Daniel H. Seto
President & CEO, Board Member
Dan is a resourceful, technology-focused visionary with extensive business development experience and more than a quarter-century of experience in the technology space.
His first entrepreneurial undertaking was in software development where he engineered an automotive Dealer Communications System (DCS) for Newgen Systems that connected car dealerships across Canada. He followed this with the acquisition and tailoring of manufacturing software into a solution for the agriculture industry. This solution was eventually adopted by large growers in Southern Ontario. From here, Dan was hired to lead the mobile data initiatives for the Lenbrook group of companies, which at the time included Clearnet. His successes under this banner included leading a team in the transition of an AS400 based solution to a micro-based solution for Intertrans Logistics, targeted to carriers and trucking companies. He also led the product marketing and outsourcing activities of the carrier logistics team for Pitney Bowes Canada. Prior to founding CircuitMeter, Dan led the team at AirIQ in the development of one of the first Internet based remote tracking solutions in North America.
Dan earned his Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and he has two awesome children. He enjoys teaching the skills and fundamentals of basketball, and was a volunteer high school coach. He has developed a mean jump shot himself. He loves to travel to warmer climates but finds inspiration living in the cold. He is fascinated by new technologies and is always on the hunt for game changing solutions.
Chief Technology Officer, Board Member
Michael is the resident Technical Authority. He is the R & D complement to Dan’s business development strength. Michael has an exceptionally strong background as a Software Design and Development Specialist. His experience and business development aptitude combined with his technical expertise has resulted in many successful projects over the last two decades.
Michael launched his career in the telephone communication industry where he developed call centre order entry and call forwarding systems for industry giants such as Pizza Pizza, CAA, GM Visa Card, McDonald's, Sears Canada, and TCI. From there he was commissioned to design remote workforce order entry systems for McDonald's Restaurants, GM Visa Card and Sears Canada. Michael’s technical expertise and vision then led him to develop a complete order entry, billing and wireless dispatch systems for one of Toronto’s largest same day courier companies. He followed that success by developing an optimized virtual machine firmware for low memory processors for Mobile Wireless and GPS Data Equipment. At AirIQ, he developed intricate wireless data gateways and proprietary protocols for vehicle monitoring. And this is where he began his collaboration with Dan that led eventually to their brainchild, Circuitmeter.
Currently Tom is Senior Advisor at MaRS Discovery District, where he helps the next generation of cleantech companies grow to global leadership. As well, Tom is founder and director of VCi Green Funds, a seed and venture capital fund in the low-carbon sector; is Managing Director of the newly established MaRS Cleantech Fund I L.P.; is co-developer of Planet Traveler, the “greenest hotel in North America”; and sits on the Board of Directors of a number of Cleantech companies (including Morgan Solar, Smart Energy Instruments, Woodland Biofuels and Hydrostor) and NGO’s (including Environmental Defence and Cape Farewell Canada).
A proven and successful entrepreneur, Tom founded Voice Courier Inc. (VCi) in 1991 to service the emerging Interactive Voice Response market. Under Rand’s direction, VCi expanded to over 100 employees in three countries, with revenue in excess of $20 million US annually. The VCi Group of Companies was profitable for each of the twelve years it was under his control, and was sold in 2005.
Tom holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a MSc in Philosophy of Science from the University of London / London School of Economics and an MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. In 2008, Tom was awarded an Action Canada Fellowship, and was project manager of the influential Green Bonds public policy team. Tom has written two books, likes to do yoga, prefers Brunello to Chianti, loves his nephews and is happiest on his bicycle going down the open road.
Jamie is an Auditing and Governance wiz. Over the last 18 years he has held various executive and directorial positions with numerous public and private companies in Canada and the United States. Jamie has spent his 25 year career in the mining industry as a mining analyst, doing corporate finance and growing start-up companies.
He is currently President and CEO of Continental Mining and Smelting Limited, an emerging North American gold and silver producer. Prior to that, Jamie spent ten years as the President, COO and a Director of Innovium Media Properties Corp., an early stage investor. He sits on the Board of Directors and chairs the Audit Committees of Carlisle Goldfields Limited (TSX:CGJ) and GTA Resources and Mining Inc. (TSXV:GTA) and is on the Audit Committee of Asia Now Resources Corp. (TSXV:NOW). Jamie is also a Director of Cordillera Gold Ltd. and Atlas Precious Metals Inc.
Jamie graduated from Queen’s University with a B.Sc. (Honours, Geological Sciences) and now sits on the Queen’s University Geology Council. He is also an active volunteer in several community and charitable organizations. He has not two but four children, an amazing feat in today’s world, who have the privilege of a hands on Dad. In addition to being Super dad, Jamie plays a mean squash game and enjoys carving up the snow on the biggest mountains he can find.