Trusted Senior Advisor. Clea Gigantes career spans 3 decades in technology sector as subject matter expert across Enterprise, Crown Corp & SMB globally working with cross functional teams. She is a strategic thinker and collaborator, but she’s also a former developer who can also dig deep into the technical challenges. She advanced to operations, sales and solution services leadership roles in both the public and private sector.
My expertise is Technology including emerging, higher learning, digital transformation, Marcom, Operations, Managed Services and Finance. Working with private, F-1000, Top Canadian public companies.
On a personal note, Clea grew up in Ottawa and France surrounded by politics and purpose, guided by her trailblazing mother Evelyn Gigantes, former MPP for Ottawa Centre, one of a handful of female ministers in the Bob Rae government. Evelyn was mentored by former UN ambassador Stephen Lewis and Ottawa’s former Mayor Marion Dewar. Evelyn mentored Paul Dewar Ottawa’s former mayor. As a Senator for Quebec for former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, her uncle Philippe Gigantes has been featured by CPAC as one of the builders of Canada. She has been honored with many awards, including Women in Technology (STEM), President’s Award, Customer Heroes, Collaboration Builder, as Influencer.
Her father Terry Gigantes, was former Chief statistician and diplomat for Canada with the OECD and IMF. Clea is a champion for gender & LGBTQ diversity and human rights and is has an outstanding network of enterprising women. Her passion is being a bridge for people, active in diversity/Neuro diversity and inclusion panels and leadership, communities and helping clients with complex problems and mentors Computer Science and Engineering students. She has one daughter Mirah who graduated with honors in 2020 now living and working in California.