edgeTI Management

edgeTI CEO
James (Jim) Barrett
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
edgeTI management

The edgeTI CEO, Jim Barrett is responsible for setting strategic direction for the company and overseeing the successful attainment of its short and long-term goals.

As a seasoned corporate leader, Jim has over 20 years of leadership experience in multiple areas within IT software and services organizations. As a founder of Softential, Jim built an extremely successful systems integration organization with a network of more than 12,500 associates across 38 global locations which was eventually acquired by Cyient in 2014. While at Eltrax, Jim grew sales from $0 to $40M and was a key member of the management team that orchestrated and negotiated a acquisition by Verso Technologies.

Jim earned his BS in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife and three children.

edgeTI CFO
Jason James
Chief Financial Officer
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Mr. James has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in finance, accounting, business development and strategic planning.

Mr. James has held CEO, CFO and Director roles (Audit Committee Chair) with a variety of TSX-V listed companies and private companies over 15 years. Additionally, Mr. James held various senior finance roles with ConocoPhillips Canada, Agrium Inc. and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. James is a Certified Public Accountant (Chartered Accountant) and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting Major) from the University of Saskatchewan.

edgeTI CRO
Jacques Jarman
Chief Revenue Officer
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Jacques is responsible for all aspects of revenue and account growth through sales, business development, and channel management.

With over 20 years of sales leadership with high growth software companies, Jacques has extensive experience in multiple verticals overseeing explosive growing revenue and managed teams as large as 80 people. At Regent Education, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of financial aid management solutions to the post secondary education market SaaS sales grew from $400K to over $10M annually. Prior to Regent, he spent 3 years at JackBe Corporation, a “big data” pioneer, that provided SaaS solutions and services to some of the largest public and private global institutions and 9 years at OPNET Technologies, Inc. (OPNT), where he managed North American sales and was part of the management team that drove revenue growth from $9M to over $100M.

Jacques earned his BS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. He lives in Germantown, MD with his wife and two children.

edgeTI VP
John Palmer
VP, Customer Success
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John is responsible for professional services revenue and Customer Success Program (consulting, engineering, support and training).

Over 20 years of experience in account management and program leadership. Senior Manager for Deloitte Consulting supported US Government organizations. At Cyient, John ran program management for clients using edgeTI legacy systems. Prior work at Compuware and AMDOCS created deep roots in supporting customers of both technology and services.

John earned his BS Business Administration, Bowling Green State Univ.

edgeTI CTO
Scott Lesley
Chief Technology Officer
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Scott is responsible for providing strategic input to all aspects of the business and aligning tactical direction for the company for real customer needs with a focus on new logo capture.

Organic growth and consistent skill development over 15 years provide Scott with insight from the executive office to entry level operations. Scott started off in IT working in a tech support call center, progressed to founding the first network security and abuse department for NuVox (now Windstream), then moved into service delivery, consulting, and managing for Softential where he led global teams and was identified as key personnel in the Softential acquisition by Cyient before eventually moving to edgeTI.

Scott earned his Associates Degree from Full Sail University, attended Gardner-Webb University, and earned a variety of IT certifications.

edgeTI VP
Nick Brigman
VP, Products
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Nick is responsible for product management and the partner program.

With over 30 years of experience in enterprise software and services product marketing, Nick has led the introduction of “first of a kind” products and transformation portfolios in both technology and services. At CompuCom, initiated Digital Transformation practice and created Managed Service Platform that included edgeTI that secured market leader positions in analysts reviews. At RedSiren, led fledgling managed security service offering that was acquired by Getronics. Beyond technology and services, Nick ran operations teams for level 2 tech support and NOC at US insurer.

Nick attended Computer Science programs at CSU, Northridge and earned multiple sales, technology, and ITSM certifications. He lives in Chantilly, Virginia with his wife.

