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Our Team

Jeffrey Steiner
President & Executive Director

Jeffrey Steiner is a Toronto lawyer and business leader involved in the media, real estate, and mining sectors. He founded New Franchise Media Inc., which develops film & TV projects based upon the bestselling novels of Jeffrey Archer.

In his role from 2002-2009 as President & CEO of the Toronto Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO), he developed the new Toronto headquarters for Corus Entertainment Inc. - a 500,000 square foot LEED-Gold green building on Toronto’s waterfront.

Mr. Steiner is a member of the Board of Directors of Canada’s official export-import bank Export Development Canada (EDC). He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE Inc.), which oversees government investment in the commercialization of university R&D through industry collaboration and venture capital.

His previous experience includes serving in the federal government as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Indian Affairs & Northern Development, and at the Department of National Defence.

jeffrey@angelinvestorsontario.ca

416.628.1458 ext. 206


Maggy Libarian
Finance Manager

As Finance Manager, Maggy is responsible for managing the financial operations and human resources of Angel Investors Ontario.

Maggy has successfully developed accounting departments for midsize companies by hiring and training staff and implementing finance & HR processes and procedures. She has actively served non-profit organizations and a variety of small businesses for over 20 years.

maggy@angelinvestorsontario.ca

416.628.1458 ext. 201


Idas Levato
Manager, Outreach & Business Development

Idas Levato joined Angel Investors Ontario in June 2018 to lead project facilitation, business development, process optimization, and collaborative proposal development.

She has strong connections in the Angel investor & VC ecosystem and is a bold connector of people for resources, network-building and dealflow. Idas co-founded TorontoStarts Inc., a Toronto early-stage accelerator. 

She previously served as Director of StartupToronto.org and is currently the founder of @WERKTO, an empowering Facebook community group of women CEO’s, VCs, and founders. She is also an advisor to several startups.

Idas is a lateral-thinker and solution-driven person. She is a passionate advocate of inclusion and diversity and ready to provide deep insights for resources and key networks useful for founders to advance their search for opportunities and tools.

idas@angelinvestorsontario.ca

416.628.1458 ext. 204


Izadella Sta. Romana

Izadella Sta. Romana
Communications & Digital Media Coordinator

Izadella Sta. Romana first joined Angel Investors Ontario as a student in a Marketing, Design & Events Intern role in the Spring/Summer of 2017. Now, as the Communications & Digital Media Coordinator, she is responsible for designing and producing Angel Investors Ontario's marketing, events and communications materials for print and digital. 

Izadella has a diploma in Interactive Media Design with Honours from Seneca College, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies & Digital Technology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

izadella@angelinvestorsontario.ca

416.628.1458 ext. 203


VOLUNTEER OFFICERS

Ally Tharani
Treasurer

Ally Tharani is a Partner at KPMG Enterprise. His focus is on medium and large size private companies throughout various industries, including manufacturing, retail, real estate and breweries.

Ally has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Wilfred Laurier University, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO). He has been a volunteer Secretary/Treasurer with Angel Investors since 2010, assisting the Board of Directors and staff in the preparation of reports and the resolution of finance questions. Ally’s support has contributed to the successful development of Ontario’s Angel investment community.


Safina Chagani
Secretary

Safina Chagani is a dynamic and passionate young professional focused on conflicts of interest, regulatory risk and compliance. Currently with a Big Five Canadian bank, she is responsible for identifying and assessing domestic and international conflicts of interest. Safina provides advisory, critical analysis, and solutions to ensure internal operations are colouring within the regulatory lines, and works to mitigate both regulatory and reputational risk exposure, while supporting and promoting a well-vetted good governance framework. 

Prior to this, Safina has held progressively senior roles within payments, municipal government, a Seven Sisters law firm, a Big Four accounting firm, and a Canadian public company. She is passionate about giving back to the community by lending her specialized skills to add value to growing a healthy Canadian economy and positive start-up culture in Ontario.

Safina graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Law with Honors from the Department of Public Affairs and Management. 

As volunteer Secretary with Angel Investors Ontario, Safina has been a valuable asset to the Board of Directors, contributing to the overall success of Ontario’s Angel investment community.