Spira’s leadership team brings decades of combined industry and technology experience having built, acquired and optimized numerous organizations across the software technology sector. Our high-integrity and talented group of professionals take pride in offering innovative solutions to our diverse user base, while providing exceptional value and a competitive advantage for current and prospective clients.
With over 25 years of experience in developing and delivering technology-based solutions for industry, Kevin brings a history of proven results to Spira. Kevin’s experience spans technology development, consulting and project delivery, sales and marketing, and executive management. Kevin returned to Spira as President and CEO in May of 2014. As one of Spira’s founders, Kevin was involved in the early design and development of the company’s technology. He has been active behind the scenes over the years assisting with many aspects of Spira’s evolution and growth. Kevin has a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Lethbridge and is a Certified Management Consultant.
Jeremy brings many years of business development and sales experience to his role in leading the Spira sales team. Jeremy works with companies of all sizes to understand their processes and identify solutions that will streamline their organizations. As a former Spira customer, he saw first-hand the value-add of our platform and how it transformed his company’s field-to-office processes and forecasting, while saving employees valuable time and money. With a background in energy, telecommunications, politics and professional hockey, Jeremy brings a multi-faceted perspective to the Spira team.
With more than 15 years’ experience in software design, development and implementation, Mike has overall responsibility for Spira’s technology for internal and product development. Mike joined Spira in 2012 and assumed technology roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to Spira, he was a business analyst and senior software developer with a national Canadian media company. Mike holds a Bachelor of Applied Technology, Information Systems from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
As Vice President of Operations, Todd’s responsibility at Spira is managing the development and delivery of our product. Todd is also responsible for the delivery of product solutions through implementations and consulting engagements. Since joining Spira more than a decade ago, Todd has contributed to all areas of the company and has been responsible for numerous customer implementations. Prior to his current position, Todd’s roles at Spira have spanned all functional areas, including development, training, implementation, QA and product management. Told holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Calgary
A career spanning 20 years of building service and technology businesses brought Karl to Spira with the acquisition of Zayfti in 2017. Karl’s entrepreneurial spirit has led him to develop several businesses and was twice been recognized in the Venture’s Fast Growth. Both of these companies leveraged cutting edge technology to create value. Subject matter expertise in field operations, construction safety and project execution, upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas led Karl into founding Zayfti.
Kate brings a multi-faceted financial lens to Spira’s operations. Kate started her career in audit at a big-4 accounting firm, working with a variety of clients in industries ranging from oil and gas to NPOs to real estate and more. This breadth of experience led to a move into the banking industry in 2015, where she worked in commercial banking for diversified industries until joining the Spira team in 2019. Kate holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and a Master of Professional Accounting degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a CPA.
Ricky is a software and technology consulting professional, and brings over 15 years’ experience in the energy and agriculture sectors to his role overseeing Spira’s Consulting Services. Ricky works with clients in areas of requirements, design, implementation and delivery, ensuring effective fitment and utilization of Spira products. Ricky has held various leadership roles in consulting, technology and operations and has extensive experience in project management, software implementation and delivery and product development. Ricky holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation and B.Sc in Computer Science (with Distinction) from the University of Calgary.
Board of Directors
Rob has over 25 years of experience as an officer and director of numerous public and private companies focused in the Canadian oil and gas industry. He has a very hands-on approach with management and has been actively involved in Spira as both an advisor and director for over 10 years. Rob brings an established track record in business development, corporate mergers, acquisitions, growth and exit strategies.
As a senior corporate executive, Glen has proven experience, knowledge and oversight in the areas of real estate development, government relations, the health care sector, corporate, commercial, financial and oil and gas matters. Glen recently retired as the head of Katz Group Real Estate Inc. where he oversaw all aspects of real estate development including the multi-billion dollar Ice District development in downtown Edmonton, one of the largest mixed-use projects in North America. Glen has also served as the president of a national group of health care clinics as well as a managing partner in a Calgary based consulting firm. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2006. In addition to acting as the chair of Spira’s Board of Directors, Glen is the director of several private companies in North America and Asia.
As the Vice President Finance and CFO of several publicly traded and private companies within the oil and gas industry, Greg has over 25 years of finance and accounting experience. Over that period, he has played a significant role in the start up, growth and exit of several successful entities. His experience involves equity and debt financings, stewarding company growth, both organically and through asset and corporate acquisitions, as well as planning and executing successful exit strategies. Along with being an active director of Spira for 14 years he has also been a customer for many of them.
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