Co-Founder & President / CEO
DNE Resources, Energy & Pricefolio.com
Wayne Burke is a Montreal-based entrepreneur, Co-Founder & President of DNE Resources, an award-winning energy-consulting firm focused on helping customers take charge of their energy.
In his mid-twenties, Wayne abandoned an ultra-successful sales career to take a chance on a start-up. Having slept on the floor of his first sales office during the peak of the economic recession he was well prepared for the rigors of entrepreneurship. With the support of his Co-Founder Steve Shoiry, Wayne was able to complete degrees in Political Science at Concordia and Law at McGill while building DNE and subsequent related entities. Armed with these tools and mounds of grit and determination in tow, Wayne and Steve’s company, DNE Resources, went on to establish offices across North America and Europe, service more than 350,000 clients, and win awards for its work with homeowners, schools, non-profits, and beyond. Along the way, Wayne and Steve have also Co-Founded Link Energy and Pricefolio.com, two up-and-coming players in the energy and online comparison-shopping for home services sectors respectively. In 2014, Wayne and his Steve were recipients of the EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Quebec and DNE also won the Canada’s Greatest Workplace award in each of the three years it applied.
Aside from the dedication to social and environmental change inherent in his businesses, Wayne maintains a deep connection to various charitable causes which he supports regularly, from delivering food-baskets to lower-income Montreal communities to young entrepreneurship competitions for students across Canada. A firm believer in using business for the good of the world, Wayne has built a culture across his organizations that is positive, progressive, and just downright inspiring.