James Szarko


President & CEO,
Botaneco®, Inc.

James Szarko, President & CEO of Botaneco®, Inc. has more than 20 years of progressively responsible experience leading companies focused on proprietary technology towards commercialization and growth. James has led these companies through start-up, survival, turnaround, growth modes, as well as failure. After finishing his management studies at the University of Lethbridge, James earned his CPA designation joining the ranks at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and soon thereafter an international management posting in a developing market.

Outside of the office you will find James competing in endurance sports, coaching fellow young entrepreneurs, testing out a new fitness training regime, or enjoying quality time with his wife and two girls.

If you asked James what book an up-and-coming entrepreneur should read, at the top of the list you would find Grit by Angela Duckworth.