Our Team

Mike Lai - President

Since establishing APX, Mr. Mike Lai led the team behind five franchised hotel developments between 2005-2009, earning him the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel Group Canadian "Developer of the Year" award in 2008. In 2014, the team opened The Hampton Inn by Hilton Lloydminster and the Hampton Square Lloydminster commercial retail development.

Mr. Lai’s meticulous attention to detail, strategic planning and strong relationship building principles are evident in his calculated approach to land acquisition, development, construction and business operations. Under Mr.Lai’s leadership, the team at APX have maintained top market share, high brand performance and superior guest service in all of the communities we operate in.

Robin Cumine, CHA, CHGM - Vice President of Operations

Robin is an achievement-focused executive with an extraordinary track record of business development and operational successes. He possesses relevant expertise as a leading-edge revenue and profit solutions provider preceded by an extremely effective tenure within the Canadian hotel franchise industry. Robin applies his unique combination of operational, sales, management, financial analysis and superior team-building skills with strategic planning acumen to deliver superior results. 

His extensive knowledge of accommodation and resort industry protocols at national and regional levels is well-sought after and he maintains leadership roles in many of Alberta’s most iconic and foundational tourism businesses and associations. Robin is a proud recipient of the the Alto Ambassador Award 2017, Skål International Edmonton Tourism Award as well as the prestigious designations of Certified Hotel General Manager and Certified Hospitality Administrator.

Patty Guo - Vice President of Finance

Patty is an analytical, cost focused expert with over 15 years of financial experience in the hospitality industry. She oversees all of APX’s financial operations and is involved in planning and budgeting for future success as well as designing and implementing accounting procedures. As an executive leader with high integrity, Patty also ensures compliance with local and national reporting regulations.

With a strong background in both hotel and property management, Patty has prepared and participated in mergers and acquisition negotiations as well as assessments of business value and growth prospects.

Stewart Fraser, B.Com., M.PL. – Vice President of Real Estate and Development

Stewart graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction in 2006, and from Queen’s University with a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (focus on Real Estate Development and Investment) in 2008.  Stewart is an active member of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and guest lectures for the University of Alberta School of Business (Undergraduate and Graduate levels) and the University of Alberta School of Urban Planning. 

Prior to joining APX, Stewart was directly responsible for the development of over a million square feet of retail, office, and mixed-use assets in Edmonton and the surrounding area.  Stewart also developed institutional grade financial models to facilitate multiple joint ventures.  Stewart oversees all aspects of APX’s real estate and development including new asset development, acquisitions, asset renewal and leasing.

Monica Batt, CPHR – Director of Human Resources

Monica is a proud, born and raised Edmontonian who enjoys addressing the issues raised by the intersection of business and humanity. Upon graduating from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology with an Honours Diploma in Accounting Monica realized that numbers only tell part of a company’s story. Her desire to handle multi-faceted organizational matters led Monica to obtain a bachelor’s degree with distinction in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations which was followed by a Chartered Professional in Human Resources Management designation. Prior to her education and professional development, Monica worked in management for 7 years and was able to maintain full-time leadership roles during her studies as well. 

Through her experience and education Monica brings a balanced perspective to the function of human resources. In her professional practice, Monica aligns, designs and implements the human resources strategy to assist in the achievement of APX’s vision. 

Doug Wetenkamp MCSE, PMC - Director of Information Technology

An IT Network and Project Manager with over 15 years of expertise in the Network infrastructure and Project Management field supporting large scale projects for national hotel groups. Successfully delivered small- to large-scale, mission-critical projects while staying on time and under budget throughout Canada. Highly analytical with the ability to problem solve complex business and technical problems with expert knowledge in many operating systems and network architectures. Team-based management style and excellent interpersonal-communication skills.

Lindsey Kirckonnell - Regional Director of Sales

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