Basil Peters, CEO
Basil thinks exits are the best part of being an entrepreneur or investor. He also believes exits are the least well understood part of being a CEO, board member. founder or shareholder.
Dr. Peters has been a successful CEO in Vancouver and Silicon Valley. Basil also founded a venture capital firm, hedge fund, and angel fund.
After being an investor for a couple of decades he finally realized that successful investing requires two things: making the right investment decisions and getting your money back. Now his exclusive focus is working with shareholders to design and execute optimum exit transactions.
Basil writes a blog on exits at www.Exits.com/Blog.
Inc Magazine rated his first book Early Exits one of the ten best of the year for business owners.
Basil speaks about exits to audiences of entrepreneurs and investors around the world.
He has a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Electrical and Computer Engineering and has received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Canada Awards Silver Medal in Entrepreneurship, the BC Science and Engineering Gold Medal and Business Leader of the Year Award.
Dave Rowat, Vice President
Dave has worked with over 60 high technology companies in roles spanning finance, M&A, operations, and strategic planning.
Mr. Rowat has a Harvard MBA, Masters in Engineering from UBC and a Bachelors in Engineering from Waterloo.
He has authored a comprehensive website on board governance found at www.earlystagetechboards.com.
For more on Dave's background: www.stratcat.com.
Jason Bax, Vice President
Jason completed his commerce degree in entrepreneurial management with a minor in Asian studies from Royal Roads University.
He has represented brands like Dell, Nissan, Fisher Price, Hasbro, and Purina on TV; consulted for nearly 100 web startups; and has spoken to audiences on three continents.
Jason is a presentation specialist and digital marketing strategist with a proven track record.
Len Zapalowski, Senior Advisor
Len has extensive C-level business experience in IT, communications, robotics, electronics and life sciences.
He has an exceptional ability to conceive and implement transformative business, technology, product and marketing strategies. Len has an impressive record in discovering new markets, driving new revenue streams and successfully positioning companies for acquisition.
He's a team builder with strong global networks in the entrepreneurial and technology communities. Len has been a key participant in six successful exits, including some of the largest in B.C. technology sector. Len graduated with a BSc and MSc from Imperial College, London.
Linda Peters, Communications
Linda is our resident communications expert.
She handles 'all things e' - including research, websites, marketing, publishing, social media, events and email campaigns.
She works on our clients Confidential Offering Memorandums, executive summaries and presentations.