Russel Matichuk is the President of Sumex Capital, which focuses on Corporate Finance Advisory Services, Business Brokering and Commercial Mortgages. He is currently on the board of 6 other private companies and is the interim CEO for another. Rus is the Chairman of the Alberta Clean Technologies Industry Alliance and has been the Chairman or in senior leadership roles in many different regional and national associations and industry initiatives. Rus was instrumental in the launch of Deal Generator, VenturePrize, and the Banff Venture Forum and continues to remain active in the investment community. Earlier in his career, Rus founded a number of technology based companies raising millions and setting up strategic alliances around the globe.