Board of Directors

edgeTI CEO
James (Jim) Barrett
Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr. Barrett has over 20 years of leadership experience in multiple areas within IT software and services organizations. As a founder of Softential Inc., Mr. Barrett built an extremely successful systems integration organization with a network of more than 12,500 associates across 38 global locations which was eventually acquired by Cyient Limited in 2014. While at Eltrax Systems Inc., Mr. Barrett grew sales from $0 to $40M and was a key member of the management team that orchestrated and negotiated acquisition by Verso Technologies Inc.. Mr. Barrett earned his BS in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University.

edgeTI CFO
Jason James
Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Mr. James has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in finance, accounting, business development and strategic planning. Mr. James has held CEO, CFO and Director roles (Audit Committee Chair) with a variety of TSX-V listed companies and private companies over 15 years. Additionally, Mr. James held various senior finance roles with ConocoPhillips Canada, Agrium Inc. and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mr. James is a Certified Public Accountant (Chartered Accountant) and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting Major) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Owings, has over 35 years’ experience in the technology industry. Mr. Owings has supervised multiple mergers, acquisitions, and public offerings. Mr. Owings became CEO of Gates/FA Distributing and subsequently co-founded ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) as a joint venture with Gates/FA Distributing. Mr. Owings currently uses his new venture, Lanett Group, LLC to participate in various real estate investments and private equity opportunities. He has served on the Board of Directors of multiple private and public companies including ScanSource, Inc., FalconStor Software (FALC), and Globelle Corporation. Mr. Owings holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Clemson University.

edgeTI Board Member
Edward Mede
VP, Customer Success

Mr. Mede has over 10 years of investment and advisory experience in private equity markets. With more than 20 years’ experience in Healthcare holding a variety of leadership positions within Abbott Laboratories, ranging from Engineering, IT, Marketing, Sales, and Country Management. Mr. Mede is also the founder, and owner,of several businesses across the globe specializing in residential and commercial Real Estate development and management. His undergraduate degree is a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin -Madison and a Master’s in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Mr. Kay has over 12 years of advisory experience in capital markets. Mr. Kay is the co-founder of Aphelion Capital Corp., the capital pool company whose qualifying transaction was the RTO merger with EdgeTI Inc. Mr. Kay is a self-employed market consultant with a wide breadth of experience in Canadian capital markets. Throughout his career, Mr. Kay has served as a director and/or officer of numerous public companies in Canada and is currently a director of EdgeTI Inc. (TSX.v: CTRL), a director of Cruz Battery Metals Corp. (CSE: CRUZ), and the Chief Operating Officer of Spearmint Resources Inc. (CSE: SPMT). Mr. Kay holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

Mr. Mack is a Managing Partner of Lotus Innovations Fund II and brings over 20 years of enterprise software experience and over 6 years of Private Equity experience covering North America, Europe and Asia. After successfully founding Resolve Systems, LLC in 2005 and selling it in 2012, Mr. Mack founded a Family Office in 2012 and started Lotus Innovations Fund II in 2014. Mr. Mack graduated from University of Chicago, with a B.S. in Mathematics.

edgeTI Board Member
David Roman
Director

Mr. Roman is a Managing Partner for Lotus Innovations Fund II. Mr. Roman has over 20 years of enterprise software business development and sales experience covering North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to founding Lotus Innovations Fund II, Mr. Roman was a member of the leadership team responsible for the transformation of Resolve Systems, LLC from a services company into an enterprise software company, which included working with many strategic customers and partners like JP Morgan Chase, T-Mobile, Intelsat, and many others. Mr. Roman also founded a strategic business development firm called Ex Novo, which worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies, including Expedia, Zappos, AT&T, T-Mobile, and JP Morgan. Mr. Roman holds a B.A. in Clinical Sciences and M.S. in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College.

edgeTI Board Member
Joshua Armstrong
Corporate Secretary

Mr. Armstrong is an attorney licensed to practice law in the United States. Mr. Armstrong has over twenty years’ experience advising, performing, and supervising corporate secretary functions of public and private corporations. Mr. Armstrong holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.