Board of Directors
Director & Chairman of the Board
Mr. Sheldon Pollack is a serial entrepreneur, having started his first venture at the age of 16. Throughout his career, Mr. Pollack has played an active role in starting/funding a number of successful internet ventures. He co-founded OnX Enterprise Solutions in 1983 with just $10,000 in start-up capital. Mr. Pollack took OnX public in April 2000 and subsequently re-privatized the company in April 2009. Today, OnX has revenues over $750 million and offices throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Mr. Pollack was an Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in 2000 and OnX was designated as one of Canada’s Best Managed companies in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Director & Chair of Audit Committee
Mr. Igal Mayer is an accomplished executive in financial services for over 25 years. He is currently Co-Chairman and CEO of RDA Insurance. Previously, Mr. Mayer held various positions at Aviva plc over 23 years, including main board Executive Director , CEO Aviva Europe, CEO Aviva North America, CEO Aviva UKGI and, CEO Aviva Canada. Prior to this Mr. Mayer was CFO at Canadian General Insurance where he led the management buyout and successful sale of the company with New York private equity specialist KKR as its sponsor. Mr. Mayer is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Accountant and resides in Toronto Canada.
Corporate Secretary & Director
Mr. Joe Ontman founded a computer-supply company focusing on large enterprises. With an excellent marketing team and plan in place, Mr. Ontman operated the business in a highly competitive environment, landing clients including Mount Sinai Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, Credit Suisse, The University of Toronto, The Government of Ontario and many others. In 2007, he founded an ad-tech company specializing in client acquisitions via search marketing, email marketing and media buys.
Mr. Roger Dent is the chief executive officer of Quinsam Capital Corporation (CSE: QCA) and is a director of Quia Resources Inc. (TSXV: QIA). He is also a member of the advisory board of Energex Petroleum Inc. From 2003 to 2011, he held various positions including portfolio manager with Matrix Fund Management Inc., where he managed the Matrix Strategic Small Cap Fund and the Matrix Small Companies Fund. He was formerly vice-chairman of one of Canada’s largest independent investment dealers and was managing director and deputy manager of research at CIBC World Markets. He has an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a B. Comm. from Queen’s University.
In 2004, Mr. Tal Hayek founded an ad-tech company, a marketing platform focused on lead generation and customer acquisition. In 2006, it was sold to a public company. Staying on for two years, Mr. Hayek was a key contributor in helping the company’s revenue grow to $110 million in 2008. However, it was during his time at the helm that Mr. Hayek began to notice major inefficiencies in media buying. In 2009, Mr. Hayek shifted this value focus to digital advertising and Acuity was born.
Mr. Yishay Waxman is an entrepreneur, investor and start-up advisor. He has been in the mobile space for over 18 years, selling platforms and solutions to more than 350 operators worldwide. Most recently, he was the co-founder of Jumptap, Inc. (a widely recognized advertising network in mobile advertising), that was acquired in November 2013 by Millennial Media (NYSE: MM).
Former Executive Chairman and CEO of Magnetic, which was sold to Deloitte Digital. Current Board Member and active investor for Hyde Park Ventures. Corey Ferengul served as the Chief Executive Officer of Undertone Networks, Inc., at Perion Network and formerly served as the Chief Operating Officer of Undertone Networks, Inc. Previously, he served at Rovi Corporation in a number of roles as Executive Vice President of Product Management & Strategy and Executive Vice President of Product Management and Marketing.