Meet the Team
Ryan Probert, Sales Executive
Ryan Probert is a sales specialist with a three decades of successful experience in sales and sales management. Ryan specializes in personal sales and customized results. He is passionate about continually learning new sales skills in order to provide the best client experience. A strong believer in the power of active listening, Ryan spends most of his working time asking questions. Ryan's home is full of sporting equipment but his latest addiction to disc golf occupies a disproportionate amount of his time.
Cory Gutowski, Sales Executive
Cory comes to us with over 25 years of combined experience in the Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Management & Entrepreneurial arenas – most of which have been spent within the North American Energy market. After leaving his role as General Manager & Shareholder at Northwest Equipment, an Airdrie based company, Cory joined CAE (Central Air Equipment), another mid-sized compressor fabrication company based out of Calgary as a Technical Sales & Business Development representative.
Cory brings an ‘outside of the box – business forward’ approach and is always willing to go the extra mile and work with the customers to solve their project challenges, while keeping all facets of their business in mind.
Curtis Bellows, Sales Manager
Curtis rejoins the team at EventWorx as the Sales Manager. After managing the sales teams at Global Petroleum Show and Oil Sands Conference & Trade Show, he joins EventWorx to bring his personal touch to our exhibitors and attendees. He also has worked with companies in Canada to extend their reach beyond our borders at International energy events in dedicated Canadian Pavilions, working with exhibition agencies, governmental agencies, consulates and embassies to provide opportunities to build partnerships and drive business development across the globe.
Bruce Carew, Chief Operating Officer
Bruce joined EventWorx in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer. Bruce’s experiences and reputation in the trade show and events industry made him a natural fit for EventWorx. Bruce began working in the events industry in 1997 with Mendelssohn, as Director of Operation & Sales, Western Canada. At Mendelssohn Bruce managed freight, logistics and customs for more than 300 events a year, servicing a long list of event organizers including Southex Exhibitions (now dmg events) and Reed; and across a number of sectors such as construction, media, education, motor sports and associations.
In 2003, Bruce moved over to Consultrans, the ground freight division of Livingston International as their Director of Operations. Bruce was recruited by dmg events in 2009 as the Manager of Operations. Soon after his arrival he was promoted to Director of Operations with a focus on improving the Exhibitor experience, sourcing new event contractors and reviewing existing contractor partnerships. In 2012 Bruce was again promoted to event director portfolio where he oversaw events including Global Petroleum Show, Global Petroleum Career Expo, and Oil Sands Trade Show and Conference. In 2013 Bruce took on the role of Vice President, Energy adding responsibilities including such as event strategy, leading dmg’s Canadian Pavilions at international events, and oversaw Government relations.
Helen Wallace CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer
Helen is a Chartered Accountant and CPA with over 20 years of business management, accounting and finance experience. Most recently Helen was employed in the event and conference industry as the Finance Director for dmg events Canada. Helen’s business experience ranges from start-up companies to large multinational corporations. Her industry experience ranges across a number of different sectors that are closely related to the event and conference industry including training, registration and food services. She started her first successful business in the training industry out of University and after a successful exit continued her business education through the Chartered Accountancy program. Helen articled with KPMG, working there for 8 years, including 4 years of management responsibility. While in public practice she provided assurance expertise in a variety of industries including technology, oil and gas, retail, hospitality and marketing and advertising. Helen left KPMG to return to private industry as the Controller for Sysco Food Services Western Canadian operations and then to later join a technology start-up in the registration industry where she helped grow the company to a successful exit.
Wes Scott, President & CEO
Wes has more than 25 years of event and conference management experience. Prior to launching EventWorx, Wes was the Executive Vice President, Energy at dmg events, a role he had between 2012 and 2017. Wes joined dmg in June of 2000, as Sales Manager. Over the course of seventeen years, he enjoyed a number of promotions, and ultimately became EVP in 2012. As Executive Vice President, Wes had overall responsibility for a large group of event management professionals, launched and grew a portfolio of international conferences, trade shows, and trade missions. Within his role, he led a group of three concurrent vice presidents, as well as sales, marketing, digital marketing, conference production, operations & logistics, finance and human resources departments. Prior to joining dmg, Wes held the role of general manager and publisher at the Petroleum Society of CIM. Wes taught an event management course at Mount Royal University for five years, spent three years on the Bow Valley College Event Management Board of Directors and currently sits on the Medicine Hat College Event Management Board of Directors. He also has been active with the Canadian Association of Exhibition Management and is a past board member of the Canadian Council for the Americas.