Founder, CEO and Creator of ConvergX®

Kimberley Van Vliet

President and COO - ConvergX® Global

Lee Malleau

CMO, ConvergX®

Nadine Livingston

Senior Advisor, Financial Services and Strategic Partnerships

Pat Dunwoody

Director of Strategic Global Partnerships

Sylvain Bedard

Director of Growth and Innovation

Trish Joseph

Director, Research Relations

Emma Waller

Director - Global Event Strategy and Solutions

Woo Schaber

VP Communications

Jessilyn Forigo

Founder, CEO and Creator of ConvergX®

Kimberley Van Vliet

The founder and creator of CONVERGX® Kimberley is also part of the Canadian Delegation to the NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG), and works closely with other divisions of NATO such as Allied Command Transformation Unit (ACT), the Science & Technology Office (STO), and the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA). Most recently, Kimberley’s efforts have taken her to NATO HQ, NORAD & NORTHCOM. She was awarded one of the Top 20 women in Defence in Canada by Esprit de Corps Magazine, and most recently was a delegate of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (GGCLC) for 2022.

President and COO - ConvergX® Global

Lee Malleau

Lee is an award-winning professional who loves disruption, deep expertise in economic and business development, international trade and investment, technology ecosystems, regional networks, organizational development, and global affairs. Her education and background in journalism, communications, economics (Ec.D/F), business, and management have shaped multiple successes throughout her career of working with private and public sector corporations and clients, including First Nations. In various executive roles, she has facilitated hundreds of millions of new investment into projects across Western Canada, including as CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission where she led the City’s Olympic Business Programs through the 2010 Winter Olympic Games – which is still today the global best practice for business development in levering major international events.

CMO, ConvergX®

Nadine Livingston

Nadine is an entrepreneur, strategic leader, and speaker who brings 30 years of omnichannel Marketing, Creative, Tech Innovation, Digital Transformation, and Decision Sciences expertise to all aspects of FI, Retail, travel, Cannabis, Automotive, and Commercial Development industry verticals. Having worked with diverse industry clients and agencies across North America. Nadine has designed, developed, and activated data-driven brand strategies for many well-known financial products, and award-winning loyalty and recognition programs across diverse industry verticals.

Senior Advisor, Financial Services and Strategic Partnerships

Pat Dunwoody

Pat is a Speaker, etrpreeur, client and relationship-focused executive with an in-depth background in all aspects of the investment fund industry. She brings a strategic perspective while developing quality initiatives and demonstrates a clear grasp of the drivers behind client engagement, satisfaction and the impact on the bottom-line. Pat has spent the past 35 years in diverse leadership roles within the Financial Services industry and is currently the Executive Director of the Canadian ETF Association along with several other boards, while supporting other organisations as they grow.

Director of Strategic Global Partnerships

Sylvain Bedard

Sylvain has held leadership roles in diverse industries that have taken him all over the world such as; Global Business Development, BRP Inc. National Energy Board – Executive Vice President – Transparency and Strategic Engagement, Director General Public Affairs and Official Spokesperson for the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) – Brigadier General, National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, Chief of Military Personnel for NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Kabul (Afghanistan), Deputy Commander, Alaska NORAD Region in Anchorage, Alaska (United States), Senior Military Assistant, Minister of National Defence, National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada), was the Commanding Officer, Task Force El Gorah North Camp, Sinai Desert (Egypt), Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Operations NAVCANADA, Cornwall, Ontario (Canada), Commander, 12 Radar Squadron, 3 Wing Bagotville (Fighters), Bagotville, Quebec (Canada), Aide-de-Camp, Governor General of Canada Rideau Hall, Ottawa (Canada), Mission Commander and Weapons Controller, 36 e Escadre de Détection Aéroporté, Avord (France), Weapons Controller, Instructor and Evaluator, NATO Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) Wing, Geilenkirchen, (Germany) (…and this is abbreviated!)

Director of Growth and Innovation

Trish Joseph

As an experienced senior leader, executive & entrepreneur, Trish is a visionary thinker, master connector, and an individual that rolls up her sleeves to build and execute strategy with tremendous success. She is extremely knowledgeable about the future of disruptive technologies and innovations across various industries and how the integration of technology in various business sectors delivers bottom-line results. In addition, she understands who and what are the engines that drive innovation. Highly skilled in systems thinking and delivery, her years of executive leadership experience in strategic business development, marketing, sales, innovation, and building strong ecosystem connections with passion and energy, has delivered exceptional business growth and value to the numerous companies and organizations she has served. In addition, her experience as an executive in health care ( Medical cannabis, Biotechnology, Diagnostic Imaging,) the energy sector, construction, and as the director of Applied Research and Innovation of Canada’s oldest and most revered Polytechnic institute, has allowed her to develop depth and expertise in leadership, strategy, and delivering systems impact in multiple sectors.

