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.
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.
Mr Timlick was most recently Vice-President Major Accounts, Western Canada, Avaya. Mr. Timlick 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.
Prior to Avaya, Mr. Timlick was the Regional Sales Leader of Western Canada for Arista Networks, a provider of Cloud Networking Solutions for large data center and computing environments. 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.
A senior advisor to Boards and C-Suites on strategic and operational issues, Bruce Joyce has been a key player in the growth and success of many major organizations based out of Ottawa. He is known for his ability to connect people and ideas, and is also a highly regarded expert on corporate governance. His broad business expertise is based on over 30 years of public accounting experience serving large public sector organizations, global advanced technology and communications companies, and growth oriented private companies.
Recently, Bruce was the VP of Leadership and Human Resources Research for the Conference Board of Canada, and prior to that he spent 23 years with Deloitte. Bruce was a senior partner in the National Capital Region office of Deloitte, serving as the Office Managing Partner for seven years and the leader of the Canadian Federal Government practice for five years. He also started and led a peer coaching program for new partners. At Deloitte, Bruce developed and led a dinner series in Ottawa on Crown Corporation Governance and facilitated a quarterly roundtable discussion of Board members and management of Federal Crown Corporations on topical governance issues facing Crown Corporations. Bruce was the founding Chair of the National Capital chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Joyce is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and has a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University. He has also completed the Directors Education Program through the Institute of Corporate Directors, is Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certified through The Directors College and completed the Deloitte Competitive Readiness Program taught by the Kellogg School of Management and Columbia Business School. Mr. Joyce holds his ICD.D designation and has served on numerous boards. He currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee of the Auditor General of Canada, on the Board of Armstrong Monitoring Corporation and the Board of the Pearson Centre, where he chairs the Audit and Finance Committee.
Mr. Bruk is Managing Director, KMB Trac Two Holdings Ltd. (“KMB”) and a founding shareholder of our company. KMB holds investments in a wide variety of industries such as construction, real estate and technology including Finning International Inc., Canlan Ice Sports Corp., Morgan Creek Golf Course and Development, CounterPath Corporation and Freshtap Logistics Inc. Mr. Bruk is a board member and a founding shareholder of Freshtap Logistics Inc. the parent company of DirectTap, a liquor distribution company with facilities across the province of British Columbia representing 75 craft brewers, 100 wineries and 10 distillers. KMB’s parent company Bartrac Holdings Ltd. is a founding shareholder of Finning International Inc. and Whistler Mountain Ski Corp.