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.
Darren J. Dumba, Vice President
Darren has an entrepreneurial spirit with the insight to identify market trends and develop new ideas and opportunities.
He is a proven executive with a strong business acumen bringing extensive sales, marketing, business development, and operational expertise to Strategic Exits.
Working as part of the senior management team for many early stage companies he has delivered significant results through strong communication and effective decision making, while ensuring that the right team is in place and working together to achieve desired targets and objectives.
As a committed and passionate business professional, Darren possesses the energy, dedication, and ability to think outside the box, setting the tone for success.
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, Associate
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.
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.