New Volta CEO optimistic about Atlantic Canada’s recovery from COVID-19
Martha Casey has been named the new CEO of Atlantic Canada innovation hub Volta. Casey has been the interim CEO of the hub since late March when former CEO Jesse Rodgers departed after four years at the helm of the innovation hub. “With the uncertainty going forward, I’m optimistic, but it certainly has been challenging.”Casey’s stewardship of the innovation hub began at a difficult time for Canadian tech. After joining Volta in November 2018 as chief operating officer, Casey stepped into the CEO role right as the COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada, causing a nationwide lockdown. During the pandemic, Volta launched a six-week program to guide entrepreneurs through the changing business landscape.