James Malcolm – CEO
Jim conceived of and built the company AccuMap – a company that revolutionized the Canadian oil and gas industry. AccuMap enabled geologists, engineers, and land personnel to do in twenty minutes what used to take six weeks. Jim received recognition as Entrepreneur of the Year and City Businessman of the Year while AccuMap itself was twice a finalist for Alberta’s Science and Technology Awards.
Brad Malcolm, CA – President
Brad began his life in the business world early. At age 19 while attending university, Brad started a business that in its second year, had annual revenue of over $100,000. After obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Brad went on to complete his Chartered Accountant designation and spent 4 years working with a major international Chartered Accounting firm where he spent several years in the corporate tax planning department. After this, Brad left to help manage various private and public Canadian and International companies which brought him to his current position with Athentech in 2001.
Brian G. James - Scientist
B.Sc. (Honors Physics) at Simon Fraser University. Gained significant experience in oil field seismology with Chevron with particular emphasis on signal processing, numerical methodologies, time series analysis and the convolutional model.
Inventor, has been awarded several patents. Focus for all of them is on signal processing corrections that are not just "good enough" but are also scientifically valid. It is not enough for the math to be internally consistent, it must also adhere to the facts and findings of science so that the correction represents what would have been recorded with a non-existant superior recording instrument. The guiding philosophy is that this constraint first removes much of the guess work and errors in trying to find a "good enough" compromise adjustment and, second, produces remarkably attractive results as they are realistic.
Brian has an enduring fascination with the "ancient civilization" (Greece and Rome). Interests include the ancient history, mythology, philosophy and engineering. The name "Athentech" came from merging the Greek Goddess of Wisdom's name "Athena" with the word "technology". So Athentech means "wise technology".
Samuel Lau, P.Eng. - VP, Research & Development
Samuel has developed a passion for science and math since childhood. Because of his love for classical mechanics, he first pursued his engineering education in the University of Alberta. After he obtained the degree with distinction in Civil Engineering, he went on to pursue his degree in Computer Science. During this period, Samuel found computer graphics fascinating because it is a combination of math and art. He took graduate level courses in computer graphics. And one of his projects - Particle System, is later on adopted into the OpenGL library. Samuel joined Athentech Technologies Inc. in 2001. In his spare time Samuel enjoys classical music, fine arts, jigsaw puzzles and radio control models. He also loves planting organic produce and plans on building his fully automated organic farm this summer.
Rafael Soltero, Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Rafael Soltero brings more than 25 years
of cross-functional experience in sales, marketing, product development and
global business management within the imaging industry. Previously, Rafael
served as General Manager, Marketing Support Division of Noritsu’s
International Sales & Marketing Unit and VP, Marketing and Sales for the
KIS Photo-Me Group, where he was responsible for business development in the U.S., Brazil
Earlier, he has also held various key positions within the Eastman Kodak
Rafael has a bachelor’s degree in
chemical engineering from the University
of Puerto Rico and an MBA
from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he is fluent in Spanish, English and
Portuguese and currently lives in Fort
Anton Maslov - Lead Application Developer
After obtaining his university degree in Physics and Mathematics, Anton worked for few years as an academic researcher with specialization in nonlinear optics and laser physics. During this period Anton first appreciated the power and beauty of computer modelling for solving complex scientfic and engineering problems and then decided to pursue his career in software development. For over 15 years Anton has been working as a developer, project manager, and a leader of large-scale development projects ranging from core imaging technology to consumer photography applications. He has developed expertise in most major programming languages and platforms as well as in a variety of modern image processing techniques and algorithms. Anton enjoys skiing, hiking, camping and spending time with his family in a river cottage, which he has built (not quite yet) with his own hands.
Andy Williams - COO
For his entire working career, Andy’s been involved with technology (28 years) and an even longer-time as a photographer.
Andy received a camera young, and has been taking photos ever since, and professionally for the past 20 years. His photography work these days has him leading and instructing workshops in the coolest places on the planet, with world renowned photographer and partner, Marc Muench.
For the past 7 years, Andy was COO at SmugMug, the leading photo sharing and pro commerce photo website hosting company.
Andy’s passion is photography, shooting, talking about it, being with other photographers, doing crazy photographer tricks, shooting at ISO 25,600, and the like. When he’s not working or shooting, you can probably find him on the tennis courts, apparently he plays a mean game of doubles!
Lissy Martinez - Activity Center
Coming all the way from Nicaragua in 2006, Lissy is the activity center at Athentech Imaging. From taking care of customers, billing, shipping and making sure the office remains in shape to support sales. She graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologia in Nicaragua with a degree in Business Administration in 2003. She can speak Spanish and English fluently. She is always smiling, happy and willing to help customers quickly and politely.
Jasmine Escobar - Social Media Strategist
Born in Los Angeles, California, raised in Calgary, Alberta. Jasmine Graduated 2009 from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Petroleum Land Administration. 2010, transferred to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a 10mth internship of hands on ministry. Now begins a new journey as the Social Media Strategist for Athentech.
In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys meeting new people, engaging through social media, thriving in her Faith, mentoring teens, taking photographs, music, playing piano, learning different cultures, and traveling. Speaks English, Spanish, and currently learning Italian and Portuguese (Brazilian).
Continues her quest to learn new things and building strong relationships. Has traveled to many different parts of Central America and the USA ( Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic) doing missions, and humanitarian work. Seeking to make the world a better place.
Bob McKenzie – Businessman
Eric Hobson – Businessman
Bob and Eric were co-leaders of what became Canada’s largest oil and natural gas trader – Northridge Canada. After selling Northridge to TransCanada Pipelines for an undisclosed sum of money, Bob and Eric built Canada’s first transnational fiber optic network – MetroNet. MetroNet was sold to AT&T Canada for $7 billion.