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Strategic Catalysts Inc.
Strategic and Financial Advisors to Technology Companies
David W. Rowat

David W. Rowat has been Founder and CEO of a tech start-up and previously been CEO, CFO, and COO of public and private companies, both as a full-time employee and on contract through Strategic Catalysts Inc.

David has managed finance, operations, administration, and marketing, raised public and private financing, negotiated M&A deals, and managed Boards as Corporate Secretary.

Most importantly, he has been chief strategic advisor and sounding board to many CEOs.

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Strategic Partnering,, Inc.
Developed and provided online technical support for personal computers.

1999-2001. Part of senior team which negotiated strategic partnerships with Sears, AltaVista, British Telecom, and Aon, and numerous customer agreements. Negotiated termination of a significant partnering agreement, saving company millions of dollars.

"David's experience and insight were invaluable in helping us structure the best deals for the company." - Mike McLean, co-Founder and CEO.

Questor Industries Inc.Questor Industries Inc. (acquired by Xebec)
Developer and manufacturer of gas separation and purification systems.

1997. Negotiated an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with a multi-billion dollar strategic partner involving a venture investment and annual purchase commitments of $32 million.

"David's experience and dogged determination over many months was critical in completing this complex strategic partnership. David spared no effort." - Carl Hunter, co-Founder.

Xillix Technologies Corp.Xillix Technologies Corp.
Developed innovative medical imaging hardware and software for the earlier detection of cancer.

1993-1995. As one of four officers, contributed to the development of a strategic partnership with Olympus Optical to provide US$3 million in development funding and international distribution; the first such deal negotiated in Japan by a Canadian medical devices company.

"David combines strategic thinking with hands-on implementation. He has led important corporate transactions from start to finish. A solid contributor." - David Sutcliffe, CEO.

Nexus Group of CompaniesNexus Group of Companies (acquired by Scientific Atlanta)
Designed, manufactured and marketed cable TV headend products, and held interests in other electronic manufacturing start-ups.

1986-1992: Managed largest account generating one-third to one-half of company revenues. Negotiated two 3-year supply agreements worth $20.0 million in total revenues.

1989: Negotiated strategic development and marketing partnership with a cable TV technology giant.

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