Osprey’s management is an experienced interdisciplinary team with expertise in video surveillance technologies, video analytics and cloud-based software, IoT, and industrial operations. The team has a proven track record in growing successful, innovative and customer-focused technology companies.
Scott Crist, Chief Executive Officer
Darrell Nimchuk, Interim CFO
Darrell has 20+ years’ experience in a senior executive role building companies within several different market sectors including the oil and gas industry. Darrell is the interim CFO for Osprey, a video intelligence firm. His most notable accomplishment was his involvement in a pre-revenue R&D initiative, growing it to $100 MM in revenues over a 5-year time frame before its acquisition by Shawcor.
Darrell has extensive experience in growth-oriented cultures and is proficient in all areas of accounting (GAAP, IFRS) and finance matters. His demonstrated abilities in leadership, communication, and strategic thinking, coupled with his strong financial acumen, provides him the ability to support rapid organizational value creation for all stakeholders.
Darrell is in good standing as a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) in the province of Alberta, Canada as well as a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Athabasca.
Paul Ritchie, VP Sales & Client Services
Paul is a proven leader in sales and business development in oil & gas technologies, specialized equipment fabrication and enterprise SaaS solutions. With over 20 years experience with organizations such as Evoco, Reuters and United Fabrication, Paul has worked closely with clients and sales teams across North and Latin America.
Jason Innes, Director of Product Management
Jason is responsible for translating Osprey’s vision into products and solutions that improve the safety and efficiency of our client’s operations. Jason has over 15 years of experience successfully conceiving, evaluating, developing and launching new products as a product manager in industries including consumer and enterprise SaaS software, international online payments, ecommerce, online construction management and crowdsourcing.
As a consultant, Jason has worked with 140 technology companies to bring new products to market faster and with greater success using a systematic approach in opportunity evaluation and product and market strategy development. Jason is a co-founder of MyHEAT (which uses machine learning and geothermal data to help home owners visual energy loss). Jason has a BSc. in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the University of Calgary.
Lukasz Skalka, Co-founder and Director of Technology
David Woods, Director of Development
Dave is responsible for implementing solutions to enhance how Osprey builds and validates software. As a seasoned industry veteran with 16 years of experience in software development, Dave has a track record of improving software processes that will result in higher quality.
His recent experience at SMART technologies included leading a modernizing overhaul of product development practices and building up a top-class test team that was tightly integrated into the development process. His work experience includes handling the integration of software and hardware as an overall product offering.
He has worked at companies both large and small, including those based in Silicon Valley, the UK and Germany and has lead distributed development teams. Dave hold a BSc. in Computer Science from the University of Victoria.
Olof Ryden, Marketing Manager
Olof is a highly experienced B2B technology marketing expert with more than 16 years in the industry. He has advanced knowledge and a proven ability to work across the full spectrum of marketing. His experience includes lead generation, communications, public relations, corporate branding, digital marketing, tradeshow marketing, copy writing and graphic design.
Olof is responsible for planning, implementing and executing Osprey’s corporate marketing strategy, which includes channel partner marketing and expansion into the US.
Olof previously worked for high tech companies such as Patrix, Neostream, Evoco, Solvera and Divestco. Olof has a B.A. in Public Relations from University of Karlstad, Sweden.