Brian Shride named Sales Director at Leading Edge Geomatics

Fredericton, New Brunswick, September 21st, 2020 – Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG), a Novacap portfolio company, is very proud to announce the appointment of Brian Shride as Sales Director.

Brian Shride, Sales Director, Leading Edge Geomatics

With over 20 years of business development experience in data acquisition and global engineering, Brian has provided spatial visualization and analytics solutions to public sector, energy, transportation, aeronautics, and natural resources customers at local, state, and federal levels. Brian will work to expand LEG’s sales reach across North America, developing strategic partnerships throughout multiple industries including utilities, forestry, coastal mapping, and emergency management services.

Prior to joining LEG, Brian served as the Director of Sales at The Mentor Bridge Inc, and Director of Sales at IIC Technologies, Inc. Based out of Georgia, Brian holds a BBA and BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston.

About Leading Edge Geomatics

Founded in 2007, LEG is one of the largest independent aerial LiDAR services companies in North America. With multiple aircraft and advanced aerial sensors, LEG customizes solutions and data requirements to various client needs. LEG has expertise in numerous industries including utilities, forestry and coastal mapping, helping clients convert complex problems into comprehensive metrics. Specializing in LiDAR and photogrammetric solutions, LEG has been able to grow a large profile across North America, the Caribbean and around the world. LEG is continuously working to improve quality and to find new applications to provide better services for their clients within this fast-paced industry.

About Novacap

Founded in 1981, Novacap is a leading Canadian private equity firm with CA$3.6 billion of assets under management. Its distinct investment approach, based on deep operational expertise and an active partnership with entrepreneurs, has helped accelerate growth and create long-term value for its numerous portfolio companies. With an experienced management team and substantial financial resources, Novacap is well positioned to continue building world-class businesses. Backed by leading global institutional investors, Novacap’s deals typically include leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, add-on acquisitions, IPOs, and privatizations. Over the last 39 years, Novacap has invested in more than 90 companies and completed more than 140 add-on acquisitions. Novacap has offices in Brossard, Quebec, and Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit