Education and professional designations:
ICD Rotman Directors Education Program (DEP Cohort 103) ICD.D, 2023
Honorary Bachelor of Business Administration, Mount Royal University, 2017
ICD Audit Committee Effectiveness (ACE) 2015
Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University, 2010
Master of Engineering, University of Alberta, 1987
BSc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, 1985
Vote for me: as a Calgary Co-op Director because I have extensive executive, technical and governance experience in supply-chain, digital technology and operations management.
What are the special attributes and experience that make you a strong candidate for Calgary Co-op’s board?
I have over 30 years of experience creating, growing, and leading successful advanced supply chain technology, e-commerce, and artificial intelligence companies. I am active in the Calgary innovation community as a founder of the digital health venture studio AltoSante, founding partner at the University of Calgary Creative Destruction Lab, and a general partner of the CMRIC venture capital fund that invests in early-stage science based startups. I can provide insight and advice to the board and management team in the domains of disruptive business models and technology. I have an extensive network in the North American tech community that I can employ on behalf of the Co-Op in several capacities including business development/partnerships, advisement and leadership recruiting.
Why do you want to serve on the Calgary Co-op Board of Directors?
Calgary needs a vibrant, independent Calgary Co-op to give us greater choice, keep jobs local and deliver an omni-channel consumer experience supporting local products. Reduced competition resulting from the consolidation of retailers have led to diminished competitive pressures and allowing for excessive price increases. I have the experience, insights, and desire to support the Calgary Co-op be a competitive choice for our members.
Have your say! Voting is open until 11:59 PM MST March 13, 2024.