The Visionaries

THE VISIONARIES

RON JOHANNESSON

FOUNDER AND CHIEF eXECUTIVE OFFICER

As Chief Executive Officer, Ron is responsible for the overall strategy, development and go to market of Visur’s enterprise software portfolio. Ron’s obsession when he wakes up each morning is to build and grow Visur’s wilfully evolutionary product portfolio; one that will quite literally transform every industry it touches and help Visur’s customers not only survive but grow and prosper in the rapidly changing digital economy.

Mr. Johannesson has extensive leadership experience across diverse business and technology areas and is widely considered one of Western Canada’s preeminent IT leaders and visionaries. As Founder and CEO of Techworks, one of Calgary’s most longstanding and reputable Information Technology system integrators, Ron has been called upon to creatively resolve almost every conceivable technology-related business problem.

Ron has applied his deep knowledge and expertise in the oil and gas sector to create a Software as a Service platform that truly revolutionizes how companies build, manage and modernize highly complex, asset-heavy operational environments.

GUY PALLISTER

FOUNDER AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Guy Pallister is an accomplished and visionary software executive with over 25 years of progressive management experience in both the enterprise technology and oil and gas industries.

As Founder and COO of one of the most innovative digital platforms of our generation, Guy leads the overall Visur organization with a tremendously effective amalgamation of vision, passion, velocity, and discipline; a set of values that resonate deeply within the company’s cultural DNA.

Prior to his decade long venture building scalable cloud software, Mr. Pallister designed and led revenue strategy and operations for Zedi Solutions, a Cloud IoT platform for Oil and Gas. During his four-year tenure at Zedi, Guy grew the company’s revenue from $5 Million to $60 Million and firmly positioned Zedi as one of the fastest growing software companies in Western Canada.

AJIT KUMAR SINGH

FOUNDER AND CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Ajit Kumar Singh is an experienced technology management executive with a passion for building disruptive products and talented, agile, high-performance teams.  His uncanny ability to look over the horizon and into the future has been instrumental in the creation and ongoing development of Visur’s transformative platform design and architecture.

Before leading the overall technology strategy for Visur, Mr. Singh has 20 years experience as both an entrepreneur and senior business executive, Ajit has developed an impressive set of technical skills ranging from Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. 

Mr. Singh has consistently delivered innovative technology solutions in complex business environments including GE and Wipro and has an in depth understanding of the historical technical complexities facing the Enterprise.  And, to the incredible good fortune of the industry, he has also architected an innovative digital platform to solve many of the technical issues facing companies today.

ROBERT BRENNAN HART

CHIEF DIGITAL EVANGELIST

Robert Brennan Hart is one of the most recognized and well-respected thought leaders in the enterprise technology industry.

As Founder and CEO of The Canadian Cloud Council, Politik and The Politburo, Robert has played a major role in the advancement and proliferation of the global innovation ecosystem and has been recognized as one of Avenue Magazine’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’, Alberta Venture’s ‘Top Business Leaders in Alberta’, The United Nation’s ‘Top 70 Global Digital Leaders’ and The Globe and Mail’s Top 50 Most Innovative CEO’s’.

As one of Canada’s preeminent cloud computing evangelists, Robert is deftly
experienced in seeking out and developing business changing strategic partnerships, developing unforgettable brands and driving transformational growth through the rapid evolution to a modern, purpose-driven and value differentiating business.

In addition to developing the communications strategy for Visur, Mr. Hart currently serves as CEO of The Canadian Cloud Council and is a member of DocuSign’s global advisory board. He is a regular contributor at The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, IT World Canada and Betakit and sits on the United Nation Foundation’s Global Digital Council.

STEVE KRUSHELNISKI

VICE PRESIDENT OF ENERGY SALES

Steve Krushelniski is a seasoned entrepreneur and lifelong sales professional with over 24 years progressive experience selling complex software solutions into the Canadian Western Sedimentary Basin.

Steve worked alongside Guy Pallister at Zedi Solutions where he was foundational in the growth of revenues from $5 Million to $60 Million over a four-year period. In his last year at Zedi, he was personally responsible for generating $27 Million in sales. Mr. Krushelniski’s personal network is well positioned to provide early traction with over 200 energy producers in Calgary, Houston and Denver; including Suncor, Syncrude, AltaGas and many other immediate to large enterprises.

Beyond his personal database of over 25,000 energy related contacts, Steve is a highly respected business development leader with close relationships to many key sales leaders across North America and is spectacularly well equipped to lead Visur’s revenue strategy in the oil and gas sector.

ROBERT PETERSON

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Robert is a former Global Director of Exploration for Exxon Mobil.  While in that role his team provided technical oversight on a global drilling portfolio of over 50 wildcat wells, applying state-of-the art geologic and geophysical techniques to reduce drilling risk.  In the last year of management his team was credited with contributing to the discovery of over 1 billion barrels of new reserves, as well as developing industry-leading imaging techniques.  Mr. Peterson has been awarded 6 patents for new exploration methods,

After ExxonMobil Robert founded his own oil and gas consulting firm, working for companies such as Shell, Saudi Aramco, and Husky.  He later sold that firm to Schlumberger, and joined Schlumberger Business consulting as a founding partner, specializing in technology strategy and operations excellence.  The team grew SBC from 0 to $150mm in revenue in 7 years, ultimately selling to Accenture.

Currently Robert is a strategy consultant to major oil and gas operators, oilfield services firms, and energy technology start-ups,  providing advice on growth, technology management, and operations excellence.  Recent clients include Shell, Statoil, BP, Pioneer, Apache, and Halliburton.  He is recognized as an industry expert on shale operations and digital strategy formation and implementation.

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