The operations of Alberta Enterprise are guided by a Board of Directors that bring a diverse range of executive level business and financial experience to the organization. Alberta Enterprise’s Directors are focused on creating an environment that promotes technology development and job creation in Alberta, while guarding the interests of Alberta taxpayers by ensuring Alberta Enterprise receives a fair return on investment.
Ted Redmond has more than 25 years of operating, transactional and business advisory experience for Energy, Technology and Industrial businesses. He has worked with many venture capital and private equity backed companies and their owners to raise funds and profitably growth their businesses.
Mr. Redmond’s senior roles in publicly traded and private companies include President & CEO of ZCL Composites (a Toronto Stock Exchange company), President and CEO of NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul the largest private equity backed crane & heavy haul company in Canada, EVP of Energy Products & Services running the largest business segment of McCoy Corporation (a Toronto Stock Exchange company), CEO of Clean Air Power a San Diego based clean tech startup, and CEO of Lacent Technologies an Edmonton based venture capital backed start-up.
As both a CEO and M&A advisor Mr. Redmond has led numerous venture capital and private equity backed companies through successful turnarounds as well as buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions.
As a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group for 7 years he provided senior level strategy and operations advice to Global 1000 companies.
Mr. Redmond has lived and worked in numerous parts of the world including the U.S., Europe, Malaysia, Mexico, and Canada. He is Alberta born and currently lives in Edmonton.
Mr. Redmond has an MBA from the Stanford Business School, an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Computer Software/Hardware from the University of Toronto, and a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Sharilee is the Chief Financial and Corporate Officer at the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
Ms. Fossum is an experienced C-suite executive who has provided operational and financial leadership to publicly traded, private and non-profit organizations. Ms. Fossum has prior experience establishing new crown corporations in Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well as a decade in capital markets. Ms. Fossum serves on the boards of the Edmonton Economic Development Committee, TELUS World of Science Edmonton, Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society and the Red Deer College Foundation.
Ms. Fossum has a Bachelor of Commerce, Masters of Business Administration, and is a designated accountant. She also holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Johnston is the former Executive Vice-President, Law and General Counsel for the Alberta Energy Regulator, having retired in January, 2019.
Ms. Johnston is a certified director and experienced lawyer with corporate, securities, oil and gas, risk management, insolvency, and corporate governance experience. Her practice included corporate, securities, regulatory, and insolvency law with The Alberta Stock Exchange, the Alberta Securities Commission, ATB Investor Services, FirstEnergy Capital Corp., the Energy Resources Conservation Board, and the Alberta Energy Regulator. She has acted in an advisory role to boards for more than fifteen years, including the board of directors of the Alberta General Counsel Association, including Chair from 2013 to 2015.
Ms. Johnston is also the author of two books on securities regulation for non-lawyers, titled Alberta Securities Law Simplified and Ontario Securities Law Simplified, as well as a number of publications on mergers and acquisitions, proxy solicitation requirements, raising capital, reporting issuer obligations and going public in Canada. In 2004, Ms. Johnston was awarded the Queen’s Counsel designation.
Ms. Johnston holds an LLB from the University of British Columbia and an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Neil Sadaranganey is Managing Director of NTT Docomo ventures and is responsible for all US & Canada investments.
Mr. Sadaranganey has extensive industry experience in board governance, start-ups, technology, and industry including Silicon Valley. He was General Partner at Bay Partners where he drove the investment in Eloqua which was founded in Canada and was acquired by Oracle for over $1B Cdn. Mr. Sadaranganey has served on the board of many public and private companies including Cornerstone on Demand, Like.com, Eventful, Hiplogic, LiveMedia, Applied Identity and Pureplay. Before becoming a venture capitalist, Neil was a software product executive at Good Technology and RealNetworks. Mr. Sadaranganey was a founding team member of Afara Websystems, a company acquired by Sunmicrosystems whose technology is still core for a multi-billion dollar server line for Oracle. Neil is a charter member of the C100, a non-profit association of technology thought leaders committed to helping advance Canadian innovation.
Mr. Sadaranganey holds a Bachelor of Systems Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Stanford.
Tracey Scarlett is the President of BioQuest Ventures Inc., providing consulting services for entrepreneurial companies looking to develop and expand their businesses as well as for organizations looking to build more effective and inclusive programs for innovators and entrepreneurs.
Ms. Scarlett brings board governance, entrepreneurship and senior level executive experience. She was Dean of the JR Shaw School of Business at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) where she established the Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship, a campus wide initiative to build entrepreneurial mindset into polytechnic education for students. As Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, she led development of entrepreneurship programs focused on enabling women to achieve their full entrepreneurial potential. She was also Chief Operating Officer of KMT Hepatech Inc., a biotechnology start-up, and previously co-founded an electrical contracting company.
Ms. Scarlett’s has held board positions, including Vice-chair, on numerous profit, non-profit and economic development boards. These include Edmonton Global, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, Business Development Bank of Canada’s and Travel Alberta. She is also a past Council member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and a current member of the Committee for Research Partnerships for NSERC.
Ms. Scarlett holds a diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from NAIT, and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and an MBA with a specialization in Technology Commercialization from the University of Alberta.