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 Company 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. He is the founder and CEO of Baymount Incorporated, a diversified investment, financial advisory and venture capital firm focused in opportunities within the horse racing, gaming and technology industries and former chairman and CEO of DealNet Capital Corp., a consumer finance company.
Henry J. Kloepper – Lead Independent Director
Mr. Kloepper has served as the Company’s Lead Independent Director since April 13, 2013 and is currently the Chairman of the Compensation and Governance Committees. Mr. Kloepper is a leading financier and has been involved in investment banking and corporate finance for over 30 years. He brings a rounded knowledge of the capital markets, strategic growth, and investments. Mr. Kloepper is currently the CEO of Houston Lake Mining Inc., interim CEO of NWT Uranium Corp., and chair of Unique Broadband Systems Inc. Mr. Kloepper was previously a director and president of Mogul Energy International Inc. and has held executive positions with Award Capital, JP Morgan, Citibank, Bank of America, and North American Trust in the US, Canada, and Europe.
Gerald Goldberg – Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Mr. Goldberg has served as a director of the Company since June 29, 2016 and is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Goldberg is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a senior partner in the accounting firm of Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP, in Toronto. Mr. Goldberg was previously a partner in Grant Thornton and its predecessor firm for over 15 years. Mr. Goldberg has over 30 years of 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. He 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. He is actively involved with the audit of various publicly listed companies in both Canada and abroad. Mr. Goldberg also 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 of the Company since November 15, 2012. Prior to that, he was president of DY Consulting, a consulting firm. 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 – Director
Dr. Aguirre has served as a director of the Company since November 7, 2014. 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. He served as an independent director of Investors Capital Holdings Ltd. fromOctober 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. He 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 has served as a director of the Company since November 7, 2014. Mr. Rich is a successful television, film and theater actor and producer. He studied acting at the University of Texas and later at Cornell University, where he received a master’s degree in theater arts. He 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, he starred in The Joy Luck Club, Flight of the Intruder, and the independent art film Prisoners of Inertia with Amanda Plummer. He has appeared in numerous television movies, with credits including Going Home opposite Jason Robards in one of his last performances.
Stanley D. Robinson – Director
Mr. Robinson has served as a director of the Company since October 29, 2008. In addition, Mr. Robinson was most recently a Geologist/Exploration Manager with Kilo Goldmines Ltd., a position he held since January 2007. He is an exploration geologist with over 30 years of experience in Africa (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Tanzania, Burkina Faso), Canada and South America. Mr. Robinson’s principal technical expertise is in the management of gold and base metal exploration projects, from grassroots to feasibility stage, geological interpretations with an emphasis on structure and alteration, and in the identification of projects with economic potential. He has extensive experience in managing exploration projects in remote locations and in climatic environments that range from permafrost to tropical and semi-desert.