It is a fact that only 6% of tech companies have female CEO. Katherine Regnier is proud to be one of them.
Katherine is the CEO and Founder of Coconut Software, a leading Customer Engagement Platform focusing on Financial Institutions. The company was noted as one of the top 11 Companies in Tech to watch in Canada in 2020 and recently out of 800 applicants was accepted into the North American Google Accelerator.
The Coconut platform is a holistic solution that offers appointment scheduling and lobby management, tailored to tackle the challenges and pain points of banks and credit unions. A few notable customers include Capital One, Royal Bank of Canada, Arvest Bank, and Vancity Credit Union.
Katherine started her company with a $5K loan – the demand for Coconut’s solution grew and in fall of 2016, she decided it was time to raise money. Since then she has successfully raised over $11.4M, has experienced 100% growth year over year and is projecting to have 80 team members by the end of 2021.
Capture your customers’ interest as soon as they take action. Coconut Software is the leading customer engagement platform for financial institutions that want to improve the digital and physical engagement of their customers and staff. Our suite of cloud based solutions provide a way to seamlessly schedule, measure and manage customer, prospect and staff interactions so you can manage your workforce while improving customer engagement.
Engage prospects and customers quickly through a streamlined appointment booking system. Allow customers to book time with staff when, where, and however it’s convenient for them. Reduce administrative tasks so that staff can focus on what really matters: building deeper relationships with customers.
Optimize branch efficiency and improve your customers’ experience through lobby and visitor management. Reduce friction in the lobby and lower wait times through a management software that fits in with your existing systems.
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To become the recognized leader in customer engagement for banks and credit unions.
Coconut is about People, Passion, and Performance. We refuse to accept mediocrity of our product, our performance, and the results we deliver. It’s not okay to say we can’t because it’s hard. We say yes, because it’s an opportunity to explore and innovate. We don’t make excuses. Together, as a team, we get it done and do it right.
“Working with the Coconut team has been a fantastic experience. Not only does Coconut offer best-in-the-industry appointment software but they also have an incredibly passionate and dedicated team. Our implementation was a great success, a testament to both the software and the excellent team at Coconut.”
Tandia Financial Credit Union
Awards & Recognition
2021 Great Places to Work Canada for Inclusion
2021 Great Places to Work Canada for Mental Wellness
2021 EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Prairies Finalist
2020 Google for Startups Accelerator for Women Founders
2020 Shortlist for Saas Product of the Year, Future of SaaS
2020 WESK Celebration of Achievement Award
2018 CIX Top 20 Innovative Companies
2018 Find-A-Way Raj Manek Award
2018 Women Entrepreneur of the Year – Prairie Region
Leadership Biographies & Assets
Katherine was proudly born and raised on a grain farm in the prairies of Saskatchewan. She has led the company through venture capital funding, strategic partnerships and rapid growth. Today, Coconut Software is a Customer Engagement Platform trusted by large enterprises such as Capital One, Canadian Tire, TELUS, and the Royal Bank of Canada.
In addition to running her business, she is passionate about giving back to Canada and wants to help pave the way for future entrepreneurs. As a strong advocate for women in tech, she regularly speaks at events sharing her experience and learnings with others.Images of Katherine
Romeo completed a Computer Science degree at the University of Saskatchewan and immediately joined the world of startups. He eventually moved on to become a senior developer at zu before joining Coconut Software as Katherine’s second employee. Since then, he has since played a significant role driving the success and culture of the organization.Images of Romeo
Jim leads the sales and marketing team at Coconut Software. Before joining Coconut, Jim was the Chief Marketing officer at UXP Systems (sold to Amdocs in 2018), the VP of Sales at CiRBA (now Densify), the EVP of Sales at Changepoint (sold to Compuware in 2004) and the SVP of Solect Technology Group, sold to Amdocs in 2000 as Canada’s first unicorn transaction. Jim is active on multiple technology industry boards and is a graduate of Western University with a BSc in Computer Science.Images of Jim
Matt leads the administration for Coconut Software as the company’s Vice President of Finance and Human Resources. Before joining Coconut Matt was the Director of Finance for TCU Place Performing Arts & Convention Centre in Saskatoon where he was responsible for improving the efficiency of the facility, and introducing a new budgeting and strategic planning approach. Matt earned his Chartered Accountant designation while articling at Deloitte and also holds a Masters in Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Commerce Degree, both from the Edwards School of Business.Images of Matt
Mihnea brings over 15 years of experience imagining, building, breaking, managing and marketing software products of all shapes and sizes. Leading with the ‘why’ rather than the ‘what’, he has led numerous Product teams, implemented successful product management practices and developed new products customers actually want. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Software from Carleton University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management. He is also currently one of the Directors of the APM Toronto program and acts as a mentor to a number of early stage startups, non-profits and individuals on issues related to Product Management and technology in general.Images of Mihnea