Birol Fisekci, President & CEO, Founding Partner
Birol is the CEO and President, and a transformative visionary when it comes to residential development for Bordeaux.
His background is in land development and home building with his start in Turkey as a director for Kemer Tourism A.S., a land development and home building company in Istanbul, Turkey. He was part of a team that developed a US$500mm residential project, “Kemer Country”. While with Kemer, Birol was responsible for product delivery and client satisfaction for a construction program averaging US$40M per year.
After a 10-year career in Turkey, Birol returned to Canada to co-found Bordeaux. Since 2003, Birol has lead the design and development of Harmony, an 1753 Acre master planned lake community taking it from a visionary concept to an approved project, to a thriving reality in 2014 with his development team.
Birol is an influential and active member of the land and housing industry of Calgary and looks forward to growing Harmony and other projects.
William (Bill) Pringle, Board Chair & Founding Partner
Bill has been in the construction and real estate development business for 40 years, first as a framer and in concrete high rise forming, followed by auditing Calgary’s premier residential development company in the 1970’s. His career in the 1980’s was focused on shopping centre development, management and financing.
In the first half of the 1990’s he was CFO, then President and CEO of Brookfield, Canada’s largest office building company. He led their residential development operations in the United States and Toronto with sales of 2,500 homes and 5,000 lots per year. In 2001, after an illustrious career at the highest levels of corporate real estate, Bill decided he wanted to pursue a more entrepreneurial path, and co-founded Bordeaux.
Bill is a Chartered Accountant, and today and Chairs the Board of Directors, along with strategic leadership of the companies projects, and using a lifetime of experience to create new opportunities for the company.
Ryan Hall, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Ryan has been marketing the Baywest Homes brand and Bordeaux Developments land projects since 2005. He is accountable for delivering creative integrated campaigns through multiple marketing verticals including traditional, experiential & digital communications platforms. Through research and strategy, his team will develop and drive high touch marketing programs that generate qualified purchasers through the sales cycle and build customer loyalty.
While a Visual Communications and Journalism graduate by trade, Ryan joined the home building industry and quickly made his mark re-branding Baywest Homes and obtaining industry excellence with the 2007 CHBA Calgary Marketing Campaign of the Year for the design of Baywest’s “RED PEN” branding campaign. Since then, Ryan continues to define his position as a leader within Calgary’s home building and development industry. In 2017 his team launched the new community of Harmony in Springbank AB and was awarded 5 BILD Calgary Region Sales and Marketing Awards for its Sales and Information Centre, and overall marketing excellence.
Elise Harlick, Senior Development Manager
Elise joined Bordeaux Developments as Senior Development Manager. Her experience with Harmony working for an external planning & engineering company and her body of work with municipal and land development engineering and project management made for a perfect fit to aid in bringing Harmony to the launch of Stage 1. She was instrumental in project managing the owner’s role in the design and construction of Harmony’s state of the art water and wastewater treatment plants. Currently Elise manages all aspects of development of residential subdivisions under development within Bordeaux’s portfolio.
Jerry Hennig, Chief Technology Officer & Founding Partner
Jerry graduated from NAIT in 1973 with a Diploma of Applied Arts in Computer Systems Technology and began his I.T. career as a Programmer/Analyst with the Alberta Government. Industry experience includes government, oil & gas, forestry, communications, manufacturing, commodity trading, service delivery and housing. Jerry co-founded Bordeaux in 2001 with Bill Pringle. Today, his role with Bordeaux is vast when it comes to technology and he ensures that the company is outfitted with the necessary infrastructure and security to do business in a fast paced and demanding industry.
Shahadat (Shah) Hussain, Vice President, Finance
Shah joined Bordeaux in early 2006. He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and CMA designation from the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan. Prior to joining Bordeaux, Shah was with a manufacturing company in Calgary, as the controller, where he was responsible for financial reporting, project costing, strategic planning, internal audit, budgeting, personnel training and cash management. Shah oversees Bordeaux’s operations, as well as high level financial reporting, tax planning, process improvements, costing, budgeting, cash and risk management activities.
Kevin Keen, Controller
Kevin is the Senior Accountant for the Bordeaux Group of Companies and has been with the company over 9 years. He has Certified Managerial Accountant designation and a Diploma in Business Administration from Mount Royal College in Calgary. Prior to joining Bordeaux, he was involved with an oilfield service company in Calgary, as their senior accountant, where he was responsible for financial reporting, revenue and cost analysis and compliance. Kevin is responsible for accounting on Bordeaux’s land development operations and include financial reporting, cash management, mortgage financing and general accounting expertise.