Ross Mitchell was the founder/CEO of HotHaus Technologies, a pioneer in the development of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. HotHaus was acquired by Broadcom in August 1999 in one of the largest private company purchases in Canadian history. Prior to starting HotHaus in 1994, Ross held various marketing and engineering positions at Spectrum Signal Processing, MacDonald Dettwiler, Seastar Instruments, and Raytheon. Currently, Ross is President of LightHaus Networks Inc., President and Chairman of Kineteks Corporation, Chairman of LightHaus Logic Inc., and President and CEO of Boulevard Auto Inc., all of which are companies affiliated with LightHaus Networks.
Ross graduated on the Dean’s List from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering in 1984. Industry recognition for his business achievements include: Finalist – Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Region in 2000; Canada’s “Top 40 under 40” in 2000.
Ross is a founding member and Chair of Mitchell Odyssey Foundation, which is committed to providing opportunities in science, technology and mathematics to adolescents. Ross is also a governor of Science World, a world renowned Science Institution in Vancouver, BC.