Meet James Freeman -
James Freeman

James Freeman

Chief Growth Officer TrustBIX


James Freeman has 30 years of experience in telecommunications, Electric Utility, Oil & Gas and now Agriculture industries. He is presently President of Valentis International, a privately-held management consulting and investment company that has run these past 14 years. In 2019, he was proud to join the Executive Team of TrustBIX as Chief Growth Officer. How to feed 10 billion people sustainably given a changing climate by 2050 is an existential problem for humanity, and TrustBIX will enable solutions to help solve this problem.

From 2007-2017, he was on the Executive Team of Zedi, a company in which he is a shareholder. While at Zedi, he oversees the design and development of our field devices, back-end Cloud, and market-facing applications, as well as efforts to pivot our technology outside of Oil & Gas into sectors like CleanTech, AgriFoods, and Smart Cities.

Most of his career has been spent in strategy or technology management roles. He has spent six years with ED TEL/TELUS in broadband access network planning and investment management, 2.5 years in the Czech Republic in a GSM start-up that has since become Vodafone CZ, and 5 years as a partner in a local IT Project Management consulting firm before joining Zedi in 2007.

In June 2012, he joined the Board of TR Labs (now TR Tech), representing the interest of Affiliate members of the consortium, and in 2015, he became a member of the Board of TRIG, a start-up technology company commercializing a novel measurement technology for Oil by Rail transport.

He has an MSc Degree in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA, both earned from the University of Alberta and a member of APEGA, and active in his community by working with children and adults in sports and wellness development.

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