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Philip Renaud

Philip Renaud

Mr. Philip Renaud is Managing Director of Church Advisors, a European investment advisory firm involved in private financings. Mr. Renaud has been instrumental in securing many private equity financings and has an extensive European and North American network.

  • Advisory Board Member — Dundee Sarea
  • BA (International Financial Management) — Franklin College of Switzerland
  • Chairman — Diagnos
  • Chairman — Kan Biotech
  • Director — Yorbeau Resources Inc, Sierra Metals, Canadian Underwriting, Franklin University of Switzerland, Dundee Sarea
Savvas Chamberlain

Dr. Savvas Chamberlain


Dr. Savvas Chamberlain can be characterized as a scientist, inventor, Professor and entrepreneur. He was a Professor at the University of Waterloo for more than 25 years where he developed new technology on MOSFET and CCD devices. Introduced fundamental theories and also invented a number of silicon image sensor devices.

He cares for the Canadian society; in 2011 he established the Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation for philanthropy.

  • CEO — EXEL Research Inc.
  • Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Founder DALSA Corporation (1980–2007)
  • Chairman of the Board — DALSA Corporation (2007–2011)
  • M.Sc. and PhD — Southampton University, England
  • Co-authored 20 patents in the area of image sensors
  • Published more than 150 papers in scientific journals (CCDs and semiconductor devices)


  • Member of the Order of Canada (2009)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2010)
  • AIA lifetime achievement award
  • Fellow of IEEE
  • Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree — University of Waterloo (2007)
  • Ontario Premier’s Catalyst award for lifetime achievement in innovation (2007)
  • Fellow of The Canadian Academy of Engineering (2008)
Andrea McLean

Andrea McLean

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA)
  • Master of Business Administration (Finance) — McMaster University
  • Honours Bachelor of Mathematics — University of Waterloo
  • 15 years of financial reporting and income tax experience — Agilent Technologies
  • Preparation of annual financial statements (IFRS and Canadian GAAP)
  • International Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestiture projects
  • Oversight of income and withholding tax returns for multiple corporations
  • Transfer pricing knowledge, including preparation of contemporaneous documentation
  • “Agilent Customer Service Award” recipient for exceeding internal customers’ expectations
  • Finance and Audit committee member (2 years) — Owl Child Care Services of Ontario
Sherry Shannon-Vanstone

Sherry Shannon-Vanstone

Co-Founder; President and Chief Executive Officer; Chairman of the Board

  • Master of Science Degree (Mathematics) — University of Tennessee
  • Formerly: CEO and Director of Arcamatrix; VP, Electronic Commerce, MasterCard International; VP Sales and Marketing, Certicom; Director of International Sales — Asia Pacific, Cylink
  • Former Cryptologic Mathematician with the United States Government
  • Member of the Perimeter Institute’s Emmy Noether Council
  • WOW Innovator of the Year Award — 2015
  • Serves on boards of numerous organizations and associations
Bruce MacInnis

Bruce MacInnis

Chief Financial Officer

  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree — University of Toronto
  • Canadian CA and CPA
  • 30 years of Financial Management experience — Primarily with early-stage technology companies
  • Former Chief Financial Officer of numerous companies including: Prinova, Inc; Redline Communications Limited (TSX:RDL); MyScreen Mobile, Inc. (OTCQB:MYSL); Bioscrypt, Inc. (TSX:BYT) (subsequently acquired by L1 Identity Solutions); Certicom Corp. (TSX:CIC) (subsequently acquired by Research in Motion)
  • Has generated in excess of $150 million in capital; Successfully listed companies on the TSX and Nasdaq
  • Member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountant’s “Performance Reporting Board” — 2005–2012
    • Currently a member of the Committee’s “Small Company Advisory Group”