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.
Mark Slaughter, Chief Executive Officer
Mark Slaughter has extensive experience leading disruptive companies providing innovative solutions to oil and gas and other industrial markets. He currently serves as CEO of Osprey Informatics, a video intelligence firm. In addition, he is a co-founder of, and industry advisor to, eFrac Well Services, an electric hydraulic fracturing services business. In addition, he serves on the boards of Geoforce, a remote asset tracking company, and Infrastructure Networks, a broadband wireless provider.
From 2007 – 2016, Slaughter was the CEO and president at RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET), a leading global provider of remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry. Over his nine-year tenure at RigNet, he took a troubled, but promising, $50 million private equity backed business to a successful IPO, and then led it transformationally as a small cap public company to over a $1 billion valuation. Over his career, Slaughter has served in executive and management roles at Halliburton Company, Reliant Energy, United Technologies and Stratos Global Corporation. Named a 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year region winner and national finalist, he completed United Technologies’ Executive Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and attended Stanford Law School’s Directors’ College.
Slaughter is the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy from the Houston Technology Center. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Paul Ritchie, Vice President, Sales and 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.
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.
Celeste Ransom, Chief Financial Officer
Lukasz Skalka, Co-founder and Director of Technology
Lukasz is responsible for ensuring success of critical engineering projects, from implementation and training through to long-term customer satisfaction. He has extensive experience in developing telecommunications, electronics and cloud technologies in both Silicon Valley and Calgary. As a consultant, he worked with energy companies to bridge traditional electronics engineering with emerging cloud technologies. Lukasz also has significant expertise in application development, including hardware-user interface development, machine-to-machine applications, video transmission, and OPC integration. He has a deep understanding of all aspects of product development, from strategic planning to UI design. Lukasz has a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary.