Where Do I Get my Inspiration From?

Here is a picture of a great friend (Angelo Felgueiras) that I met 4 years ago. Angelo is standing at the South Pole – wearing the pulk harness I used to get to the North Pole and subsequently passed on to him to use to get to the South Pole. Angelo just completed climbing the 7 tallest peaks on each continent (also known as the 7 summits), and then went to both the North Pole and South Pole to complete what is called the grand slam. He is also the only Portuguese to complete this feat for his country. 

I was fortunate enough to go to the North Pole with Angelo and spent considerable time talking to Angelo while we trekked along under our own power through heavy wind and extreme cold. Angelo is the chief pilot at TAP Air Portugal airlines and is an amazing individual. When working towards the North Pole, Angelo had already climbed Mount Everest and the others in the seven summits collection and I very much enjoyed hearing the tales of his adventures. 

Angelo helped me understand that anyone can do anything they want if they put their mind to it. He helped me get to the North Pole on his vibe and energy alone. After making it to the Pole, I moved on to climb a few mountains of my own. I owe Angelo a lot for opening my eyes and giving me a real taste for adventure.

Where do I get my inspiration from – the people I meet who have tried great things – failed or not. Sometimes you just need your eyes opened to what is out there – and Angelo sure did that. Here’s to adventure, and thank you Angelo Felgueiras for inspiring me to find a new life in adventure and exploration as well as in business at Tape Ark.

 Adventurer angelo felgueiras - an inspiration for tape ark founder & ceo guy Holmes

Adventurer angelo felgueiras - an inspiration for tape ark founder & ceo guy Holmes

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Guy Holmes

Guy is a graduate of Geophysics from Macquarie University in Sydney, and has completed a Masters of Business Administration (Technology Management) from Deakin University in Melbourne. 

Guy is a successful leader with a proven track record in the growth of start up and turn around businesses in the IT, medical and information management sectors.

Guy has extensive experience in the oil and gas, minerals, medical, and information management industries in Australia and the Asia Pacific and is a highly regarded entrepreneur.

Guy’s experience includes:

• Sourcing Venture Capital
• Acquisitions and Sales of businesses
• Commercial technology development
• Research and development for internal and external products
• International business development
• Product and service marketing, development, and management
• Multimillion dollar contract negotiations with government and private sectors (International and domestic)
• Development of business and marketing plans, strategy documents , and other executive level documents
• Industry leader in information management, data management, archiving strategies, legacy technology with a particular focus on the management of oil and gas and minerals information and data on a global scale.
• Operational management and refinement to seek maximum profitability
• Grant applications, financing arrangements, and seeking alternative funding

The results that Guy has achieved in his varied roles stand testimony to his abilities to:

• Manage organizational resources to achieve results
• Develop and drive technology solutions to achieve business goals
• Grow businesses that are both start-up and/or stagnant
• Successfully land, negotiate, perform and complete projects both domestically and internationally

Guy has been married for 24 years and has five children. He enjoys playing ice hockey, travel, mountaineering and spending time with his family and reading.