About Us

Sustrategy

Strategic Partners

This Powerful and Influential Alliance provides a comprehensive set of skills and robust brainpower like no other. The results? Meaningful and exponential growth, delivered!

We bring together our diverse set of experience and global networks to the table to ensure you win Big! With global practice, and offices in Canada, LATAM and Europe, we see the world as your potential “playground” where you can grow profitably and significantly.

Driven by growth, we will apply our passion for seeing business relationships flourish, today through to your exit strategy.

Damarys Zampini

Damarys is a martial artist, a snowboarder of the black diamonds, yogi, an F1 enthusiast and a Latin American landed refugee to Canada. She is a mama bear of 2, a family being and loyal friend who believes in giving back, doing the best while leaving a legacy beyond her years.

Damarys Zampini

President & CEO

Established growth executive, passionate about delivering strategic growth via baselining, focused planning and delivery. Damarys is a master connector with a global network, she works with various key stakeholders including Governments to help clients on their regional and/or international expansion, trade, new market entry and supply chain strategy in order to meet their “vision” aligned with their values for sustainable growth.

Damarys is a 20+ year energy professional who works with disruptors and innovators who are creating the future of energy, globally. With experience in complex negotiations in the energy, mining, petrochemicals, tech and supply chain industries. She applies her experience, education in Leadership, Strategic Management, Business and Marketing and Technical knowledge, as well as lean processes to make significant impact. She is a tri-lingual professional, with experience in international negotiations.

She has a passion for inclusion and education, including youth, who will drive our future of tech, innovation and address the world’s new energy needs. She was the creator of #YoungGPS in 2018, Youth Education Forum. She also is the founder and Director of two boards: Calgary Women in Energy (CWIE) and Women in Blockchain, with global outreach. She was also elected as a Director of the Board for CCA-Alberta (Canadian Council for the Americas) and sits on the Executive Committee for The Global Petroleum Show, The largest Energy show in the Americas, as well as a Judging Panelist of their GPS Excellence Awards Program.

Trish Josephs

Trish is a long-time volunteer of the Calgary Stampede, executive member of the Calgary branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Professional Business Association, proud mother of three grown adult children and avid outdoor enthusiast. In her spare time she can be found exploring on her beloved Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Trish Josephs

Strategic Partner

Trish Josephs is a master connector, entrepreneur, seasoned executive and self-professed science/technology enthusiast. She is currently leading the Global Business Development team at MGO Systems Ltd, a technology Company in the building materials space,  and its expansion into the world-wide cannabis, healthcare and assisted living markets. She is also the founder of Echo Business Development Solutions – a boutique consulting firm committed to working with executive teams to build strategic business development plans that deliver results which translate into sustained and significant business growth. Trish has a level of energy and passion for making a difference,  that is truly  unforgettable.  Her business acumen, leadership and experience has been developed over the decades across the health, construction, energy, cannabis and technology sectors. Trish is gifted in seeing the big picture, linking the pieces of the ecosystem, building partnerships and delivering measurable results.

Professionally,  Trish has spent considerable time in the Calgary community catalyzing new innovation initiatives like the Alberta Blockchain Consortium & YYChain, moderating panels on cleantech innovation, speaking at various leadership events, sitting on boards, serving as a technology pitch coach and mentoring startups.

Melesia Kasha

Melesia is bilingual in English and Spanish and working to get her once fluent French back up to speed! In her spare time, she works with a mountain bike school for underprivileged children in Bogota, designed to develop the fundamentals for sports competition and teach children values through sport, developing talent and providing the opportunities for children to compete. She also rescues, rehabilitates and relocates street animals working with local rescue networks and foundations.

Melesia Kasha

Strategic Partner

With a career over more than 20 years in the international oil & gas industry, Melesia Kasha has accumulated vast operational and financial experience that she applies to the design and implementation of positioning strategies for entry into new markets and new business lines. She works with clients through several strategic collaborations between Latin America and Canada, in the Oil & Gas upstream, midstream, downstream, Energy & Renewables, Mining, Technology, Financial, Medical Cannabis industries.

Melesia is Partner of a Boutique Corporate Finance Firm in Colombia providing services to mid-market clients in Colombia and Latin America in the areas of debt structuring, strategic financial advisory, M&A, design and implementation of market & product expansion strategies, fund raising, due diligence processes.

