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What is Spacefy?

Spacefy helps creatives create by connecting them with inspiring spaces. We are a marketplace for inspiring short-term space rentals centred around the creative industry. We connect creators with cool spaces for their various projects.
For Pros and Average Joes

You don’t need to be a creative professional to use Spacefy. We offer anyone the opportunity to rent private and commercial spaces to suit any type of project, expo, event or class. Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a hobbyist or a student, Spacefy helps you find the right spot easily.
Make Money From Your Own Space

Spacefy helps facilitate the monetization of commercial and private spaces. Whether you have a recording studio in the basement, a photo studio in the den or an empty barn on a farm, Spacefy allows you to make extra money renting out your unique space.

Meet the Team

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Judeh Siwady

Founder & COO, VP of Marketing

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Judeh Siwady

If the folks at Spacefy had to dress according to their roles in the company, Judeh would be rocking a captain’s hat, an eye patch, wooden leg, and a parrot uttering obscenities on his shoulder. As Founder and Lead on Product and Operations, Judeh makes sure that our Spacefy ship doesn’t hit any icebergs and safely navigates uncharted waters.

Having a robust background in business operations, Judeh has nearly a decade’s experience in product development and management, driving strong business results in new markets with new technologies. He was literally imported from Jordan to Canada to run North America’s first Arabic online television platform. Far from a “yes man”, he has been known to argue against the side he believes in just to make sure that whatever we’re doing, we’re doing it right. Being the most honest guy we know, Judeh’s modus operandi is doing things right for all stakeholders: space owners, space renters and employees too.

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Russ Patterson

CEO

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Russ Patterson

Russ comes to Spacefy with over 24 years of ecommerce experience, 15 of them in a series of leadership, product management and business management roles for eBay Inc, including stints as eBay Canada’s COO and Country Co-Manager. More recently, Russ spent a year as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for HomeX, a Chicago-based home services start-up that he co-founded in 2017.

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Alyas Ali

Co-founder, VP of Growth

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Alyas Ali

Al is the dude that can be found attached to the beard that works for Spacefy. In his previous life, Al was an electrical engineer in the telecom space, where he ensured entire area codes stayed online. To accommodate his creative alter ego, Al followed his true passion in media and marketing and ended up building brands and audience engagement at NeuLion, a leader in the Internet television space.

Always coming up with “interesting” (read: totally insane but everyone is too scared to tell him) ideas and concepts. His left and right brain hemispheres pack a one-two punch that produce an electrical storm of creativity that can spark totally new ways to look at our business.

Now, Al’s moonlighting involves DJ’ing, rocking out with his beard out with his band and snapping cityscapes with his BFF - a Nikon DSLR. Al is also responsible for getting the birthday cakes for the office, so if you’re nice to him, you might get a double crumble fudge ice cream cake on your name day! Yum.

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Mat Ste-Marie

VP of Product & Community

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Mat Ste-Marie

Mat joins Spacefy after a 12-year run at eBay Inc. in Vancouver, Toronto, and San Jose, California, bringing deep expertise in product management, community management, consumer to consumer selling, and structured data. In a previous life, he was deeply involved in events production, both off-stage and on-stage as a touring DJ. For Mat, Spacefy represents the perfect intersection of his professional and artistic passions.

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Deidra Hunter

Business Development Manager

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Deidra Hunter

Deidra graduated from Humber College's Business School and is a recipient of the Sales Professional Award. She comes to Spacefy with over 7 years of sales experience - 4 years as a CSR and Sales Representative at CIBC. Deidra also has a vast background in Marketing, Design and assisted with the execution of Digital Marketing campaigns at the Cornerstone Agency.

Meet the Board

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Brad Scharfe

President, Co-chairman & CEO of Scharfe Group of Companies

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Brad Scharfe

Bradley Scharfe, President, Co-chairman & CEO of Scharfe Group of Companies, is an accomplished financier with over 25 years of expertise in North America’s lucrative capital markets.

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Damian Lee

Damian Lee has written, directed and produced over fifty features.

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Damian Lee

Damian Lee has written, directed and produced over fifty features, some of which have spawned profitable and entertaining sequels. Lee cast Jim Carrey, Kim Coates, Nina Dobrev, amongst many other notables, in their first feature film roles.

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John R. Anderson

Former Chief Financial Officer of Lpbp Inc.

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John R. Anderson

Mr. John R. Anderson, CA, has over 40 years of financial and corporate governance experience. He's extensive experience in finance, encompasses a wide spectrum of industry from energy to technology companies including, Difference Capital Financial Inc, Impax Energy and Neulion.

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Michael Bradley

Partner and Chief Operations Officer at SB2 Group

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Michael Bradley

Michael Bradley is a Partner and Chief Operations Officer at technology and media venture creation firm, SB2 Group. He also serves as an advisor and seed investor in various fintech, social mobile and peer-to-peer startup ventures.

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Peter McRae

Chairman and a Director of Freedom International

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Peter McRae

McRae is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant. He attended the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in 2008 and graduated from the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors with an ICD.D designation.