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Chris Lumb

Chris Lumb

CEO

Chris has been the CEO of TEC Edmonton since 2009. See more on LinkedIn.

(780) 492-8318

Darrell Petras

Darrell Petras

Executive Vice President, Business Development

Darrell leads TEC's Business Development team and has been involved in technology commercialization for more than 18 years. He has built businesses from the ground up and is currently a business owner. He is a member of the Institute of Agrologists.

(780) 492-9913

Chris Diaper

Chris Diaper

Director, Strategic Partnerships

With his team, Chris manages TEC Edmonton’s metrics, funding agency reporting and stakeholder relationships.

(780) 492-0785

Bobbi Elliot

Bobbi Elliott

Director of Finance

Bobbi oversees all finance, human resources and administrative functions of TEC Edmonton.

(780) 492-3129

Jennifer Sheehan

Jennifer Sheehan

Director of Communications & Marketing

Jenn oversees the development of internal and external communication strategies, manages the corporate brand and advises the CEO and executive team on communications issues and opportunities.

(780) 492-0707

Jay Kumar

Jayant Kumar

Vice President, Technology Management

Jay leads the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Alberta, supervises the provision of intellectual property services to inventors and entrepreneurs in the region and helps create new spin-off companies from University of Alberta inventions.

(780) 492-9806

Lan Tan

Lan Tan

Director, Entrepreneur Development

Lan oversees the Entrepreneur Development team, building programs, services and events for Edmonton entrepreneurs.

(780) 492-7377

Megha Bajaj

Megha Bajaj

Technology Management Officer

Megha consults University of Alberta inventors on intellectual property matters, manages the patenting process and assists with licensing negotiations and strategies for commercialization.

(780) 492-7739

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Alexandra Bayley

TEC Centre Manager

With over 10 years experience of facility management originating with the Research Transition Facility, Alexandra oversees TEC Centre.

(780) 492-3149

Megan Beattie

Megan Beattie

Technology Management Administrative Assistant

Megan enters data into company databases, drafts correspondence for technology transfer agreements for various academic institutions and corporations, and coordinates schedules.

megan.beattie@tecedmonton.com

Mark Benning

Mark Benning

Executive in Residence

Mark is a business consultant, serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He mentors entrepreneurs and helps them raise funding to grow their companies as an advisor on TEC’s Business Development team.

Rick Brommeland

Rick Brommeland

Executive in Residence

Rick mentors and coaches leadership teams as well as plans and leads in business development for TEC clients.

(780) 492-8977

Jake Burlet

Jake Burlet

Executive in Residence

Jake investigates and assesses the commercial viability of various technologies and business concepts. He provides direction and oversight of TEC’s Business Development Associates in addition to mentoring entrepreneurs and executives.

(780) 492-8977

Rebecka Carroll

Rebecka Carroll

Technology Management Officer

Rebecka manages all stages of technology transfer, such as determining intellectual property and protection strategies, coordinating patent filings for early-stage technologies, spin-off formation and more.

(780) 492-6235

Bridget Casey

Bridget Casey

Program Manager

Bridget connects entrepreneurs with the programs and resources they need to start, grow and scale up their business.

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Marvin Cervantes

Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Consultant

As a product development and commercialization professional, Marvin has led and managed the implementation and development of the design control systems for medical devices, oil and gas, automotive and telecommunications to ensure compliance to different regulatory bodies in Canada, US, Europe and Asia.

(780) 492-8977

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Phyllis Clark

Board Member

Former Vice President, Finance & Administration, University of Alberta

Veronica Coronado

Veronica Coronado

Technology Management Officer

Veronica has a PhD in Medical Genetics. In addition to her role as a Technology Management Officer, Veronica is the main point of contact for reviewing and negotiating confidentiality, material transfer and data transfer agreements for UAlberta investigators in health sciences.

(780) 492-6426

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Kevin Ens

Executive in Residence

Kevin’s background is in biotechnology and medical devices and he uses that knowledge to guide and coach entrepreneurs in the region.

