With over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience, Taunya’s reputation in startup circles as the “Cashflow Queen" is built on her ability to dive into the uncomfortable topic of finance with tremendous empathy, transparency and humour. She is cited as a change-maker, solution-architect and financial empowerment evangelist. With the rare ability to both motivate and equip them with actionable change strategies, Taunya helps entrepreneurs to better control their financial futures.
An entrepreneur herself, Taunya is the creator and chair of Nail the Numbers. She credited with three successful exits, and a current portfolio which includes founding and chairing two non-profits, controlling interest in three startups, and an equity position in two others. Taunya has contributed to launching and growing hundreds of startups across western Canada, in part through her work with Futurpreneur where she managed a $4 million dollar loan portfolio. And, through Powerhouse International where she tirelessly advocated on behalf of hundreds of Alberta-based startups for over eight years.
Taunya continues to ensure the voice of the startup is heard and supported through her extensive community involvement with organizations including BDC, SHAD International, First Nations University, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Capital Network and numerous other initiatives fostering entrepreneurship, financial empowerment, and economic development.