Dr Jason Neale is a serial entrepreneur, turnaround expert and technology executive. Jason has a real love for starting new ventures, turning around struggling companies, developing novel technology and managing fast growing opportunities. Direct experience of buying and selling technology and other operating businesses (7), business turnarounds (7), winning major contracts ($100+ million) and the sale (5) of technology companies, in part or whole.
In 1998 Dr Neale gained a PhD in Electronic Systems Engineer from the University of Essex (UK), sponsored by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Jason also holds an MBA from Columbia Business School (US) and an MBA from London Business School (UK), graduating from their joint EMBA program in 2005. He also completed the 1 year Entrepreneurship Development Program from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (US) (2009).
Jason was previously an Ernest and Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner (National - Innovation and Development and Quebec - Emerging Entrepreneur) (2009), a Deloitte Top 10 Fast 50 CEO (2010) and the National Research Council (NRC) Leaders in Innovation award recipient (2009).
In 2015, Jason launched BlueStar with Mark Krehel, a transportation and maintenance company based in Kelowna, BC. With circa 25 coaches the company moves hundreds of thousands of passengers each year, focusing on the Western Canada and US markets, as well as the mechanical serving of Prevost and other coaches throughout interior BC. Jason serves on the board of BlueStar and is active in the areas of finance and sales.