Management

Peter Evans
CEO & Director

Peter brings to Patriot One over 25 years of experience with venture capital, private equity, and public enterprise companies. As a 4 -time high-tech CEO, Mr. Evans has demonstrated repeated success in driving revenue growth and accelerated profitability, by delivering innovative solutions to target markets, and triggered multiple profitable liquidity events.

Karen Hersh
CFO & Corporate Secretary

Karen has extensive experience working with high growth technology companies across a broad spectrum of finance activities including strategic planning, financial reporting, and mergers and acquisitions. Formerly the CFO for a global private equity company focused on cybersecurity technologies.

Board of Directors

Peter van der Gracht
Chairman

A serial technology entrepreneur who has successfully launched, financed, operated and sold five technology companies; including: Nexus, Imedia, Teraspan, Fatport and Wavemakers.

Martin Cronin
Director

An expert in counter-terrorism, conflict resolution, and government/corporate interface. His career includes over twenty years experience of international diplomacy with the British Government.

William (Bill) Maginas
Director

The former President of Johnson Controls Canada who brings a great deal of industry expertise to Patriot One’s Board. Offers a broad range of expertise include business process improvement, change management, growth, and strategy.

Victoria Calvert
Director

Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship and International Business at the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University with over 30 years in international business operations and consulting.

John Gillies
Director

Over 33 years of federal government experience within national and international security and intelligence environment. Worked with Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and RCMP.

Lea Ray
Director

A certified director (ICD.D) of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. She has served on a number of publicly-listed (TSX) entities.