Mr. Romanov has enjoyed a diverse work life rich in experience. He worked with industry leaders in his formative years, such as Motorola as National Sales Manager, where he migrated to Global Business. As CEO at Alpine Electronics, a direct subsidiary of Alps Electric Japan, for 17 years, he established, with his leadership team, the Canadian operation and built it into an industry leader, generating in excess of $50 million in annual revenues. In three years the brand achieved #1 market share, with 50% plus of the Canadian market share. Hand in hand with Alpine’s growth as a premium brand, Mr. Romanov established and grew its OEM business, establishing Alpine electronics equipment in Mercedes, Honda, Lamborghini, and other automotive icons. After leaving Alpine in 1996, Mr. Romanov established Royal Oak Marketing, a national marketing agency, that eventually generated $120 million in annual revenues, creating sales and distribution channels for a variety of leading consumer electronics brands, including AST Computers resulting in their winning top market share exceeding those of the then existing industry leaders. The agency was sold to a US concern for $29 million. Mr. Romanov led the acquisition team when Alpine acquired Luxman home audio and parlayed this rich experience later in his career as he developed and co-founded Spherex Inc., which developed and marketed an Xbox gaming audio system licensed to Microsoft. Spherex was sold to a US concern in 2005. Alex has held senior positions in iSIGN since November 2007, bringing the Company public in September 2009.
Retail Industry Lead, Microsoft Canada
Mr. Rodgerson is a retail industry expert with more than 25 years of experience working with leading Canadian Retailers in sales, marketing, operations, and strategic planning roles. Dave has been a senior executive at IBM and now Microsoft 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. He is a former member of the faculty of Meritus University, where he taught Marketing in their School of Business. Dave is also on the board advisors for the Ryerson University School of Retail Business and holds an MBA from Queen's University.
Managing Partner, Reilly Back LLP
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. alumnus (1986). Bruce is a partner in the Chartered Professional Accounting firm Reilly Back LLP. Over the past twenty-five plus years of private practice, he has acquired a broad range of experience with a focus on public companies. In addition, Bruce is the Chief Financial Officer of Monarca Minerals Inc. He is also the past Chief Financial Officer and past Director of Platinex Inc. and the past Chief Financial Officer and past Board Chair of Partner Jet Corp.
CEO, Qnext Corp.
Mr. DeCristofaro is currently CEO of Qnext Corp. and brings thirty years of computer industry experience and three M&A transactions valued at more than $600 Million CDN. Previously, he was President and CEO of iSeeMedia Inc which merged with Synchronica in 2010. Before that, Mr. DeCristofaro was President and CEO of MGI Software Corporation, which he co-founded in 1996 and sold in 2002 to Roxio. Prior to MGI, Mr. DeCristofaro was a VP/GM of AST Canada as well as a Director on the Board of Delrina.
CEO, Conservaco LLC and Ignite Agency
Mr. Thimmig, a leading expert in digital marketing is Chairman, CEO of Conservaco, LLC, and Ignite Agency focusing on brand and product launch through Omni-Channel, integrated marketing, PR and communication services. Mark brings 35 years of executive experience holding senior leadership positions with Fortune 100/ 500 companies, founding and operating several successful businesses, and serving in numerous executive roles including CEO/ President and as a Member of the Board of Directors.