Core Team

David Van Den Assem

Client Services Manager

As Client Services Manager, David ensures that projects undertaken by Kinetica are successfully executed, and achieve or exceed the expectation of our Technology Developer clients....

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David Van Den Assem
Client Services Manager

Wally Thorson

Director, Technology & Market Intelligence

Wally leads a sector-focused team that combines technical assessment and product development guidance with market validation and company creation expertise. The team’s m...

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Wally Thorson
Director, Technology & Market Intelligence

Carrie Fanai

Manager, Business Development & Technology Collaboration

As Manager, Business Development & Technology Collaboration with the Kinetica Ventures team, Carrie works with energy industry clients to understand their innovation challenges...

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Carrie Fanai
Manager, Business Development & Technology Collaboration

Lorena Forster

Business Development, Northern Region

Lorena enjoys working with advanced technology companies—so being able to meet with amazing energy related technology companies every day is the perfect job! Lorena is able t...

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Lorena Forster
Business Development, Northern Region

Bila Rasool

Commercialization Manager

Bilal has a passion for new technologies and innovation. As a Commercialization Manager, Kinetica, Bilal’s key role is to organize the people and resources required to help K...

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Bila Rasool
Commercialization Manager

Dayla Maisey

Manager, Extended Team

Dayla has more than 25 years of diverse experience within the energy industry including oil sands development, gas and power marketing, and new technology development. Her skill se...

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Dayla Maisey
Manager, Extended Team

Kristine O'Rielly

Analyst / Technology Scout

Kristine likes a challenge! As a Market Analyst and Tech Scout with Kinetica Ventures, she works with energy industry clients to understand their challenges and scouts new technolo...

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Kristine O'Rielly
Analyst / Technology Scout

Sunny Kullar

Intake Coordinator & Commercialization Analyst

Sunny Kullar assists clients as they progress through our commercialization mentoring process, as well as assists with accelerating the development and commercial success of energy...

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Sunny Kullar
Intake Coordinator & Commercialization Analyst

Willis Tat

Analyst, Marketing and Business Systems

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Willis Tat
Analyst, Marketing and Business Systems

Extended Team

Kinetica's Extended Team includes individuals with significant technical, industry and business knowledge in one or more of Kinetica's focus areas. These individuals work with Kinetica's Core Team and Kinetica clients on a volunteer basis or for short term mentoring assignments.

Carolyn K. Preston

Carolyn Preston is a Principal Consultant, CKP & Associates Consulting. With more than 25 years working on technology innovation in oil sands, enhanced oil recovery, and coal m...

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Carolyn K. Preston

Chuck Bean

Chuck (Charles) Bean is President of The Method Effect a business consulting firm serving Calgary, Houston and Phoenix. He has held posts as President of Baxter Bean & Associat...

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Chuck Bean

Dave Hassan

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Dave Hassan

Deryl Williams

Deryl Williams has over 20 years executive experience in national and international businesses primarily in energy software and Information Communications Technology (ICT) sectors....

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Deryl Williams

Juan Benitez

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Juan Benitez

Michael Tam

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Michael Tam

Ralph Fraile

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Ralph Fraile

Ross Keating

Ross Keating is former President and Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc. (CHD), a company he co-founded in 1989 with his brother John. Canadian Hydro was s...

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Ross Keating