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Mark Leonard

President and Chairman of the Board

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.

Steve Scotchmer

Director, Manitou Investment Management Ltd.

Mr. Scotchmer has been a member of our Board since 2000. He is currently a director of Manitou Investment Management Ltd., which he co-founded in 1999. From 1982 until 1987, he served as President of Bay Mills Ltd., a TSX listed company in the business of manufacturing engineered materials. Mr. Scotchmer is an engineering graduate of Queen’s University.

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 and governance consultant. She provides governance and financial consulting services 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 serves as board member and chair of the audit committee for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Hydro Ottawa, and Pythian Group, and is chair of the board of Ashbury College and a member of the board of Sierra Wireless. 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.

Paul McFeeters

Board Member

Mr. McFeeters joined our board in October 2014.  Mr. McFeeters retired from OpenText where he served as the Chief Financial Officer from June 2006. Mr. McFeeters has more than thirty years of business experience, including previous employment as Chief Financial Officer of Platform Computing Inc., a grid computing software vendor from 2003 to 2006, and of Kintana Inc., a privately-held IT governance software provider, from 2000 to 2003. Mr. McFeeters also held President and CEO positions at MD Private Trust from 1997 to 2000. Between 1981 and 1996 Mr. McFeeters worked at Municipal Financial Corporation and held various progressive positions there including CFO, COO, President and CEO. From 2015 to 2019, Mr. McFeeters had been a Board Advisor for Hootsuite, a social media management company.  From 2007 to January 2016, Mr. McFeeters was a member of the board of Blueprint Software Systems Inc., an enterprise requirements software solutions provider.  Mr. McFeeters is currently a member of the board and chair of the Audit Committee of Lightspeed POS Inc.  Mr. McFeeters holds a B.B.A (Honours) from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from Schulich School of Business at York University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

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 Chief Executive Officer of the Vela Operating Group

Mr. Billowits has been with Constellation since 2003 when he joined as the Chief Financial Officer of the Jonas Operating Group. Mr. Billowits is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Vela Operating Group. Prior to assuming this role, he held numerous positions within Constellation, including Chief Financial Officer of Constellation and 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 Wilfred Laurier University.

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, Total Specific Solutions (“TSS”) 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 TSS, 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.