Brightsquid Executive and Board of Directors

Rohit Joshi
Co-Founder & CEO

Rohit’s career as a senior executive spans more than 20 years with life science and technology companies in the USA and Canada. In that time he has repeatedly developed and executed business strategy to create scalable processes and exceed targets. Rohit’s legal background includes the use of technology for compliant communications.

Chris Carlson

Chris brings over 20 years of project and product management to his role developing and implementing strategy. Serving in many senior roles, Chris has proven expertise in business model development and operational optimization. From 2009 to 2014, Chris managed patient data migration and clinical change management while implementing cloud-based Electronic Medical Record solutions across Alberta.

Jason Myers

Jason brings a track record of strong results in senior financial positions at successful software and computer hardware companies. Formerly President of CoolIT Systems, a global leader in IT asset optimization and management, Jason’s experience and knowledge around international business development has helped Brightsquid expand more rapidly into new markets.

Mark Maier

Mark Maier is co-founder and Chairman of Brightsquid, and is also Chairman of OpenHealth, a partnership of manufacturers and distributors of restorative dental products and solutions. Mark serves as President and CEO at the Aurum Group (, and President, North America, of Core 3d Centres (

Stephen Burns

Stephen is co-head of the Innovation, Technology & Branding Group at Bennet Jones. He is an accomplished Lawyer with a focus on technology, information law, privacy, and access to government information. Stephen regularly appears as an expert before Canada's various Information and Privacy Commissioners.

Charlie Fischer

Charlie Fischer, one of Calgary’s best known and admired corporate leaders, served a successful career in the oil and gas industry, retiring as CEO of Nexen in 2008. He is Co-chair and founding member of IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health. In 2018 Charlie was appointed to the Order of Canada along with his wife “for their generosity and their commitment to improving the quality of life for people in their community.”

Dr. Ewan Affleck

Dr. Affleck is a digital health information systems expert who pioneered the implementation of a single electronic medical record system in the Northwest Territories where he served as Chief Medical Information Officer. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Medical Association, is a faculty member for the University of Calgary, and was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2013 for his contribution to healthcare.