Tim Fell

Tim Fell

Board Member

Vice President, Video & Broadband Services, TELUS

Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca Ferguson

Human Resources and Finance Assistant

Rebecca maintains human resources and resource records, assists with employee recruitment and provides general financial support.

(780) 248-1060

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Cathy Flieger

Legal Assistant

(780) 248-1061

Ian Forsythe

Ian Forsythe

Research Analyst, Grants Coordinator

Ian manages performance measures and quantitative analysis, funding agency proposals and reporting and the annual economic outcome measures survey.

(780) 492-9120

Kelly Gibson

Kelly Gibson

Senior Business Development Associate

Kelly works with Natural Sciences and Engineering projects and collect and presents data in various business reports. She also has operational involvement and provides implementation strategy to companies.

(780) 492-9122

Ryan Heit

Ryan Heit

Director, Merck Invention Accelerator & Deal Flow Organizer, TEC Valhalla Angels

Ryan guides the tenant companies through the accelerator and with their interactions with Merck.

(780) 264-4295

Shaheel Hooda

Shaheel Hooda

Executive in Residence; Program Director, T-Squared Accelerator

Shaheel is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He helps entrepreneurs accelerate growth and raise the right capital. Shaheel's companies have raised in excess of $100mm to date

(780) 248-5886

Derek Hudson

Derek Hudson

Board Member

President & CEO, Edmonton Economic Development Association

Allison Harrison

Allison Harrison

Communications Administrator

Allison coordinates and assembles newsletters, maintains TEC Edmonton’s website, assists with events, designs promotional materials and supports TEC Edmonton’s social media strategy.

(780) 248-5886

Gigi Ho

Gigi Ho

Manager, Business Development

Gigi acts as a strategic advisor on all business matters relating to company creation and development. Additionally, she manages TEC’s Business Development Associates and consultants, as well as provides project management oversight to TEC clients.

(780) 248-5882

Brenda Holt

Brenda Holt

Legal Executive Assistant

Brenda acts as the initial contact for all legal enquiries, provides information related to the enquiry and performs a variety of paralegal activities.

(780) 492-9740

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David Janzen

Industry Navigator

David promotes Edmonton’s innovation capabilities and connects organizations in Alberta to innovation service providers in the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network.

Madeleine JF

Madeleine Jensen-Fontaine

Federal Grants Coordinator

Madeleine writes funding agency reports and seeks funding opportunities for both entrepreneurs and TEC Edmonton. She also assists with grant applications and their implementation and trains staff on different IT systems.

(780) 248-5879

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Wayne Karpoff

Board Chair

President, Willowglen Systems

Shahroze Khan

Shahroze Khan

Business Development Associate

Shahroze provides strategic business support to healthcare and technology companies through market research, business development recommendations and funding strategies.

Darlene Kramps

Darlene Kramps

IP Assistant

Darlene assists with the management of the University of Alberta’s patent portfolio, manages and maintains the integrity of intellectual property management database, and works closely with internal and external associates.

(780) 492-9498

Chris Labossiere

Chris LaBossiere

Board Member

CEO & Founder, Yardstick Testing & Training Experts

Jillian Martin

Jillian Martin

Business Development Coordinator

Jillian is responsible for providing administrative and project management support, preparing contracts and metrics, calendar management and assisting in the implementation of the Executive Vice President’s initiatives.

(780) 492-9804

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Shelley McDonald

Entrepreneur Development Coordinator

Shelley helps manage the first contact intake process, database and customer relationship manager inquires. In addition, Shelley manages the entrepreneur training programs, plans and manages industry events and coordinates the TEC Source Advisory Panel.

(780) 492-6903

Sharlon McFarlane

Shalon McFarlane

Technology Management Officer

Part of the Natural Sciences & Engineering team, Shalon manages the technology transfer process including evaluating technologies and inventions from UAlberta, developing commercialization strategies, drafting grant applications, conducting market research and negotiating commercial agreements.

