Wood Buffalo Economic Development

Executive In Residence (EIR) Program


Modeled after a successful accelerator in Alberta; the EIR program gives Wood Buffalo direct access to a highly experienced and knowledgeable entrepreneur who provides a range of services to local businesses, including:

  • Coaching;

  • Mentorship;

  • Financial modeling;

  • Connection to industry;

  • Connection to innovation networks;

  • Business structure advice;

  • Strategic development;

  • Initial market assessment;

  • Business plan feedback; and

  • Connection to funding (Banking / Angel investors / Government support / Loans / Grants)

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About Marty Bince, Executive-in-Residence

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is pleased to announce the appointment of Marty Bince as the first full-time, locally-based Executive in Residence. Mr. Bince brings more than 30 years of diverse North American corporate leadership experience. Some of his career highlights include:

  • Guiding organizations through diversification during economically unstable times
  • Mentoring all levels of employees, from salespeople to CEOs of 50+ person companies
  • Helping to review the structure of more than 20 business
  • Creating an international business support group for entrepreneurs to share best practices for improving sales and marketing efforts
  • Working with large organizations such as Syncrude, Suncor and Enbridge for more than 30 years
  • Working with companies across numerous industries, including: oil & gas, electrical generation, rail transportation, water/wastewater, forestry, mining, manufacturing, real estate, retail, software and telecom industries.

Mr. Bince holds an Electronic Engineering diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and a management business certificate from the University of Alberta.

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