Matthew Heffernan


Matt Heffernan is the retired CEO of Banded Iron Group (formerly known as Zedi), a Calgary-based lab, measurement and field services company. During his 17 plus years with Banded Iron Group, Matt led the company from primarily servicing the oil and gas industry to a foray into new and innovative applications of Banded Iron’s sensor technology. As a result of this diversification, the automation portion of the company was acquired by Emerson Automation Services in the summer of 2019.

Matt serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board for Blackbridge and on the board of the Calgary Airport Authority where he also serves as Chair of the Business Development Committee. He is a former board member of Canadian Locators Inc., the Van Horne Institute and has served as a member of the Chairman’s Circle for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).  Matt’s extensive experience in executive management roles in technology, sales and business development included TELUS Corporation and Exocom.

Currently, Matt’s focus is his entrepreneurial venture, Outrider Technologies Inc.