President, Zinc Ventures
In 1989, Brad joined Image Club Graphics and led the Company through sustained revenue growth. Image Club was twice recognized as one of Profit Magazine’s *100 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada*. In 1994, Brad negotiated the acquisition of Image Club by Aldus Corporation, which in turn was acquired by Adobe Systems. In 1998, Brad founded EyeWire.com, an on-line visual content and design company. Following dramatic revenue growth Eyewire was successfully acquired by Getty Images. That same year, the Alberta Science and Technology Foundation recognized EyeWire’s e-commerce success when it was awarded the ASTech award for Outstanding Commercial Achievement. In 1999 Brad was nationally recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 honorees.
In 2000, Brad and his wife Tanya founded Social Venture Partners Calgary, introducing to Canada a unique non-profit funding partnership that combines a venture capital approach with local philanthropy. In 2001, Brad founded Veer Incorporated where he was Chairman and President. Veer sources and delivers visual elements with imagination and style to support the creative community and enhance and celebrate creativity in people’s lives at work and at home. In 2006, Veer was recognized as one of ‘Calgary’s Best Places to Work.’ In 2007, Veer was successfully acquired by Corbis, the privately held company of Bill Gates.
Brad is a Director of several technology companies, a member of the board of Alberta College of Art & Design, Science Alberta Foundation, University Technologies International, Norlien Foundation, Viewpoint Foundation, Social Venture Partners Calgary and is past president of Social Venture Partners International.