About VizworX and our Leadership Team

Originating from research labs at the University of Calgary, VizworX was founded to promote and facilitate the commercialization of leading edge technology. Today, VizworX maintains strong ties to those labs, continuing its commitment to cutting-edge data visualization technologies. Our higher education connection provides a constant source of new technology capabilities and highly trained personnel.

The VizworX leadership team has many years’ experience in the commercialization of software and systems technologies, including the department head of the University of Calgary’s Computer Science program, and is supported by a young, vibrant team of designers, developers, and system architects.

Executive Team


Jeff Lafrenz

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jeff is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in technology commercialization. He is a multi-disciplinary, multi-industry professional with extensive management, marketing, and technical experience. He thrives on pulling together complex technical and business requirements, contextualizing them in local and global environments, and building teams to implement strategies.


Nav Shergill

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Nav has over 25 years’ experience in auditing, financial management and leading senior finance and accounting positions, combined with many years as Chief Operating Officer. His past experience includes managing small and large organizations, including profit, not-for-profit, government and educational institutions in various sectors such as health, education and homebuilding, all with a focus on providing exceptional value.


Frank Maurer

Chief Technical Officer

Dr. Frank Maurer has been conducting software research and development for more than three decades. Besides being an expert on Agile user experience design, his background covers a broad spectrum of technologies including web, cloud, analytics, and visualization. He has worked with large companies such as IBM, TransCanada Pipelines and Nortel, as well as S.M.E.s such as CanOils, C4i Consultants and Ivrnet.

Join the VixworX AR Team

Want to be part of making the impossible, possible? We are looking for exceptional teammates in software development as well as sales professionals to join our world leading team.