Michael Hyatt

Founding Partner, CDL-Toronto | Co-Founder and Director, BlueCat Networks Inc.

Role: Fellow

Site: CDL-Toronto

Stream: Quantum

Michael Hyatt is a serial entrepreneur and active investor. He is the co-founder of BlueCat, (acquired by Madison Dearborn Partners of Chicago, IL), and previously co-founded Dyadem, (acquired by IHS – NYSE: IHS). Michael is currently a Sr. Advisor to Northleaf Capital Partners.

Michael is also a weekly business commentator on CBC, is the Host of “Business Unplanned”, a podcast to help small businesses, and an investor on the hit Spotify podcast “The Pitch”. He is also a Founding Partner at the Rotman School of Management’s prestigious Creative Destruction Lab (CDL).

Michael is an active investor and philanthropist who chairs the Hyatt Family Foundation. The foundation focuses on women’s health, critical hospital research and sponsorship of underprivileged minorities. Michael was awarded the “Power Partner Award” from the Women of Inspiration Awards for his supportive and innovative work with women in Canada and the developing world.