LEADERSHIP, TECHNICAL AND COMMERCIAL EXPERTISE CONVERGE TO DELIVER THE IDEON VISION.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Gary has been CEO at Ideon since March 2020, joining the team just as the global pandemic took hold. He has led Ideon through a relaunch of the company and the transition from R&D to early commercialization, through to a successful Series A raise in 2022.
He is a visionary with strong operational credentials and a track record of building teams that deliver extraordinary results. Prior to joining Ideon, Gary spent 25 years providing mining equipment, technology, and services in support of the global mining industry, including over 20 years at Finning International.
CTO & CO-FOUNDER
Doug is a global leader in muon tomography and one of the few people in the world with the expertise to turn muon research into industrial problems solved.
Doug holds a BSc. (Hons) in physics and computer science from UBC, and a PhD in subatomic physics from SFU. Doug also has extensive expertise in computer simulation, data analysis and statistical inference – including machine learning methods and detector physics.
Krysta, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) and Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder, is a financial executive with over 15 years’ progressive success leading accounting, tax, and financial strategy for international venture capital and financing organizations.
Her experience includes CFO and senior finance roles at Winshear Gold, Tectonic Metals, Sandstorm Gold, and Pathway Capital (where she managed several private and public mining companies).
VP, TALENT & CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Kim handles employee experience and culture, talent management, brand and customer experience, marketing, communications, community engagement, and facilities.
She earned her undergrad degree from Queen’s University and completed graduate studies in Business Management (Asia-Pacific) from Capilano University before launching a career in high-tech. Prior to Ideon, she served for 8 years as CMO at the University of Calgary, one of Canada’s leading research universities with a focus on energy innovation.
VP, CUSTOMER PARTNERSHIPS
Shawn has a well-established vocation in near-surface geophysics with experience in mining as well as oil & gas. He has served as a leader in business development, relationship management, and solutions/services delivery on an international scale.
Shawn holds a PhD in Geosciences from McMaster University and an Executive MBA from the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto, and is an avid lifelong learner. He is now leading our customer partnerships initiatives, driving adoption of and delight with Ideon’s subsurface intelligence solutions.
DIRECTOR, PROJECT DELIVERY & MANUFACTURING OPS
David works with teams of technical and non-technical colleagues within and beyond Ideon to ensure delivery of major project and relationship outcomes critical to the company’s success.
David earned a Master of Management Sciences in Management of Technology from Waterloo and a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill. He worked at MDA for many years in a range of technical roles and leading business development activities for space-based Earth observation for international markets, including oil & gas and mining.
DIRECTOR, HARDWARE ENGINEERING
Vlad is a scientist who became a tech entrepreneur in order to deploy new technologies into the world. With experience in commercial R&D and high technical-risk product development, he has successfully brought multiple products to market.
He earned a BHSc in Bioinformatics from UCalgary where he developed synthetic biology systems for oil spill bioremediation and biocompatible 3D printing. Vlad is now leading our hardware team through the product development lifecycle.
DIRECTOR, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Chris has worked in the software space since 2006 and most recently was the Director, Software Development for a visual data science software and collaborative technologies company, based out of Calgary, Alberta. Chris brings decades of experience at organizations from start-ups to large corporations, driving innovation in software and IT.
Originally from BC, he earned his degree in computer science from Vancouver Island University. Chris is now leading our quickly growing software teams.
Nigel’s love of the outdoors led to geology fieldwork and then a degree in Geophysics. His 25+ year career in the mining industry has included working for major mining companies in North America, from Mexico to Alaska and many places in between.
Nigel earned a master’s degree at the Geophysical Inversion Facility at UBC and was a research associate at the Mineral Deposit Research Unit at UBC. He will be leveraging his experience in geophysics, earth modelling, and data inversions to lead Ideon’s growing geosciences team.
Ryan is a PGeo and has worked in the exploration geophysics industry since 2012, specializing in ground-based operations in both greenfield and brownfield environments. He joins Ideon from Quantec Geoscience based in Toronto, Ontario. He held progressive roles there for 11 years, managing over 130 exploration surveys in 14 countries around the world.
Ryan earned his degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland, specializing in geophysics and seismology. He will now be leading our intrepid deployment team as they roll out Ideon’s subsurface intelligence solution worldwide.
CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT LEADER
ALIGNING STRATEGY, PEOPLE, PROCESSES, AND TECHNOLOGY.
Koos Van Nieuwkoop
RESEARCH & INNOVATION ASSOCIATE
PRINCIPAL DATA SCIENTIST
Manmohan Singh Badhesa
OFFICE & PEOPLE COORDINATOR
Abelardo Pérez Gil
RESEARCH & EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN
PROJECT DELIVERY SPECIALIST
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
CO-OP STUDENT (2023)
CO-OP STUDENT (2023)
WHAT WE BELIEVE; HOW WE WORK TOGETHER.
Harnessing Universal Forces to Unlock Subsurface Potential
Deliver subsurface intelligence that accelerates the world’s transition to low-impact mining.
These values represent the beliefs, philosophies, and principles that drive our business. They describe what we stand for, shape our behaviour, and inform our decisions.
We use them to determine if we are on the right path to fulfilling our ambitious goals without compromising what’s important to us.
- Driven by industry, informed by science
We solve industry problems with scientific rigour: listening carefully, analyzing the data, and developing solutions that our clients – and the planet – cannot live without.
- Inspired to create, wired to deliver
We’re imaginative, creating new possibilities and embracing the diversity of thought and experience within our team to move with urgency, learn from our failures, and execute masterfully.
- Unified as a team, personally accountable
We have each other’s backs and operate with integrity, respect, and empathy. Success depends on leaving egos at the door, celebrating our differences, delivering promises, and owning the outcome together.
- Boldly ambitious, exceptionally human
We think big and have the courage to blaze new trails. We’re in this business to win, but that doesn’t mean we compromise on doing the right thing for our people, our clients, and our world.
HELP SHAPE A CANADIAN INNOVATION STORY.
By joining Ideon’s visionary team, you will realize a tremendous opportunity for professional growth to build a successful career. We believe in inventive thinking, continuous learning, and providing a leading-edge environment where individual skills and attributes are valued.
We are always looking for talented individuals. Even if you do not see a current job opening that matches your skill set, please send us your resume anyway. Please submit your resume and cover letter articulating your interest in Ideon to [email protected]
- So. Many. Opportunities! Check them out here!