About BeWhere Inc.
BeWhere is an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions company that designs and manufactures hardware with sensors and software applications to track real-time information on movable assets. The company develops mobile applications, middle-ware and cloud based solutions that stand-alone or that can be readily integrated with existing software. Its solutions enable end-users a level of operational visibility that is more easily accessible and significantly easier to implement than in the past.
The founders and management team of BeWhere were co-founders or early-stage employees of telematics companies. It’s there where they gained the appreciation of the importance of not only tracking vehicles (and trailers) but also of tracking the stuff on them. The challenge was always finding a way to elegantly and cost effectively accomplish this – the genesis of the BeWhere concept. Turns out that challenge applies to a very wide variety of business problems.
BeWhere Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BeWhere Holdings Inc. (TSXV: BEW).
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Owen Moore, B.Sc., M.Sc, is the Chairman and CEO of the Company.
Moore was President and Co-Founder of Grey Island Systems International until successfully selling the company in October 2009. Shortly after earning his M.Sc. at York University, Mr. Moore co-founded Grey Island Systems International, a publicly traded Canadian/U.S. manufacturer and seller of real time internet-based vehicle monitoring and predictive arrival systems. In his roles there, first as CFO then as President, Mr. Moore drove an almost 50-fold increase in revenue to $24 million in less than ten years. In November 2012, Mr. Moore joined BSM Wireless as the Executive Vice President of Sales.
Chief Operating Officer and Director
Chris Panczuk is one of the co-founders President of BeWhere Inc and COO of BeWhere Holdings.
Prior to BeWhere Chris was VP of Enterprise Sales at BSM Wireless Incorporated; with responsibility for building and designing specific solutions for key verticals, and advocating enterprise account relationships through advancement of business solutions. Chris was with BSM from the beginning when it was established in 1999. He has been in the GPS and Telematics industry for 16 years; a specialist in the field, Chris has shared his knowledge as a speaker at related conferences for both Police and fleet management applications.
Outside the office Chris has volunteered at the Hospital for Sick Children for over 15 years and was a recent recipient of the Presidents award in the category of Innovation to Drive Impact
Chief Financial Officer
Robert (Bob) Allen, CA, is BeWhere’s CFO.
Robert Allen served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance at TimberWest Forest Corp. from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Allen joined TimberWest with a strong background in both the BC forestry industry and financial management with 20 plus years of experience building, leading, and advising corporations through complex restructurings, acquisitions/divestitures, and capital market transactions. Prior to joining TimberWest, Mr. Allen served as Chief Financial Officer of Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. from November 2003 to November 2, 2009. Mr. Allen is a Chartered Accountant and he also holds a BSc in Agriculture from the University of British Columbia
Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing
Mr. Brian Boychuk is the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
Brian was a Co-Founder of Grey Island Systems International along with Owen. In his roles there, first as VP Sales and Marketing and then as Executive Vice-President of Business Development, Brian was instrumental in establishing the profitable niches and landing the marquee clients in EMS, Public Works and Public Transit. Grey Island was multi-year recipient of Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Profit 100 honours. Prior to that, Brian held various roles in Marketing and Market Research in the Utilities, Logistics as well as with an Enterprise Asset Management software vendor. Most recently has been providing consulting advice to early stage and start-up companies. Brian has a B.Sc. in Statistics from Western University.
Carmen Morra is BeWhere’s VP of Operations.
Mr. Morra has over 17+ years of information technology experience, including serving as the Director of Field Services and Customer Support at InterFleet Inc, a division of WebTech Wireless Inc. During his time at InterFleet, Mr. Morra led Field Service Teams and directed Customer Support for both domestic and international operations. Mr. Morra provides BeWhere Inc. with a wealth of industry experience as he has devoted the last 5 years to product Management in the telematics and GPS fleet management industry. As part of his duties at Bewhere Inc., Mr. Morra will manage the internal operations according to BeWhere’s strategic direction and growth objectives, including hardware and software design and overseeing the delivery schedule for BeWhere’s product line.
Director, Business Development
Margaux, Msc. Finance, joined BeWhere in 2016 as Director of Business Development.
Margaux started her career as an Equity Analyst Associate at Beacon Securities. A few years later, and after developing significant experience and networks in the financial industry, Margaux started her own consulting company, helping private and public companies on various aspects including M&A, financial modelling and investment banking with companies such as GuestLogix (GXI), Convalo Health (CXV), Patient Home Monitoring (PHM), etc. As part of the EMD First Republic Capital Corp., Margaux worked on the initial funding of BeWhere in February 2016, and then joined BeWhere to develop its business. Margaux has a M.Sc. in International Finance from the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises in France.
Board of Directors
Greg Cameron - Director
Mr. Greg Cameron is an accomplished capital markets leader and advisor. Over the past 20+ years Mr. Cameron has been an influential and strategic investor in a number of high-growth businesses, he has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for small and mid-cap companies in Canada and abroad, and he has represented shareholders and companies on a number of M&A transactions.
Mark Kholer - Director
Mr. Kohler’s unique set of skills and experience has been gained over 26 years of enabling and building transformative businesses in the healthcare, technology and financial services sectors in North America. He has also served as an advisor or a Board member for some of Canada’s leading public and private company Boards, and is respected for his strategic and governance expertise, particularly with growth, and acquisition oriented technology enterprises. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Exelerate Capital (Toronto), a strategic and capital advisory firm that provides corporate finance, M&A, IT strategy and governance/risk/compliance services to healthcare, technology, and financial services, organizations, and private equity funds in North America.
Mr. Kohler is a CPA, CA, and Certified Director, having obtained his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.