Advisory Board profiles
Gary A. Maavara is Vice President and General Counsel for Corus Entertainment Inc., overseeing all legal and regulatory affairs associated with the Company's extensive operations in radio, television, programming, films, books, music, toys and websites.
Gary Bartholomew has created over 15 startup companies, involved from concept to public offering or acquisition. He now applies this knowledge to building unique investment products for GALT's global investor base. With an inherent understanding of the culture and DNA of a startup, he has first-hand experience in defining the winning formula for creating a performance driven culture that can be scaled to commercialization profitability.
Dan Mathieson has been the Mayor of Stratford since 2003 and has served on Council since 1995 as a Councilor and Deputy Mayor.
Doug Beynon is Chair, CEO and President of Unisearch Associates Inc, a manufacturer of spectroscopic instruments for environmental monitoring and process control. He has over twenty years of senior management and technology sector experience. Prior to his current position, he was Regional Vice-President at the Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement (OCETA) and President and Chief Operating Officer at Mindflight Corporation & Mindflight Technology Inc. and Waterloo Engineering Software.
Mentor. Entrepreneur. Writer. Enthusiastic Twitterer.
Douglas Peers joined the University of Waterloo on 1 July 2011 as Dean of Arts and Professor of History.
Throughout his career as an educator and venture capitalist, Dr. Jim de Wilde has focused on the issues of global competitiveness and the commercialization of knowledge through activities in both the private sector and the public sector.
Dr. Paul Salvini is Chief Executive Officer of the Accelerator Centre, a world-renowned not-for-profit facility dedicated to developing and strengthening technology-based businesses. He also holds appointments as Associate Vice President of Research Commercialization at the University of Waterloo and as Adjunct Professor of Computer Science in the Graduate School of Computer Science at the University of Toronto.
Martin Lundie is GTA Market Leader for Knowledge Based Industries, which includes media, entertainment, technology, telecommunications, cleantech and life sciences.
Chip Vallis has been an active and respected member of the private equity and venture capital investment world, and is now serving as Chair of the Board of Governors for the Stratford Festival.
Former Ontario Cabinet Minister John Wilkinson was first elected in 2003 as the member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Perth- Middlesex.
Sylvia Chrominska has long been a leader in the human resources, communications and corporate social responsibilities areas. Her work in advancing careers of women has earned her many awards.
Craig Haney has the task of bridging technical capabilities with opportunities to inspire retail experiences.
John Baker founded the eLearning or Learning Management Systems (LMS) company Desire2Learn in 1999 after identifying his own unfulfilled need for learning online while studying Systems design engineering at the University of Waterloo.
Alfredo Tan leads a team responsible for strategic marketing relationships with agencies and Fortune 500 companies across Canada.
Ginny Dybenko comes to the role of Executive Director of the new Centre for Digital Media at the Stratford Campus of the University of Waterloo following five years as the Dean of the Wilfrid Laurier School of Business & Economics and over 30 years of corporate experience.
Carol brings more than 20 years of leadership and technology executive experience to our board along with Gamification industry insight.
Kent Wakely is managing partner of Fruition Interactive. He has been dedicated to helping businesses get found, get leads, grow sales and find true love since 1993.
Gordon Lownds, co-founder of Sleep Country Canada and Listen Up! Canada, is a successful Canadian entrepreneur.