OceansAdvance Board Member
Senior Program Manager, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc.
Senior Program Manager
bdonovan@krakenrobotics.com

Bill has been an active member within OceansAdvance for the past ten years. After spending eight years as an Account Manager with the Research and Development Corporation and working closely with a number of OceansAdvance companies and researchers, Bill later moved into private industry and is now the Senior Program Manager with Kraken Robotic Systems Inc.

Bill was responsible for managing Kraken’s Ocean Supercluster project proposal and  provides knowledge and subject matter expertise to other corporate-led initiatives.

Prior to joining the Research and Development Corporation in 2009, Bill spent 13 years working in the banking industry with the Bank of Montreal and the Business Development Bank of Canada.
Bill has been working closely with Newfoundland and Labrador SMEs for over 20 years and he has helped support and grow companies ranging from one-person start-ups to large corporations.

Bill’s professional history allows him to bring invaluable expertise to the OceansAdvance Board, including a strong financial background, knowledge of intergovernmental funding programs and a deep understanding of the needs and challenges of SMEs.