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President & CEO 

Ed has over 25 years of business experience in repositioning and growing global organizations across North America, Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Ed established a vast network in the NGO industry since he was a director at Samaritans Purse Canada. The root of real estate runs deep in Ed's family. Ed is a third-generation real estate/land development professional. Ed is passionate about "bringing land to life" and creating healthy, sustainable living environments. Ed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ambrose University in Calgary.

Vice President, Operations & Product Development

Bernard is a professional engineer who is technically skilled with strong business acumen. Bernard brings over 18 years of experience in production operations and leadership to the Trade Venture team. As a certified LEAN management practitioner, Bernard is enthusiastic about customer-centric value creation while also formulating and implementing business processes to improve operating efficiency. Bernard is passionate about sustainable development and responsible renewable energy harvesting. Bernard received a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary.  Born and raised in Hong Kong, Bernard is proficient in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. 

Director, Whole Community Planning and Training

Dawn is a subject matter expert, coach, and speaker on equity and diversity in the human services industry. With diverse international experience and from a global view to local actions, Dawn brings over 25 years of expertise to the Trade Venture team in whole community planning, inclusive emergency management planning, response and recovery, and culturally competent universal accessibility. Dawn is an ambassador and strategist for the empowerment of all people to engage in their own sustainable future. Dawn received a Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Denver.

Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations

Jorge has been actively involved in indigenous relations and community engagement for more than 20 years. He is an expert in cross-cultural communications strategies. With a deep understanding and appreciation of socio-economic and sustainable developments, Jorge has successfully led large-scale indigenous community engagement initiatives and retained key stakeholders. Jorge holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities (French & Spanish) with Distinction from the University of Calgary. Jorge is fluent in English, Spanish, and French. 

Director, Information Technology

Jader is an experienced information technology professional and developed expertise in cloud system operations and infrastructure as code. Jader is a methodic and innovative thinker. He is a certified Scaled Agile Practitioner and has the great ability to tackle new challenges and quickly assimilate new concepts. Jader received his computer & software engineering training in Brazil and Canada. Being a native Brazilian, Jader is fluent in Portuguese and English.

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