Director, Research Relations

Emma Waller

Emma recently obtained her undergraduate degree from Saint Francis Xavier University with honours in political science and public policy and governance. During her degree, Emma specialized in security and unconventional warfare, publishing an honours thesis on lone wolf terrorism. Her thesis, titled: “Lone Wolf Terrorism: The Presence of Contagion in Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism,” questions if a contagion effect has escalated the proliferation of lone wolf terrorism in our current world. . During her degree, Emma specialized in security and unconventional warfare, publishing an honours thesis on lone wolf terrorism. Her thesis, titled: “Lone Wolf Terrorism: The Presence of Contagion in Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism,” questions if a contagion effect has escalated the proliferation of lone wolf terrorism in our current world.

Director - Global Event Strategy and Solutions

Woo Schaber

Woo has traveled to over 120 countries and is currently working on her 3rd PHD in Life Experiences. Her executive and creative leadership roles in the global, bespoke, sustainable and adventure travel industry are meshed as one; Passion – Purpose – Profession. Woo’s strongest currency is professional long-term relationships and curating transformational travel journeys for the discerning and elite. One of her many quotes is, “The World Is Both My Office and Playground, People and Animals Are My School.”

VP Communications

Jessilyn Forigo

Jessilyn is a results-oriented communicator who helps businesses tell their unique story and influence audience behaviour. Jesslyn specializes in public relations, corporate communications, marketing, event management, media relations, branding and reputation management, promotion, internal communications, investor relations, speech writing, media coaching, sales, media buying, media planning

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Wayne Ronhaar

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Paola Torreblanca-Fischer

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Geoffrey Cann

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Damarys Zampini

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Pil Klevorkick

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Victoria Bradbury

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

John Sheehan

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Louise Mercier

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Stephan King

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Koleya Karringten

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Adrienne Bellehmeur

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Jan Eden

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Yoseph Elkaim

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Wayne Ronhaar

A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, Wayne grew up in the USA on Whidbey Island in Washington State. Wayne is CEO of Cylentium Inc. and Snowy River International, global cybersecurity technology & innovation leaders. Cylentium is the innovator of Cyber Invisibility Bubble Technology, Zero identity, and wireless cybersecurity invisibility cloaking technology. Wayne has held senior executive roles for 40 Plus years – including: Microsoft, Partner Price Waters House Coopers, Bank of Montreal, ATB Bank, Bank of Montreal, Husky Energy, British Petroleum, Airmiles Loyalty Group, First Data, and Advanced Mobile Solutions. Wayne has extensive international experience in Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Middle East/Northern Africa, Panama, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, the Caribbean and South Africa.

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Paola Torreblanca-Fischer

Paola Torreblanca-Fischer currently serves as Vice President & COO of Core Foundation, a private, not-for-profit organization from Indiana that works to promote economic development through science, technology, and innovation projects in Latin America. Her organization has developed strategic partnerships between universities, government, and private companies in North and South America. These efforts led to substantive reforms and initiatives that helped encourage applied research and entrepreneurship in agriculture, mining, environment, health, and commerce in various regions in Peru. Paola also founded ALNICO LLC., an international consulting company that brings together companies in the Americas to create long-lasting business relationships. In 2021, Universidad Nacional San Agustin Arequipa in Peru honored Paola and her brother Ricardo Torreblanca for their role in the internationalization and development of the first Research and Technology Park in Peru In 2017, Mrs. Torreblanca-Fischer received the Diploma of Honor from the Commission of Science, Technology, and Innovation of the Republic of Peru.

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Geoffrey Cann

Geoffrey Cann is an international author, professional speaker, and corporate trainer, focusing on digital innovation in oil and gas. While at Deloitte for 29 years, he led consulting work in a dozen countries on a range of topics. He teaches a seminar on digital oil and gas, produces both a weekly article and podcast on digital issues in energy, and hosts a weekly video interview called Energy Innovations. He has co-authored three book: Bits, Bytes, and Barrels (2019); Machine Learning and Data Science in the Oil and Gas Industry (2021); and, Carbon, Capital, and the Cloud (2022).

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Damarys Zampini

A strategic, global growth executive, driven by human ingenuity. She works to enable the future of Energy, Cleantech, Sustainable Exploration, Construction, Digital and non-digital Technologies, aligned to Circular Economy and Smart City. As a CEO of Sustrategy, Damarys builds and implements strategic growth plans for existing & new markets. She works with leaders who are disrupting industries, ready to scale, with significant ROI + ROC, who see the world as their potential. Damarys is an Angel Investor, Advisor and deeply involved in the ecosystem of innovative and inclusive solutions that assist in efficiencies, digital/non digital and net zero/carbon neutral transformation, with metric driven impact. Damarys is an Angel Investor, Advisor and deeply involved in the ecosystem of innovative and inclusive solutions that assist in efficiencies, digital/non digital and net zero/carbon neutral transformation, with metric driven impact. Damarys has 20+ years of direct experience in oil & gas, all energy & mining including exploration, EPCM & SCM & global logistics, safety, SaaS and new technologies, like AI and blockchain.

