Dean Prodan is an independent businessman, Advisor for Manitou Investment Management, Portfolio Manager for Priviti Capital Corp. and President of Jowidana Hotels Ltd..
Previously employed as President and sole owner of UTA Asset Management, a registered Portfolio Manager who acted as Sub-advisor for Dynamic Mutual Funds. UTA was responsible for the investment decisions with respect to Oil and Gas investments for several Dynamic portfolios.
Previous employment from 1989 to 2009 consists of four years as an Institutional Salesman for Peters & Co. Ltd., five years as Managing Director and co-founder of FirstEnergy Capital Corp., four years as President and Portfolio Manager of Dominion Equity Resource Fund and Managing Director of Canfund VE Management Corp. All businesses were focused in the Canadian Energy Sector, specifically in the public markets.
Current board positions on several private companies including Chair of the Board for Cool It Systems Inc., Jowidana Hotels Ltd., Chatter Creek Mountain Lodges Ltd.. Also active on the Advisory Board of Priviti Capital Corp.
Past public company board experiences include Macro Energy Services, NQL Energy Services, Gentry Exploration and Nexstar Energy.
Other board and volunteer activities in the not-for-profit sector include a current position as a Director of The Palix Foundation, a Director of the Calgary Stampede Foundation, member of the Investment Committee for the Max Bell Foundation, a member of the Alberta Regional Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada as well a member of the NCC Investment Committee.
Past volunteer positions include Chair and Director of the Calgary Arts Development Authority, Chair and Director of The Calgary Foundation, Chair and Director of the Alberta Performing Arts Stabilization Fund, Director of the Norlien Foundation as well as member of the Investment Committee, President and Director of Quest Theatre Company, Director of Calgary Social Venture Partners and a member of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo Committee.