Board of Directors
Gerard Edwards, Chairman
Gerard Edwards holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce and a Masters of Business Administration with a focus in finance. Mr. Edwards has 30 years of independent business experience as a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He has developed companies in the technology sector, oil & gas exploration/development, and real estate development.
Lahav Gil, Director
Lahav is the founder and former CEO of the Toronto based Kangaroo Group, which he built into a national brand and recently sold to Starﬁsh Medical of Vancouver Island. He is passionate about meaning, loves Innovation Culture, Values-Based Leadership, transparency & awareness.
Lahav has deep experience in Medtech product development and business. He has founded/co-founded 6 companies and has accompanied many Canadian start-ups on their journey from napkin to launch, critically contributing to their investability, clinical and market readiness. He has contributed to over 200 technology product launches and to game-changing innovations for companies such as: IMRIS, FIO, fSona, Cellaegis, XOR, Ultrasonix, Exact Imaging, Sciex, and others.
w. Clark kent, Director
Clark is a capital markets professional with extensive experience leading corporate development and finance initiatives in the natural resources, technology and life science industries. For over a decade he has advised emerging companies on strategic planning, finance and recruitment in the North American and international marketplace. Clark began his career with a boutique investment firm where he focused on client relations and marketing.
dr. Richard Janeczko, Director
Dr. Janeczko is a 25-year veteran of the in-vitro diagnostics industry, specializing in the marketing and management of molecular assays, proteomics, companion diagnostics, and personalized medicine. He has led multiple diagnostic marketing projects from design and development through regulatory approval and market launch. He is a strong advocate of health economics as the key driver for new technology adoption in a global healthcare reform environment. In 2013, he formed DxEconomix to provide unique IVD marketing services based on system-wide economic impact of diagnostics and value-based pricing. DxEconomix has extensive experience in health economics, clinical sciences, and health technology assessment and adoption in multiple markets including USA, Canada and Europe.
Michael minder, director
Michael Minder is a seasoned finance professional with over 15 years of international banking experience. He held senior leadership roles in Asset and Wealth Management for Credit Suisse Group in both Switzerland and North America, managing assets of high net worth accounts. In 1998 he left the Credit Suisse Group to form his own firm providing international investment banking and investor relations advisory services to numerous U.S., Canadian, and European listed companies.
George Langdon, Director
George Langdon studied geology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he took BSc., MSc and PhD degrees between 1978 and 1996. He joined the petroleum industry as an exploration geologist in 1980, and worked for majors Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas in Calgary, Saudi ARAMCO in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and Mobil Oil Canada in Toronto, until 1999. Since that time he has acted as a consultant for, and has been involved in the development of junior public companies in the oil and gas sector, especially in eastern Canada, including Canadian Imperial Venture Corp. (TSXV-CQV) in western Newfoundland, and Contact Exploration Inc. in New Brunswick. In 2006 he became the founding President of Shoal Point Energy Ltd. (CNSX-SHP) where he served until June 2013. Dr. Langdon was co-responsible as President and lead geologist for the company’s amassing a land position of some 720,000 acres in which it owns a 100% interest, and for negotiating a joint venture which aims to see up to 10 wells drilled over the next 3 to 4 years to assess this massive play, which has the potential to impact the energy balance in eastern North America over the next several years.