President & CEO, Ignition Group of companies 


A serial entrepreneur and builder at heart, Dan brings a ‘hands on’ and drill down operating style to businesses, often finding value concepts where others couldn’t.

Dan has a diverse business background; he spent his early years working on tugboats, as a bush pilot in Canada’s North and West Coast and learning the construction industry from the ground up, initially as a laborer and framer. At 25, he started a home building company and over the years took on larger and larger residential and commercial real estate developments, all while building up a hotel development and management company with as many as 13 properties under management at one time. Dan brought the fabled Mandarin Oriental Hotel company to North America when he developed their first hotel outside of the orient, in Vancouver.

Over the years, in addition to his real estate developments, Dan has acquired and grown companies in several industries including fruit juice processing & distribution, production machining, boat building, construction supplies; usually purchasing small companies and steadily growing their long-term value. He prioritizes corporate growth initiatives, strengthening internal operating and marketing systems, and investing in quality managers and their training.

When he’s not focused on business and his family, his hobbies include fishing, adventure travel and participation in several charities.

Chief Advisor & Sometimes Investment Partner


J.W. Brad Bond is President of Barrier Management Inc. a private consulting firm that works with medium sized companies to enhance their long- term value, and sometimes take a position in them as well.

Over the years Brad undertook several consulting jobs for Dan, and Brad and Dan began working together when Dan appointed Brad CEO of Richform Construction Supply Ltd. which they owned together and sold in 2018 after years of very impressive growth.

Brad had been Chief Executive Officer of Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd. for nine years. During his tenure at Pharmasave, he directed the re-positioning of the company, and created an innovative and leading-edge portfolio of store programs to differentiate their brand. The result was franchise growth from 175 to 336 locations across Canada, and system wide sales increases from $330 million to almost $1 billion.

Previously, Brad was Vice President of Shato Holdings Ltd. where he managed a diverse portfolio of companies including: White Spot, KFC’s, JDS Sweid, Gaines Pet Foods, and Winchell’s Donut Houses. He had also been President of Keg Restaurants Ltd., and has merchant banking experience from his years as General Manager of RoyNat Inc.

Board experience includes being the past Chairman of Rx Canada, a managed care organization in Toronto and past Director of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia; Vice Chair of the Fraser Health Authority; B.C. Consumer Protection Authority; and Chair of the BC Egg Marketing Board. He was Chair of the audit committee for ICBC and Fraser Health Authority.

project manager


Tim loves working at the intersection of project vision and detailed project implementation. This passion has defined his journey as an entrepreneur, community developer, project manager, and communicator. After completing a Land Use and Environmental Studies degree in Canada and Sweden, Tim worked many years in the international ‘not for profit’ sector as a senior manager in programs in public health, agriculture, community development and disaster logistics.

After returning to Canada Tim worked closely with his business partner and wife Annette, introducing innovative European brands to Canada in the national wholesale and retail sectors. A chain of events brought Tim back to his love of land use and community development, shaped by time spent working as a home builder and in the alternative energy industry.

Tim and Annette moved to Kamloops in 2010 and over the next few years led the Tranquille sites environmental clean-up and initial steps in the municipal planning approval process. In 2012 Tim and Annette launched ‘Tranquille Farm Fresh’ to market organic vegetables grown on the property. Since then, they have undertaken a number of creatively innovative business initiatives underpinned by the Tranquille lands fabled history; notably these included rogue theatre productions, multi-media, escape rooms, heritage tours, and agritourism activities.

Tim enjoys playing music, reading great biographies, and exploring Tranquille with his grandsons and Annette.