About

Pete and Matt lead exclusively tailored Northwest Passage voyages aboard private superyachts. Pete and Matt work with discerning private clients who usually prefer to remain anonymous. To learn more about this extraordinary father/son duo, see below.

Also, see ComEx's parent company Jessco Logistics Ltd. for more in-depth background.

 

Pete Jess

CEO, Expedition Manager & Logistics Expert

Over the course of his 45-year career, Pete has worked in the arctic as a helicopter pilot, operations manager and owned and operated the world’s most northern eco-tourist lodge, Arctic Watch. Pete brings his creativity, problem solving and logistics skills to ComEx, he has decades of experience managing the unexpected (a sure thing in the arctic) and tailoring a voyage to be as seamless as possible to exceed his client’s expectations. He is a rarity: having explored the most remote arctic islands, hunted for shipwrecks and developed strong relationships in the local communities of the region.

In the early years of his career, he was a manager in the arctic oil and gas exploration of the ’70s and ’80s. He led a research team that developed the first approved under-ice oil spill mitigation techniques as well as the first flow towing techniques that are still in use to this day. He has field-produced film and television documentaries in remote reaches of the arctic for National Geographic, BBC, Tokyo 12, ProSieben and other companies. Later, he designed, founded and operated the world’s most northern eco-tourist lodge, Arctic Watch. Along the way, he has cultivated a network of industry experts and specialists upon whom he calls to assist in developing solutions for his clientele. Pete attributes his success to his inexhaustible curiosity and the relationships that he has forged over the decades. Pete will never stop asking ‘Why not?’. For more background, see our parent company Jessco Logistics Ltd.

 

Matt Jess

President, Expedition Leader & Wilderness Medic

Matthew brings over 20 years of guiding and outfitting experience and strong project management skills to ComEx. He grew up working at the family lodge – the world’s most northern eco-tourist lodge – called Arctic Watch. A one-of-a-kind facility located on the Northwest Passage, it catered to the high-end adventure tourism market and offered experiences of nature that had the lodge booked for five years in advance. He enjoys his role leading day hikes along the route and sharing his passion for the region's wildlife, people and history.

Matthew completed his Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction in 2015 at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada. He is also a lifetime inductee of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society. Matthew is a life-long learner with endless curiosity. He is currently completing his Commercial Pilot’s Licence and learning computer programming in his spare time. For more background, see our parent company Jessco Logistics Ltd.

 

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