Greg Kiessling is president of Up Capital Ltd., a private investment firm that focuses on early stage companies whose products and services will lead to increased prosperity while reducing environmental impacts. Earlier in his career, Greg was co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Sitraka, which was Canada’s largest self-financed software company when it was purchased in 2002.
Sitraka was recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies six times and was also named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Greg also served in a variety of fundraising and board leadership roles for the ground-breaking Pathways to Education program between 2002 and 2013.
Why Greg founded Clean Prosperity
“I’ve always believed that a better future requires both economic strength and a sustainable approach to environmental issues. Applying market-based solutions to environmental problems can solve them at the lowest cost to the economy, jobs, and prosperity. It worked with acid rain and it can work with Climate Change. That’s why I am a foundational donor to Canadians for Clean Prosperity.”