to Canada and was the founder of the Osler’s Emerging Companies Group. Geoff concentrated on private and public financings, M&A transactions and strategic commercial matters. He advised a broad spectrum of life sciences and technology companies, many North American VC funds and was involved in over 100 cross-border VC deals. Geoff loved bringing together entrepreneurs and investors and devoted his time to ventures to encourage and celebrate entrepreneurship such as the Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Business, The Next 36, and Canadian Innovation Exchange. Geoff was an avid cyclist, loving father and devoted husband. We will miss Geoff’s guidance, passion and sense of humour.