She is a Founding Partner of Si4Bis (Social Investment and Innovation for Business), a Colombian based strategic advisory services firm focused on the design of innovative and strategic Social Investment programs combined with Blended Finance alternatives for funding. Additionally, Melesia has co-founded a start-up developing an AI platform / ecosystem in the entrepreneurial and venture capital space as well as acting as principal and advisor in numerous other start-up ventures. She is a principal of financial advisory and strategic consulting firms for the implementation of efficient offshore Corporate Structures and new business development in both Colombia and Panama.

Melesia has an MBA Double Degree– International Business Administration, Specialization Entrepreneurship from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) Santiago, Chile and HEC – Institute Superieure d’Administration (ISA) Paris, France. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree specializing in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Calgary.

Melesia is a member of various Boards in Canada & Colombia, both for profit and not-for-profit. She is a founding member of a women’s networking and support group in Bogotá that encourages the advancement of STRONG WOMEN in all aspects of their life! Melesia is a serial guest lecturer for Adult Education Certification Programs at the Politecnico GranColombiano in International Business and Leadership programs since 2015 as well as co-developer of independent Corporate seminars.

Monica Rovers

Monica enjoys renovating her house with her father and learning how to use new tools. She climbed Kilimanjaro a few years ago which got her into snowshoeing and hiking as preparation for the climb, although the ocean remains her real passion, being from Nova Scotia. She has a little dog with a big personality who makes her laugh every day!

Monica Rovers

Strategic Partner

Monica Rovers operates a foreign direct investment/international business advisory firm, Global Connect Corporation, where she assists organizations to grow through her global business experience and relationships. She has helped Energy companies raise capital in her role of Head, Global Energy at Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. She assisted companies in their international expansion plans while she was the Business Development Manager of International and Energy at Calgary Economic Development. Monica is regularly sought as a guest speaker and moderator at a variety of events worldwide, speaking on Energy finance and international business. With over 20 years of international relations and business development experience in non-profit, private and public organizations across multiple sectors, Monica facilitates global development by assisting companies to grow internationally and encouraging investment in and collaboration with international entities. She has led and hosted numerous international trade missions and has built a strong network of colleagues and organizations, particularly in the energy sector. Monica holds an MBA in Global Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Monica is invested in building connections between international organizations and businesses. She has worked and travelled in: Argentina, Brazil, Canary Islands, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam.

Monica’s professional passion is around international collaboration and she thrives on assisting people and companies to connect with others and enabling them to be successful.

She also has a passion for learning new cultures and languages. Her first language is English, she is an intermediate Spanish speaker and a beginner Mandarin speaker. She recently visited the Netherlands and learned the history of her father’s family and is now considering studying Dutch.

Rebecca Greenan

Rebecca currently serves on the Advisory Board of Crux OCM, mentors early stage technology companies through Calgary Zone Start-ups, is a business mentor with Technovation, a program that strives to teach girls everywhere the skills they need to change the world with technology, and sits on the Board of the CCA Figure Skating Club.

Rebecca Greenan

Strategic Partner

Rebecca is a strategist, value creator, and business leader. She has over 20 years of diverse executive experience in corporate and strategic business development, risk management, commodity marketing and trade, transportation, and innovation and technology-driven performance improvement.  Rebecca owns an active consulting company specializing in disruptive corporate and strategic business development. From technology start-ups to established corporations, Rebecca helps her clients expand their capacity for navigating complexity.

Prior to founding her own consultancy practice, Rebecca’s corporate career evolved to the executive level in the energy industry. Her experience as an executive in the energy industry together with her active involvement in Calgary’s start-up community has allowed her to develop depth and expertise in multiple sectors.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Finance and a Master of Arts Degree, concentrating on Innovation and Strategy.

Damarys is one of the most dedicated professionals I know. Her stellar reputation proceeds Her. Her greatest strengths: Her work ethic; Her vast network of highly accomplished contacts; Her gracious ability to get in the door no matter how many obstacles; and Her outstanding follow thru fuels her ongoing success.

JAN EDEN
Executive and Professional Development Expert

Working with Damarys and Sustainable Strategy Solutions Ltd. was a real pleasure. Damarys has endless energy and enthusiasm and with her help, we were able to initiate several new sales and marketing initiatives, become better connected in the North American energy industry, and grow our business even during recent downturn in the oil and gas industry.

CHRIS MCPHEE
President of Micotan Petroleum Software

When I needed advice, Sustainable Strategy Solutions Ltd. was there to guide me through every step of the decision-making process. With their help, we managed to get back on track in no time.

SKYLER ADELSON