People on the move: Kenneth MacAskill joins Klipfolio as CFO

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Pascal St-Jean, Peter Bernhardt, Shahab Siddiqui and Brad Smith are among the local businesspeople accepting new positions.

Kenneth MacAskill is Klipfolio’s new chief financial officer. Mr. MacAskill brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role, including 13 years focused on high-growth software-as-a-service business models. He previously served as the CFO and then CEO of Recognia.

Pascal St-Jean has been appointed as chairperson and business leadership coach at TEC (The Executive Committee). A past Forty Under 40 award recipient, Mr. St-Jean has founded and co-founded several companies throughout his career, including Kaos Technologies, PicSphere Technologies and Synergiq Solutions.

Peter Bernhardt is the new chief financial officer at edjuster. Mr. Bernhardt has extensive experience overseeing finance organizations, most recently serving as senior business consultant for a diverse range of companies including Rolls-Royce, Civil Nuclear Canada and Ambico Ltd.

Shahab Siddiqui and Brad Smith have joined FCi. Mr. Siddiqui comes on board as director of business development, wireless solutions. He has more than 12 years of experience in broadband, WiFi and DAS evolving technologies. Mr. Smith joins FCi in business development, security solutions. He has 20 years of experience in both technical and business development, including designing and developing solutions within the federal government and commercial markets.

HATS OFF

Huiping Zhang, wintranslation’s president and founder, accepted the Women’s Business Enterprise of the Year Award for 2016 on behalf of the company during the WEConnect International in Canada’s national “Power the Economy” conference. The award is presented to three WEConnect International certified women’s business enterprises across Canada that have established fruitful relationships with large corporations.