IQ Canada’s team consists of a group of highly experienced legal and business professionals. Our strength in our team of individuals who have achieved impressive track records in their respective careers spanning across multiple industry segments including retail, financial services, legal, insurance and banking. Leveraging on our diverse skill sets, years of leadership, consulting, litigation and senior management experience, the IQ Canada team is ever ready to offer our clients the highest quality service.
Upasana Sharma, a lawyer with over seven years of experience in practicing law both in Canada and India is one of the founders of Investor Quotient Canada (IQ Canada). Prior to founding IQ Canada, Upasana practiced law with Lerners LLP, a reputed Canadian litigation law firm. Her legal experience was primarily focused on negotiations and mediations. In addition to her legal experience, she also has significant experience in project management and regulatory compliance having worked with non-governmental and quasi-governmental organizations in India and Canada.
Upasana is a MacArthur Foundation Scholar and holds a Masters of Law (LLM) degree from the University of Toronto and the University of Pune, India. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013 and the Indian Bar in 2001.
Upasana, combining her legal experience with her entrepreneurial acumen and in-depth understanding of regulatory and business requirements in various jurisdictions, facilitates seamless, successful and effective entry of entrepreneurs and corporations into the Canadian market.
As a self-motivated Finance professional, Rajeeve has over 20 years of professional finance experience ranging from investment banking to financial planning, analysis and governance. Over the past 15 years, he has held numerous leadership positions across multiple industry verticals from big retail (Loblaw, Grand & Toy) to financial services (TD Bank Group, Foresters Financial).
Rajeeve holds a Master of Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Finance from the University of Houston.
In addition to Rajeeve’s strong track record in operational finance, he also has experience in vendor management. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Toronto where he teaches a course in Corporate Finance.
Robin Bisarya has extensive experience working with startups – gaming, big data, technology, hardware and communications.
Robin has a proven track record of directing global corporate strategy and operations, having worked or partnered with a range of global leaders such as Ford Motor, Wipro, the Tata Group, Cirrascale Corp., International Coil Ltd. and Perminova.
Robin was a founder of EzeeLink®, a wireless devices middleware company and led the development of the wireless products and services strategy for Wingcast, a joint venture of Ford Motor Co. and Qualcomm. He also served as e-Business Manager and Controller of Eastern Operations at Ford.
Robin holds an MS in Electrical and Bio-Medical Engineering and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Texas, Austin. He also holds a JD in International Trade and Federal Taxation from Concord Law School-Kaplan University.