Until its acquisition in May 2011, Mr. Sawatzky served as the Chief Financial Officer of MKS Inc., a TSX listed enterprise software company. Mr. Sawatzky joined MKS in 2001 as Corporate Controller to work with the management team in its restructuring and renewal, transforming the former software development tools company into a leader in enterprise software application lifecycle management, enabling Fortune 500 companies worldwide to better manage the development and maintenance of their software assets. MKS was acquired by PTC Inc., a Boston based NASDAQ listed software company in May 2011 for $304 million.
Prior joining MKS, Mr. Sawatzky has had experience in a both Canadian and US public companies in a variety of industries.
Mr. Sawatzky holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator.