Management Team & Key Personnel

Brent Devost

Chief Executive Officer, Director


Brent is a visionary who has the commitment to execute and lead emerging organizations to successful maturity through strategic partnerships. As Founder & CEO, he took The Edge School for Athletes in Calgary, from humble beginnings to a top Canadian accredited school while expanding the sport school concept into multiple markets. Brent's passion for hockey includes playing at the elite college level, coaching competitively, consulting and marketing the sport of hockey as a business. Brent joined Lazer Sharp at its infancy stage galvanizing his extensive hockey and business network to develop strategic partnerships and assemble management expertise. Brent also serves as a director of Intellisharp Canada (2017) LP.

Sandy McLaren

Chief Financial Officer, Director


Sandy is among the first shareholders and directors of Lazer Sharp Technologies. He is a 25 year corporate finance professional with a concentration in Sustainability, Economics and GRC. As part-time CFO for Lazer Sharp, Sandy works closely with the executive team to create the strategic and economic evaluations for our entities. His reputation as a “roll-up-your sleeves” executive is critical to our organization during the next year. Sandy is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is an active member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and has an MBA in sustainable development from Haskayne.

Mario Amantea

VP Marketing


Mario and the senior executives of ZGM are shareholders of Lazer Sharp. Mario is seconded to Lazer Sharp part-time, responsible for the marketing strategy to create interest, demand and recognition for the Intellisharp brand through the use of PR, Product Marketing, Creative Services, Advertising, Strategic Relationships, Event Sponsorships, and Social Media. As the Managing Partner of ZGM, Mario has spear-headed the branding of multi-platform entities similar to Intellisharp. Mario’s impeccable reputation in the global hockey community has proven instrumental in advancing Intellisharp’s development. Mario also serves as a director of Intellisharp Canada (2017) LP.

Mike Vernon

VP Business Development


Calgary's very own 19 year NHL veteran and business entrepreneur joined Lazer Sharp as a shareholder and part of the management to lead our commercial strategy. Mike is a dynamic and passionate professional with a strong global profile and network in many countries around the world. His professional connections/affiliations with Corporate Retail Chains, NHL owners, NHL players association, professional equipment managers and television media add incredible value to deploying our machine in global markets. Mike has provided daily technical advice to our engineering team on the types of sharpening, competitor analysis and training videos.

Troy Sedgwick

VP Distribution


Troy joined the management team and shareholders group of Lazer Sharp in 2017 as part-time VP Distribution-Canada. His team is developing the strategic distribution channels for arenas and community athletic facilities across Canada. Troy founded Rec Media in 1995 growing it successfully to be ranked on the 2014 PROFIT 500, the definitive list of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Rec Media currently handles the advertising campaigns for hundreds of arenas all over Canada with offices and staff in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and quickly expanding into the USA. His leadership and strategic partnerships are priceless to Intellisharp's success.