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Mission

GSTS (Global Spatial Technology Solutions) is a wholly owned Canadian company that provides innovative decision-support solutions through the use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data analytics.

The company’s predictive technologies empower future-friendly decision-making to help the maritime, energy and security sectors navigate tomorrow, today.

GSTS has assembled a team of highly experienced industry specialists, each with a history of delivering complex capabilities on a global scale.

Management

Richard Kolacz

Richard Kolacz
CEO

Richard has 30+ years experience in the naval, space and maritime sectors at both a technical and business level. His proven track record in strategic growth provides GSTS with established relationships in defence, naval and maritime agencies and industries on a global scale.

Stephen Martins

Stephen Martins
COO

Stephen has 30 years operations experience in the space, technology and energy sectors. Prior to joining GSTS, he was the product roll-out lead for an advanced technology satellite product.

Dr. Ana Luisa Alfaro

Dr. Ana Luisa Alfaro
Chief Science Officer

Dr. Alfaro has an extensive background in Artificial Intelligence, spaceborne data analysis, electrical and computer engineering, physics, aeronomy and remote sensing. She was directly involved in developing a multi-million-dollar satellite constellation system to support marine safety and security, defence and commercial activities.

Rob Marshy

Rob Marshy
CTO

Rob brings 30 years of experience in advanced technology development and naval systems solutions. He has successfully managed numerous multi-million-dollar advanced technology programs.

Board of Directors

Roy T. Graydon

Roy T. Graydon
Board Chairman
President, Aegis Capital Management Corp.

Roy has been involved in the investment industry for over 30 years. His background includes working as an M&A Advisor with TD Securities; a Public & Private Company Investor with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; and has held C-level executive roles with Call-Net Enterprises, Aeroquest International, and Fibernetics Corp. In 2014, Roy led the successful negotiation and purchase of The Bermuda Telephone Company and served as its Executive Chairman & CFO until its sale to The Digicel Group. Roy also has extensive experience sitting on other public, private and not-for-profit boards of directors. Most recently, Roy has been both investing in and advising small-cap companies to assist them in achieving their strategic goals, either through organic growth or acquisition. He is the Executive Chair of Vision Utility Services and a board member of Connexient LLC.  Roy holds an MBA and B.Sc. (Honours Geophysics) from the University of Western Ontario.

Richard Kolacz

Richard Kolacz
Director
CEO, GSTS

Richard has over 30 years experience in the maritime, space and advanced technology sectors. Upon completing a career as a Naval Combat Systems Engineer, Richard successfully managed the start-up and expansion of two global maritime-based business ventures: a space-based maritime monitoring system venture, and a naval training and simulation venture. Richard holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Alberta, Electrical Engineering qualification from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, and a Masters Degree in Guided Weapon Systems from Cranfield University in the UK.

Nigel S. Greenwood

Nigel S. Greenwood
Director
Retired Royal Canadian Navy Officer

RAdm Greenwood is a former Naval Officer and active Master Mariner. He retired from the Royal Canadian Navy in 2012 at the rank of Rear-Admiral after 37 years of service as Commander Maritime Forces Pacific. He has since dedicated himself to various consulting projects in the civil maritime domain. Under the banner of Greenwood Maritime Solutions Ltd, Nigel has conducted risk assessments and operational studies for clients as diverse as the Department of National Defence, Transport Canada, the Canadian Hydrographic Service, the Pacific Pilotage Authority, the ports of Prince Rupert and Vancouver, and the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Additionally, during the summer navigational season, Nigel sails as an Ice Navigator in Canada’s Arctic waters. Nigel holds a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Oceanography from Royal Roads Military College and a Master’s Degree in International Studies from Kings College London. Nigel is a Fellow of both the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Nautical Institute.

Johanne Sévigny

Johanne Sévigny
Director
Vice-President of Ecofuel Accelerator; Managing Partner of the Ecofuel Fund

Johanne has 15 years of experience in venture capital, financing and management of a cleantech startup, and 10 years of operational experience in engineering. Before joining Ecofuel in 2016, Johanne was a Senior Director at BDC. She also worked at Negotium, a technology solutions provider, as the Head of Finance and M&A. Johanne was a Portfolio Manager at Entrepia Capital, Innovatech Montréal and Multiple Capital, founded in 2005 to manage the portfolio of Innovatech Montréal, an early stage venture capital fund based in Montréal. Johanne has sat on the board of several technology-based companies, including serving as the president of the board of a fast-growing RFID gaming start-up for two years. Earlier in her career, she held project management positions for 10 years at SNC Lavalin and Dessau-Soprin. Johanne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and an MBA from the HEC Montréal.

Michael Dennis

Michael Dennis
Director
Investment Manager, Innovacorp

Michael is an investment manager at Innovacorp, where his focus is on identifying and developing pre-seed and seed investment opportunities in the clean technology sector. He manages all aspects of the investment review, approval and closing cycle. Michael has extensive experience in the commercialization of early stage technologies through his career as a research scientist, entrepreneur and executive in early stage start-ups.

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