Jeff MacLeod, Founder, President, CEO & Board member
Jeff MacLeod is a former Canadian RCEME officer and served as Systems Engineer for three major Army Crown
Projects before moving to the private sector. For almost twenty years he was General Manager of Diemaco/Colt
Canada. He is an expert in the Small Arms and Soldier Systems field as well as all aspects of manufacturing. He
formed KWESST in 2017 to pursue opportunities in the networking and digitization of legacy and future weapons
David E. Luxton, Executive Chairman
David Luxton is a recognized entrepreneur in the defense and security industry. He was an infantry officer and
senior official with the Canadian and British governments before leading the global build-out of successive
companies, including Simunition, the world leader in simulated munitions for close quarters combat training. He led the build-out of Allen-Vanguard, which became a world leader in Counter-IED solutions and remained Chairman until Oct 2021. He is former Chairman and CEO of United Tactical Systems, a world leader in non-lethal munitions.
Sean Homuth, CFO
Sean Homuth is a senior financial executive with more than 20 years of experience working with both Canadian and U.S. public companies across a broad range of industries. He has experience with a variety of financing (equity, debt, royalty) and M&A transactions. Since 2008, he has spent the majority of his time in various senior executive roles with emerging companies. He leads KWESST's accounting and controllership, tax planning, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, treasury, human resources and IT functions at KWESST. He also serves as the Company's Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Homuth is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA Ontario) and a
Certified Public Accountant (Illinois).
Francis Bleeker, Vice President, International Business Development
Francis Bleeker is a senior industry executive with more than 30 years of experience in international markets as well as government. He was formerly Chief Operating Officer with Robotics Centre active in overseas markets. He also sits on the Defence Procurement Team of Hill & Knowlton, a WPP plc division, where he advises on defense procurement matters and industrial participation. Previously, Francis was Commercial Head for the Abu Dhabi-based defense company Caracal International, providing strategic advice to the company’s CEO on international business development and developing strategic alliances with defense companies in the UK, US, Germany and Indonesia.