Constellation’s staff brings a combination of financial and operational experience to each company that they have acquired. They work closely with company management teams to:
- implement effective management systems for financial control and sales management;
- evaluate, structure and negotiate acquisitions of complementary VMS companies; and
- plan and assist companies to penetrate new geographic markets and broaden product portfolios.
- Mark Leonard, President and Chairman of the Board
- Jamal Baksh, Chief Financial Officer
- Mark Miller, Chief Operating Officer
- Bernard Anzarouth, Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Leonard founded CSI in 1995. Prior to founding CSI, Mr. Leonard worked in the venture capital business for eleven years. Mr. Leonard holds a BSc. from the University of Guelph, and a MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Baksh has been with CSI since 2003 when he joined as Controller of the Jonas Operating Group. Mr. Baksh is currently the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to assuming this role, he has served in a number of senior executive roles within Jonas and Constellation including Vice President of Finance for Constellation reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Baksh is a Certified Management Accountant and holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo.
Mr. Miller has been with CSI, holding positions with us and our subsidiaries for well over 20 years. Mr. Miller currently spends the majority of his time as the Chief Executive Officer of Volaris Operating Group and Trapeze Operating Group, but also acts as our Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Miller received a B.Sc. in Statistics and a B.Sc. in Mathematics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. In addition, Mr. Miller has attended the Executive Marketing Program at the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Miller is also on the Board of Directors of Medgate Inc. and pVelocity Inc., two private software companies both headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.
Mr. Anzarouth joined CSI in 1995. He works closely with our VMS businesses to identify and pursue opportunities for platform and tuck-in acquisitions and to establish licensing or distribution arrangements. Before joining CSI, Mr. Anzarouth was AVP Business Development for Ascom Inc., a Swiss-based technology corporation from 1993 to 1994. Prior to that Mr. Anzarouth held various positions with IBM. Mr. Anzarouth holds a B.Eng. in Electrical/Computer Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD).