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Telephone: (703) 525-6730
Email: jurkevics @ chesanal.com


Edward Jurkevics founded Chesapeake Analytics Corp. in 1998. At Chesapeake, he is actively involved in managing client accounts, specializing in management consulting, strategic analysis, market development, and advising on mergers and acquisitions and venture finance. Mr. Jurkevics is an industry leader in geographically-related (geospatial) technology-sector strategic consulting.


In his private practice, Mr. Jurkevics works with Fortune-500 firms to develop their geographic-related business development strategies, and with small and medium sized enterprises on strategic analysis, management consulting, financing, and market development assignments. Mr. Jurkevics serves as a deal-maker in the geospatial industry, where he has provided confidential advisory services for both buyers and sellers of geospatial companies and business units.  He takes pride in transactions that are structured to be successful in the long run. 
In his role as the industry's foremost analyst, Mr. Jurkevics provides guidance to investors on valuation of firms and their financial instruments. He is widely quoted in newspapers and the trade press. In  addition to involvement in numerous private equity placements, he has participated in IPO road shows on behalf of clients, resulting in successful initial public stock offerings.

His confidential advisory practice supports business and government leaders in the field. He serves as an advisor to government agencies in the US and abroad, and has briefed the Executive Office of the President and the National Security Council on commercial remote sensing policy. His strong technical background in the field combined with a powerful business and financial acumen create a unique mix that provides great value to clients.


Mr. Jurkevics has executive-level geospatial industry experience in business development, marketing and sales management.  His areas of expertise are in soft products such as imagery, geospatial data, software, value-added services, big geospatial data architectures, tracking and location analytics.  His marketing focus has been on business-to-business marketing, with emphasis on Fortune 500 and government clients.   Mr. Jurkevics advises clients on industry and geographic market penetration, and he has years of experience in domestic and international channel development.  Mr. Jurkevics has conducted complex negotiations of intellectual property licensing, distribution agreements, OEM repackaging, and joint venture agreements. He maintains client relationships with senior executives in emerging technology firms in the market development phase.


Previous to founding Chesapeake Analytics, Mr. Jurkevics was Executive Vice President of Sales and Product Marketing with PCI Geomatics Group.  He directed this Canadian software firm's worldwide field/marketing operations. Mr. Jurkevics had a hands-on management role in developing marketing strategies and growing PCI's sales organization.  He conceptualized new products, and led the company's successes in new business development, strategic planning, and joint ventures. His career at PCI began in software engineering in 1985. 

Mr. Jurkevics received an MBA in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), concentrating in corporate finance.  His undergraduate studies were at the University of Toronto, where he received a B.Sc. in Physics, specializing in Geophysics.


Mr. Jurkevics serves on the Board of Directors of Dauria Aerospace. He is past Chairman of the Virginia Tech MBA Alumni Advisory Board at the Pamplin College of Business. 



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