Meet our leadership team

At the intersection of passion and experience is the strength of our leadership team

Kurtis McBride
Chief Executive Officer

Understanding traffic is fundamental to managing the evolution of our cities. But, when Kurtis McBride looked at how cities were measuring traffic, he saw methods that hadn’t changed in decades – people with clipboards counting cars. He co-founded Miovision in 2005, a fast-growing Kitchener-based company using computer vision, artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to help cities modernize their approach to managing traffic to make roads more efficient and safer. 

Kurtis is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, where he received his Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Design in 2004, and Master of Engineering in Systems Design in 2007.

Steve Strout
President

Steve joined Miovision in 2021 and leads the many different teams responsible for developing, building and selling our products and services and supporting our global customers.

As a seasoned executive, Steve has an impressive background of extensive experience helping innovative companies accelerate their growth and operate at scale. He has held numerous executive and senior roles in a number of technology and IoT focused companies – including Werner Enterprises, Sabre, BlackBerry, and Vonage – as well as leading the high-growth innovative firm, Agrisource Data, that applies data and artificial intelligence and machine learning to agriculture.

Lyne Jacques
Chief Revenue Officer

Lyne joined Miovision in 2021 and leads the development and execution of our global sales, marketing and customer experience programs.

Lyne’s career spans more than 26 years and encompasses both start-ups and multinational companies, including Bell Canada, Corning and Aspentech. She has led sales management, service delivery, and strategy focusing on markets both in Canada and worldwide.

Lyne earned a law degree from the Universite de Montreal with a focus on corporate law.

Richard Barclay
Chief Financial Officer

Richard leads Finance at Miovision, ensuring it has the processes and growth capital it needs to efficiently scale.

Richard comes to Miovision with 25 years of leadership roles in finance, including stints at eBay; The Carlyle Group – one of the world’s largest and most diversified global investment firms; Verifone –  a leading provider of electronic payment transaction technology to retailers; and ApplyBoard – where he helped lead the company’s finance team as it attracted a $375M Series D investment round in June 2021.

Richard earned an MBA in International Business from the University of Connecticut School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant. He joined the company in April 2022.

Jon Newhard
Chair, Miovision Board of Directors

Jon joined Miovision’s Board of Directors in 2021 as its Chair. In this role, he leverages his considerable industry knowledge to help Miovision identify opportunities for growth.

Jon led traffic control firm Trafficware from 2013 until 2018, growing the company and leading to its US $238 million acquisition by Cubic Corporation. He then ran Cubic’s global ITS business which included Trafficware, GRIDSMART and the former Serco business in Stockton-on-Tees, UK. Previous to Trafficware, Jon had senior leadership roles in a number of high-growth software companies. Currently, he is also CEO of Clinc, Inc. which uses conversational AI and natural language processing to power exceptional customer experiences.