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Chairman of the Board & Secretary

Rod Burylo, CIM, FCSI, serves as Director and Board Advisor for public and private companies, and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Burylo has worked throughout the financial services industry in a wide range of roles, including Director and Chief Compliance Officer, with a focus on capital raising and asset management. Mr. Burylo is a business author and international speaker specializing in professional ethics and governance. 



President and Treasurer

In business since 2005, Chris Burylo has been the Director and Managing Partner of small to mid-sized accounting firms with experience emphasized in tax planning/preparation, designing corporate structures, cross-border tax, structuring capital raise efforts, and most importantly, real-life in-the-trenches business experience. 

Ongoing endeavors include; the Managing Partner of Pinnacle Accounting & Finance, the Managing Partner of a Texas real estate investment fund, and the Trustee of a private health company.


Vice President

Michelle is a skilled leader at Pinnacle, adept in operational and financial management. She supports her team, lovingly called the "Pinnacle Family," while overseeing budgets and internal processes. As the firm's first female Partner, she's a reliable backbone, quick to tackle crises.

Beyond her role at Pinnacle, Michelle is deeply invested in real estate, managing a diverse portfolio. Michelle is actively involved in her community and volunteering for various groups as well as mentorship.

In her downtime, she enjoys traveling and sailing.

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Peter Izzo is the owner and manager of Cappuccino King Ltd. , providing consulting services , equipment and products to business owners and restauranteurs throughout Alberta for over 50 years.

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Dr. Ryan Rex is the Managing Partner of Hume Leadership, an executive coaching and leadership firm that focuses on building healthy organizations through healthy leaders and human centric programs. In his practice, his research focuses on leadership behaviors and their impact on employee psychological well-being.

Ryan has 20 years of experience working with organizations to help them achieve their strategic objectives and deliver value through transformation.



Audrey Veltri leads a Wealth Management practice partnering with Canadians to achieve financial well-being and deliver the confidence to enjoy today, secure tomorrow and own the future. Her practice approaches advice and offers solutions that align with personal goals, protect against the unexpected, and acknowledge the realities of evolving personal and professional lives.

 Audrey believes in living a life of service, wholeheartedly dedicated to ensuring everyone has the right to financial security and confidence. She fosters this through advocacy, education, and allyship. In addition to her position as a wealth manager she volunteers across many organizations, delivering workshops on financial programs and supports designed to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities.



Laura Atherton is a seasoned real estate investor, speaker, author and educator, with over 20 years of
multifaceted business experience. Owner of Efficient Property Assistants, a company specializing in rental
property maintenance and support services in Calgary, Laura has garnered recognition, including awards such
as the Calgary Residential Rental Association Small Landlord and Tenant Service Award(s) and the Real Estate
Investors Network (REIN) Top Player Award. 

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Mike Mack is the President of X5 Management and is a sought-after Executive Coach, Consultant, and
Facilitator. He has been helping business teams maximize their potential since 2006 and is a three-time
Amazon bestselling author: REMARKABLE SERVICE - How to Keep Your Doors Open; RELATIONSHIPS FOR
KEEPS - How to Build Powerful Relationships in Business and in Life, along with his latest book, LUNCH WITH
LEADERS – Real Stories of Pivotal Moments for Today’s Executive, which was published January 2024. Mike
holds an MBA from Athabasca University; Completion of Governance Program for Small & Medium-sized
Enterprises, The University of Alberta School of Business, Executive Education; Member of (ICF) International
Coaching Federation.

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