Rhiannon Davies

Co-Founding & Managing Partner, Sandpiper Ventures

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Atlanta, CDL-Atlantic, CDL-Montreal

Stream: Prime, Recovery, Supply Chain

A native of New Brunswick, Rhiannon has over 22 years of experience as a leader in international business spanning Europe, Asia, South and North America. Rhiannon was the COO of GrandVision N.V., a CAD$ 5.5 Billion revenue retailer with businesses in 45 countries, and the Managing Director of the GrandVision Supply Company, a global subsidiary of GrandVision N.V.. She was a member of the Board of Directors that took the company through a successful IPO on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange in 2015. Previous to this role, she served as a VP in charge of Operations during the CAD$ 18 Billion sale and integration of international food manufacturer Royal Numico B.V., acquired by Groupe Danone. Rhiannon thrives in fast moving, fast growth environments, and has worked in executive and supervisory board roles in private, public and non-profit organizations.

Rhiannon believes in the need to support entrepreneurship and innovation to deliver meaningful change in business, community and social development. She actively supports this belief by serving as a mentor and angel investor. Rhiannon recently returned to Canada to live in Halifax and is co-founding partner in a venture fund to promote diversity in the early-stage ecosystem.

Specialties: Retail, Sustainability, Food Security, FMCG, Food & Beverages, Business Strategy, General Management, Operations, New Product Introduction, Strategic Partnerships