BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jim Grimes is a recognized pioneer in Canada’s telecom technology industry; a highly successful angel investor and much sought-after, respected executive consultant. During the first 15 years of his career, he led three early-stage Silicon Valley based telecom start-ups from inception, through exceptional growth to exit – Stratacom Inc. (Cisco), Xylan Inc. (Alcatel) and Access 360 (IBM). Mr. Grimes then founded, and/or made key investments in, multiple very lucrative ventures including: Redline Communications; Chippery Inc. and Concave Sports.
He subsequently led, in concert with the Cisco Canada leadership team under Nitin Kawale, the creation of Cisco Canada Venture Fund to drive Canadian innovation. This was Cisco Global Ventures’ first fund outside the US and they successfully built and deployed $150 million in the Canadian venture ecosystem. Most recently, leveraging Mr. Grimes' vast and deep relationships in the C-suites of Canadian business, he advises companies, such as Rogers Communications Inc. and Next Pathway, on their corporate growth, acquisition and exit strategies.
Chartered Professional Accountant, Director
Khurram Qureshi brings over 25 years of experience in accounting and corporate finance. A Chartered Professional Accountant, he has held senior positions with several small to medium-sized public companies and has been a key member of several merger and acquisition teams. Mr. Qureshi is a partner at CQK LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants.
Robert Barlow is a successful growth executive, helping mid-size SaaS, AI, IoT, telecom and data platform organizations to scale. In 2021, he took on the role as CEO and Director of 6Harmonics, an Ottawa based technology manufacturer of Edge compute and communications devices for the digital divide and resource extraction industries. Since 2020, Mr. Barlow has been the Managing Partner of RevQuotient, his consulting firm and has worked directly and through private equity and venture capital firms as an interim executive supporting existing management teams on a project consulting basis providing corporate board representation, sales leadership and execution, corporate fundraising, marketing, product alignment and IT operations. He was the former Founder, President and CEO of the award-winning WireIE Group of companies from 2007 to 2019, a telecom operator focusing on the rural and remote markets throughout the Americas, delivering broadband to resource extraction, government and Tier 1 carriers globally. Mr. Barlow has over 25 years of experience delivering high-impact technology platforms.
Andrew Lindzon is a seasoned professional and investor serving on boards of public companies since 2010. In 1984, he earned an LLB from Osgoode Hall. An avid learner, Mr. Lindzon was also a CFA®️ Program participant completing Level I in 2009 and Level II in 2010. As CEO of Ashlin Technology Solutions Inc., he and the Ashlin team have helped North American companies improve business processes since 1985. In 2016, Mr. Lindzon, as CTO of Efficient Apps Inc., designed and developed a cloud solution to help organizations better manage cleaning and infection prevention in healthcare and other critical environments. He provides a combination of business and technical expertise, with legal and accounting training and experience.
Eduardo Rebagliati is a distinguished software engineering graduate from Lima University in 1985. Currently, he serves as the CEO of KONEKTA, an emerging Canadian startup specializing in cutting-edge virtual communication platforms. Mr. Rebagliati previously held positions as General Manager at Banco Velox, an Argentinian bank with operations in Peru. He has also served as Personal Banking Senior Manager at financial institutions at Banco Santander and Banco Latino in Peru. Mr. Rebagliati’s entrepreneurial acumen is further underscored by his role as CEO of Digital Innovations in Peru. His tenure of 10 years at the helm has enabled the company to provide leading technological solutions to several banks including Banco de Crédito BCP, the largest bank in Peru. Mr. Rebagliati’s professional career reflects his steadfast commitment to excellence, innovation, and transformative leadership within the realms of technology and finance.