Jamie graduated with an engineering degree in 1999 and then went on to pursue a PhD in robotics and artificial intelligence. After four years of study he and two fellow students, Raymond Pretty and Brendan Brothers were approached by an investor with an idea to apply artificial intelligence to the growing problem of financial crime. After careful consideration they decided to leave the graduate program and incorporated Verafin on March 15, 2003.
In his role as CEO, Jamie has helped Verafin become a recognized leader in the field of financial fraud detection and anti-money laundering technology. He now supports a team of more than 150 people whose collective effort fuels Verafin's continued growth. The company's strong forward momentum has resulted in its placement in the 2011 and 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and Fast 50 lists, which represent the fastest growing technology companies in North America and Canada respectively. Jamie is particularly proud that Verafin's core belief in teamwork and collaboration has led Verafin to be named as one of Progress Magazine's Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada in 2012.
Jamie has also been named as one of Atlantic Business Magazine's Top 50 CEOs for 2011 and 2012 as well as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40.
Larry graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1993 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons). As a professional engineer, he has more than 20 years experience in the civil engineering field, exclusively construction related.
Larry’s experience covers a wide variety of projects ranging from hydro developments to major concrete construction, mine developments, commercial development, road construction and other heavy civil projects. His many roles are diversified, having assumed positions in the areas of Chief Operating Officer, general management, project management, estimation, sub-contractor coordination, and field engineering and quality assurance.
With McNamara Construction Company from 1987-1993, he worked as estimator and project engineer, moving on to become Senior Project Manager and Estimator from 1994-1996. From 1997-2005 Larry worked as President and General Manager with Northland Contracting Inc. and from 2005 to 2006 as the Managing Director of the Heavy Civil Division of Pennecon Limited, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the Heavy Civil Division. From 2006 to 2007 Larry served as the Chief Operating Officer for Pennecon, where he oversaw all aspects of the day-to-day operations. Most recently, Larry assumed the role of CEO of Pennecon. In this position he also serves as liaison between all divisions and the Board of Directors.
Brian Dalton has been active in the Newfoundland and Labrador resources sector for more than 15 years. He began his career as an active prospector and exploration contractor/expeditor while studying Geosciences at Memorial University in St. John’s.
In 1996 he co-founded Altius Minerals Corporation and set out to focus on mineral exploration in Newfoundland and Labrador. As leader of the Altius team he has been involved in the generation of numerous diverse exploration opportunities in the Industry and attracting hundreds of millions in third party funding to these opportunities as well as co-found three successful public companies around Altius initiatives.
In 2003, Brian lead Altius to the acquisition of a royalty interest in the world-class Voisey’s Bay nickel-copper-cobalt project in Labrador that would later prove an important milestone in the Company’s growth and long term sustainability.
Brian is President and CEO of Altius Minerals Corporation, a director of Alderon Iron Ore Corp., a past director in Aurora Energy and Rambler Metals and Mining plc, past Chairman of the Chamber of Mineral Resources of Newfoundland and Labrador and a past-president of the Newfoundland Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum.
Based in St John's, NL, Natalie is a Senior Consultant with Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette, Atlantic Canada’s largest recruitment and human resources consulting firm. Responsible for recruitment in a variety of industries including insurance, engineering, sales and human resources, Natalie is committed to achieving top quality results and to providing the best possible service for her clients. Natalie has been working in the recruitment industry for the past seven years and prior to this she held a sales management position with one of North America’s premier fashion apparel companies.
Natalie has contributed to the Human Resource Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HRPNL) as Director of Communications and Director of Professional Development. She has also volunteered with the St John's Board of Trade.