Chairman of the Board
Randy Henderson CA CF ICD.D
Mr. Henderson (CA CF ICD.D) is a senior finance executive and corporate director who serves as a corporate financial advisor to the board of directors and executive management teams of both publicly-traded and private entities.
He is President of Henderson Corporate Financial Consulting Inc. and a director of PGNX Capital Corp. (NEX) and Harvest Operations Corp. (TSX). Mr. Henderson is also a member of the Audit Committee of the Province of Alberta.
From 2001-2013, Mr. Henderson served in either a full-time or consulting capacity as the Chief Financial Officer of several significant public and private entities, including Blackline GPS Corp., Paragon Pharmacies Ltd., High Arctic Energy Services Inc., CE Franklin Ltd., Emera Inc., and ENMAX Corporation.
In 2003, he was nominated for Canada's CFO of the Year Award. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and is an executive leadership program alumnus of the Stanford Business School of Stanford University. In 2008, he was awarded the Corporate Finance (CF) designation by the CICA. In 2009, he successfully completed the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada and was awarded its designation of ICD.D.
Mr. Ripplinger is President and CEO of Everlink Payment Services, a leading provider in the highly competitive payments solutions business. Located in Markham, ON, Everlink is a comprehensive payments solutions company, connecting financial institutions, retailers and credit/debit cardholders world-wide.
Everlink provides Payment Network Gateway, transaction processing, settlement and reporting, ATM/POS Acquiring Managed Services, Card Issuance and Management, Fraud Management as well as a wide range of Professional Services.
With a wealth of experience and expertise in business and IT leadership, governance and change execution, Mr. Ripplinger has held key executive positions in several leading companies including: VP Technology & CIO with the Canadian Payments Association in Ottawa, ON; Senior VP & CIO with ATB Financial in Edmonton, AB; VP & CIO at Crown Life in Regina, SK; Vice President of Systems with Co-Operators Financial Services in Guelph, ON; Partner with Sierra Systems in Calgary, AB; Business Development Executive at EDS in Calgary, AB; Solutions Development Manager with Cisco Systems in Calgary, AB; and Director, Sales & Marketing at CDSL/CGI in Mississauga, ON. In addition, Mr. Ripplinger established and operates his own management consulting business, working in both the private and public sectors with organizations of varying size and industry focus.
Mark completed a Bachelor of Administration with Distinction (Honors) at the University of Regina as well as a graduate certificate program in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a present and past member of numerous boards of directors, industry associations and charitable organizations and is a frequent speaker at trade conferences and management groups across North America.