Yves Maynard, C.Tech
Managing Director, CEO & CTO
For more than three decades of performance-based progression as a senior-level executive management as CEO/ President in large corporate and international business environment, Yves offer’s a proven ability as a visionary, creator and driver of strategies and business plans which have consistently delivered record setting gains in implementation/production, sales, profits, and market share.
Currently, Yves operates a private consulting technology firm, Conexe Systems Inc, which he co-founded in 2002 with his partner. Conexe Systems collaborates and consults with start–ups to mid and large size corporations, offering financial and technology consulting services. He returned to Winnipeg after 11 years in Florida / Tennessee as co- founder and Senior VP of Engineering and operations overlooking deployment strategies of Park N View (PNV Inc.), a startup venture that under his involvement underwent a stunning transformation from a start up to trading on NASDAQ.
Yves has extensive international and business experience which took him to various countries in Africa, Central and South America, Europe and North America developing relationships and implementing new technology systems using MMDS and IMDS data systems.
Don Walker, CPA, CGA
Managing Director & CFO
Don Walker is the co-founder of Kynetic Energy Solutions Inc. (KES). As the Managing Director and CFO, Don is responsible for all financial and administrative activities as well as leading the strategic planning process.
Don is a Certified Professional Accountant with demonstrated senior operational management experience obtained while working with two Fortune 500 Companies. Don started in Seagram's Gimli Distillery where he was their Controller for the 10 years prior to moving his family to Seagram's Head Office in Montreal. Don relocated back to Winnipeg in 2003 after 10 years in Montreal working as Seagram's Canadian Budget Manager as well as Nortel Networks' Senior Finance Manager of one of their System Houses.
Don joined Norway House Cree Nation's management team where he oversaw the development of their internal financial capacity during his 4 year term as their CFO as well as coordinating a project to be one of the first in Canada to bring High Speed Internet into their Indigenous community. He subsequently worked several assignments with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) in Ottawa and Chemawawin Cree Nation in Manitoba. For the past 6 years, Don was Managing Director & CFO of CommStream, a telecom startup utilizing the leading-edge technologies to provide digital TV and High Speed internet to over 30 rural communities throughout Manitoba.
Don's extensive financial and operational experience provides KES with the required skillset to lead and execute the company's expansion strategy