Nicholas Geer (late)
Mr. Geer is an active member of Kinetic's Investment Team via his role and involvement on the Advisory Board.
He is the Chairman of NavCanada, the private company responsible for the air navigation services for Canada. He is also a Board member and Chair of the Audit Committee of YVRAS a private company which owns and operates airports around the world. Previously, Mr. Geer served as Chair, President and CEO of the Insurance Corporation of BC from 2001 to 2004.
Prior to his retirement in 1998 he was the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of the Jim Pattison Group and was a Director of a number of the Companies within the Group. Mr. Geer was also Chairman, President and CRO of the Westar Group and President of Westshore Terminals Ltd. where he played an active role in the reorganization and restructuring of the Companies. Mr. Geer is an FCA with the Institute of CA/s of BC and prior to joining the Pattison Group in 1979 was a partner of Ernst and Whinny, and major international CA firm.
Mr. Geer has been involved in a number of Charitable and Not for Profit organizations including Collingwood School in West Vancouver where he currently serves as a Board member and Treasurer, having served as Chairman of the School during it's first three years of operation commencing in 1985.
Mr. Purdy is an active member of Kinetic's Investment Team via his role and involvement on the Advisory Board.
Mr. Purdy has had a highly successful career acquiring, building and selling private businesses.
He acquired Wesgar Industries in 1968 and has build it into a dominant supplier of custom mechanical components for the technology sector in Western Canada.
Between 1986 and 1997, Mr. Purdy was the principal shareholder fo Dees Communications Engineering, which was sold to Nice Systems in 1997. As part of the disposition, Mr. Purdy and others retained an interest in an investment made by Dees in Hothaus Technologires. Hothaus Technologies was a pioneer in the development of embedded digital signal processing software. Hothaus was subsequently acquired by Broadcom Corporation in 1999 for approximately $420 million.