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Randy Henderson CA CF ICD.D
Chairman of the Board

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. Lamacraft

Mr. Lamacraft, a Chartered Financial Analyst, has been in the investment business since 1993 and has been CEO of Cormark Securities Inc, since September 2001. Mr. Lamacraft served on the Board of Blue Gold Mining Inc., a Canadian mineral exploration company and currently serves on the Boards of Waldorf Academy and Community Food Centres Canada.




 
Keith Powell
Director

Keith Powell is a retired business executive. He continues to be active in the business world by sitting on a number of Boards in both the Public and Private sectors.

Prior to retirement he was principal in his own consulting company, active on a number of Boards and involved in a broad range of speaking engagements. His clients included companies like BCE, Manulife Financial, Teleglobe, Excel Communications and Group Telecom to name a few.

In his corporate life Keith worked for Nortel where he held ever increasing responsibility over a 20 year period. These roles included Senior Vice President, Information Services and Chief Information Officer, VP Customer Service, North America, VP Quality, VP Manufacturing, Switching, and Director of Supply Chain Management.

Prior to Nortel he held various manufacturing and supply chain management roles at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

He holds an MBA from McGill University and a B.Sc from Concordia University in Montreal.



 
Mark Ripplinger
Director

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.



 
Grant Billing
Director

Mr. Billing is a Chartered Account with over 30 years experience in various senior management roles such as the President and CEO of Superior Plus Corp, Norcen Energy Resources Ltd and Sceptre Resources Limited. Mr. Billing has served as a director of many Public Companies including as Chairman of Provident Energy, Chairman of Capitol Energy Ltd and Chairman of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Mr. Billing is currently Chairman of the Board of Superior Plus Corp and a Director of Pembina Pipeline Corporation. He is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary.