Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Sir Terence Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover, an investment vehicle and holding company. Terry has either founded or funded over 80 companies since 1972 including Newbridge Networks, a company he founded in 1986 and which became a leader in the worldwide data networking industry. In 1972, before launching Newbridge, Terry co-founded Mitel, a world leader in the design and manufacture of enterprise communications solutions. Wesley Clover now has interests in a broad range of next-generation technology companies, real estate, hotels and resorts.
In addition to being the Chairman of Wesley Clover, Terry is also Chairman or Director of a number of private and publicly traded companies.
Terry holds an honours degree in electronics from the University of Wales and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 1994, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours, he was awarded a Knighthood. In 2011, he was appointed Patron of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Matthews currently serves as the Executive Vice-President of Wesley Clover Corporation, an investment management company. Between October 1998 and August 2, 2007, Mr. Matthews was Chief Executive Officer of NewHeights Software Inc. In this capacity, Mr. Matthews was responsible for NewHeights’ overall corporate growth and ensuring that the company delivers the most evolved personal communications management solutions in the industry. Mr. Matthews was active in driving the NewHeights’ sales process, both domestically and internationally, and regularly engaged in technology strategy sessions with carriers, customer-premise equipment vendors and PC equipment manufacturers. In 1998, Mr. Matthews co-founded NewHeights in response to the emerging shift towards the development of commercial IP Telephony systems. Foreseeing the widespread adoption of IP PBXs and hosted IP Centrex, Mr. Matthews launched NewHeights to develop an intuitive, next-generation software client that would bring together the power of both the telephony and data networks in an intuitive graphic interface.
Mr. Matthews has been extensively involved in the business of telecommunications and delivering innovation to market for over a decade and is also the son of Terence Matthews, founder of Mitel Networks and NewBridge Networks. Mr. Matthew’s business and technology acumen was in part seasoned under various Matthews’ business holdings, including NewBridge Networks and Wesley Clover and its portfolio of technology corporations.
Mr. Charbonneau is a principal of the general partner of SkyPoint Telecom Fund II. Mr. Charbonneau joined the general partner, a venture capital company focused on communications and information technology, in 2001. He also sits on the boards of Mitel Networks Corporation, March Networks Corporation, Teradici Corporation, Trellia Networks Inc., TrueContext Corporation and Jennerex, Inc, as well as the board of directors and audit committee of CBC/Radio Canada.
Prior to Skypoint, Mr. Charbonneau was a senior executive with Newbridge Networks Corporation holding a number of positions including Chief Financial Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Vice-Chairman. He was also a member of the company's board of directors from 1996 until 2000.
Mr. Charbonneau is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. In June 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the Institute in recognition of his outstanding career achievements and leadership contributions to the community and his profession. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Ottawa and a Master's in Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business. Mr. Charbonneau also holds the ICD.D certification, having completed the Directors' Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada.
Chris R. Cooper
Mr. Cooper has fifteen years of experience in management and finance in the oil and gas industry. Over the past several years, Mr. Cooper has successfully raised over $120 million primarily through brokered and non-brokered equity issues as well as debt financing.
Mr. Cooper is currently the President, CEO and founder of Aroway energy Inc, a junior oil and gas issuer. Mr. Cooper received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University and his Master’s in Business Administration from Dowling College, both in New York State.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
As President and CEO of CounterPath, Donovan Jones is responsible for all corporate and operational initiatives including the development and execution of the Company's corporate strategy. Donovan's leadership is instrumental in establishing CounterPath as a technologically innovative and high-growth company with a strong corporate culture.
Since joining CounterPath in 2005, Donovan has led the integration of three acquired companies, expanded CounterPath's portfolio to serve the expanding mobile VoIP market and grown the company's global customer base to over 280 Service Providers and enterprise vendors. Prior to CounterPath, Donovan worked in the investment banking industry and at TELUS, Canada's second largest telecommunications company. During his time with TELUS, Donovan held increasingly senior positions in Corporate Development and Client Solutions where he planned and executed a series of merger, acquisition and divestiture activities in the Telecommunications, Application Development and Data Network Integration space. He also was responsible for a $200M business unit focused on selling, implementing and managing enterprise voice, data and IP infrastructure.
In January of 2007, Donovan was awarded a regional top 40 under 40 award recognizing British Columbia's "brightest young business stars" under the age of 40. Donovan holds an MBA from the University of Calgary and an Economics degree from the University of Alberta.
Mr. Timlick is Regional Sales Leader - Western Canada for Arista Networks, a provider of Cloud Networking Solutions for large data center and computing environments. He has extensive knowledge of the enterprise and service provider markets with over 24 years of technical sales and management experience, and has been a director of CounterPath since June 2005.
Between 1991 and 2004, Mr. Timlick was with Cisco Systems Canada where he was responsible for developing a sales region for TELUS, a major telecommunications carrier in Canada, which was named Region of the Year, Americas International in FY 2004. Mr. Timlick gained many accomplishments with Cisco Systems including: Top Americas International Performer – Regional Manager FY 2000; Highest Regional Percentage of Goal – Americas International FY 2000; Top Canadian Regional Performance FY 2001 – Western Region Service Providers; and Top Customer Satisfaction Americas International FY 2002. As the first Cisco Systems employee in Western Canada, Mr. Timlick expanded the business and opened offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg.
Mr. Timlick has also held management positions with AT&T Canada and Telex/Tulsa Computer Products. Mr. Timlick had been Vice President of Corporate Planning 2006 - 2008 for the Kingsway Group of Companies, a corporate vehicle for real estate investments and then a Regional Manager with Aruba Networks (2009 - 2011) a leader in WiFi. Mr. Timlick then joined Arista Networks in the fall of 2011 as the Regional Sales Leader Western Canada and he is also a director of Kensington Court Ventures Inc., a publicly traded investment vehicle.