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Directors and Officers

Venzee's directors and officers are trusted industry leaders.

Directors and Officers

John Sexton Abrams, Chief Executive Officer, President

John is a digital supply chain veteran, bringing more than two decades of experience building high-volume, consumer-relevant digital supply chains in regulated and globally distributed industries. His work with brands including the McDonald’s Corp. and Cardinal Health helped reduce cost, improve processes and transform the customer experience on a global scale.

Peter Montross, Chief Operating Officer

Peter brings over 20 years of experience in the retail industry, delivering strong revenue performance and growth. He has extensive sales leadership experience and success with SaaS content exchange solutions, business intelligence products, and product information management software products and services. His experience in the Product Information Distribution space (PIDS) includes leadership positions at Edgenet and Shotfarm, both acquired by Syndigo in 2019.

Dan Wilkinson, Senior Advisor

Dan brings expert strategic supply chain experience to support Venzee's strategic growth goals and expansion of its global retailer integrations. Previously, Dan served as Chief Commercial Officer at 1WorldSync. For nearly 20 years, Dan drove 1WorldSync into new markets and industry verticals and became the dominant solution provider in grocery, consumer packaged goods (CPG), and non-regulated medical products.

Sean Copeland, Board Member

Sean brings over 20 years of experience as an operations and technology executive for international commercial operations, with a focus on applying technology and communications to the financial challenges of businesses. Sean has been involved in international payments and has held roles in Fintech, start-up enterprises, providing innovative technology-based financial solutions to customers, including payment processing, invoicing, transacting electronic bills of sale and other solutions. Presently, Sean is Director at BOEX Ltd, the originator of a proprietary end-to-end solution for global supply chains which affords supply chain participants and sovereign nations unprecedented financial and logistics control and visibility. In his more than 10 years of involvement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Sean has participated in and led multinational Internet policy development and diplomacy. Sean also serves as technical lead for the domain name registry for the United States Virgin Islands.

Darren Battersby, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary

Darren has held key roles in a number of growing and developing companies in the public sector with a focus on the financing, structuring and operating of growing companies, spanning across a variety of industries including software development, entertainment and high tech. He is also currently the Chief Financial Officer at Network Media Group (NTE.V) and ProSmart Enterprises (PROS.V) and has previously held the CFO position at Rainmaker Entertainment ( RNK.TO) and OneMove Technologies Inc. (OM.V). Darren holds a BBA from Simon Fraser University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant through the British Columbia Institute.

Marc Bertrand, Board Member

Marc is the former founder, President, and CEO of Mega Brands. He is an industry expert with a wealth of experience in brand building, strategic licensing, international markets and manufacturing.

Dr. John Sviokla, Board Member

Dr. Sviokla is the former Chief Marketing Officer of the US market segment of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and head of thought leadership for PwC global. For more than a decade, he led Diamond Technology Partners as Vice Chairman of the Board and partner. Dr. Sviokla is a former Harvard Business School professor, Artificial Intelligence thought leader, and a recognized expert on how firms can apply emerging technologies to create value. 

Thomas J. Linden, Board Member

“Big Four” strategist with expertise guiding organizations through mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spin-offs, equity financings, revenue recognition, and other areas of strategic growth.

Chad Kaczmarek, Senior Director of Integrations

Senior leader with 20+ years of extensive skills, which are augmented by a limitless drive to meet and exceed clients’ expectations. By defining business needs and implementing both standard and custom master data management processes, Chad helps businesses grow through integrating technology. Chad is continually striving for internal process improvements and quality control by quickly understanding new concepts to execute strategic change, while simultaneously managing multiple programs and projects.