Since 1983 Discovery has been developing software that helps small and medium sized businesses manage their daily operations. Its flagship Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) software helped the company gain recognition as a leader in their field.
Jamie Lindenbach, the Company’s CTO, founded Discovery in 1983 to help oil and gas service companies manage operations using accounting as the backbone. Al Brown joined Jamie shortly after the company was founded to help grow the business and has been the company’s leader as CEO. Since the Company’s inception, Discovery has grown to service hundreds of small, medium, and large businesses across North America.
“We are extremely proud of what the business has achieved over the last 38 years, and we want to thank our customers for their continued support as we transition the business to the next generation of leadership”, said Jamie Lindenbach.
Finding the right successor for the business was no easy task, according to Al Brown.
“After spending the past two years meeting potential successors to lead Discovery forward, we couldn’t be more excited to introduce Ryan Blake as CEO, who we believe will be able to bring more value to our customers and help our business transition into its next stage of growth”, said Al Brown.
Ryan received his Mechanical Engineering designation from Queen’s University in Canada, an MBA designation from Cornell University in the USA, and is registered as a Professional Engineer in Alberta. Prior to Discovery, Ryan worked with Royal Dutch Shell as the Drilling and Completions Engineering Manager where he was the technical lead for their Canadian Shales portfolio.
“I couldn’t be more excited to build on Discovery’s 38-year history, and I am looking forward to growing the product for years to come,” said Ryan. “Discovery has stood the test of time by delivering significant value for its clients through a great product and by building strong relationships. As someone who is very familiar with the oil and gas industry, I look forward to building on both these pillars and providing our clients with a competitive edge now and into the future. To signal the growth that we have planned for the business, we have refreshed our branding and logo to reflect investment in our product and our people."
Under Ryan Blake, Discovery will continue to deliver software to help companies operate seamlessly in the toughest industries in the world.