Alumni Profile

Fausto Matellacci, a York alumnus

Robert Martellacci

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Economics)
Faculty: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Graduated: 1984
Current Position: Founder & President, Mindshare Learning

Robert Martellacci is the Founder, President & Publisher of MindShare Learning, a strategy consulting firm and the MindShare Learning Report - Canada's Leading, Learning & Technology eMagazine. He has over 25 years of expertise in the learning & technology space as a former University Administrator at York University and as Canadian Country Manager for The Learning Company School Division, working under the leadership of Kevin O'Leary (CBC's Lang & O'Leary Exchange and Dragon's Den). A dot-com crash survivor, Martellacci was inspired to launch his own business in 2001 to follow his passion for learning and technology. He is a lifelong learner at heart and is community-minded, serving as a hockey coach for his daughter's team. Martellacci's board involvement includes positions as Vice-Chair, Canadian eLearning Enterprise Alliance; Advisory Board Member, York University Institute for Research on Learning Technology; and Chair of the York University Varsity Hockey Alumni Chapter.

This past year, Mr. Martellacci teamed up with John Kershaw and his associate David Roberts to lay the foundation for C21 Canada.