The leaders in intelligent visual monitoring for the oil and gas industry.
Osprey is dedicated to solving critical challenges for the oil and gas industry, including operational efficiency, security and worker safety. The company’s visual intelligence platform gives companies unparalleled awareness and control of their remote operations. By focusing on the unique needs of the oil and gas industry, Osprey goes beyond ordinary video monitoring systems to deliver critical operational information to the right people at the right time, over any device.
Osprey’s management is an experienced interdisciplinary team with expertise in visual surveillance technologies, video analytics and cloud-based software, along with oil and gas operations. The team has a proven track record in growing successful, customer-focused technology companies.
Michael von Hauff, Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Michael is responsible for the company’s overall strategy and execution and oversees product development and research. Michael has extensive experience in designing technologies for the oil and gas industry, having developed software programs to audit field equipment and as a consultant for the implementation of cloud technologies. Prior to co-founding Osprey, Michael led the development of the first low powered camera for industrial wireless protocols and an embedded video analytics application for remote surveillance camera systems. Michael has a BSc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Lukasz Skalka, Chief Technology Officer
Lukasz is responsible for the ongoing product development and integration new products into the Osprey visual intelligence platform. He has extensive experience in developing telecommunications, electronics and cloud technologies in both Silicon Valley and Calgary. As a consultant, he worked with energy companies to bridge traditional electronics engineering with emerging cloud technologies. Lukasz also has significant expertise in application development, including hardware-user interface development, machine-to-machine applications, video transmission, and OPC integration. He has a deep understanding of all aspects of product development, from strategic planning to UI design. Lukasz has a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Ryan McDonald, Vice President, Corporate Development
Ryan leads Osprey’s sales and marketing efforts and key strategic initiatives. As a product management and marketing strategist, Ryan has more than 15 years of experience in identifying, developing, and successfully marketing new technology products which have generated over a billion in sales and been used by millions of people around the world. Companies Ryan has worked with include TransCanada, GE, Guest-Tek, Evoco and over 40 others. He possesses a rare blend of technical and business understanding to go along with oil and gas industry expertise, having managed the global IT infrastructure for a TSX 100 energy company. A two-time Deloitte Fast 50/500 winner, Ryan has built several successful companies including an integrated marketing firm with revenue in excess of $8 million per year. Ryan has an Honours Electrical/Computer Engineering degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Board of Directors
Dr. Fattouche is an industry authority in digital wireless communication technology. He has co-founded multiple companies sector, including Cell-Loc and WiLAN where he currently retains his role as a board member. Dr. Fattouche holds multiple patents across North America and is a tenured professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary where he has been teaching since 1986. Dr. Fattouche holds an MSc and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto.
Williams is the President of New Ventures International Consulting, an investment company that has participated in numerous equity investments in growth companies. Williams has over 35 years of experience working with banks, corporations and governments in Canada and internationally. He holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Commerce and an MBA.
McDonald is the CEO of Insight Home Solutions, a growing company recognized as North America’s largest systems integration and control for residential and commercial spaces. McDonald has over 30 years in the oil and gas industry to draw upon. As The former CFO of Talisman Energy, McDonald was critical to developing the growth and acquisition strategy that helped Talisman become a $25 billion international energy company. McDonald has an Honours Bachelor Degree and Masters in Economics from the University of Calgary.