Our Leaders

Barret Reykdal

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Reykdal is the proposed Chief Executive Officer of the Resulting Issuer and Co-Founder of EP. Mr. Reykdal has 20 plus years of experience as an operator in the financial services sector, specializing in growing start-ups in Canada and the United Kingdom. Prior to co-founding EP, Mr. Reykdal was a Senior Executive Vice President of The Cash Store Financial Services Inc.

Mayank Mahajan CPA, CA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Mahajan is the proposed Chief Financial Officer of the Resulting Issuer and a key member of EP’s executive leadership team. He brings more than 13 years’ post-qualification experience in financial planning and analysis reporting, auditing, internal control and governance, corporate strategy, accounting, ERP implementation, re-engineering accounting process to improve effectiveness and efficiency, profit and cost analysis, and knowledge from various countries and industries (including technology, manufacturing, trading, leasing, services and others). Before joining EP, Mr. Mahajan worked with global financial firms and companies including Metamaterial Inc., Jubilant Bhartiya Group (India and USA), Genpact (Axis), and S.P. Nagrath & Co. Mr. Mahajan is a registered Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada, Certified Public Accountant in the United States and a Chartered Accountant in India. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Gonzaga University in Washington, USA, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Chaudhury Charan Singh University in India.

Renata Berlingo

Senior Vice President of Operations and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Berlingo has 20 plus years of experience leading teams through strategic planning, project execution and operational development. She also has experience in developing client experience models, brand and marketing strategy, sales programs, corporate cultures, and operational compliance and governance frameworks for private and public companies. She has experience in the financial services, retail, and food services industries. She has years of mentorship from various well-regarded Alberta corporate and business leaders.

Morgan Russell

Senior Vice President of EP Homes

Mr. Russell has 20 plus years of experience in real estate as a broker, specializing in residential and commercial real estate investment, land procurement, multi-family sales and high-level negotiations. He is a business owner in private real estate and health and wellness ventures, and a licensed real estate broker in Alberta. Mr. Russell holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member designation.

Darren Wagner

Senior Vice President of EP Cards & Payments

Mr. Wagner specializes in business development and growth. He served as the Vice President of Western Canada for Pizza Pizza/Pizza 73, also served as the Vice President of Leasing, Advertising and Development for The Cash Store Financial Services Inc., and most currently the President of Magnetsigns Advertising Inc., a curbside sign company with over 130 franchises across Canada and the United States. Mr. Wagner is also the Founder and President of 2 Fab Investments Inc. Mr. Wagner has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta as well as a Certificate in Risk Management (CRM) and a Fellowship in Risk Management (FRM) from the Global Risk Management Institute.

Taylor Inglis MBA

Senior Vice President of EP Care

Mr. Inglis has 15 plus years of experience in strategic planning, business development, negotiations, commercial real estate and corporate development, raising capital and managing large development projects and portfolios in excess of $1B. He was a former President and Chief Operating Officer in the cannabis sector and served as a board member on both public and private boards. Mr. Inglis holds a BA from Concordia University and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

Graham Rankin

President of BPO

Mr. Rankin has 20 plus years of experience in the debt collection industry. Mr. Rankin developed and grew BPO from its inception. Mr. Rankin is Financial Conduct Authority approved.

Ryan Watt

President of EP Climb

Mr. Watt is a small business executive who works with entrepreneurs and investor groups to build profitable and scalable businesses. Mr. Watt gained his corporate experience with Suncor before spending the past decade growing small businesses. He has 15 plus years of experience in strategy development, business process design and cross-functional leadership working in both corporate and growth companies across varying industries, and in business turnarounds and transformational change focusing on technology and data driven decision making. He also has experience in developing strategic partnerships, contract negotiations and building distribution networks. He has experience in Oil & Gas, Convenience Retailing, Manufacturing and FinTech. In addition to his extensive business experience, Mr. Watt is a former chapter President of the Entrepreneurs Organization. Mr. Watt holds an Honours B. Commerce from McMaster University.