R. Michael Steele – Principal, Calgary
Mike is a seasoned business leader with expertise in strategy, finance and marketing-communications. He has developed global teams in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean, acting as a senior executive, financial advisor and entrepreneur. He has been actively developing and executing strategy as well as growing and financing businesses for more than 20 years, and has participated in transactions ranging from under $2 million to more than $750 million. For the past five years, Mike has acted as President of Granite Creek Capital Corp., a boutique advisory firm specializing in financial transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Recently, he led the $13.7 million acquisition of EnviroVault Corporation and acted as its CFO for two years. Prior to that, he acted as VP Strategic Development and Co-founder of Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd., VP Communications and Strategy for World Gaming PLC, Managing Director of Inphinity Interactive, and Vice President and Co-Founder of The Matridigm Corporation.