J. Graham Simmonds – Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Simmonds, has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 14, 2015 and as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation since November 15, 2012. Mr. Simmonds has over 18 years of experience in public company management and business development projects within both the gaming and technology sectors. Mr. Simmonds is licensed and/or has previously been licensed/registered with a number of horse racing and gaming commissions in the United States and Canada. Mr. Simmonds developed and launched the first in-home digital video horse racing service in North America and is a former director and partner in eBet Technologies Inc., a licensed ADW operator and software developer for the online horse racing industry in the United States. eBet Technologies Inc. was successfully sold to Sportech PLC in December of 2012. Mr. Simmonds is a director and the CEO of Baymount Incorporated, a diversified investment and venture capital firm, and is the former chairman and CEO of DealNet Capital Corp., a consumer finance company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada.
Gerald Goldberg – Director and Chairman of the Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees
Mr. Goldberg, has served as a Director of the Corporation since June 29, 2016 and is currently the Chairman of the Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees. Mr. Goldberg is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 30 years of experience and is currently a senior partner in the accounting firm of Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP in Toronto, Canada and was previously a partner in Grant Thornton and its predecessor firm for over 15 years. Mr. Goldberg has experience in the service, distribution, retail, mining, natural resources and oil & gas, real estate, not-for-profit entities and manufacturing industries with a strong emphasis in taxation and business advisory services. Mr. Goldberg is also active in corporate finance and development and has been involved in the structure and design of numerous innovative financing instruments, tax shelters and syndications, both in Canada and the United States. Mr. Goldberg is actively involved with the audit of various publicly listed companies in both Canada, the United States and abroad. Mr. Goldberg has tremendous experience as an independent director, chairman and member of the audit committee of publicly listed companies, non-for-profit companies, educational and other institutions, organizations and companies.
Danny Yuranyi – Director and Chief Procurement Officer
Mr. Yuranyi, has served as a Director and officer of the Corporation since November 15, 2012. Mr. Yuranyi has over 30 years of experience in the transportation, logistics, and distribution businesses having successfully built and operated his own companies on a number of occasions. Mr. Yuranyi has held senior positions with Loomis and Gelco Express which was later sold to Air Canada. After helping build a division of Gelco Express from $1M to more than $12M in annualized sales, Mr. Yuranyi left to start a new business of his own called United Messengers which quickly grew to become the largest same-day messenger service in Canada. Most recently, Mr. Yuranyi has invested in building distribution relationships with European brands in the energy drink and bottled water businesses.
Dr. Blaise A. Aguirre – Lead Independent Director
Dr. Aguirre, has served as a Director of the Corporation since November 7, 2014 and is currently the Lead Independent Director. Dr. Aguirre, an internationally known expert, author and lecturer in child and adolescent psychiatry, is the founding medical director of 3East at McLean Hospital, and is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aguirre served as an independent director of Investors Capital Holdings Ltd. from October 28, 2011 until its sale to RCS Capital Company (RCAP:NYSE) in 2014. Previously, Dr. Aguirre was a broker with Investors Capital Company having obtained his series 7 and 63 securities licenses. Dr. Aguirre sits on the board of directors that oversees the annual running of the Illinois Marathon in Champaign, IL and is an advisor to privately held companies including Hanah and Mirah. Dr. Aguirre is also a board member of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG). Dr. Aguirre was a member of the Medical Advisory Board of IVPCARE Inc. prior to their buyout by Walgreens. Dr. Aguirre has developed and maintains enduring relationships with institutional money managers and venture capitalists and has developed expertise as a small cap stock analyst.
Christopher Rich – Director
Mr. Rich, served as a Director of the Corporation since November 7, 2014. Mr. Rich is a successful television, film and theatre actor and producer who studied acting at the University of Texas and later at Cornell University, where Mr. Rich received a master’s degree in theatre arts. Mr. Rich began his performing career in New York performing on stage in many off-Broadway and regional productions. Mr. Rich has appeared in many television series, most notably on Murphy Brown and Reba. On the big screen, Mr. Rich starred in The Joy Luck Club, Flight of the Intruder, and the independent art film Prisoners of Inertia with Amanda Plummer. Mr. Rich has appeared in numerous television movies, with credits including Going Home opposite Jason Robards in one of his last performances. Most recently, Mr. Rich starred in Southern Christmas opposite Bo Derek and Shelley Long.