Barry Brad was recognized with the 2022 Chair Excellence Award. For more information on our 2022 Chair Awards, please click here

Barry Brad

TEC CEO and KEY Executive Chair
Calgary, AB

“My mission is to make a positive, transformative impact on the lives and businesses of my members.”

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Barry Brad is an entrepreneur, angel investor and consultant who is passionate about inspiring leadership in business. With over 25 years in the energy industry, Barry has a track record of achieving tremendous business growth within start-up, turnaround and rapid-change environments. He is a strategic visionary, skilled at establishing world-class governance processes as well as attracting top talent to a team.

Barry co-founded, grew and sold PROJEX, a privately held, full service Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (“EPCM”) firm. PROJEX was one of Canada’s leading EPCMs specialized in oil sands, focused specifically in the Western Canadian market. In 2012, PROJEX was awarded one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.

In 2015, Barry launched DEXEM Consulting Inc., which provides capital and executive capabilities to support companies in the energy, food and water industries. Their mission is to shape promising entrepreneurs to become exceptional leaders by offering support on long-term strategy, executive leadership, brand building, culture and tactical execution.

As TEC Chair, Barry brings his passion for building successful businesses that have the capacity to transform people’s lives.

TEC Group Vision

“I have learned in business that the real challenge is maintaining and sustaining relevancy over the long-term. A business needs to constantly reinvent itself. Working together, you will achieve this growth through trust, caring and supportive challenge from your peers and me.”


  • MBA, University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business
  • Certified Corporate Director, Institute of Corporate Directors in Toronto
  • Married to Susan with five kids
  • Rides a Harley and loves taking long trips through Canada and the USA
  • Enjoys travelling, cooking and learning about wine

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