CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Sean Kerklaan is an entrepreneur and inventor. He works to create rapid change by building long-term scalable solutions to address daily problems, using data and analytics to mitigate risk, and creating a strong team. Before joining Fatigue Science, he invented a cure for his sleep apnea, and founded a company based on it, which has grown into a highly profitable, fully automated, global enterprise. He has been a director at Thomson Reuters, Volusion Experts, Royal Bank and American Express. His companies have been featured on CBC, CTV, Global TV, Discovery Channel, Rachel Ray Show and Dragons Den.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Michael Byrne is a Chartered Accountant in Vancouver, BC that specializes in income tax. Byrne founded Byrne & Associates in 1992, an accounting firm with a client focus of Doctors and Dentists. In 2004, Byrne founded Galore Resources Inc., a gold mining exploration company as President and CFO. In 2006, he successfully took Galore public on the TSX Venture and has since been involved in raising over $10,000,000 in capital. In 2008, he was appointed Director and Chairman of the Audit committee of Commander Resources Ltd. Mr. Byrne is a shareholder of Fatigue Science and was appointed as director in 2009. Mr. Byrne’s extensive background in finance, accounting, public regulatory requirements, audit committees and raising capital is a key asset to the Fatigue Science team.
VICE PRESIDENT, FATIGUE RISK
Pat Byrne has a Masters of Science, a B Sc. in Biology and Chemistry from Western Washington University and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist. He has over 28 years of experience in accident prevention and is a renowned international expert in fatigue risk management. Former positions include, President of Global Fatigue Management Inc.; a Canadian based research and consulting company specializing in fatigue management, National President of the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists, Chair of the national ethics committee, National Columnist with the Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine and Canadian Director on the board of the International Occupational Hygiene Association providing technical and policy advice concerning occupational health and safety risk management. Mr. Byrne’s extensive expertise and qualifications have resulted in invitations to speak and lecture at international conferences including the Law School and Department of Health Care & Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia. In addition, he has been appointed to the Board of the International Occupational Hygiene Association and the American Board of industrial Hygiene. Mr. Byrne’s extensive experience and qualifications in Fatigue Risk Management, health and safety and international markets are vital to the Fatigue Science team.
CLIENT CARE, HEALTH & WELLNESS DIVISION
Erica Bearss has a Masters in Business (MBA) from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC (2010), a Bachelors degree in Modern Language and Literature with a concentration in Spanish from the University of Ottawa, a Certificate in Public Companies: Financing, Governance, and Compliance from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver BC and Certificate in Early Childhood Education from ROYTEC in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Ms. Bearss has over 17 years experience in public relations, marketing and communications predominately focused on corporate communications. Ms. Bearss is fluent in three languages, has held positions with the Canadian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago and Buffalo NY and spent the last 12 years as a Vice President of Corporate Communications for publicly trading resource, precious metals and oil and gas companies. She is on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Signature Resources and a Director for Royal Sapphire Corp. Ms. Bearss has widespread experience and qualifications in marketing and communications, public company compliance, raising capital, management consulting, global market trends (in diverse sectors) and will be a vital part of the Fatigue Science team.