Management

Brett Davidson Brett Davidson – President, CEO, Director 

Brett Davidson heads the Wavefront team and has more than 19 years of experience in research, development and commercialization of products and services in the civil, environmental and petroleum disciplines. Davidson, a founder of Wavefront, has spent the past 13 years in processing the company’s strategic direction, focusing extensively on the global commercialization of Wavefront’s game-changing technology.

Prior to Wavefront, Davidson was principal of a consulting company, Subterranean Technologies, which concentrated on issues surrounding salt mine and cavern design and closeout. He began his career with Atomic Energy of Canada in Pinawa, Manitoba, and later managed the Geomechanics Research Group at the University of Waterloo.

 

 

D. Brad Paterson D. Brad Paterson – CFO and Director 

As Wavefront’s CFO, D. Brad Paterson draws on more than 15 years of experience as a senior officer and director of publicly listed companies. His diverse background and expertise informs his primary role and responsibility for the company’s strategic financial direction. Paterson’s extensive knowledge of management and financial accounting, corporate finance, corporate governance and regulatory markets also informs his supervision of financial management, control, reporting, planning, and investor relations.

Before joining the Wavefront team, Paterson served as a consultant in the public listing of private companies and led a variety of initiatives including corporate restructurings and financings, business and assets valuations, and acquisitions. In addition, he has served as a senior financial analyst for a private equity and mezzanine financing firm, the Alberta Indian Investment Corporation and Alberta Indian Equity Foundation.

 


 

Board of Directors

Steven W. Percy Steven W. Percy – Chairman 

Before Wavefront, Percy held several positions with The Standard Oil Company, including manager of American flagged marine transportation, manager of the Eastern Crude Oil division, director of operations analysis, director of downstream strategic planning and development and director of the executive office. Following the merger of BP and Standard Oil, Percy served as the group treasurer of the British Petroleum Company p.l.c. and chief executive of BP Finance International, president of BP Oil and chairman and chief executive officer of BP America.

 

 

Dennis R. Minano Dennis R. Minano – Director 

In his capacity as director, Dennis R Minano serves as an advisor on energy and environmental for Wavefront. He also leads various groups and companies who formulate future US policies in this area. These activities build on his career work aimed at crafting new policy in several broad based forums.

Prior to Wavefront, Minano spent 30 years at General Motors,where he started as an attorney and was involved in marketing, product liability litigation,and energy and environmental law where he was designated Practice Area manger of the Environmental and Energy Law Group. In 1992 he was elected by the GM Board of Directors as Vice President of Energy and Environmental,where he was given business responsibility for the topics. He remained in that role until his retirement in 2002. During that time he also served as the Vice President of Communications and managed GMs’ Public Policy Center. Following his GM career he became Chair of the Board of IntegriGuard, LLC, a private company providing financial oversight review of payments made under the U.S. Medicare and Medicare programs.

 

Mark Bernard Mark Bernard – Director 

Mark Bernard is a Chartered Accountant and has over 22 years of experience in public practice, advising public and private corporations and their shareholders. Mr. Bernard is currently a member of the advisory board for two private companies in the technology industry and has held several board positions in the not-for-profit sector including his current role as Treasurer of Alberta Council of Technologies Society. Mr. Bernard holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and has been a member of the CICA (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants) and the ICAA (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta) since 1993. Mr. Bernard is also a member of the CTF (Canadian Tax Foundation) and presented a paper at the 2012 Prairie Tax Conference.

 

 

Roger Kazanowski Roger Kazanowski – Director 

A director of the Corporation as well as President of Cambridge Products since 1986. He has also been President of Boulder Leasing since 1994. He was also a Director of Triant Technologies from 1998 to 2001 and was a Director of Integrated Business Systems Services from 2001 to 2002. Mr. Kazanowski has an extensive background in business entrepreneurship. He began his career as an Automotive Designer at the Ford Motor Company but quickly chose a path of developing his own companies. He is the founder of Cambridge Products, Village Art Studios, Business Television Video, Burka Operating Companies and Airman Pneumatic Controls. Mr. Kazanowski has also been actively involved in the development of companies such as Triant Technologies, Integrated Business Systems, Buz.Fm, Premier Exhibitions and Wavefront. Mr. Kazanowski is actively involved in the Angel Investing Network, supports numerous non-profit organizations, and is currently an advisor to the University of Arizona Surgical Department and Research Center.

 

 

James (“Jimmy”) Smith James (“Jimmy”) Smith – Director 

Smith brings more than 35 years of extensive domestic and international experience with both major oil and gas and independent producers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming. Most recently, Mr. Smith was Chief Operating Officer and Board member of Great Plains Operating, LLC (“GPO”). He brings widespread skills in the management, engineering, acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas companies. Smith’s experience and connections in both the major and independent oil and gas company arena will be a great addition to our growing company. Prior to GPO Smith was an equity partner and VP Operations with Grayhawk Energy in Texas, VP Operations with Cortez Oil and Gas as well as holding various operational and engineering positions with ARCO and Burlington Resources/Meridian Oil.