Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them deliver crepes (or invent leading food & retail delivery apps that allow that to happen). As techies, foodies, and believers in community support, Getit Local is made up of a team of dedicated, forward-thinking entrepreneurs. Here are the faces and minds behind Getit Local!

Ben Lacroix

Founder and Chief Development Officer

Favourite Quote: “Until all of us have made it, none of us have made it.” Rosemary Brown
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
Favourite takeout meal: Pizza and a great bottle of wine
Favourite Restaurant: The Grand
Favourite Hobby: Anything on the water
Bucket List Item: To start a youth entrepreneurship program in my hometown

Ryan Hardy

Co-founder, President and CEO

Favourite Quote: “We rise by lifting others”
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Favourite takeout meal: Pasta and a bottle of wine
Favourite Restaurant: Mulligans
Favourite Hobby: Playing sports
Bucket List Item: Starting an animal sanctuary with my mama bear

Chantal Calderone

Vice President Operations

Favourite Quote: “Don’t be in the business of playing it safe. Be in the business of creating possibilities for greatness.” ― Robert Iger
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
Favourite takeout meal: Butter Chicken
Favourite Restaurant: Ahora
Favourite Hobby: Spending time with my boxer Moe
Bucket List Item: Walk the Camino

Lauren Larocque

Community & Marketing Manager

Favourite Quote: “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
Favourite takeout meal: Anything Mediterranean with Tzatziki
Favourite Restaurant: Pure Kitchen
Favourite Hobby: Yoga
Bucket List Item: To go surfing in Hawaii & meet Jimmie Johnson