Management

Board of Directors

André Beauchesne
André Beauchesne
President

André Beauchesne is a serial entrepreneur with 35 years of experience in management. Mr. Beauchesne has founded, bought and sold a dozen companies in various industries including advertising, finance, retail, and technology. Mr. Beauchesne is also the President of Beauchesne Capital, a family office, and serves on many boards of directors and committees.

Richard Groome
Richard Groome
Executive Chairman and CEO

Mr. Groome was born and raised in Montreal. He graduated from McGill University in 1981 with a Bachelor’s in Economics. Mr. Groome is applying his expertise to grow companies seeking to make a difference in the world. He believes this is achieved through innovation, perseverance and good governance scaled to a global level.

Janet Stemberger
Janet Stemberger
Director

Janet Stemberger is the Global head of Client Success and Contributor relations at Visible Alpha, a Leading investment technology firm. Prior to joining Visible Alpha, Mrs. Stemberger was the Senior Vice-President of Global Sales for Standard and Poors Global.

Eric Piscini
Eric Piscini
Director

Eric Piscini is the Chief Operating Officer of Citizens Reserve, a blockchain company specializing in supply chain solutions. Prior to his current occupation, Mr. Piscinis was Deloitte’s Global Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Leader as well as Principal Consultant in the financial services practice.

Louis-Thomas Labbé
Louis-Thomas Labbé
Director

Louis-Thomas Labbé is a veteran of the insurance industry with over 35 years experience in risk management. Mr. Labbé currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gallagher, Quebec. Previously, Mr. Labbé served as the President and CEO of Willis Canada. He serves on several boards including but not limited to the CHUM “Centre Hospitalier de University de Montreal” and WSP Global.

Board of Advisors

Todd Ruppert
R. Todd Ruppert
Advisory Board Member

R. Todd Ruppert is the founder and CEO of Ruppert International, a firm with diversified interests globally in various fields including education, financial services, disruptive technologies, publishing, arts and entertainment, and strategy consulting. He is chairman of several firms, president of London’s Royal Parks Foundation, a global ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, and a board member of INSEAD Business School and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Don Codling
Don Codling
Cyber Security and Data Privacy Advisor

With CISSP, CIPP/US and CIPP/E certifications, Don Codling has held a variety of TS/SCI security clearances over a period of 25 plus years. Areas of focus are the cyber security and data protection challenges for E-commerce/on-line financial services firms, cryptocurrency exchange security challenges and meeting evolving data privacy standards worldwide. Mr. Codling worked with the FBI for 23 years and retired as Unit Chief and Chief liaison officer to DHS with the FBI Cyber Division.

Officers

André Beauchesne
André Beauchesne
President

André Beauchesne is a serial entrepreneur with 35 years of experience in management. Mr. Beauchesne has founded, bought and sold a dozen companies in various industries including advertising, finance, retail, and technology. Mr. Beauchesne is also the President of Beauchesne Capital, a family office, and serves on many boards of directors and committees.

Richard Groome
Richard Groome
Executive Chairman and CEO

Mr. Groome was born and raised in Montreal. He graduated from McGill University in 1981 with a Bachelor’s in Economics. Mr. Groome is applying his expertise to grow companies seeking to make a difference in the world. He believes this is achieved through innovation, perseverance and good governance scaled to a global level.

Paul Goodman
Paul Goodman
Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Paul Goodman is counsel with Cyruli, Shanks, Hart and Zizmore LLP, a New York based law firm. Mr. Goodman specializes in the practice of computer law, and his practice is focused on Internet, New Media, and Digital Assets clients.

Bruno Dumais
Bruno Dumais
Chief Financial Officer

Bruno Dumais has an extensive background in senior finance in publicly traded companies. Mr. Dumais has led large teams through significant corporate transactions and restructuring while implementing best processes to support growth and strategic initiatives. Mr. Dumais is a CPA and holds an International MBA from the University of Ottawa.

Corey Szames
Corey Szames
Chief Technology Officer

Corey Szames is an experienced information technology manager with over 20 years of experience in software development. Mr. Szames is a full stack developer focusing on blockchain development, artificial intelligence and big data modeling. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Szames was CTO at Big Spin Media, and Vice-President of Development at Online Database Solutions.

Louis Ialenti
Louis Ialenti
Vice President Corporate Affairs

Louis Ialenti is now the Vice President of Corporate Affairs at ALT 5 Sigma, in charge of governance processes, coordinating policy and internal audit, and providing legal advice. Previously, Louis co-founded and served as President of a retail and hospitality group in with global locations. He arrives to the business having spent the last ten years employing his graduate degree in business and law as both a solicitor and academic at the prestigious Queensland University of Technology in Australia. Mr. Ialenti’s legal experience in both criminal and commercial practices has put him at the forefront of compliance and strategic planning. Louis has been engaged by multinational firms to represent their interests in mergers, acquisitions, internal audits, executive consulting and criminal defense.

Jason Lake
Jason Lake
Vice President Marketing

Jason Lake has 20+ years experience in Marketing and Event management. Mr. Lake has lead multi-disciplined campaigns, product launches and national tours throughout his career. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Lake’s clients ranged from automotive to the financial and telecommunication sectors.

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