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Management Team

Bill Brooks – Managing Partner/CEO

A visionary executive, Bill brings over 30 years of senior-level experience in marketing, broadcast, communications and business to PowerWave.

As founder and president of The PEM Group, Bill established a national promotional and event marketing company with offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa, creating and managing innovative integrated marketing programs for some of Canada’s best-known corporations, sports organizations and government agencies. Bill’s background also includes extensive experience in promotions, live events and syndicated radio network programming. Often quoted in Canada’s leading marketing publications, Bill is recognized as one of the leading experts in the country on Bluetooth marketing applications.

As CEO, Bill’s focus is on company vision, business development, trade and association relations, and the overall PowerWave Go-to-Market strategy.

bbrooks@powerwavemobile.com

Matt Jones – Managing Partner/CFO

An experienced entrepreneur with 20 years of business experience.

Matt has started numerous ventures in various fields including Automation & Robotics, Thermal Systems, Enterprise Mobility, Hospitality and Digital Media. Matt operated a very successful digital out-of-home network in Toronto and central Ontario.  Matt has also served on Boards in Travel, Equipment Financing and Manufacturing. Jones has a degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Windsor and is nearing completion of his CGA designation and MBA degree.

Matt has served on Boards in travel, equipment financing and manufacturing and this experience contributes to the success of the PowerWave business as the company’s CFO.

mjones@powerwavemobile.com

J.D. (Jim) Purcell – Managing Partner/COO

A versatile Executive GM/COO with an outstanding business success record.

Jim is analytical, collaborative, hands-on and results-focused, with expertise in planning, executing and integrating small and large acquisitions, rightsizing and process improvement. Jim’s key strengths are in financial and HR management, talent retention and development, cost optimization and problem solving.

Jim has extensive business experience in Canada, the US and Europe, which is an asset he brings to the future growth and expansion of PowerWave’s day to day business as a member of the management team.

jpurcell@powerwavemobile.com

Chris Galt – Managing Partner/CMO

An experienced advertising and marketing executive, Christopher has been successfully increasing the sales and market share for major brands of some of Canada’s leading companies for years.

As the former Senior Vice-President of Cossette Communications, Canada‘s largest advertising agency, Christopher was responsible for accounts such as General Motors, Petro Canada, Toronto Raptors and Nike. Named Best Team Leader in 1998, Christopher and his team won the coveted Gold Cassie business award for the ‘Winter Gas’ campaign. Based in Toronto, Christopher brings a wealth of experience to the PowerWave management team.

The importance of client services is the prime focus for Chris as the PowerWave Chief Marketing Officer. He is the link between the company’s clients and the rest of the management team. Chris develops and manages the day to day activities of the company’s marketing plans.

cgalt@powerwavemobile.com

Dean Henderson – Managing Partner/CTO

An experienced management consulting and advisory services professional, specializing in advanced information, communications technology architecture, as well as commercial and partner management solutions.

Dean has 18 years of related experience in the integration of complex IT, telephony, networking, audio/visual, security and base building systems. From procurement, design support, implementation and accepted completion, Dean has assisted organizations in establishing innovative and cost effective solutions and providing leading edge support for successful transition from conception, to construction and into seamless operations.

Dean brings to PowerWave his work in the IT consulting field that has spanned all major industries including telecom/technology, public service, healthcare, hospitality, financial and professional services.

dhenderson@powerwavemobile.com