Catherine Vu currently sits on the Board for the West Edmonton Business Association as our President. Catherine immigrated to Canada from Vietnam in 1981 bringing with her a passion for business and community! She graduated from the University of Alberta in 1994 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and has been an active member of the Edmonton business and non-profit community ever since!
In 1997 Catherine co-founded Pro-Active Computer Solutions, taking a risk as a women entrepreneur in a male-dominated sector. In 2003, Catherine bought out her partner, transforming the original company into Pro-Active IT Management Inc. Catherine is continually evolving both herself and her team, in their quest to be leaders in the information management industry.
Pro-Active IT is now a recognized force within the Alberta IT community, including participating in special Silicon Valley development projects. Building on a foundation of best-in-class practices, honour, and integrity, Pro-Active IT has grown from humble roots into a thriving, customer-centric, computer Solutions Company with customers who are raving fans. Catherine currently has 8 employees and contractors, is growing exponentially and is ready to meet your small to medium sized business IT needs.
Catherine believes in ‘paying it forward’ and is dedicated to giving back to the community. Her recent support includes the CIBC Run for the Cure, Inside Ride for Kids with Cancer, Bust a Move, Suit Yourself, Alberta Easter Seals, Winnifred Stewart Association just to name a few. Catherine’s philanthropic work raises tens of thousands of dollars annually in the community. Pro-Active IT is proud to sponsor and participate in numerous charitable events and campaigns throughout the year.
Catherine has been a member of the West Edmonton Business Association for 10 years. She was elected as President in 2014 and is in her second and final year as President. Catherine is a large sponsor to WeBA and the many events we hold. She is also Secretary & Director on the board for the Winnifred Stewart Foundation. Catherine is one of 22 founding mentors of the U of A Venture Mentoring Services (UA VMS) program and was included in the 2010 Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40.
WeBA wouldn’t be the success we are without active and dedicated members such as Catherine Vu and Pro-Active IT. For more information on Pro-Active IT, please reach out direct to Catherine at 780-445-0417.