Geoff Clark - Chief Executive Officer
Geoff Clark has extensive experience in financial, technical and general management roles in several public and private technology companies, most recently with SQFive Intelligent Oilfield Solutions Ltd. a private oil and gas technology and services company. Before joining SQFive, Geoff was CFO of TSX listed Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. While with Guest-Tek, Geoff was instrumental in completing two major acquisitions, a share buyback, and several private placements of debt and equity. Prior to joining Guest-Tek, Geoff was CFO of Pan Terra Industries, a TSX Venture listed company. Geoff figured prominently in Pan Terra’s CBO (change of business) transaction from a junior oil and gas to environmental services organization. Prior to Pan Terra, Geoff was a co-founder of Revolve Magnetic Bearings Inc. a supplier of magnetic levitation systems. Geoff held a variety of position with Revolve including CFO and V.P. Marketing. Geoff secured several rounds of financing for Revolve and was instrumental in Revolve’s eventual sale to SKF, the Swedish bearing manufacturer. Geoff holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Dr. Michal Okoniewski - Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder
A renowned expert in applied electrodynamics and RF/antenna engineering, Michal has a proven history of developing leading-edge scientific solutions for the electronic, medical and energy industries. With over 25 years of experience, Michal has pioneered hardware acceleration of computational electromagnetics, authoring over 350 technical publications and holding several patents. His GPU accelerated FDTD solver revolutionized the engineering of electronic devices and more recently his patents and knowledge are being applied in the energy industry for the production of heavy oils in unconventional reservoirs. Prior to co-founding Acceleware in 2004, Michal worked with TR-Labs and provided consulting services for the electronic and biomedical industries in North America and Europe. Dr. Okoniewski has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University, Gdansk and is a Fellow of IEEE. He is a Professor for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department with the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada.
Mike Tourigny - VP Commercialization, RF Heating
Mike is an accomplished sales and marketing executive with a proven track record of increasing market share for a wide range of technologies. Mike brings over 20 years of experience to Acceleware. He began his career in the oil and gas industry before moving to the technology sector and now specializes in synthesizing high growth products from emerging technologies. Before joining Acceleware, Mike launched a pathology business for a dental technology company and introduced an innovative telecommunications platform as Chief Marketing Officer of Aksys Networks. As the Vice President of Marketing at Guest-Tek, Mike was instrumental in establishing the company as a respected global category leader in the hospitality technology market, shaping the development of the company’s portfolio of products, expanding the customer base and increasing revenue. Mike has worked in energy, utilities, telecommunications, and technology services sectors in both Canadian and international settings. Mike holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of British Columbia.