Director and Managing Director for Various Companies

Jed M. Wood

Jed M. Wood is currently the Director or Managing Director for numerous private companies including a private equity company that specializes in corporate restructuring and venture capital.

Mr. Wood entered the energy industry in 1979 and worked his way through the ranks to the level of new technology manager for a major energy producer in Canada. This is where he developed and pioneered the technology of horizontal drilling and the technology which is commonly used for Hz multi-stage fracking today.

Mr. Wood’s accomplishments in the field of engineering are vast and include the formation of High Arctic Energy Services LLP, which he founded in 1993. He organically grew the company into a publicly traded international oilfield drilling and service company which operated in 17 different countries. Between 1993 and 2009, he served as President and CEO; and within that tenure, he was awarded two patents for oilfield drilling equipment and was nominated for the 2006 Ernst Young Alberta Entrepreneur of the Year.

Mr. Wood also has served on the Board of Directors, as a Lead Director and Chair on numerous Publicly Traded companies.

Since 2010 he has financed and provided operating support to numerous companies including US and Canadian Casino and Hotel property development, a US oilfield drilling technology company, a petroleum exploration company in Papua New Guinea, multiple North American based medical care providers (one of which is directly related to the non-invasive approach to breast cancer detection and treatment with cryosurgery), a clinical-stage biotechnology company, and a natural medicine research and development company.

Mr. Wood also provides financing for the following companies including artius.iD:

  • Stream Asset Financial L.P., a leading global alternative capital provider
  • CorVista Health harnesses the power of AI to reimagine cardiac disease detection
  • Wishi Fashion LTD, an e-commerce software company for the fashion industry
  • Ardenton, a global portfolio management company with majority ownership interests in portfolio companies in CA, US, and the UK
  • Dataminr, one of the world’s leading AI businesses informs clients about high-impact events and emerging risks to mitigate and manage crises more effectively
  • Planitir empowers organizations with the ability to create and govern AI across public and private networks
  • SkyFish, a drone platform designed to inspect, measure, map, and model critical infrastructure
  • Rivers Capital Group provides capital with a preference for businesses that have a commercial real estate component
  • Miami Cocktail, a clean craft cocktail RTD CPG company
  • Aspire Health Science Inc., developing best-in-class therapies in the fight against cancer, vascular, orthopedic, and age-related diseases

Mr. Wood is currently a member of the Private Pilot Association, PADI, and Mensa International. He is also affiliated with several club memberships in Canada and Mexico that keep him active both socially and physically.