|Doug Berchtold||Marc Holtenhoff||Gary Moss|
|Jack Fraser||Calven Iwata||Tim Penner|
|Steve Gesner||Hugh MacDiarmid||Trish Saltys|
|Doug Grand||Wayne Maddever||Stephen Sorocky|
|Roy Graydon||Michael Marti||Peter Becke|
Doug Grand – Doug has spent his entire career in Retail and Consumer Product Marketing and Sales, as a senior executive on both the Client and Agency side. Early in his career, he worked for companies such as Vickers & Benson Retail, IMG and Texas Instruments. Most recently, Doug was the Owner and President of Sescolite Lighting. Sescolite is a specialty importer and retailer of decorative lighting products, with locations in Toronto, Richmond Hill and Burlington. Sescolite sells quality decorative lighting products to the Consumer and to Trade. After 20 years, Doug sold the business in 2013. In addition to his marketing and sales expertise, Doug has a broad range of business experience including – negotiating contracts with key Manufacturers/ Suppliers, implementation of new POS/ Inventory Management Systems, constantly improving Operational Procedures/ Systems, purchasing commercial real estate for owner/ operator use and sourcing new suppliers in Europe and the U.S.
Calven Iwata – For the past 30 years Calven has built a reputation as an effective details-focused financial and operations executive for mid-sized Canadian businesses in a variety of industries. Most recently, Calven spent 7 years at privately-owned Sinclair Technologies, a designer of RF antennae and other RF products, where he started as Chief Restructuring Officer. Seeing value beyond the liquidation of assets, he restructured the debt, raised new capital and completely re-tooled the company to focus on more efficient and profitable operations. Within a year he was appointed as CEO and grew the company to $20 million in sales and increased profitability by $6 million, culminating in the company’s sale to TSX-listed Norsat International.Prior to Sinclair, Calven was Chief Restructuring Officer for TSX-listed Cabletel Communications as well as musicmusicmusic Inc., both of which assignments resulted in the sale of the businesses to strategic buyers.Prior to his roles as CRO, Calven spent 10 years at Comlink and its acquiror, TSX-listed Cygnal Technologies, a wired and wireless communications equipment company, where he was CFO of both companies. Prior CFO roles included Walling Corporation, a telecom distributor, and Sterling Health Care Canada, a nursing home chain in the Niagara region.Calven is a CPA (Price Waterhouse), a Chartered Business Valuator, and a graduate of the University of British Columbia (B. Comm.).
Gary has served on numerous Board and Advisory Boards.
Trish Saltys – Trish has more than 25 years of senior finance and leadership experience as an executive across many industries, during which time she has helped many companies achieve sustainable value through cost optimization supported by robust business processes. Recent CFO roles include: Kraus Flooring in Kitchener-Waterloo, where she helped a private equity investor streamline the business, and optimize costs; 1-800-Got-Junk? In Vancouver, the world’s largest junk removal company with over 200 franchises and 1700 employees; and GT Group Telecom, where she led the company’s activities in raising over $1 billion in financing, including its $250 million IPO, and in acquiring Shaw Fiberlink. Trish also spent several years as Executive Director, Strategic Planning of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, a primary healthcare provider in the Greater Vancouver Area with over 16,000 employees, where she led the development of its first integrated long term strategic, capital, operating and service plans. Other experience includes finance roles with Business Objects (now SAP Global) and Bruce Allen Talent & Bryan Adams Group of Companies.
Trish is a CPA, earning her professional designation with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 1990, and is a graduate of the Richard Ivey Executive Management Program.
Peter Becke – Peter has more than 25 years of global experience as an executive in the high technology sector, as a Vice President at Nortel Networks when it was a Fortune 100 company, as CEO of venture-backed Metconnex and SiberCore Technologies, as founder and CEO of Venturing Hills Corporation, and as an active Investor, Director and Advisor to many corporate, community and university boards.Through Venturing Hills Corporation, Peter provides advisory services to CEOs, with a focus on growth strategies, financing, human capital and M&A, often serving as an independent Director and Advisory Board member. Most recently Peter completed a project with DragonWave Corporation assisting with the acquisition of the global microwave business of Nokia Siemens Networks.Peter has served on the following boards; Nortel Ventures Board, Ottawa Hydro, Telecom Ottawa, Capital Angel Network (co-founder), Creation Technologies, SiberCore, Metconnex, Channelware, AceTech, OCRI, Cognilore, Wedding Republic, and advisory boards including, SMART Ventures, Learnsoft, Acerra, Vision Awards, TOP (The Ottawa Partnership), the Canadian Forces Human Resources Advisory Board, Talkswitch, Queen’s MBAst, University of Ottawa EMBA, and was a governor of Ashbury College.
Peter is a lawyer, called to the Ontario Bar in 1982, and is a graduate of Queen’s University (LL.B, MBA).