(780) 492-0230

Kristina Milke

Kristina Milke

President, Valhalla Angels

TEC Edmonton and the Valhalla Angels have a joint venture to help companies obtain angel capital.

(780) 248-5886

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Kathleen Norman

Innovation Ecosystem Navigator

Kathleen guides technology-based entrepreneurs, researchers and inventors through the vast Edmonton innovation ecosystem of business resources. She also connects new entrepreneurs with available resources in Edmonton.

(780) 492-7042

Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker

Interim Director, Health Accelerator

Kevin assists companies in the healthcare and biotechnology sectors with market research, product scoping and commercialization strategy.

(780) 248-1994

Brittany Pierce

Brittany Pierce

Financial Administrator

Brittany handles the finance, administrative and IT functions of TEC Edmonton.

(780) 492-9910

Trevor Prentice

Trevor Prentice

Senior Technology Management Officer

Trevor specializes in intellectual property strategy, assessment and management. He helps with research funding opportunities as well as with technology licensing.

(780) 492-1506

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Joanna Preston

Associate Director, Technology Management (Health Sciences)

Joanna oversees the provision of intellectual property management and the commercialization services to local inventors in the health sciences area.

(780) 492-7120

Matthias Ruth

Matthias Ruth

Board Member

Vice President (Research), University of Alberta

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Andres Serrano

Technology Management Intern

Currently enrolled at UAlberta completing a Masters in Engineering Management, Andres supports the Technology Management team in protecting IP, technology transfer and commercialization.

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Brenda Service

IP Manager; Legal

Brenda is responsible for managing and coordinating the University of Alberta’s patent protection program as well as asset management, minimization of liability, management of the asset information system, authorizing and directing patent expenditures, and educating inventors, researchers and TEC Edmonton staff on patent, copyright and trademark law.

(780) 492-1584

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Craig Sherburne

Legal Counsel

Dr. Craig Sherburne is Corporate Commercial Lawyer and Patent Agent registered in the U.S. and Canada, with over 15 years of technology transfer and commercialization experience. Craig assists TEC Edmonton with its technology commercialization mandate.

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Bob Teskey

Board Member

Former Managing Partner, Field LLP

Kurian Tharakan

Kurian Tharakan

Executive in Residence

A significant portion of Kurian’s work involves teaching and writing on sales and marketing topics, but he also provides business coaching to entrepreneurs in need.

(780) 492-8977

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

TEC Centre Administrator

Elizabeth is responsible for managing meeting room bookings, greeting staff, tenants and visitors and assisting the TEC Centre Manager.

(780) 492-8977

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Randy Thompson

Director, TEC Valhalla Angels

Mr. Thompson oversees direct investing of 100 members and three funds under management with a fourth launching soon for a total of over $30 million in deployed capital.

(780) 492-8532

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Quang Tran

Technology Management Officer

Quang conducts invention assessments, reviews and drafts commercialization agreements and assists with IP portfolio management.

(780) 492-6254

Chelsey VanWeerden

Chelsey Van Weerden

Digital Communications Associate

Chelsey manages TEC Edmonton’s social media channels and blog while supporting TEC Edmonton’s overall communications strategy.

(780) 492-9808

Monica Varga

Monica Varga

Associate Director, Natural Sciences and Engineering

With her team, Monica oversees the commercialization needs of university and non-university clients, from securing provision of intellectual property rights to the creation of technology-based companies in the natural science and engineering areas.

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Kristina Williams

Board Member

President & CEO, Alberta Enterprise Association

Shaunaugh Whelan

Shaunaugh Whelan

Business Development Associate

Shaunaugh works with companies to develop market entry strategies, identify funding opportunities and provide sound business recommendations.

(780) 492-7801

Randy Yetscoff

Randy Yatscoff

Executive Advisor

Randy has been with TEC Edmonton since 2007 – initially as an entrepreneur in residence, then as the executive vice-president of Business Development and now as a consultant.

(780) 492-5744

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