Company Profile

On the forefront of technology and innovation

Our SideKick branded product enables parents to control and monitor payments to their overseas children in a simple, intuitive manner. This innovative new product includes a student-facing mobile application and parental-controlled student payment card with smart security features such as geo-located transaction notifications, concierge services and anytime emergency support.

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Management & Directors

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Charles Newton Price

Charles is an accomplished leader, technology professional and entrepreneur with over seventeen years of combined experience in a vast variety of disciplines including software development, wireless technologies, manufacturing, e-learning, mobile payments, international business development, go-to market process, strategic marketing, investor relations and capital raising.

His educational background includes a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey Business School and both a Bachelors and a Masters of Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary. In addition to his passion for technology, Charles is a philanthropist, having co-founded and served as a board member of three non-profit organizations.

Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Hejcman, CPA, CA

An experienced Chief Financial Officer, Daniel has more than fifteen years of finance and accounting experience, including five years of KPMG public audit experience. Throughout his successful career, he has worked for some of Canada’s leading public and private organizations like WSP Global, Peter Kiewit Infrastructure, RBC Financial and Continental. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Northern British Columbia and a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant Designation while he articled with KPMG.

Serving in the role of Chief Financial Officer, Daniel supports EAP’s Board of Directors in financial oversight and manages IPO preparation, finance, accounting, reporting and leadership. He is known for his financial reporting expertise, strategic planning, team leadership and technical accounting skills. Daniel also serves as the CFO and President of PEAK CPA Ltd., a CPA Public Practice specialized in CFO advisory.


David Strebinger

A co-founder and the CEO of PayWith Worldwide, Inc., David is a thought leader and visionary when it comes to mobile, marketing and data analytics. His enthusiasm and passion for solving large-scale industry problems combined with his ability to inspire world-class talent to follow him sets him apart.

Altogether, David has over twenty years of experience in online marketing, financial technology, mobile development and corporate finance. After attending the University of British Columbia, David launched his first venture at the age of 26. By 29, David had successfully grown the business to allow for his first successful exit and has never looked back since.


Don Kirkwood

Both a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of PayWith Worldwide Inc., Don is one of Vancouver’s top angel investors and excels at rapidly growing businesses from concept to large-scale operations. In 1995, he co‐founded and was Chief Operating Officer of Axon Group, a UK-based IT consultancy services firm. He served on Axon’s Board of Directors after it was taken public on the London Stock Exchange in 2009.

The driving force behind the incredible growth and expansion of Axon’s operations, Don and the Board of Directors instigated numerous acquisitions and a consolidation of the SAP consulting industry. The company was then sold in 2008 for $750 million dollars, which at the time was India’s largest outbound information technology M&A deal.

Educated in the United Kingdom, Don graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and Management from the University of Birmingham. Over the course of his career, he has also worked in the fields of sales and project management for both a major oil company and a leading consulting firm.


Morris Chen

A successful and experienced entrepreneur, Morris is a Director of EAP. His impressive resume includes being actively involved in various non-for-profit associations, engaging in real estate development projects, as well as being a Director of the Wealth One Bank of Canada. In addition, Morris chairs the North America Investment and Trade Promotion Association, which aims to promote investment, trade and cooperation between China and Canada, China and the USA, and to strengthen business relations between Chinese and North American enterprises.


Desmond Griffin

Desmond is CEO and co-founder of Glance Technologies Inc. Formerly, he was the co-founder of PayByPhone Technologies (Verrus Mobile Technologies) and had served as their CEO from inception to its successful $45 million exit. During his tenure, Desmond led the PayByPhone team from concept to a platform that processes tens of millions of mobile payments annually for millions of consumers in over 100 cities around the world.

In addition to this success, Desmond is also an active advisor to early stage technology companies. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Simon Fraser University and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Chief Marketing Manager

Nicole Donnelly

Nicole is an experienced global entrepreneur with 3 exits under her belt. Her speciality is in creating a vision and leading a team to grow brands that are are high demand through creative marketing and exquisite customer experience design.

After competing as a professional snowboarder, Nicole launched her first venture at the age of 27. By 31, Nicole had successfully grown the business with distribution in over 85 countries, to allow for her first successful exit. Nicole is fiercely committed to sharing the powerful lessons learned along her journey to empower aspiring entrepreneurs to travel their own remarkable, memorable, and profitable paths to success.

Technical Team


Gurbraj Kang

Gurbraj has a passion for finding elegant solutions combining code, the scientific method, and financial technology. Experienced working with React, Redux, Ruby on Rails, Django, Python, JavaScript, SQL, HTML5, CSS, Node.js, D3.js, AJAX, and jQuery, among others.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Lund University.


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