Tony Di Benedetto
Tony Di Benedetto
Tony has been actively involved in the Canadian technology services sectors since the early 1990’s and has built a number of tech companies including; internet hosting providers, managed service providers, wireless broadband networks and data center facilities. Tony is active in a number of other ventures which includes; Data Centre Realty, Di Benedetto Group and MS Transactions. Tony brings over 17 years of IT entrepreneurship, technology M&A and capital markets experience to Drone Delivery Canada’s management team. He received his degree at York University.
Richard Buzbuzian is a capital markets executive with over 20 years of experience in the technology and the resource sectors. Mr. Buzbuzian is the President and a Director of Drone Delivery Canada and was responsible for the Company’s public offering process. He is now responsible for corporate finance matters, investor relations, and all day to day finance actives. Mr. Buzbuzian is also director of CT Developers, (DEV.P: TSXV) and President and CEO of Oriana Resources Corp. (OUP.P: TSXV), a Canadian capital pool company.
Paul Di Benedetto
Paul is responsible for overseeing DDC’s R&D, engineering, and technical operations. Along with his brother Tony, Paul has co-founded a number of high successful technology enterprises in the Canadian marketplace and has always led the technology oversight roles in all these entities. Paul is instrumental in implementing technology structures which maximize organizational growth to achieve maximum return on investments for all stakeholders. Paul brings over 15 years of technology architecture and engineering experience to the DDC’s management team.
Robert Suttie is Drone Delivery Canada’s Chief Financial Officer. Robert possesses more than sixteen years of experience in public company accounting. Robert specializes in management advisory services, accounting and the financial disclosure needs for various group of public companies. He is regularly involved in initial public offerings, business combinations and asset carve-outs and spin-out transactions. In addition to managing the group’s financial-statement team, Robert also serves as Chief Financial Officer to a number of junior mining companies listed on the TSX and TSX Venture exchanges, leveraging his skills and experience to become integral to the reporting issuers. Robert has a focus on building strong relationships with clients and on developing the skill set of the financial statement team.
VP of Business Development
Greg is responsible for developing DDC’s customer channel. Greg has been involved in building a number of manufacturing companies both in Canada and the United States and brings over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience in business development, marketing and executive leadership. Greg has been recognized for his keen ability to identify emerging trends and to formulate robust business models to maximize return on investment.
Michael Urlocker – DDC
VP of Strategic Partnerships
Michael has been involved in the Canadian technology investment sector since 1995. His specialization is disruptive innovation. Michael worked as top-ranked technology investment analyst for more than twenty years at a variety of firms including UBS, Credit Suisse, Scotia Capital and GMP Securities. Before joining the financial services industry, Michael also worked as a technology reporter for the Financial Post. Michael is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a graduate of University of Waterloo’s Electrical Engineering program.
VP of Regulatory Affairs
Mark Wuennenberg is an expert in Unmanned Aircraft Systems with vast domestic and international experience and knowledge in the regulatory, operational, airspace access and training aspects of UAS. Most recently, Mark was a Civil Aviation Inspector with Transport Canada as a subject matter expert responsible for the development of the proposed UAS regulatory framework and the creation and implementation of numerous key UAS initiatives designed to further the UAS industry. As a 33 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force he accumulated over 4300 hours in numerous aircraft and held staff/instructor positions in National Defence Headquarters NORAD, United States Space Command, the Canadian Forces Instrument Check Pilot School, and the US Air Force’s Flight Standards Agency. While not flying he was very active in regulatory development (both manned and unmanned aviation), operational airworthiness and classroom instruction. He has also served on numerous international UAV committees/working groups within ICAO, NATO, and the United States Department of Defence.
Director of Regulatory Affairs USA
Jim has over 30 years of experience in the Aerospace sector and recently served as Manager of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office at the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). During his 15 years as an executive at the FAA, Jim held several important positions including Director of Systems Engineering, leader of the Integrated Product Team for ATC Communications, and finally, executive lead for all FAA UAS integration activities. During his tenure, the FAA approved the first commercial drone operations in the USA and published the regulatory structure that enabled routine commercial drone operations in the USA. Prior to joining the FAA, Jim was a flight test engineer and a production liaison engineer for the Lockheed Georgia Company’s C5, C-141 and C-130 programs. He also worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Mission Control during the initial flights of the US Space Shuttle.
Strategic Advisor - Commercialization
Most recently Mr.Chopra served as the CEO of Canada Post Group. Prior to that, Mr.Chopra was President & CEO of Pitney Bowes Canada and Latin America, and previously held a number of senior executive roles in Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. Mr. Chopra is a Corporate Director and advises disruptive entrepreneurs in both Silicon Valley and Toronto. He has over 35 years of global experience in the eCommerce, transportation and Logistics, financial services, and emerging technologies. As a thought leader he is frequently called upon to speak on topics including retail disruption, business transformation, leadership and Innovation.