Mr. Edmonds’ career has spanned more than 30 years in the technology industry. During this period, he was involved at a senior corporate level in the introduction and deployment of industry leading-edge products and services. Well-respected within the industry, he received numerous awards for sales, marketing and management excellence. He also published articles for trade publications and newsletters regarding advancements in new technologies.
Previously employed at a senior level for NCR, SHL Systemhouse and Computerland, Mr. Edmonds directed the successful introduction of new technology concepts at each of these companies. He was also responsible for the formation of four successful technology businesses. Mr. Edmonds co-founded Burntsand in April 1995. Since that time the company has expanded into a full-service systems integration e-business company that traded on the TSE and was ultimately purchased by OpenText.
Prior to joining Preo Software Inc. in 2005 Mr. Edmonds was providing strategic and financial consulting assistance to start-up technologies firms as an investor and board member. After he left his position at Preo in 2009 he resumed providing these services and also started a private equity firm, Value Point Capital (VPC). VPC is focused on investing in cash flow positive operating companies looking for growth capital and succession planning. Most recently Mr. Edmonds has been utilizing his experience and expertise by mentoring a number of early stage start-up entrepreneurs via his role at Innovate Calgary as Executive-in-Residence.
Presently Mr. Edmonds is Chairman of the Board of Buffalo Inspections Services, a NDT (Non Destructive Testing) firm for the pipeline industry, and for iConnectivity Inc. a hardware manufacturer of innovative interfaces for musicians to connect their musical and audio instruments to their computers or iOS devices.