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Board of Directors

Alex Romanov
President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Romanov is an accomplished business executive with a history of identifying opportunities and turning them into high growth and profitable enterprises.  Alex has diverse experience in a variety of industries such as consumer electronics, communication, digital imaging, video gaming, and e-commerce.  Alex was the CEO and President of Alpine Electronics in Canada for 17 years, building the company to over $50 million in revenue with over 50% of the Canadian market share by 1995.  After Alpine, Alex became founder and CEO and major shareholder of Royal Oak Marketing and was responsible for over 100 employees and $120 million in revenue. Royal Oak Marketing was sold for $29 million to an American concern.  Alex then co-founded Spherex Inc., which developed and marketed an Xbox gaming audio system.  Spherex was then sold to another US concern in 2005.  Alex has been iSIGN’s Chief Executive Officer since November 2007 and has successfully restructured the company, positioning it for rapid growth worldwide.

Prakash Shukla
Founder and President, Speech and Software Technologies

Mr. Shukla has over 25 years of experience in general management and has a strong background in building and managing multi-faceted businesses.   Prakash was a Senior VP and Chief Information Officer for the Taj Group of Hotels (TATA Enterprise) for 13 years, where he served as part of the senior management team and was strongly involved with business strategy.  In 2013 Prakash became a partner in Hand on Ventures LLC.  Prakash has served as a Board Member on several companies, including Mango Tree, Travelguru, Transerv and AUM Systems.  Prakash has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University School of Engineering in 1985; an MS in Computer Science from NYU Polytechnic in 1989 and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2004 and is a 2013 Advanced Leadership Fellow of Harvard University.

Dave Rodgerson
Retail Industry Business Development Leader, Microsoft

Mr. Rodgerson is a retail industry expert with more than 25 years experience working with leading Canadian Retailers in sales, marketing, operations and strategic planning roles.  Dave has been a senior executive at IBM, focused on the retail industry, where he has been actively involved with the National Retail Federation, the Retail Council of Canada and the Conseil Quebecois du Commerce de Detail.  Dave has been a member of the faculty of Meritus University, where he taught Marketing in their School of Business.  Dave is also on the board of the University of Alberta School of Retail and works closely with the Ryerson School of Retail Business.  Dave holds an MBA from Queen’s University.

Asad Sultan
Managing Partner, Tantrik Group

Mr. Sultan is a veteran investment banker who started his career with Citibank in New York, Tokyo and London and Daiwa Bank and ITG Securities in Hong Kong, where he served as Chief Executive Officer.  Asad played a pivotal role in establishing Macquarie Bank’s successful Asian investment banking franchise as Head of Regional Equities. Until 2008, Asad was Country Head and Managing Director of Cantor Fitzgerald in India. In 2009, Asad co-founded Red Solar, a Malaysian government linked solar PV cell and panel manufacturing company.  Currently, Asad is a Managing Partner of Tantrik Group, a media and entertainment firm based in Los Angeles.  Asad holds an MBA from Fordham University in New York City and earned his undergraduate in finance from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Bruce Reilly
Chief Financial Officer and Director, Platinex Inc.

Mr. Reilly is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, is a Chartered Accountant (1985), and an Arthur Anderson & Co. (“AA & Co”) alumnus (1986).  For over the past twenty years, Bruce has successfully developed and managed a chartered accounting firm operating in the Greater Toronto Area. During that time, he has acquired a broad range of experience with a primary focus on public companies.  In addition, Bruce is the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Platinex Inc. and is the past Chief Financial Officer and past Board Chair of Partner Jet Corp., which are listed on the TSX-V.

Edward (Ed) A. Sloot

Mr. Sloot is a seasoned executive with 25+ years of business and investment experience in leading-edge technology companies. His business experience includes board representations on several private US and Canadian companies, and CEO of three different private companies operating in the resource discovery, solar energy and materials processing markets. He is also a former Partner with CDP Capital Technology Ventures (a subsidiary of la Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec) – at one time, the largest Venture Capital firm in Canada with $1.3B under management, where Ed built an $80+ million investment portfolio in technology companies.

Recently, as a founding team member of exactEarth, he led the equity and other financing deals (>$50M) to launch the world leading AIS data services business which went for 0 to $2M EBITDA in less than 5 years.

Ed graduated with High Honours in Mechanical Engineering technology from Algonquin College, and later received a degree, with distinction, in Mechanical Engineering from Carleton University. He and his wife reside in Ottawa, Canada.