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Peak Group Independent Directors

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Charles-Andre Tessier

LL. L.

Director, Member of Governance and Nomination Committee

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Charles-Andre Tessier, LL. L.
Director, Member of Governance and Nomination Committee

Mr. Tessier is a business lawyer and advisor working mainly in the IT, telecom and manufacturing sectors servicing companies such R3D Consulting Inc., DMR Group Inc., BioChem Pharma, and BCF Business Lawyers LLP. He sits on the board of a number of private and public companies and non-profit organizations and sat on the Executive Committee of the Association of Canadian General Counsel. Mr. Tessier holds a Civil Law degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from the University of Ottawa and has been a member of the Barreau du Quebec since 1980.


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Mark Dumas

B. Sc.

Director, Chair of Human Capital and Compensation Committee, Member of Audit Committee

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Mark Dumas, B. Sc.
Director, Chair of Human Capital and Compensation Committee, Member of Audit Committee, Peak Fintech Group

Mark Dumas is an experienced executive and entrepreneur, having founded and been a key part of several companies and organizations. Mark is currently Chief Strategy Officer at Culmen International, a private equity backed multinational corporation which has grown significantly since Culmen hired Mark through its acquisition of a subsidiary of one of Mark's companies. Prior to Culmen, Mark founded, grew, and sold PlanetRisk (2014-2018), which provided solutions for commercial and government customers such as Apple and Starbucks to forecast and manage security risk. Prior to PlanetRisk, Mark was a key part of the Corporate Development team as a Vice President at then NASDAQ-listed GeoEye (2010-2013) where he played an active role in M&A. Prior to GeoEye, Mark founded, grew, and sold SPADAC (2002-2010), which was a technical sciences company that developed machine learning solutions and provided services to forecast risks and threats for the US Government. SPADAC paced the Inc.500 for several years of rapid growth. Since its founding in 2016, Mark has been the Managing Director of Riverbend Capital 96, a venture capital firm. Mark is a seasoned M&A executive on buy side, sell side, and general fundraising, and has been a part of over 45 M&A deals and counting. Mark holds 2 patents and 1 pending patent, is a Distinguished Fellow from the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.


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Michael Pesner

CPA, CA.

Director, Chair of Audit Committee, Member of Governance and Nomination Committee & Human Capital and Compensation Committee

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Michael Pesner, CPA, CA.
Director, Chair of Audit Committee, Member of Governance and Nomination Committee & Human Capital and Compensation Committee

Michael is President of Hermitage Canada Finance Inc., a company he founded in 2002 that provides financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions as well as financial advisory services to public and private corporations in diverse industries. Prior to that, he spent 26 years at KPMG and predecessor firms where he accumulated a considerable amount of experience in financial management, corporate governance, and investment banking, including M&A transactions as well as debt and equity financing. His past and present directorship experience includes KPMG, David's Tea, Fonds Régional de Montréal, FTQ, Well.ca, Le Château, SAQ (Société des alcools du Québec) and Wallbridge Mining to name just a few. His roles in various capacities including Lead Director, Audit Committee Chair, and Governance Committee Chair at such high- profile organizations earned him the distinction of being named as one of Quebec's Top 10 Corporate Directors in Montreal's Les Affaires newspaper.


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Sheldon Inwentash

B. Comm., CA, CPA, LL.D.

Peak Group Strategic Advisor

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Sheldon Inwentash, B. Comm., CA, CPA, LL.D.
Peak Group Strategic Advisor

Sheldon is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of ThreeD Capital Inc. He has more than 30 years of investing experience. He co- founded Visible Genetics, the first commercial pharmacogenomics company, in 1994 and exited in 2001 to Bayer. Through two decades leading Pinetree Capital, Sheldon created significant shareholder value through early investments in various companies. He obtained his B.Comm from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. In 2007, he was an Ontario finalist for the Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year award. In 2012, Sheldon received an honorary degree, doctor of laws (LL.D) from the University of Toronto for his valuable leadership as an entrepreneur, his philanthropy, and inspirational commitment to making a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families.


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Dana Ades-Landy

B. Sc., MBA.

Director, Chair of Governance and Nomination Committee, Member of Audit Committee & Human Capital and Compensation Committee

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Dana Ades-Landy, B. Sc., MBA.
Director, Chair of Governance and Nomination Committee, Member of Audit Committee & Human Capital and Compensation Committee

Dana has 25+ years of experience in strategic development and governance in the banking and financial services sector, currently holding a position with the National Bank of Canada. Prior to that she has held senior positions at KPMG, Laurentian Bank of Canada and Scotiabank before serving as CEO of the Quebec chapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Ms. Ades-Landy is a well-known advocate for the advancement of women in business, acting as the President and Chair of the Financial Women’s Association of Quebec for 10 years, named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2007 and 2009.
Ms. Ades-Landy sits on the board of several high-profile organizations, including Alithya Group Inc., a leader in digital transformation and strategy, and BFL Insurance, the largest private insurance brokerage in Canada. Ms. Ades-Landy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Concordia University