Chair of the Board
Mr. Yea is currently the president of Investco Capital Management Inc., a private Vancouver-based company that invests in a diverse range of businesses and projects and advises on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and strategic issues. He is currently a director of Redhawk Resources, Inc., Magna Resources Ltd. and New Hana Copper Mining Ltd. Prior to that, he was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Toronto Stock Exchange-listed Datawest Solutions Inc., a banking technology and payment processing company, and president and CEO of a national financial services organization.
Mr. Yea was a former member of the board of governors of the Vancouver Stock Exchange, the predecessor to the TSX Venture Exchange and chaired its corporate finance committee. He was also a member of its market ethics and conduct committee, and chaired its prelisting advisory committee. In addition, Mr. Yea has served as an industry adviser to the B.C. Securities Commission’s new economy and adoption of technology (NEAT) committee on securities regulation reform for B.C.’s new economy, and more recently was a member of the faculty advisory board of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Yea has served on the boards of several public companies including chairing special board committees that oversaw privatizations and divestitures. He holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in both urban land economics and finance, was a member of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia and of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of British Columbia, and has lectured on various subject matters concerning the Canadian securities industry. Currently, Mr. Yea is a director of Magna Resources Ltd., Redhawk Resources Inc. and Corazon Gold Corp.
Dr. David Gane
Director, CEO of LED Medical Diagnostics Inc.
Dr. David Gane is no stranger to dental imaging. He is a passionate pioneer in the business having successfully managed the growth of the Digital Imaging division of Carestream Dental LLC during his 12 years as VP, and founded Orbit Imaging, a company that owns and operates Craniofacial imaging centers in Western Canada.
During his tenure with the Digital Imaging division of Carestream Dental LLC, (a division of Carestream Health and a business of Onex Corp (OCX.TO), Dr. Gane was a key contributor to the company’s growth to $500M in annual revenues with 1,200 employees, and products in 90% of the dental practices worldwide. His personal start up, privately-held Orbit Imaging, has locations in Newport Beach and Redlands California, as well as Vancouver and Richmond, British Columbia, and provides Cone Beam Volumetric Imaging, Digital Clinical Photography, Intraoral, Tomography, Panoramic & Cephalometric digital radiographs and other standard medical, dental and orthodontic radiographic services.
David is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, where he served as Chairman of the Corporate Liaison Committee. He has authored a number of dental imaging software applications, co-authored a number of peer reviewed academic articles, as well as a series of technique videos on digital dental imaging.
David’s background as a dental surgeon offers him unique insights into the needs of both patients and dental care practitioners. He is committed to the development and implementation of innovative technologies to improve the patient experience. He brings his drive and passion for dental technology, along with his distinctive management style to guide the success of the Company.
Joel Leetzow is the President and CEO of Cortex Business Solutions (TSXV.CBX), leading the company’s transition from a primarily Oil & Gas services company into a powerful international e-invoicing player. His leadership, strategic vision, and passion for results enable both the team and customers to achieve success. In this role, Joel is focused on advancing the development of service offerings, new market expansion, and managing key client relationships. Prior to joining Cortex, Joel led numerous other Supply Chain automation technology initiatives across North America including EVCOR, Kewill, Scancode, and Descartes Systems Group. Joel continues his immersion in technology, environmental, and educational causes and pursues opportunities within the community to cultivate innovation that contributes to a better society. Mr. Leetzow is a director of Cortex Business Solutions.
Mr. Topham’s distinguished career includes 30 years with KPMG, with 20 years as an audit partner in the technology companies and computer audit practices with prior experience as a senior manager and staff accountant. He has been the lead partner for audit and related services for over 30 Canadian and US public companies, is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the BC Technology Industry Association and was awarded the designation of Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) from the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of BC. His specialties include mergers & acquisitions, financing, strategic planning, accounting and internal controls for technology companies. Mr. Topham has expertise in software, clean energy, wireless and new media technology companies.
Alexandre Ryzhikov, CFA
Mr. Ryzhikov joined Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners in May 2014 and is responsible for portfolio management and investment research, while also contributing to investor relationships and general operations. Prior to his current role, he worked as an Investment Analyst at Burgundy Asset Management where he was part of the U.S. Large Cap team. Mr. Ryzhikov graduated with distinction from Concordia University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and a Minor in Finance. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University. At Concordia, he was part of the Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management and John Molson Case Competition programs. As part of the John Molson Case Competition Program, he won multiple awards in national and international business case competitions.