The Brightside team (#brightminds@Brightside) is made up of highly professional, talented and dedicated individuals, that have been united under one purpose: social responsibility. We are committed to the Brightside mission and serving the communities and residents of Vancouver. We model ourselves after our beloved city, and embrace fairness, diversity and inclusivity. We are driven by the singular need to help others and ensure all Vancouver residents have access to safe and secure homes.
Brightside Senior Staff
William Azaroff is Brightside’s CEO. He ensures operations are resilient, properties are well maintained, residents and staff are happy and that we achieve the organization’s goal of doubling the number of affordable homes Brightside provides over the next decade. Prior to joining the Brightside team, William was a long-time executive at Vancity. William is also Board Chair of the Vancity Community Foundation and a board member for Modo Co-op.
Carolina Ibarra, Brightside’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects, works to make strategic initiatives become reality. Formerly Director of Operations for Brightside, Carolina’s previous experience includes real estate portfolio management, marketing and public/private/non-profit partnerships.
Ronald Singh is Brightside’s Director of Operations. He ensures buildings are well-maintained and upgrades happen on time and on budget to ensure our Residents have good homes. Ronald brings 20 years’ experience in Strata Management to the Brightside team. With professional experience in banking, Ronald also has his Diploma in Accounting and his License for Strata Management. Ronald believes in the importance of building relationships that help increase trust and the well-being of residents.
Omar Sharif is Brightside’s Financial Controller, overseeing the accounting department. Omar has 13 years of accounting experience, with 10 of those years focused on property management at a management level. Omar has CGA and CPA designations, and experience assisting various departments with strategic business operations.