We have assembled a strong team of people with skills in business, marketing, and technology to make FREDsense a success. We are excited to hear from prospective employees, investors, and others. Reach out to us by email at or find us on Twitter at @fredsensetech.


David Lloyd


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David’s work ranges from managing complex innovation programs to working in projects as diverse as DNA assembly, environmental remediation, and biosensors. His hard work has earned him a nomination as a Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine. He expertly leads FREDsense in business and development growth and client satisfaction.

Emily Hicks


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Emily is a graduate from University of Calgary with a degree in biomedical sciences. During her program, Emily led various technical teams to world stage including a genetic engineering competition at MIT. Emily has been selected as a Kairos Society Fellow as well as Top 30 under 30 in sustainability in Canada. She currently leads FREDsense in technical development and research and development.

Mark Stephenson

VP Sales & Marketing

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Mark's background in the test and measurement space started with consumer test strips and has migrated to very sophisticated analytical methods from NMR to Raman spectroscopy.  He has managed very large sales and marketing organizations in analytics and has also gotten start ups launched.  He will lead the sales, marketing and business development efforts at FREDsense.

Scott Martin


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Scott started his career in Pharmaceutical research troubleshooting the first generation of electrospray mass spectrometers, and has since worked in such diverse fields as software development, decision support and energy generation and transmission. While FREDsense is a technology company, it is also a customer service company, and Scott leads the account management and contract negotiation team.


Terry Mah (Director)

Terry Mah is a consultant that has been involved in the water and environmental sector for over 20 years, and is helping both private and public organizations innovate and grow. Terry possesses broad and global experience, especially around water, and has other professional experience from the cleantech sector.

Karen Hanna (Legal Counsel & Advisor)

Karen is a corporate/commercial lawyer, practicing for most of her legal career as concurrent in-house counsel for two technology-based companies. Her areas of expertise include commercial contracts, corporate finance, business law, stakeholder communication, corporate governance, and technology and software transactions.

Gary Bantle (CFO Advisor)

Gary has over 17 years of venture capital experience as Partner with a leading Canadian healthcare and life science venture capital fund.  He participated in over 35 financing's, and invested over $100 million in life science, agriculture and healthcare companies. He currently helps FREDsense in strategic financial decision making.

Simon Batcup (Advisor)

Simon is a business consultant focused on new business start ups and business turnarounds. He has over 25 years of business experience, working in a variety of industries including IT, oil and gas, warehousing, trucking, rail and waste management. Simon is well versed in a variety of business challenges.

Neil Frizzel (Advisor)

​Through Neil’s role as a principal in a private capital group, investment and guidance is provided to both early stage ventures and established small and medium enterprises.  He serves as a senior advisor to an acquisition fund, and sits on the board of advisors of multiple companies.  Neil holds a B.Comm, an MBA (Distinction) and a LL.B (Distinction), and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

Tim Hodge (Advisor)

Tim is a proven strategic technology executive with over 20 years of operational and advisory experience. Tim is supporting the next generation of tech entrepreneurs through mentorship and his directorship of Alberta’s A100.

Noland Katter (Advisor)

Noland Katter is currently a Corporate Finance Associate with Beringer Finance, as well as an active Mentor for both Comet Labs and Singularity University Accelerator programs in Silicon Valley. He has successfully engaged with clientele all around the globe, and has been actively involved with full life-cycle product management, development, and selling initiatives for the startup technology industry.

John MacKay (Advisor)

John Mackay is Executive Chairman and CEO of Mosaic Capital Corp. He is also a partner of Agcapita Partners L.P., an agricultural investment firm. He spent 11 years as a lawyer, and was a Partner at McCarthy Tetrault LLP in the Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions group, where he was involved with over $1 billion worth of transactions.

Raymond McCauley (Advisor)

Raymond McCauley is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology. He is the Chair of the Biotech Track at Singularity University and a Co-founder and Chief Architect for BioCurious the hackerspace for biotech, a not-for-profit where professional scientists. Part of the team that developed next generation DNA sequencing at Illumina, where he worked in bioinformatics, cancer sequencing, and personal genomics.

Troy Vassos (Advisor)

Troy Vassos has 36 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment process design, technology R&D and performance verification, and operations support & optimization. He co-founded NovaTec Consultants Inc and was involved with their R&D and project expansion into new markets around the world. Troy has then since gone on to work with Golder Associates where Troy has worked on more water solutions.

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FREDsense is composed of a number of highly educated and industrial focused technologists ranging from the fields of synthetic biology to electrical engineering. Our team has won numerous awards including Lisa Oberding, picked as a Top 30 Under 30 in Canada's Energy Sector, and Robert Mayall, a winner of the prestigious NSERC Vanier Award.


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