Leadership Team

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President and Chief Executive Officer
Company Officer Since: 2006

Matthew's extensive experience of executive management in technology, SCADA, sales and business development continues to aid Zedi in achieving the vision of becoming the Global Leader of Production Operations Management. Matt was engaged as a Director with the company prior to accepting his current position as President and CEO in 2006. In addition to his work at Zedi, Matt is the Executive Chairman of Blackbridge Corporation.

Matt is formally educated in electronic engineering technology at Algonquin College and business computing at the Anderkoch Institute.


Ilario (Larry) Spagnolo
Chief Commercial Officer
Company Officer Since: 2011

As Chief Commercial Officer, Larry leads a team that is dedicated to all customer facing activities that include Marketing, Sales and Customer Care. He is responsible for building corporate brand equity, creating customer demand, enabling sales and increasing our value proposition to our customers. Larry brings over 25 years of executive management experience, helping organizations rapidly grow and profit. He is an active member in the community and sits on the Board of Governors at NAIT Polytechnic.

Larry is a Graduate of the NAIT School of Business, Grant MacEwan University, The University of Toronto Rotman School of Business, and York University with studies in business and administration.


Clement Gaudet
Chief Operations Officer
Company Officer Since: 2001

As COO, Mr. Gaudet is responsible for the commercial production and delivery of all products and services of the company. Clem is also responsible for the direct oversight of our Field Service and Operations. He brings over 20 years of experience in operations management, data communications, research and development.

Clem has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.


James Freeman
Chief Technology Officer
Company Officer Since: 2007

James' team is accountable for investments in Zedi's service and enterprise applications, SCADA and hardware. His team enables Zedi growth by overseeing technical product development, efficient integration of acquisitions, and effective use of enterprise infrastructure. He brings 22 years of experience in domestic and international business, in technical, marketing and investment management roles, in a variety of industries. James is active in the community with youth and adults in a variety of sports and wellness activities, and sits on the Board of TR Labs.

James holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Alberta.


Grant Exner
Chief Financial Officer
Company Officer Since: 2008

As head of Zedi's Finance team, Grant is responsible for all accounting, taxation and financial reporting as well as risk management and treasury functions. Grant is a Chartered Accountant who brings 24 years of experience in executive, entrepreneurial and consulting roles spanning both the high tech and energy industries.

Grant earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan before becoming a Chartered Accountant. He is also very active in the community, serving on two non-profit boards, and in youth sport initiatives as a competitive coach.


Robert W. Gordon
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Company Officer Since: 1992

Bob has been with Zedi since 1992 at which time he served as VP, Operations and General Counsel. During his tenure he has held executive positions in finance, customer support, marketing and sales. Currently, Bob continues his role with Zedi as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Bob's conservative and value based approach ensures that Zedi remains a transparent and dependable company.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Alberta and has served on numerous boards including 20 years on Trinity Western University board of Governors, which he chaired for 6 years. Currently serving as a director of Blackbridge Corporation.


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