Kevin Krausert is CEO and Co-founder of Avatar Innovations. Entrepreneur. Dreamer. Scientist. Kevin has spent 20 years on the front lines of energy innovation in numerous executive leadership roles across the industry. Starting his career as a roughneck on the oil rigs of Northern Alberta, he grew through the ranks until he became Chief Executive of Canada’s oldest drilling company. Accomplished in corporate strategy and governance, capital planning, marketing, technology and intellectual property management, Kevin’s leadership has led to the creation, financing and execution of some of the first fully computerized drilling rigs in Canada, the first long-reach horizontal well in the Canadian Arctic, numerous joint ventures with Canada’s Indigenous peoples fostering Economic Reconciliation in remote communities and the creation of the Calgary Energy Transition Center.