Passionate about The Future & Technology Innovation
chief executive officer
Wayne has held senior executive roles for 30
Plus years – including: Microsoft, National & Global Strategy, National Platform, Global Banking; PriceWatersHouseCoopers USA – Global Technology, Strategy, and Innovation; Chief Innovation Office ATB Bank; Global Technology
Strategy Bank of Montreal; Chief Business and Enterprise Architect Husky Energy; Chief Business and Enterprise Architect Airlmiles.ca/Loyalty
Group/First Data; 8 yrs. CIO High Tech Silicon Valley. Snowy River is a global organization with offices in Canada, United States, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Middle East/Northern Africa, Central America, South America, Caribbean, Mexico, and South Africa.
chief technology officer
Rob has a long career in technology – Analytical, highly adaptable professional with extensive experience leading ground-breaking development in mobile computing.
Strong knowledge and comfort within multiple technology environments, along with all peripheral processes.
Skilled in aligning end-user needs with long-term resolutions to complex IT challenges. Track record of success.
Skilled troubleshooter continually focused on identifying, isolating and resolving technical issues.
Accomplished communicator skilled in building and strengthening relationships across functions to drive cohesive, strategic operations.
chief operating officer
Ric Merrifield, has spent the last decade leading complex software programs and digital transformations for companies ranging from Starbucks, to Disney, and most recently APiJET. Ric is credited with creating the body of work known as Business Architecture which he did during his time with Microsoft. That business architecture work was the subject of the 2009 book Rethink, the 2008 Harvard Business Review Article The Next Revolution in Productivity, as well as a 2016 TEDx talk, and three patents. Ric graduated from Georgetown University and lives in Seattle with his son George, a college student, and they enjoy spending time on the Olympic Peninsula.
chief compliance officer
Minea Arkiomaa is specialized in international technology compliance and cross border corporate regulatory matters. Before joining Cylentium she advised venture-backed hardware and software startups from grassroots level by establishing a legal entity all the way to helping guide companies to successful exit events through a merger or an acquisition.
While at an international law firm, Dottir LLP, she helped foreign companies with fund raising in San Francisco, USA focusing on business strategy and corporate structure.
Prior to Dottir, Minea spent some time in a New York law firm specialized in distressed loan transactions, sale and purchase of investment vehicles and other financial instruments and related compliance issues.
During her studies she spent time interning in Beijing, China, working in a Chinese law firm helping international companies with market entry and cross border compliance matters.
Joe is the former Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Licensing and Pricing at Microsoft responsible for building commercial licensing and payment solutions for Microsoft’s enterprise and small, medium & corporate customers across all business groups, and field sales teams.
Matz joined Microsoft in 1993. Previously, he was Microsoft’s assistant treasurer, responsible for foreign exchange, strategic equity investments, financial risk management, treasury IT systems, and corporate risk-management programs.
Prior to Microsoft, Matz worked for several emerging productivity software companies and in management consulting for Braxton Associates. Matz earned a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of science degree in Economics from Georgetown University. Matz is on the college board of advisors at Georgetown University.
Joe is also an advisor to the blockchain platform company, Simba Chain, focused on standardizing delivery and accelerating adoption of Simba’s SaaS model.
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