Alex Burney | CEO
Alex Burney co-founded RavenBrick in 2006 with a vision of helping builders and architects respond to the energy challenges of the future with green building materials. As CEO, Alex oversees RavenBrick’s strategic growth and holds overarching responsibility for business development, operations, marketing and financing.
A serial entrepreneur, Alex has developed, funded, operated and sold several successful businesses – all with a trademark “bold and honorable” approach. His most recent endeavor was entrepreneurial consulting firm Huge Consulting. Previously, Alex co-founded Huge Hosting, a web hosting company that he guided through three consecutive years of profitability and a lucrative sale to Data393. In 1996, Alex co-founded LyncStar Integrated Communications. His expertise was key in growing LyncStar to become the nation’s seventh largest private cable company and successfully selling its assets to AT&T, Comcast, and Time Warner in 2000.
Alex graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Carleton University and a post-graduate degree in education from St. Francis Xavier University. He has been recognized as one of Denver’s “40 under 40” and currently sits on boards for RavenBrick and Mad Greens.
Wil McCarthy | CTO
Wil McCarthy co-founded RavenBrick in 2006 and currently serves as CTO, Wil's role is to provide the vision for RavenBrick’s R&D efforts and maintain the company's IP portfolio. Wil previously founded Programmable Matter Corporation, a programmable materials research company that was acquired by RavenBrick.
Wil brings a diverse skill-set to RavenBrick as a widely recognized engineer, writer and entrepreneur. Earlier, he served as the Chief Technology Officer for Galileo Shipyards, an aerospace research corporation, and as systems engineering manager for Omnitech Robotics. Wil also spent more than a decade working for Lockheed Martin Space Launch System in a variety of senior-level engineering positions.
An accomplished novelist and journalist, Wil is a former contributing editor for WIRED magazine, a long-time columnist for scifi.com and has authored ten books, including the non-fiction bestseller Hacking Matter.
Henry Wernars | CFO
Henry Wernars is both a Chartered Accountant (C.A.) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 20+ years of hands on manufacturing experience. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and upon graduation accepted a position in public accounting with KPMG. After several years of audit, tax and consulting work he joined Revlon Canada as their Financial Controller. In 1997 Revlon purchased a small entrepreneurial company with high growth potential called American Crew. Based on a growing need for financial oversight, Henry was transferred to Denver Colorado in early 1998 to head up the financial department of American Crew. In the ensuing years (until 2004) Henry supported American Crew in not only growing sales dramatically (under $1 million in 1997 to almost $100 million in 2004), but in entering multiple international markets, including Asia and the Pacific Rim, Europe, Russia and South America.
In 2004, with American Crew’s sales growth beginning to flatten out, Henry was promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of American Crew’s parent company, Colomer USA. In this role Henry was in charge of managing the finances of over 17 profit centers and 2 manufacturing facilities. In addition, he had functional responsibility over several departments such as production, planning, IT, HR, M&A and cost accounting.
In 2010, Henry joined an intimate apparel manufacturer (Triumph International) as their Director of Business Operations. This job was based in North America, but with all manufacturing done overseas (Europe and Asia) there was a fair amount of international travel and exposure.
Chris Ketchum | Vice President of Sales
Chris Ketchum brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience to his position as vice president of sales for RavenBrick. Chris is focused on advancing the sale or license of RavenBrick's suite of technology to interested parties. He further markets RavenBrick's energy efficient technology to various fenestration, architectural and green building companies to ensure widespread industry knowledge of the technology. Finally, Chris manages the Architectural Spec Reps who present RavenBrick's technology to Architects allowing RavenWindow to be the specified window system for new and renovated commercial and residential buildings.
Prior to joining RavenBrick, Chris served as regional sales manager for Hunter Amenities International where, in less than two years, he grew the business from one customer account to more than 60 accounts and increased annual sales by almost $3 million. Prior to that, he spent over a decade in various sales and management positions with Unisource Canada, managing a combined territory with annual sales in excess of $14 million. Chris' first job out of university was selling heavy equipment for Finning, the largest Caterpillar dealer in the world.
Chris received a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.