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Pil Klevorkick

Phil is originally from Newfoundland Canada and moved to Las Vegas in 1999. His work experience spans over 38 years in various roles within government including HazMat training and response coordinator, a police officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Federal Ranger with the Bureau of Land Management, Air Quality and Permit Specialist, and the Nuclear Waste Program Manager for Clark County since 2007. In 2015, he also became the Economic Development Liaison for the County working on providing connections with investors and government totaling more than $34 billion. He sits on 7 Non-Profit Boards in various capacities including STEM Board for Clark County School District, Warrior GMR Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Movement Gives Foundation, Energy Community Alliance Economic Development Chair,  Western Governors Association, and Western Interstate Energy Board. He owns three small businesses that focus on mining, energy, tech, and business development as well as rugby match officiating and events. In 2018 he founded and is the Chairman of The Rugby Foundation (501(c)(3) Charity U.S.A.) in an effort to Grow the Game Globally through community engagement programs while helping youth develop personal character values that support better individual growth and success thereby building better communities. Currently, The Rugby Foundation has programs in 15 countries with plans to expand to over 20 before the end of 2022. Phil is married with four children as well as his blind Labrador named Rolexx.

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Victoria Bradbury

Fluently bilingual senior financial executive with the professional designations of FCA, BFP, CMC and CPA,CA. Member of Institute of Corporate Directors, Institute of Internal Auditors and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. 35+ years of experience driving organizational success through innovative financial analysis, strategic risk evaluation, and board governance.

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

John Sheehan

John is an accomplished leader with a proven record of success delivering results with strengths in strategy, analytics, and execution. He is currently leading the strategy and business development for AWS’s new Aerospace and Satellite business unit. Prior to this, he led the creation of strategy and key growth initiatives for Lockheed Martin’s largest business unit (>$25B /y sales). He also created and ran new businesses inside Lockheed Martin’s “Skunkworks”. John is an experienced strategic executive with extensive experience in developing organizational vision and strategies, as well as tactical execution to position and grow the business.

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Louise Mercier

Louise Mercier continues to look forward to supporting the growth and development of a strong Canadian defence industrial base.

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Stephan King

Stephan King manages the Canadian Coast Guard’s international Capacity Building Division. Stephan transferred from the Royal Canadian Navy to the Canadian Coast Guard in August, 2018, where he leads the development, implementation and conduct of the Coast Guard’s international partnerships with nations seeking to increase their maritime security and safety capabilities. Stephan holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Communications from Royal Roads University, Victoria. He resides in Ottawa with his wife, Cheryl, and their two adult children.

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Koleya Karringten

A proud Albertan technology entrepreneur, advocate, and leader, Koleya Karringten has a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of product commercialization, ecosystem building, and fostering inclusion in the technology industry. As the co-founder and CEO of Absolute Combustion, she has spent over a decade successfully designing and developing ground-breaking cleantech solutions for multiple industry sectors, including aerospace and Oil & Gas. She is a driving force in Canada’s blockchain technology industry as the Executive Director of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium (CBC) and co-founder/board member of the Canadian Blockchain Association for Women (CBAW). In her leadership role at the CBC, she has merged her passions for technology and social good to bring together blockchain companies, corporate leaders, and the government to build the country’s largest blockchain ecosystem organization. An influential public speaker, writer, and community volunteer, Koleya strongly believes that uniting diverse voices behind a common goal is the path to creating a fairer, more sustainable, and prosperous nation.

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Adrienne Bellehmeur

Adrienne is Co-Owner of Risk Oversight, a firm specializing Internal Controls, Internal Audit, SOX/CSOX, and compliance programs. She is the founder of Bellehumeur Co. where she is a consultant, speaker, trainer, and writer on documentation and workflow best practices and author of THE 24-HOUR RULE—and Other Secrets for Smarter Organizations (forthcoming from BenBella). In her 15 years of experience as a business owner and consultant, she has developed and taught a practice she calls “Dynamic Documentation”. Driven to help companies – and individuals – enhance their productivity, Adrienne believes everyone can work smarter and faster through better documentation practices.

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Jan Eden

Jan leads clients in how to ‘Think Differently’ in identifying and transforming executive, leadership, and professional uniqueness into revenue-generating intellectual property and expertise. Specializing in career transition, executive advancement, executive succession, professional re-invention, sales, and business development. Since the mid-ninties, Jan has been studying and speaking about global disruption and change. The results of her studies realized the need to develop a 21st Century Executive Mindset. Jan is the Past President, the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) Calgary Chapter and a Founder of Bumble Bees Venture Capital.

CONVERGX® Global Advisor

Yoseph Elkaim

Yoseph Elkaim is the CEO of OMNI Advisory Group where he advises national leaders and chief executives in both public and private sectors on a range of strategic, management, legal, and policy issues. Through OMNI, Elkaim is a highly sought-after speaker, regularly contributing to and commentator on Bloomberg, MSNBC, CNN, FoxNews, NPR, Al Jazeera, The New York Times, and Forbes. Today, Yoseph advises clients at the intersection of business, technology, regulatory, policy, and security and helps them develop targeted growth strategies. Yoseph supports clients in understanding global trade dynamics, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and security-critical technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, & Machine Learning as well as Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) challenges arising from geopolitical instability. Elkaim is a regular keynote speaker, lecturer, and presenter for leading companies in the areas of Technology, Policy, Defense, Finance, Security, Global Trade, and Aerospace.

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