Venzee's directors and officers are trusted industry leaders.
Dan Jeffries is currently Chief Operating Officer at Gibbons Hospitality Group and was formerly Director – Customer Operations at Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada. Dan has worked across many functions within Coca-Cola Canada, and most recently he has led Distribution & Fleet for all Distribution Centers across the country. Prior to this role, he was the V.P. of Operations for Western Canada overseeing the Warehouse, Distribution and Fleet teams. Before moving to the logistics side of the business, Dan had many years in Sales & General Management including leading the Lower Mainland team for five years.
Brian Budd has served as a director of a number of public company boards and is a current director of Graphite One Resources Inc. (TSXV: GPH) and Siyata Mobile Inc. (TSXV: SIM). He is managing director of Live Well Exercise Clinic since September 2017, was Director and President of North Country Gold Corp. from February 2014 to May 2015 (formerly listed on the TSXV until its acquisition by in September 2015) and Director and Chief Executive Officer of Altiplano Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: APN) until July 2014. He has extensive management and corporate development background with several years of entrepreneurial and sales leadership experience in the high tech and resource industries. Brian served as a director of sales for the Canadian division of a multi-billion dollar software company from 2000 to 2009, assisting in the areas of penetrating new markets, hiring and developing sales teams, implementing sales techniques and strategies, and building pipeline.
Myke Clark brings more than 20 years of media, public affairs, and marketing experience with a variety of public and private companies. He has held senior public affairs, branding, and strategic communications roles in the natural resource and project development industry. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Solar Alliance Energy Inc., an issuer listed on the TSXV. Myke was formerly SVP Business Development for Finavera Wind Energy (now known as Solar Alliance Energy Inc.). Myke also spent more than 10 years as a journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and other news organizations.
Peter MacKay is an experienced executive with an entrepreneurial mindset and a proven track record of building and growing successful technology businesses, spanning 20 years and including two successful exits plus a public listing. He founded Expert Agent in 2003, the leading real estate SaaS solution in the United Kingdom with more than 14,000 realtors and almost 9 million home buyers as clients. Peter has a proven track record of effective team building and business execution. Prior to joining Venzee in June of 2017, Peter was from 2003 to 2012 Managing Director at Websky Ltd. (Expert Agent, which is still carrying on business), and from 2014 to 2015 Chief Operating Officer at PDT Technologies Inc., a global, full-service product design and development firm which is now called Kabuni Ltd. and is traded on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Issa Nakhleh joined Venzee from Tuangru Inc., a SaaS company that manages the network infrastructure of complex organizations where he served as Chief Financial Officer since 2017. His extensive work in the field includes having served as Chief Financial Officer at Ultrasonix Corp., Heart Force Medical Inc. and UrtheCast Corp., an issuer listed on the TSX where he led equity and debt financings totaling over $250 million. Issa has also held the title of Chief Financial Officer at TIR Systems Ltd. where his dedication to developing impressive growth strategies allowed annual revenues to grow from $2 million to $30 million. Issa holds an MBA from the Warwick Business School and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.