Dan Park, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Dan brings nearly three decades of experience building and leading world-class teams at top-tier multi-billion dollar retail and technology companies.

Dan’s career has spanned various sectors and executive management roles including McKinsey and Company, Target, and Payless Shoesource, and as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Most recently, Dan was General Manager and Commercial Vertical Leader of Amazon Business, a channel he built from scratch to several billions of dollars and one of their fastest growing businesses.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from West Point United States Military Academy and a Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Tim Howley, Director

Tim Howley is the Chief Financial Officer for the Mark Anthony Group of Companies, one of North America's most diversified and successful private beverage companies focused on the alcohol beverage sector.

Prior to joining the Mark Anthony Group in 2005, Mr. Howley was Chief Financial Officer then Chief Executive Officer of a major western Canadian retail chain (1999 to 2005) following being a partner with KPMG (1988-1999).

Tim is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators. He holds an Honours B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University.

Milan Roy, Director

Milan Roy is the Chief Financial Officer of Lyra Growth Partners Inc. Milan supports the investment team at Lyra and sits on the Board of a number of investee companies. He has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and corporate finance experience. Prior to joining Lyra, he started his own firm where he advised food and beverage and tech companies, sometimes acting as a fractional Chief Financial Officer to rapidly growing companies. Prior to that, he worked at Deloitte Corporate Finance for eight years where he led numerous mid-market M&A and growth capital transactions and where he was a National Senior Sector Specialist for Food & Beverage.

Milan is a CFA Charterholder and completed a BBA at the Schulich School of Business.

Julie Todaro, Director

Julie Todaro is an advisor to technology-based consumer-facing companies on strategic, people, and operational issues, including Airbnb, Inc., Coupang, and Callisto Media Inc. Previously, she served as President of Homes and Services of Opendoor Technologies Inc. and has also held roles such as the Chief Operating Officer of Drop Technologies, Inc., and Vice President, Consumer Electronics, Vice President, U.S. Books and Amazon.ca and Director of Finance at Amazon.com, Inc.

Julie holds a B.B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting from Texas A&M University and a Master’s of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Elbaz, Director

Andrew Elbaz is a partner and founder of the securities and capital markets practice at Minden Gross LLP. Andrew regularly advises public companies and investment banks on a variety of public market transactions ranging from public offerings, private placements, initial public offerings, reverse take-overs, M&A and M&A advisory mandates.

Andrew was previously a partner in the securities and capital markets practice at a large international law firm and has been practicing securities law almost exclusively since 2005.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University (2003); a Bachelor of Civil Law from the Universite de Montréal (2002) and a Bachelor of Art from McGill University (1999).

John Farlinger, Director

John Farlinger is currently a director of Lite Access Technologies Inc. and the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairperson of Assure Holdings Corp. Mr. Farlinger had also served as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Urban Communications Inc. (TSXV) from 2014 to 2018, serving on both of the compensation and the audit committees and served as a director and Chairperson of the Governance and Audit Committee of Killi Ltd. (formerly Freckle Ltd.)(TSXV).

John has extensive capital markets experience in both of the United States and Canada, having led multiple rounds of venture and private equity funding over the past 20 years.

John is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Queen’s University.

Henry Lees-Buckley, Director

Henry is a seasoned CEO bringing almost 40 years of experience to the Board. He is currently CEO at USA Midwest-based private equity owned Zone Climate Services, which is expanding in the RHVAC space across the USA.

Prior, he served as President and CEO of TSX-listed Uni-Select, and also in a number of leadership roles at W.W. Grainger, Inc., where he successfully operated the company’s Specialty Brand companies and drove its North American acquisition growth strategy.

Additionally, he was a member of the board of Building Materials Corp (BMC) in the USA through its merger with Builders First Source. Henry brings a strong growth mindset and a fresh perspective having served as a senior executive for companies spanning the service, distribution, and building materials sectors.

Peg Hunter, Director

As an accomplished board director and senior executive, Peg brings over 35 years of proven leadership experience driving business growth and innovation with iconic retailers including Canadian Tire and The Home Depot. On the senior executive team of The Home Depot, Peg spearheaded the digital transformation of the $7 billion home improvement chain to become the country’s leading omni-channel marketer and retailer in both the pro and consumer home improvement markets.

Her leadership extends to board engagements, having held executive and committee chair positions with Fiix Software Inc, Kal Tire Partnership, Genesis Centre (NL), Homestars.com, Canadian Marketing Association.

Peg holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a Master of Business Administration from University of Toronto, Executive Leadership Development from Emory University, and ICD.D designation.