Anthony Lacavera, Chairman and CEO of the Globalive Group and Wind Mobile, is a Canadian-born telecom entrepreneur. Anthony founded Globalive in 1998 , co-founded Wind Mobile in 2008 and will launch Globalive Capital in 2013. The Globalive Group has founded, seeded, financed, operated, and divested of various assets in the Internet, Communications, and Technology sectors.
Anthony was named CEO of the Year in Canada for 2010 by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine and was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2006. Under Anthony’s leadership Globalive has received numerous best in business awards, including ranking #1 on Profit Magazine’s 2004 list of Canada’s 100 fastest growing companies, one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for seven consecutive years, and twice listed as one of Canada’s 30 Best Workplaces.
In 2007 Anthony founded the SHAMBA foundation a unique charity that assists other charities with fundraising and organizational efforts. The Shamba Foundation is approaching the $1M mark raised for a variety of causes.
Anthony co-produced the award-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in London in 2010. Anthony is a founding member of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Galleria Italia. Anthony is an active supporter of the University of Toronto as well as the University of Toronto’s Engineering School where he graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering in 1997. Anthony supports entrepreneurship in Canada through programs such as the Next 36, mentors and finances young entrepreneurs, and speaks regularly to university and college level business students about entrepreneurship.
Anthony is a pilot, and enjoys flying for both work and leisure. He also enjoys snow-skiing, golf, and personal fitness.
Dec, 2015 - Current (11 months)
Board & Advisor Roles (2)Update
|Jun 1, 2016||BetaKit - Creative Destruction Lab accepting applications for 2016/2017 cohort|
|May 27, 2016||BetaKit - Tony Lacavera talks Canada’s innovation strategy with Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Brenda Halloran|
|Apr 26, 2016||BetaKit - Tony Lacavera says Canada can be a leader in quantum computing at Canadian Club Toronto panel|
|Apr 22, 2016||Tech Vibes - The Entrepreneurial Evolution of Canadian Culture|
|Mar 14, 2016||BetaKit - CanCon Podcast Ep. 8: Are we too Canadian for FinTech innovation?|
|Mar 14, 2016||Mobile Syrup - CanCon Podcast Ep. 8: What’s the deal with 5G?|
|Mar 9, 2016||BetaKit - Globalive’s Tony Lacavera says 5G will “significantly” impact Canada’s mobile landscape|
|Mar 8, 2016||Mobile Syrup - Wind Mobile founder Tony Lacavera discusses Canada’s 5G future|