Peter J Holgate

For over 25 years, Peter has been a zero-to-one value creator.  Numerous businesses, individuals and non-profits have benefitted from Peter's intense drive to; see novel opportunities, unlock the true value of the enterprise and create new value. 

Peter's most recent commercial endeavour, Ronin8 Technologies Ltd, was developed from a rough idea to a global leader in the application of large scale sound waves (under water) to solve the problem of electronic waste.  While CEO, Peter's passion and drive helped Ronin8 raise over $10M in venture financing, redefine the Ronin8 engineered process and build a world class board and execution team.  Peter's contribution to creating a circular economy has garnered Ronin8 the attention from leading Industry Organizations and Government earning numerous respected awards including:

BC Technology Impact Award (BCTIA)

RCBC Innovation Award (Recycling Council of British Columbia)

Innovation Award of the Year (Member of Parliament - Richmond)

Prior to Ronin8, Peter founded Albagas Ltd, a leading, multi-regional supplier of packaged separated industrial gases, welding and safety consumables as well as integrated on-site gas mixing technology. Serving as the Executive Chairman, Peter was instrumental to its rapid growth and drove the overall success of the business (including remaining profitable through the 2007/8 financial crisis) before completing a planned management buy out (MBO) in 2011 supported by Air Products.

Peter has created value for numerous other organizations including; his appointment as a roster consultant for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), founder at Contractor Sourcing Ltd a multi-division management firm of outsourced resources (treasury, payroll, legal & insurance) and Executive Director at Ethical Phones4Good (a registered not-for-profit society).   

Regarding meaningful relationships as the basis for all business, Peter prefers to collaborate with like-minded individuals who share his values of; radical transparency, integrity and having your back.  

Peter holds several undergraduate degrees as well as an MBA from Simon Fraser University where he concentrated in Strategy. Peter is committed to continual development and has recently completed an Executive Strategic Negotiations program at Harvard Business School. Peter is an active member within the business community, including his roles as Learning Chair and Finance Chair with Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and has served as an award-winning mentor, as recognized by the New Ventures BC Society.

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