Doug is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of TecVana Corporation Inc. He has over 35 years in marketing with Nortel Networks gaining an extensive background in economic evaluations, business models, feasibility and financial analysis, retailing, and revenue stimulation.
Doug has worked with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to develop a marketing strategy that would provide for a stable economic future in the global market. In addition to his work in developing countries Doug has also worked closely with local academic institutions to create new business solutions for future mobile market needs. He has published several marketing business cases with Ivey school of business and has worked closely with Fanshawe to develop Geo-Adventuring technology platform.
By combining his extensive experience with innovative technology, academic experts, and student creativity Doug and the staff of TecVana are helping to build a stronger rural Canada and a strong national economy.
Don has a Chartered General Accounting degree in international finance and economics from the University of Waterloo Ontario and over 10 years’ experience working as a member of a collaborative executive team. He has an exemplary track record for building and leading successful marketing, sales, and operations teams to consistently exceed revenue and profit goals.
Don’s expertise in developing business strategies that return superior value to shareholders and organizations and his skills in business analytics offer an excellent foundation for building an innovative business solution. His skills and experience provide the tools for developing a successful business model for TecVana and generating new revenue streams for stakeholders, investors, and rural communities alike.
Co-Founder and VP of Operations
Craig Matatall is the co-founder and VP of Operations for TecVana Corporation. He attended Fanshawe College for Business Marketing and Quality Engineering. Over the last 11 years, Craig worked in the automotive industry, acting as a leader in Program Launch Readiness and a Quality Engineer. His industry experience has developed his skills and knowledge in problem solving, strategic planning, revenue, profitability, and organizational growth.
Craig brings an innovative approach in combining the principles of marketing and social media strategies to TecVana, offering an excellent perspective for engaging with emerging markets. Craig’s passion and dedication to any project has driven him to be committed to excellence. His passion for excellence and his dedication to fulfilling goals make him an invaluable member of TecVana.
Wayne Izumi was born in Toronto and grew up in Blenheim, Ontario. He won his first fishing competition, the Rondeau Bay Rod and Gun Club youth fishing derby, when he was nine years old and has been fishing competitively ever since. Wayne has hundreds of individual and team titles to his credit including back to back wins at the Canadian Open in 1992 and ’93 and winning the first Ontario Place Open in 2004. Wayne and his brother Bob produce Canada’s longest running fishing series, The Real Fishing Show; and developed Fishing Forever, a non-profit organization that has raised over $2,000,000 for fisheries related projects around Ontario.
Director - Major Accounts
Mariko Izumi is best known as the host of the World Fishing Network’s flagship original production, Hookin’ Up. As the daughter of Wayne Izumi and niece of Bob Izumi, it is her experiences with the family fishing show Real Fishing and her family’s love of travel and the outdoors that brought her across America and around the world doing everything from kayak fishing in Louisiana to salmon fishing off the northwest coast of British Columbia. Mariko is a traveller, outdoors woman, social butterfly and is always looking for her next adventure.
Its partnership with TecVana combines the innovative creativity of information technology students with the expertise and experience of professors to produce our revolutionary Geo-Adventuring App. Students participated in all aspects of the development of the app from market research, design, construction, and testing. Their involvement and expertise helped TecVana to create a mobile technology capable of meeting the needs of the digital generation and stimulating the rural economy.
The Orange Box team comes from a diverse background that covers many areas of information technology. Drawn together by years of work in the telecommunications industry, we decided to form a new company that would address the problems we saw there and reverse the growing trend of thought that IT is a burden to be carried by businesses today in order to stay competitive.
TecVana’s joint venture with Izumi Outdoors is an opportunity to collectively develop and grow new markets for the recreational outdoor industry within Canada. The power of the partnership establishes industry leadership in the use of modern mobile technology to engage the digital generation and reach new markets.