Mr. Ken Brizel, CEO, Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products
Dr. Douglas James, CEO of Verdant Global Inc.
Dr. Douglas James is a technology entrepreneur who believes that the disciplined search for sustainable solutions creates opportunities, reduces costs and increases availability. He has developed and commercialized technologies spanning opto-electronics, software, industrial coatings, fuel cells and agriculture. He is also a founder and board member of Energy Futures Network, a not-for-profit company dedicated to promoting collaboration and innovation to reduce the impacts of energy production and consumption.
Mr. Brizel has more than 20 years experience in managing high technology organizations with revenues of over $100M. He is a hands-on business leader with extensive background in strategic planning, team building, sales, marketing, engineering, operations and manufacturing. He most recently served as CEO of LightPath Technologies a NASDAQ public company headquartered in Florida with manufacturing operations in Shanghai, China.
Mr. Bill Kenny
Mr. James Magos, COO, Lepton-id
Mr. Magos has managed directly and indirectly business with 5 to 1,000 employees, (domestic and international). He consistently captures new business as a direct result of innovation, hard work, sales training, incentives and capacity expansion. Mr. Magos is also active in the start up community as a mentor and advisor. His current company, Lepton-id is focused on Anti-Counterfeit, Divergence, Track and Trace and Security application solutions.
Mr. Kenny spent 30 years as an NMR spectroscopy sales person for a large instrumentation company responsible for Canada and New England. He has recently left that position to help drive Nanalysis and other entrepreneurial initiatives.
Dr. Len Mueller, Professor of Chemisty, University of California
Dr. Michal Okoniewski, Chief Scientist and Director, Acceleware Corp.
Dr. Okoniewski is a world renowned expert in computational electromagnetics. He is a full professor at the University of Calgary where he holds the Alvin-Libin Biomedical Engineering Chair.
Dr. Mueller is a tentured professor at the University of California and a close colleague of Dr. Leskowitz. His areas of specialization are in solid state NMR, Dynamic NMR, and New Physics in NMR. He has over 50 publications to his name.
Dr. Bob Schulz, Prof. of Strategic Management, Haskayne Business School, U of C
Dr. Brian D. Sykes, FRS, University Professor (Biochemistry), University of Alberta
Dr. Sykes is a member of the Royal Society and a distiguished University Professor at the University of Alberta. He has 35 years experience in NMR and structural biology and is the founding director of the National High Field NMR Centre (NANUC) at University of Alberta. Dr. Sykes has over 500 publications to his name and is the holder of 2 patents.
Dr. Schulz has served on several private and public Boards in Calgary, including Wi-LAN, and has been an active investor in the Calgary technology community over the years. He is currently Chairman Emeritus of Nanalysis Corp., in recognition of the great contribution he made to the company as Chairman of the Board of Directors for over five years.
Mr. Vasant has 25 years experience in operational and venture capital aspects of technology start-ups. He has held such roles such as Partner for Lucent Capital Partners LLP, and CEO of Mysticom Ltd. He is based in Silicon Valley and is well connected into the venture capital community there.