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Mark Leonard

President

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.

Laurie Schultz

Board Member

Ms. Schultz has been a member of the Board since 2021. Ms.  Schultz has over thirty years of experience in the software and technology sectors, including leadership of several multi-million dollar software businesses spanning the personal finance, small business accounting, SaaS, mid-market ERP, and GRC categories. Ms. Schultz served as the President and CEO of Galvanize from 2011 until it was sold in 2021. Starting in 2004 she held several executive positions at Sage including serving as VP and GM at Sage’s Mid-Market ERP business group from 2007 until 2011. Ms. Schultz was a Senior Manager at KPMG from 1996 until 1999 and was a Senior Manager at Telus Communications from 1989 until 1996. Ms. Schultz holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from the University of Alberta.

Lori O’Neill

Board Member

Ms. O’Neill joined the Board in March 2018. Ms. O’Neill is a FCPA, FCA, corporate director and independent financial consultant to growth companies, after serving over 24 years with Deloitte LLP. As a partner at Deloitte LLP with various national and industry leadership roles, she focused on advising growth companies from start-up to multinationals, supporting complex transactions, private and public equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions in Canada and the U.S. She currently serves as chair of the audit committee for Sierra Wireless, Inc. and has served boards of numerous public and private technology companies, non-profit organizations and crown corporations. Ms. O’Neill graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce Highest Honors in 1988, achieved her CPA, CA designation in 1990, her U.S. CPA designation in 2003, and completed the ICD Director Education Program attaining the ICD.D.

Claire Kennedy

Board Member

Ms. Kennedy joined our Board in 2022.  Ms. Kennedy is a Senior Advisor, Clients & Industries at Bennett Jones LLP, a role she has held since 2019, prior to which she was a partner of the firm from 2009.  Ms. Kennedy received her BASc in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry from the University of Toronto in 1989 and her LL.B from Queen’s University in 1994. Called to the bar in Ontario in 1996, Ms. Kennedy was law clerk to the late Honourable Mr. Justice Charles D. Gonthier of the Supreme Court of Canada.  Ms. Kennedy currently serves as Lead Director of the Bank of Canada, Chair of the Audit Committee of Alamos Gold Inc. and Chair of the Board at Neo Performance Materials Inc. Ms. Kennedy is past Chair of  the University of Toronto’s Governing Council and she is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Rotman School of Management.

Donna Parr

Board Member

Ms. Parr joined our Board in 2020. Ms. Parr has significant experience in venture and private equity investing and corporate finance working for Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund, Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, Canada Pension Plan, and several other institutional investors. Ms. Parr has served on 35 boards of private companies primarily on behalf of institutional investors and several as an Independent Corporate Director, including a term as a director of Constellation from 1995 to 2003. Ms. Parr is currently the President of Crimson Capital, and a Director of the Centurion Financial Trust. Ms. Parr holds an MBA from York University and Masters and Honours degrees from the University of Toronto in International Relations.

Andrew Pastor

Board Member

Mr. Pastor joined our Board in 2020. Mr. Pastor is currently a Partner at EdgePoint. Mr. Pastor was an equity research analyst at Sionna Investment Managers from 2010 to 2012 and previously spent four years at BMO Harris Investment Management. Since 2016, Mr. Pastor has been engaged as a consultant and observer to Constellation’s Board of Directors. Mr. Pastor has a BA from the University of Western Ontario and is a CFA charterholder.

