Our Team


Darryl Lagerquist - Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Darryl is responsible for leading the development and execution of CTIoT’s long-term strategy. With a view of disrupting industries with Internet-of-Things technology, Darryl focuses on building customer relationships and discovering new industry problems to solve.

Darryl's diverse professional experience spans 11+ years in government and private sector consulting. He holds an MBA from the University of Calgary and a degree in Public Policy from York University in Toronto.  

Arshie Cheema - Chief Technology Officer 

As CTO for ConnecTech IoT,  Arshie oversees all IT related technical activities contributing to the development of company IP.  Arshie is a salient agent of change and believe strongly in the concept of Servant Leadership.

Arshie's ConnecTech IoT portfolio focuses on Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy, Business-Capability & Technology Roadmaps, Predictive Analytics, Emerging Technology Evaluations, and Market Disruption Impacts.

With a professional career that spans over two decades, Arshie has experiences in a variety of industry sectors. He holds an MBA from the University of Calgary, complemented by previous academic backgrounds in both the Engineering and IT disciplines.

Mike Freiter - Chief Operating Officer 

As COO for ConnecTech IoT, Mike is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. His portfolio focuses on prioritizing organizational requirements and driving performance. Mike's motto: “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.”  

Mike has an entrepreneurial spirit and has served 10 years as a strategist and sales consultant in the legal, architectural, and real estate sectors. His diverse professional career spans 20+ years straddling both the public and private sectors; challenging him to think both critically and creatively. He holds an MBA from the University of Calgary, complemented by his previous academic background in Education.


Blair McDermid - Managing Director

Blair is responsible for client development for ConnecTech IoT.  Customer service is an integral part of ConnecTech’s offering. Blair has deep experience in relationship management throughout his 25 year career in the energy marketing business.

From 2003 to 2016, Blair was manager of the Canadian commodities desk at NGX, the world’s largest physical energy clearinghouse. From 2016-2018, he was VP of Energy North America for NGX, managing sales teams covering multi-commodities across Canada and the US . He was a member of the senior leadership team, developing strategy as well as directing new product development in the highly IT driven company. 

Blair completed his MBA at the Haskayne School of Business in 2017.