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Our Team

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Darell Southgate
Principal & Chief Visionary

Darell is a serial entrepreneur with nearly 30 years experience in revenue strategy. He's a master at developing unique solutions and leverages the depth of experience he's gathered working with companies in North America, Europe, Australia, and LATAM.


He has a proven track record of success in developing sales strategies, managing sales teams, coaching and training. He has an incredible passion for helping businesses grow and succeed. Darell is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Master's degree in Business Administration, minoring in Finance.


In addition to his work with Professional Sales Agents International, Darell is an accomplished outdoorsman, avid fisherman, and passionate traveler. 


Ryan Dowson
Vice President, Strategic Growth and
Chief Training Officer

A C-level sales and business development executive with 23 years experience selling in the technology, software, manufacturing, and financial sectors. Ryan is particularly gifted in the design and execution of end-to-end sales funnels and playbooks.


He loves leading teams to reach for the stars and is a big believer in coaching, sales ethics, and customer-centric growth opportunities.

His down time sees him out enjoying nature, spending time with his wife and daughter, and studying psychology. 

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Dom DiDomenicantonio
Vice President, Sales Operations and International Client Relations

Dom boasts over 20 years of sales and business development success split between the oil & gas and automotive sectors. He's an expert in oilfield equipment including high specification vapour recovery, wellhead compression and various other fabricated oilfield equipment.

He shares Ryan's commitment to sales ethics and education.

He spends his weekends with his family, investing in his community, and calling Ryan to share his greatest ideas. 

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Shelly Leighton, CHRP
Director of People & Culture

Shelly is a senior human resource professional with 16+ years of experience in sourcing, managing, and hiring top talent for companies in North America, with a particular affinity for sourcing talent from diverse industry organizations.


Shelly is highly skilled in full-cycle and high volume recruiting through robust recruiting strategies, social media networking, and event/career fair organization.

In her free time she enjoys spending exploring nature with her husband and two dogs, and can be found camping somewhere in the Rockies... although she never tells us where. 

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Denise Smith
Director of Marketing

Denise is a creative, strategic and collaborative marketer with 11 years of experience working with innovative and detail-oriented teams. Her gift is being able to create insightful solutions to drive brand, trade and category growth, and has a distinct passion for understanding what the business needs, thinks and desires.

Her other superpowers include the development of integrated marketing solutions to maximize available resources and budget. Denise can handle even the most complex digital transformations, developing long-term business plans that include intensive research for SEO, website design, media guides, copywriting, and SEM. She's also fluent in all things Google from Analytics to PPC.

Once outside the walls of the office, Denise seeks refuge in a good book paired with her favorite craft beer of the week. 

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Kristen Johannsen
Operations Manager

Kristen is a self-proclaimed "operations nerd" with 10+ years experience in business analytics, helping companies get incredible insights from data. She has a great mix of Business knowledge with technical/analytical skills and a good combination of critical thinking with artistic creativity. Her goal is to bring actionable insights to help the business deliver the best products and services to customers.

With expertise in strategic planning and execution; project management; creative utilization of new technology and automation; cross-departmental leveraging of resources; change management; distribution; live control rooms; and business continuity, Kristen makes our head's spin when she weaves her magic. 

Her extracurricular activities include rock climbing in the summer, and skiing in the winter. 


Patricia Belmonte
Director of Finance

With over 14 years of administrative and accounting experience specializing in the Canadian energy sector, Patricia is a strategic thinker who is able to visualize, conceptualize, and implement strategies aligned to the organizations vision.

Handling the full book of PSAI's domestic and international accounts is no small task, but Patricia is well versed in financial protocol and policy as she has single-handedly developed the policies and procedures for several large companies. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she has proven to be a valuable member of the PSAI team, particularly for our LATAM clients.


In her spare time she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family. 

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Stuart Webb
Senior Consultant

Stuart, or "Stewie" as he sometimes prefers, is an accomplished business coach and consultant with deep experience in the manufacturing industry. 

Stuart works directly with his clients to organize, deploy, and track individual and group projects with the agility and prowess of a wild panther. He knows how to adjust his tactical execution when necessary.

He carries a strong executive presence with the ability to manage expectations and deliver results in fast-paced environments.


Weekends for Stewie are all about spending time at his cabin with his family and taking in the great Canadian outdoors. 

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Jerrod Grey
Senior Consultant

Jerrod, AKA "Jerrod the Grey" is a wizard when it comes to leading business/data/process analysis and coordinating implementation projects for end to end business solutions.

He's a sharp and analytical professional who is driven to succeed at the next set of challenges. As an experienced team member of the professional services group, Jerrod has effectively led teams using a sharp analytical approach to problem solving coupled with his strong inter-personal skills.


He's big on promoting & encouraging team work, leadership and having fun while you work.  

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