Who We Are

Who We Are

What We Offer

BlackSquare provides end-to-end digital and ecommerce technology-enabled managed services for the global alcohol industry.

BlackSquare is headquartered in Calgary with offices in Toronto, London (UK) and Melbourne.

Man shopping online while drinking beer.
Close-up of glass of liquor being sipped.

Our History

BlackSquare was founded in 2010 with a mission to revolutionize direct to consumer (DTC) wine sales. We soon found there weren’t any suitable software solutions to help solve this problem at a global scale and started to develop our proprietary and fully-integrated platform Insight. Over the past decade, the way the world interacts and purchases alcoholic beverages online has changed forever, and BlackSquare’s technology is allowing producers, brands and marketplaces to adapt to this new reality.

Leadership Team

Matthew Protti

CEO

Matthew is one of our co-founders. He began his career in finance, working on Bay Street before settling in Calgary and starting his BlackSquare journey. He leads international business development and strategic planning across all functions of BlackSquare.

Manash Goswani

CFO

Manash has over 20 years of accounting, finance, and investment banking experience. He provides financial oversight and leads strategic finance and accounting initiatives globally for BlackSquare. Manash is a CPA, CMA, CFA and holds an MBA from Ivey Business School at Western University.

John Carpentor

CTO

John is a leader in the technology community in Calgary and across Canada. He has grown numerous start-ups over his career and remains actively involved in local innovation focussed organizations. John is responsible for driving digital transformation and product development processes.

Sunil Sharma

COO

Sunil brings over 20 years experience in leading business transformation, project management, client service teams in a broad range of industries. He is responsible for overseeing BlackSquare’s operations globally and driving scalable business growth.

Jodi Bagyinka

VP Finance & Human Resources

Jodi has extensive experience in accounting, predominantly for scale up companies in the technology sector. At BlackSquare, she supports finance and accounting, operations management, tax compliance, governance and HR initiatives globally.

Matthew Protti

CEO

Matthew is one of our co-founders. He began his career in finance, working on Bay Street before settling in Calgary and starting his BlackSquare journey. He leads international business development and strategic planning across all functions of BlackSquare.

Manash Goswani

CFO

Manash has over 20 years of accounting, finance, and investment banking experience. He provides financial oversight and leads strategic finance and accounting initiatives globally for BlackSquare. Manash is a CPA, CMA, CFA and holds an MBA from Ivey Business School at Western University.

John Carpentor

CTO

John is a leader in the technology community in Calgary and across Canada. He has grown numerous start-ups over his career and remains actively involved in local innovation focussed organizations. John is responsible for driving digital transformation and product development processes.

Sunil Sharma

COO

Sunil brings over 20 years experience in leading business transformation, project management, client service teams in a broad range of industries. He is responsible for overseeing BlackSquare’s operations globally and driving scalable business growth.

Jodi Bagyinka

VP Finance & Human Resources

Jodi has extensive experience in accounting, predominantly for scale up companies in the technology sector. At BlackSquare, she supports finance and accounting, operations management, tax compliance, governance and HR initiatives globally.

Our Partnerships

Blacksquare partner, Diageo
Blacksquare partner, Vivino
Blacksquare partner, Folly Enterprises

Operations

BlackSquare Inc. Operations Map

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