Curtis is a Chartered Accountant and led the finance team at a publicly traded Company through transition to a globally-recognized technology leader. Previously, he guided a private company from conceptualization to a national brand leader as well as leading the finance team at a Calgary based oil field service company through a merger and integration process with a billion-dollar acquirer. His career began in the entrepreneurship group at KPMG, where Mr. Smith was an audit manager.
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Dr. Singh holds a PhD in physics from the University of Salford, England. He is the inventor of 8 filed patents, focused mainly in optical technology. He conducted the first 2-D simulation of Anti-Resonant Reflecting Optical Waveguides. He is also the recipient of a Marie Curie Fellowship to develop microfluidic technology.
Gary holds a BComm (Hons) and was one of the Managing Partners for a Private Equity firm involved in the Energy Sector. Gary still serves as a Director for a number of Canadian private companies. Gary has also served as Vice-President, Investment Counsellor for one of Canada's major Financial Institutions.
Rex brings to this venture 38 years of marketing and finance experience with early stage companies. Often his responsibilities included the negotiation and implementation of multi-jurisdictional transactions with long term agreements for the purchase and sale of company’s current and future production.
As Founder and CTO of Flurotech, Dr. Prenner brings over 28 years of expertise in fluorescence spectroscopy. He holds two US patents on antimicrobial peptides and optic filters and has contributed to over 70 peer reviewed publications. He also works as a Professor at the University of Calgary, within the department of Biological Sciences.
Danny brings over 35 years of corporate finance & valuation experience. He was a partner at a major international accounting firm for over 18 years. He also served as an MLA, as the energy critic in the Alberta Legislature. Dalla-Longa holds a B.Comm. degree in Chartered Business Valuation, is a Certified Business Appraiser and has a Chartered Accountant designation..