Robert Kittel

Board Member

Mr. Kittel joined our Board in 2013. Mr. Kittel has been the Chief Operating Officer of The Westaim Corporation since January 2013. The Westaim Corporation is a Canadian-based publicly traded financial and investment holding company. Previously he was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Goodwood Inc., an investment management firm that he joined in 2002. From 2000 through 2002, he was Vice President and Analyst of a Canadian-based hedge fund investment firm. From 1997 through 2000, Mr. Kittel was employed by the Cadillac Fairview Corporation, a commercial real estate development company in the investments area. Prior to 1997, Mr. Kittel was a staff accountant at KPMG LLP. Mr. Kittel has served as a director on several public boards, both in Canada and the United States. Mr. Kittel holds a BBA Honours (Gold Medalist) from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Barry Symons

Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Jonas Operating Group

Mr.Symons joined Constellation in 1997. During his tenure with Constellation, Mr. Symons has held various senior financial and operational management positions within Constellation and its subsidiaries. In August 2007 Mr. Symons was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Jonas Operating Group. Prior to this appointment, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Constellation from 2004 to 2007. Before joining Constellation, Mr. Symons was with a major international accounting firm in varying roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Symons holds a Chartered Accountancy designation and a BBA (Honours) degree from Wilfred Laurier University both of which were received with distinction.

John Billowits

Director and Chairman

Mr. Billowits was previously employed by CSI as the Chief Executive Officer of the Vela Operating Group. Prior to being CEO of the Vela Operating Group, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Constellation and was the President of Jonas Club division. Prior to joining Constellation, Mr. Billowits held a number of roles with Bain & Company, Dell Computers and PwC. Mr. Billowits is a Chartered Professional Accountant, holds an MBA with Distinction from the London Business School and Honours BBA with Distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University. Mr. Billowits also serves on the Board of Directors of Togetherwork, a privately held vertical market software company and Topicus.com, a European provider of vertical market software and vertical market platforms to clients in public and private sector markets.

Mark Miller

Director, Chief Operating Officer, CSI and Chief Executive Officer, Volaris Operating Group

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. Miller is also on the board of Computer Modelling Group Ltd.

Jeff Bender

Director and Chief Executive Officer, Harris Operating Group

Mr. Bender joined CSI in 1999 after spending 7 years at Deloitte LLP. Mr. Bender has been the Chief Executive Officer for Constellation’s Harris Operating Group since 2002 and was appointed to the Board of CSI in 2013. Mr. Bender is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a BCom from Carleton University. Mr. Bender also serves on the Board of Directors of MRI Inc., a privately held vertical market software company.

Susan Gayner

Board Member

Susan Gayner is President and CEO of ParkLand Ventures, Inc., an owner-operator of multifamily housing communities in the US.  She is a Chemical Engineer by training and prior to her tenure with ParkLand served in various capacities with both the DuPont Company and Hercules, Inc.  She currently serves on the board of directors of Synalloy Corporation, where she is chair of the Governance Committee.  She holds a BA (Chemistry) and an ME (Chemical Engineering), both from the University of Virginia.

Robin Van Poelje

Director, Chief Executive Officer, Topicus.com Inc. (“Topicus”) Operating Group

Mr. Van Poelje has been with CSI since January 2014 when CSI acquired TSS. From January 2010 to now, Mr. Van Poelje has been the Chief Executive Officer of Topicus, based in the Netherlands. Mr. Van Poelje holds a BSc. in Economics from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and is a post graduate in Marketing and Strategy from École Supérieure de Commerce de Montpellier, France.

Lawrence A. Cunningham

Board Member and Vice-Chairman of the Board

Mr. Cunningham joined the Board in August 2017.   Mr. Cunningham is the Tucker Professor at The George Washington University. He has served on numerous public and private boards.  He is a Trustee of the Museum of American Finance and a member of the Dean’s Council of Lerner College of Business of the University of Delaware.  Previous positions include practicing corporate law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Academic Dean of Boston College Law School; and Director of the Heyman Center on Corporate Governance at Cardozo Law School.  Prof. Cunningham holds a bachelor’s degree in economics (with honors) from the University of Delaware and a juris doctor (law) degree from Cardozo (magna cum laude).

Dexter Salna

Director, President, Perseus Operating Group

Dexter Salna joined Constellation in 1995 and is currently the President of the Perseus operating group within Constellation.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Salna held various senior executive positions within the Volaris operating group of Constellation.