Jim Grimes

Chief Executive Officer

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.

Khurram Qureshi

Chief Financial Officer

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.