Ed is an internationally recognized businessman who has owned and operated many successful companies in U.S., Canada, and U.K. He is most renowned for the founding and success of Rent a Wreck, Practical Auto Rentals, and associated companies.

Most recently Mr. Alfke resided in Denver, Colorado, where he chaired Entrust Financial Services with banking licenses in 40 states. He purchased Allegro Software, completed a revamp of the company and led a successful business turn around, selling the company in May 2003.

He founded a Junior Capital Pool at 10 ¢ /share on the Alberta Stock Exchange and as a director and chairman of the audit committee, completed the successful sale of the public company at $2.00 a share in 2003.

Ed is the founding member and Director of the National Angel Organization. As an Angel he has been exposed to many business opportunities in all areas of business. He has extensive experience in investing and raising capital. 

On Angel TV, Ed describes the most current investment opportunity with which he is involved, a high-tech power line technology company - Signalink Technologies Inc.

He has enjoyed mentoring four company presidents.

As a startup and early stage expert, his extensive entrepreneurial and company building experience has proven to work in numerous industries over the past three decades.

Ed enjoys contributing his expertise to growing and troubled companies some of which are listed below.

Franchise / Marketing
• Rent-a-Wreck, Founder Chair & CEO
• Practical Rent-a-car, Founder & CEO
• Flower Affairs Inc., Director
Retail Sector
• Red Carpet Restaurant, Co-owner
• Jean Jungle Clothing Store Chain, Co-owner & Operations
• Fraser Travel Agency, Co-founder & Co-owner
Property Development
• Legacy Properties Group, CEO
• Shopping Centers; Subdivisions; various commercial buildings
Wholesale imports & distribution, wine/spirits
• Theodore Allen Merchants Intl Ltd., Co-founder
• Surplus Office Systems, Investor & Director
• ABC Dentist.com, Co-founder
• Maestro One Technologies (Allegro Software), Chair & CEO
Mortgage Banking
• Entrust Financial Corp, Chair
Industrial manufacturing
• Biofoam Corporation, Chair & CEO
• Surplus Office Systems Inc.
• Canadian Dispute Resolution Corp., Investor & Director
Public Company, Capital Raising & Corporate Governance
• Canadian Rocky Mountain Properties
• Entrust Financial Services Inc.
• Private companies
Private Company
Signalink Technologies Inc.
30 years cross industrial experience!

Awards & Associations
• Business of the year; Businessman of the year
• City of Phoenix “Mayors Award for the Environment”
• The “Crescordia” the Southwest U.S.A’s highest award for environmental technology
• Speaker- World Conference for the Environment, Antwerp
• Diploma – Management Course for Presidents; Presidents Association, NY, USA
• National Angel Organization, Founding Member
• Angel Investor’s Network, Denver CO, Vancouver BC, Kelowna, BC
• Socially Conscious Investor Network, USA
• Case study for CDN universities, MBA and Commerce graduates