Executive Team

Stuart Henrickson


Stuart Henrickson has spent over 30 years in corporate and investment banking in Canada, Europe and the Middle East working for such major institutions as Merrill Lynch and CIBC in Canada, and overseas as Managing Director...

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Shane Li


Shane serves as Red Leaf Capital's President, where he strives to build a strong tech ecosystem and invest in high-quality startups. Shane is leading...

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Alphonsus Utioh

Food Science

President, Food Technology Service
Adjunct Professor, University of Manitoba

Alphonsus Utioh is the Manager of Research and Development at the Food Development Centre. He has over thirty years experience in the agri-food industry. He is recognized internationally for his work in seabuckthorn research...

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Dr. Yang Wang

Artificial Intelligence

Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
Chief Scientist, Huawei Canada

Dr. Yang Wang is the Chief Scientist of Huawei(Canada). His research focuses on computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence. Yang Wang is also an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science...

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Derek Earl

International Business & Clean Tech

Founding Board Director, BizforClimate
Vice President, World Trade Center Winnipeg

Derek Earl is the Vice-President of the World Trade Centre Winnipeg, overseeing international trade strategy, operations, government relations, Indigenous relations, and client services for the organization...

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John Glass

Corporate Finance

Managing Director, RM Advisory Services

Mr. Glass is the Managing Principal and founder of RM Advisory Services LLC. He a seasoned financial professional with over 30 years of audit and accounting experience, including extensive experience with Big Four accounting...

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James Blatz

Clean Tech

President and CEO, Trek Geotechnical

James Blatz is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and founding partner at TREK with 20 years of experience in consulting and applied research. James also has extensive research experience in the areas of geosynthetic soil reinforcement...

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Darren Fast


Director, Innovation and Partnership, University of Manitoba

Dr. Fast has over 20 years of experience assessing and moving research-based technologies into the private sector as well as facilitating collaborative research partnerships with industry. He is also the lead of the Western...

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