KASTx Ventures (KASTx) is pleased to announce Christian Idicula as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his role, Christian will be responsible for implementing and overseeing business operations for KASTx and its portfolio companies, working with the various leadership teams to help them realize strategic visions and achieve future goals. 

For over 20 years, Christian has built a career across operations, finance, and marketing, spanning globally recognizable companies including Critical Mass, Deloitte, and PwC. Prior to joining KASTx Ventures in 2021, he was with PwC’s operations consulting team, working with public sector clients on operations strategy, service transformations, and procurement. 

“Christian has a proven track record both with KASTx Ventures and beyond, and we are thrilled to have him step into his new role as COO,” said Mark Starratt, Managing & Founding Partner at KASTx Ventures. “As we grow and evolve, Christian’s operational expertise will continue to play an important role in growing our companies into the globally impactful ventures we know they can be.” 

This announcement comes following a year of rapid growth for KASTx Ventures and its portfolio companies, where Christian was instrumental in his former role as Director, Operations.  

“I am excited to step into this new role for the firm. Having been part of the growth of KASTx and our companies over the last year it’s a welcome opportunity to advance and expand our impact,” Christian said. “KASTx Ventures continues to demonstrate the value it adds to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Alberta and Canada. I look forward to our continued growth and impact, and connecting with more innovative leaders in our community as we increase our capacity.” 

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