The Team

Stuart-Gray

Stuart Gray

President and Co-Founder
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
Mr. Gray has had a successful 30, plus year career in business and marketing.  He has founded several media and promotional related Companies and has provided consulting to over 120 public companies in the USA and Canada.  Stuart has assisted in taking 8 companies public by way of a reverse merger and has assisted in fund raising and consulting related services.  Stuart has been an officer and director for both private and publicly traded Companies and has led public offerings for junior listed Companies that have went on to realize multi, billion-dollar market valuations.
Stuart lives in Kelowna, BC Canada
Kevin Vincent

Kevin Vincent

Vice President of World-Wide Marketing and Media Relations
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
A lifelong entrepreneur and relationship-builder, Kevin joined the UtopiaVR team in early 2021.

In addition to his lengthy and successful entrepreneurial career, Kevin also has a mass communications background in radio, television, and the internet.

Known widely as a visionary risk-taker and early-adopter, Kevin is leading the company’s efforts to expose Utopia VR’s platform to the world.

His biggest challenge is being able to hit a fairway consistently with his driver.
Dave Martin

Dave Martin

VP of Global Operations
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
Dave is an entrepreneur, involved in numerous private and public companies, as a value-add angel investor. including companies developing AR, VR, Gaming, Drones, Digital Currencies, Medical Device Development, Vegan Products, etc...

He is proud to be associated with and supporting leading edge companies and individuals, in the pursuits of their visions.
Cory Braden

Cory Braden

Chief Technology Officer
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
Mr. Braden is a forward-thinking and strategic leader with over twenty years of experience in delivering software as a service. Recognized for a positive leadership style, and excellent communication skills, he is well-versed in user experience, complex application architectures, cloud infrastructure, and management of high performance teams. Cory is proud to be focused on bringing those skills to bare, to scale Utopia’s team and technology to meet the demands of a red-hot metaverse market.
Cory lives in Kelowna, BC Canada
Mark Hill

Mark Hill

Operations Manager
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
Born and raised in Ontario, after obtaining a commercial helicopter pilots license, Mark transitioned into the tech industry almost two decades ago. A programmer  and developer  experienced with every role in the software development life cycle, passionate about new technologies – not only MetaVeRse and VR, but also artificial intelligence, DevOps, AWS.  Mark is excited to join the operations team, taking advantage of all the new development processes that will support Utopia VR success.
Charles Carleton

Charles Carleton

R&D and Co-Founder
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
Charles has 20 years’ experience in Technology and Entrepreneurship. He has worked both for large corporations and small startups and is at ease in both worlds. A solid technical and analytical background coupled with good overall business acumen has enabled him to effectively work across all departments which compose a successful business.

Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Charles obtained his BSC cum lade in Experimental Physics from York University in Toronto. He headed west and spent the next 15 years in the Tech industry out in California between Silicon Valley, San Francisco and San Diego as an employee for Microsoft, Allied Signal and Honeywell. During that 15 year period, he had also started some of his own software companies. One of which was partnered with Skype in their very early existence (When they were still 7 guys working out of an office over a Bar in Estonia) and contributed in designing and building their original Platform and API.

Missing his home country and wanting to take a break from the Tech industry, Charles moved to Fort McMurray to work for Shell Canada to assist in managing one of their site integrations. He now resides in Kelowna.

Personally, Charles has travelled a lot for work and has lived overseas, having spent a year in Germany and Italy, as well as living another year in South Africa. He is an active person and was a professional water skier during his college days.
Martin Carleton

Martin Carleton

Product Manager and Co-Founder
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
Martin is a serial entrepreneur with 18 years of experience in the Internet Technology sector.

Before co-founding Utopia VR, Martin served as CTO and board director at “Laguna Blends Inc.” (now Isodiol International: ISOL.CN).

Most notably, Martin led a team of developers in creating a prize-winning Skype plugin that garnered the “Skype API Developer Award” in 2005 and in 2006 as part of his San Francisco based internet startup “Jyve“.

Skype awards Jyve for plugin
Jyve + Click&Buy + Skype + Expertise = Money

Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Martin obtained his B. Eng in Communications Engineering from Carleton University.
Peter Geh

Peter Geh

CFO
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
Peter has over 15 years of finance and accounting experience, including 10 years working in public practice accounting for a large worldwide accounting firm. Peter currently acts in a fractional CFO capacity to several high growth, high potential companies including Utopia VR. His passion lies in technology, entrepreneurship, sound financial stewardship and forward thinking innovation. Peter’s educational background includes a CPA designation earned in 2009 and an MBA.
Peter lives in West Kelowna, BC Canada
Scott Gamble

Scott Gamble

CFO
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
Scott is a digital visual artist with 32 years experience in digital design and 3D.  He is an award winning full-spectrum designer and conceptualist who is passionate about creating experiences in the world of 3D.
Scott lives in Summerland, BC Canada
Alex Griggs

Alex Griggs

Lead Full Stack Developer
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
Alex has been designing and implementing complex computer systems for 15+ years and has worked across multiple industries. He has a very deep interest in new technologies and their intersection with creating the best possible end-user experiences. Over his career, Alex has founded and co-founded multiple technology companies as CTO and has taken two of them thru different startup accelerators, Plug ‘n Play’s Startup Bootcamp and Accelerate Okanagan Venture Acceleration Program.
Lisa Denis

Lisa Denis

Quality Assurance and Support Analyst
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
Using the skills and knowledge learned during her psychology undergrad, Lisa offers on-demand customer service, thorough tests of the software, and easy-to-follow written content for our team and customers alike. She has a passion for writing and mental health as well as technology – especially ones that offer remote capabilities for her fellow introverts! Lisa is excited to join the tech team and help Utopia VR grow.
Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang

UI/UX Developer
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
Andrew is an interdisciplinary designer who has a background in mechanical engineering, psychology, and computer science/artificial intelligence. He has not founded any companies, but he’s had some brilliant ideas and learned how to talk about himself from a third-person point of view.

In his young career, Andrew has worked in the gaming and education space. He is very interested in emerging technologies and is thrilled to be working with Utopia to bring the metaverse to the world!

In his spare time, he hits the gym, the basketball court, and the fairway (sometimes of the wrong hole).
Jean-Francois Lavoie

Jean-Francois Lavoie

Full Stack Developer
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
Jean-Francois Lavoie has been working in software development for over twenty years. His expertise in the Internet medium enables him to offer innovative services. His advice helped multiple organizations take advantage of modern communications networks as they evolve.
David Martin Jr.

David Martin Jr.

Media Producer
Apex VR Holdings Inc.
He has experience creating content for top artists in the music industry, automotive manufacturers, private and public companies. Mr. Martin Jr. has designed and built camera crane rigs that are now been sold in the film industry worldwide. David is also a stock investor and options trader.

He is proud and excited to be involved with Utopia VR as their film production/marketing content creator. He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.