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Graham has been involved with entrepreneurs for over 30 years, with experience in a broad range of investment, strategic, general management, and corporate finance roles, crossing a diverse group of industries.
Having led several successful investment teams, including at VG Partners and Royal Bank, Graham has been part of building many successful management teams and businesses, resulting in numerous successful private investments. Graham was most recently Executive Chairman and CEO at LifeLearn Inc., a software and services firm providing education and efficiency tools to the veterinary space and is President of LarchHill Capital Inc., a private investment and consulting firm.
He is a co-founder of FundThrough Inc., a fast-growing fintech lender to small businesses, a board member of several private companies, including Paygos Inc., AME Learning Inc., and Centurion Financial Investment Trust and active with several non-profit organizations, including as Co-Chair of Urban Squash Toronto. Graham holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University.
Greg has held senior Product and Engineering management positions at Apple, Google and Sony, where over the past 8 years he has led teams focused on creating and delivering media and advertising technology solutions at a global scale.
As Founder & CEO of venture backed mDialog Inc., he helped change the TV advertising industry from a broadcast ad model to an addressable ad model. His innovations in Addressable TV advertising helped drive higher ad revenue across the Internet video streaming industry and in 2020, was awarded a Technical Emmy by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. mDialog was acquired by Google in 2014.
With over 25 years of technology experience, Greg has been fortunate to work with great people, delivering a wide range of products and services that focused on innovation to drive customer success.
M. John Roberts
John started his environmental career in the early 1970’s working for the new Clean Air Water and Soil Authority in his native Newfoundland while still an engineering student at Memorial University and later with Environment Canada in Halifax and Ottawa.
After completing a master’s degree in environmental engineering at he spent 10 years with environmental consultancies working on the environmental aspects of natural resource and manufacturing projects. He joined the environmental staff of the Noranda Group of companies in 1988 where he worked in the mining, manufacturing, and forest industries on technical, policy, due diligence in transactions and regulatory relations, eventually becoming vice president environment at Noranda Forest. There he covered environmental policy, regulatory, certification and management matters for forestry, sawmill, panelboard, pulp and paper operations across Canada, in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Joining the Conference Board of Canada, he directed research into energy and environment, including climate change adaptation. Thereafter he joined a junior uranium mining company, where his role included environmental and social license acquisition for a major uranium project among indigenous and settler communities in eastern Canada. In 2014 he joined the Hope Bay Project in Nunavut and led a group that successfully acquired new permits for the facilities that allowed the mine to go into operation.
He has been a founding member and leader in several resource and environment industry associations and was a member of the Board of Directors of Pollution Probe, an early environmental group. John has been active in both forest and mining industry associations and in international industrial environment and sustainability organizations.
He has been a Board member FRMG since_____.
Kent Thexton is a technology industry veteran. Kent recently retired as CEO of Sierra Wireless (2018-21), a global leader in IoT Solutions. Prior to that Kent was a leader in the Canadian Venture Capital market as a Managing Partner at OMERS Ventures (2014-16) and then founding and leading ScaleUP Ventures (2016-18).
Kent has significant public board of directors experience, Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ SWIR; TSX: SW.TO) from 2005 to 2018 with the last 3 years as Chairman, Redknee Solutions (TSX:RKN) from 2005 to 2016, O2 PLC (FTSE, NYSE). Kent has also provided leadership on numerous private company boards. Kent’s early career was in Telecoms, with 8 years in Toronto at Rogers Wireless (Cantel) through to COO and 6 years in the UK with BT and O2 as Chief Marketing and Product Officer and on the board of directors.