Capasiti Consulting Inc. (Capasiti) is a syndicate of research, advisory and project management experts who focus on helping organizations research, develop and deliver programs and policies for industry and sector growth in knowledge- and innovation-based sectors.

With a particular focus on industry-led initiatives, Capasiti assists governments and organizations with cluster development, venture acceleration, industry promotion, and actionable public policies.

We do…

  • Cluster Development
  • Venture Acceleration
  • Strategic Planning & Organizational Transformation
  • Program Development and Execution
  • Project Funding and Sponsorship
  • Public Policy Development and Advocacy
  • Industry Research and Program Evaluation


  • Governments – Federal, Provincial/State, City/Regional
  • Economic Development Organizations
  • Industry and Community Organizations
  • Academic Institutions
  • Business Accelerators and Incubators

How we are different…

  • Hands-on Practitioners
  • Direct Industry Experience
  • Proven Track Record
  • Pragmatic
  • Cost Conscience

The Capasiti team has extensive experience building organizations and industry sectors. Some of our projects and services include Organizational Reviews, Industry Sector Profiles, Program Evaluations, Industry Task Force Management, Partnership and Sponsorship Programs, Project Funding Proposals, Venture Acceleration and Accelerator Space Development.


The Capasiti team works with their clients to create pragmatic strategies and programs that deliver impactful results.

Cindy Pearson

Principal Consultant

An innovative strategist with over 25 years’ experience revitalizing and growing organizations, Cindy has a proven track record of developing strategic and tactical plans that focus on rapid growth and brand building. Cindy is skilled at engaging industry and government in the development and execution of innovative programs and value-add services that support industry growth. Her experience in working in both the public and private-sector, makes her highly capable in engaging internal and external stakeholders, creating consensus and driving program success. From 2004 to 2015 Cindy was the Chief Operating Officer of the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) where she grew and transformed the organization into one that has a direct impact on the growth of BC’s technology sector.



  • Expert in economic diversification through digital economy development
  • Respected professional known for delivering cost-effective and impactful programs designed to help economic diversification through digital economy development


Work Experience

  • 18 years in senior roles including President, COO and VP with technology industry trade organizations in Waterloo, Toronto and Vancouver.
  • Systems Analyst for large insurance company
  • Successful retail entrepreneur
  • Political staff to Provincial Cabinet Minister and Premier



  • Industry Acceleration Program Development and Operations
    • Accelerator Development and Operations
    • Talent Development
    • Growth and Mentorship Programs
  • NGO Program Development and Management
    • Industry Awards
    • Scholarships
    • Industry Promotion
    • Grants and Fundraising
    • Membership and Sponsorship
  • Organizational Transformation

Steve Thomson

Principal Consultant

Steve is a professional market researcher and technology product manager, who also possesses significant experience in public policy development. This diverse background enables Steve a unique ability to translate issues and barriers into actionable policy and program recommendations. For more than a decade, Steve has served as a consultant, industry expert and key advisor to technology start-ups, governments, and NGO’s in Canada and the US. Prior to launching his consulting practice, Steve was responsible for the development, roll-out and management of digital financial services and payments solutions for a large community of Canada’s financial institutions. Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Guelph.



  • Unique mix of public policy, research, and practical financial services and technology industry experience.
  • Significant experience working with organizations of all types including governments, industry associations, social enterprises, open source communities, and for-profit start-ups.


Work Experience

  • Several years of FinTech experience in Canadian credit union, banking and payments markets
  • Global market experience supporting Financial Inclusion technologies
  • Political staff to a Provincial Cabinet Minister
  • 11 years of consulting experience with Thomson + Associates (predecessor of Capasiti)



  • Industry Research
    • Marketing and Public Policy Research
    • Industry and Sector Profiles
    • Competitive Intelligence
    • Program Evaluation
  • Product Development and Product Management
  • Business Planning and Proposal Writing
  • Public Policy Analysis and Development
  • FinTech Expertise: Payments, Remittances, Self-Service Banking, Core Banking, and Financial Inclusion.


NGO’s and Government Organizations

  • Absolute Software
  • ACETECH Academy for CEO’s
  • BC Ministry of Economic Development
  • BC Premier’s Technology Council (PTC)
  • BC Technology Association (Formerly BCTIA)
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
  • Business-in-Vancouver (BIV)
  • Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Development (DFATD)
  • CEAMS Credit Union Association
  • Central 1 Credit Union
  • Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Futures East Kootenay (CFEK)
  • Discovery Parks Realty / Discovery Foundation
  • Eloquent Systems Inc.
  • Elk Valley Economic Initiative
  • Fernie Chamber of Commerce

  • Global Filipino Solutions Inc.
  • ICT West – ICT Association of Manitoba (ICTAM)
  • Industry Canada
  • MediaFX Group
  • mFoundry
  • Mifos Initiative
  • Montreux Capital Corp. / KOWOPS
  • Parastone Construction and Development Company
  • PHEMI Health Systems Inc.
  • Simon Fraser University – Beedie School of Business
  • Simon Fraser University Industry Liaison Office (UILO)
  • TenDigits Software
  • Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC)
  • Wireless Innovation Network of BC / DigiBC

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