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Jeffrey M. Skripitsky BA, MBA

Jeffrey (“Jeff”) Skripitsky is the Co-Founder, CEO & President of the Terranom Group, whose primary focus is data mining of large databases held in the public trust in Canada, the U.S., the United Kingdom and the European Union. To date, the Terranom Group has focused on intellectual property databases, specifically trademarks, but is developing their services for everything from the transportation to medical services areas.

Born in Ontario, Jeff completed his BA at Western in 1992 and was an early employee at Delrina Corporation, makers of a variety of software, most prominently Winfax. He left Delrina in 1994 to pursue an MBA at the University of Alberta which he completed in December of 1995.

Upon graduation Jeff was hired to operate the ‘Next Step Invention Centre’ which offered patent marketing services to entrepreneurs on a contingency fee basis. During that time Jeff worked closely with Mr. Andrew Trevoy and assisted Mr. Trevoy in the founding of his own firm, Trevoy Simpson LLP.

Jeff, with the advice and assistance of Mr. Trevoy, developed the business model which became the basis for the Terranom Group. Drawing upon a network of high-level programmers from his time at Delrina, Jeff was able to bring his data-mining service to customers at a price well below competition with gross margin in excess of 80%.
 


Andrew J. Trevoy BA, LLB 1980

Andrew (“Andy”) Trevoy is the senior partner of the Trevoy Simpson law firm. Andy acts as an advisor to business clients at a general level on substantially all areas of the law. While Andy specifically provides guidance to the firm’s domestic tax and junior securities practices, he is perhaps best known for combining that advice with an understanding of the practical entrepreneur's perspective on both legal and business matters and bringing innovative, practical solutions to the table for clients.

Andy began his practice in a well-established South Edmonton firm and was admitted into that partnership in 1982, having built a substantial general practice. Andy’s practice spanned the legal spectrum and included both trial work and corporate commercial work including junior tax reorganization and mergers, acquisitions, and significant commercial real estate transactions and financings. Having made the decision to cease practicing in the litigation area, Mr. Trevoy moved to another south side firm in Edmonton in 1986, where his practice focused on real estate developments and financings. Under his leadership that firm grew from 8 to 27 lawyers, and he became the managing partner / CEO of the organization.

Andy has a commitment to quality and that commitment is shown through his leadership and acceptance of new concepts. Under Andy’s leadership, the south side firm he was leading became the first Canadian law firm to adopt a demonstrable quality standard through registration under ISO 9002.

Mr. Trevoy was born in the United Kingdom, but of Canadian parents, and has called Edmonton home for most of his life. He attended the University of Alberta obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Economics and then Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario where he graduated with his Bachelor of Laws.

 


Edward L. (Ted) Shipka, B.Comm, M.B.A.

Ted Shipka is a Board Member of the Terranom Group and in the course of a career spanning over 30 years, Mr. Shipka has worked in various operational, managerial and executive capacities for companies engaged in providing specialized transportation services to the North American oil and gas industry. In the course of this employment, he has also participated in market identification undertakings and tender submissions for proposed pipeline construction projects in Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Ecuador, as well as worked with the World Federation of Pipeline Industry Associations in developing safety guidelines and procedures.

Mr. Shipka is a Director, President Triple Random Inc.,Triple Random Inc. which is headquartered in Edmonton, with a branch in Fort McMurray, is first and foremost a performance driven transportation service organization. company.

Operating a modern fleet of specialized transport equipment under the direction of knowledgeable and experienced transportation professionals, Triple Random offers customers in various sectors of the construction, pipeline, oil and gas, fabrication and manufacturing industries the opportunity to address their transportation needs on a safe, timely and competitive basis, anywhere in Western Canada, the Northwest Territories or Yukon, as well as to and from the United States.

Mr. Shipka is also a Director of the national Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada (PLCAC) and Chair of the PLCAC Safety Committee, as well as a past Director of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC).

Mr. Shipka was born in St. Catherines, Ontario and raised in Western Canada where he completed his education at the University of Alberta, securing a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (B.Comm), as well as a post-graduate, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree.

 


Don R. Goodyear, BA, M.Sc.

Don Goodyear is the Director of Drivers Databases for the Terranom Group, and represents the organization in Eastern Canada. Born in Toronto, Don completed his BA at York University and went on to complete his M.Sc. at Trent University.

Since graduation, Don has held a variety of posts related to the environment, health & safety industry in Canada and the United States. He has worked in the Pipeline construction industry, as a consulting hydrogeologist, and most recently as a manager with a Conservation Authority in the GTA.

 


Dr. Jason Dyck, Ph.D.

Dr. Jason Dyck is an Edmonton native who received his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta, from the Department of Medical Sciences (Pediatrics). In addition to his training at the U of A, he also received post-doctoral training at Dartmouth Medical School (Hanover, New Hampshire), and Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas).

Dr. Dyck is a molecular biologist, highly skilled in a wide variety of sophisticated molecular biology techniques. His extensive training has contributed to Dr. Dyck being a well-rounded researcher who is able to address specific medical problems from many perspectives.

Since being recruited to the Department of Pediatrics as an Assistant Professor, Dr. Dyck has obtained research funding from the AHFMR, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the CIHR. In addition to being in the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Dyck is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and is a member of the Cardiovascular Research Group, the Vascular Biology Group, and the CIHR Group Program “Cardioprotection During and Following Ischemia”.

From the beginning of his research career, Dr. Dyck has been applying his research skills to both the adult and newborn cardiovascular systems, and is now considered an expert in the molecular control of enzymes involved in regulating energy metabolism in the heart. Presently, Dr. Dyck’s research interests are focused on the defining the effects of specific metabolic enzymes during ischemia/reperfusion injury, and in cardiac abnormalities arising from altered fatty acid handling. The information obtained from Dr. Dyck’s research should ultimately lend insights into the pathogenesis of heart failure and certain cardiomyopathies occurring in both the adult and newborn heart.

 


Damien Vince, MCSE, MCP, A+, N+, ACT

Damien Vince has been involved in the I.T. industry for over 8 years. Starting in sales in 1995, and moving on to hardware in 1996. Since then, he has been working in high end networking and management positions, continuing to learn and support a wide variety of small to medium networks.

Damien is formally trained in Microsoft network operating systems has advanced skills in Windows 2000 Server and Microsoft Exchange Server and a strong understanding of computer hardware and networking hardware. Damien is part of the Terranom Group as a Network Administrator and Network Consultant.
 

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