Raffi Tchakmakjian

CEO, Lifespeak Inc

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Montreal

Stream: Artificial Intelligence

Raffi Tchakmakjian is currently taking a break, and mentoring AI start-ups & scale-ups. Up until November 2023, he was CRO at LifeSpeak Inc (TSX: LSPK), having sold his company, LIFT session, to the former in October 2021. LIFT session was an AI-based fitness platform built for wellness providers that is currently integrated in the LifeSpeak offering.

Prior to founding LIFT, Raffi co-founded Trellia, which acquired by Wyse in 2011. Trellia launched the industry’s first SaaS cloud-based management for iOS and Android devices.

At Wyse, he was VP of Business Development and Product Management, and was part of the executive team that led to the acquisition of Wyse by Dell in 2012 for $950M. After the acquisition by Dell, Raffi was responsible for strategic alliances with Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, Google and Amazon. When Raffi left Dell, his business unit was generating $1.4BN of revenue.