Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them deliver crepes (or invent leading food 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 CEO

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 and President

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

Kristi Clark

Vice President People & Culture

Favourite Quote: “Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.” Michelle Obama
Hometown: Belleville, Ontario
Favourite takeout meal: Sushi
Favourite Restaurant: The Grand Pizzeria
Favourite Hobby: Golf
Bucket List Item: Visit Paris with my daughter

Rohan Pall

Chief Technology Officer

Michael Lautru


Favourite Quote: “Every Adversity, Every Failure, Every Heartbreak, Carries With It The Seed Of An Equal Or Greater Benefit” – Napoleon Hill
Hometown: Casselman… mostly
Favourite takeout meal: It changes every other week… this week it’s Mai Bao, next week… it’s anyone’s guess!
Favourite Restaurant: Big fan of Homestead Pub
Favourite Hobby: Traveling for discovery (whether it’s a hike, in a new park area, or a trip on the other side of the globe).
Bucket List Item: Build a resort escape for families battling illness who just need to get away from the realities of life to enjoy quality time together.

Daniel O’Donnell

Territory Manager

Favorite quote: “Failing to plan, is planning to fail”
Hometown: Limerick, Ireland.
Favourite Takeout Meal: Indian Food
Favourite Restaurant: “The Keg Steakhouse”
Favourite Hobby: Anything sports related is my hobby. Soccer and NFL in particular.
Bucket List Item: Skydiving

Lauren Larocque

Community & Partnerships 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