Corporate Governance

Board of Directors


Sheldon Pollack

Director & Chairman of the Board

Sheldon is a serial entrepreneur. He started his first venture at the age of 16 and co-founded OnX Enterprise Solutions at the age of 21, which grew to become one of North America’s largest IT services companies with revenues of approximately $1 Billion. He went on to become Co-Founder and Chairman of OverActive Media Group, a global esports organization and the owner of The Toronto Defiant, Toronto Ultra, and The MAD Lions, which was ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s most valuable esports organizations. He founded his own charity in 2012,, and remains an active investor in both private and public markets. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board at AcuityAds, Sheldon also serves on the Board of Directors for the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation.


Igal Mayer

Director & Chair of Audit Committee

Igal is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Accountant, and an accomplished executive in the financial services industry with over 30 years of experience. He previously held several executive-level positions at Aviva plc, including CEO of Aviva Europe, CEO of Aviva North America, CEO Aviva UKGI, and CEO Aviva Canada. He was also 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. In addition to serving as the Chair of the Audit Committee at AcuityAds, Igal is also the President and CEO of RATESDOTCA.


Lisa Donohue


Lisa is an experienced Public Board Director and CEO holding a BA in Organizational Behavior and Management and Business Economics from Brown University. She currently serves on the board of Gap Inc and NRG Energy and previously served as a board member of Synacor Inc. (NAS: SYNC).  She also serves as Board President for two non-profits: She Runs It and Milton Academy. From 2009 to 2016, Lisa served as CEO of Starcom USA, and from 2016 to 2017 she served as Global Brand President at Starcom Worldwide, a division of Publicis Groupe. Most recently, Lisa served as CEO of Publicis Spine, a data and technology start-up of Publicis Groupe, the global communications company. She brings her extensive expertise in global consumer marketing, data and analytics, and strategic planning to her current role on the Board of Directors at AcuityAds.


Roger Dent


Roger holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a BComm from Queen’s University. He was previously a fund manager with Matrix Fund Management Inc. and was Vice Chairman of one of Canada’s largest independent investment dealers.  He also served as the Managing Director and Deputy Manager of Research at CIBC World Markets. Alongside his current role on the Board of Directors at AcuityAds, Roger is CEO of Quinsam Capital Corporation, a publicly-traded investment corporation. He is also a director of Deveron Corp., VitalHub Corp., Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc. and California Nanotechnologies Corp. 

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Tal Hayek


A passionate innovator with a history of success, Tal founded an ad-tech company called IncentAclick in 2004 which was acquired by a public entity. He remained a key contributor for the next two years, helping to grow the company’s revenue to over $100M in 2008. In 2009, Tal pivoted his experience building and managing high-growth companies to the world of digital advertising, and AcuityAds was born. In 2020, he led the company to IPO on the Nasdaq. Tal now looks forward to continued advancements within the industry of ad tech.  


Yishay Waxman


Yishay is an entrepreneur, investor, and start-up advisor. He has been in Technology for over 25 years, selling platforms and solutions to more than 350 operators worldwide.  Yishay was also 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). Yishay currently serves on the Board of Directors at AcuityAds, and is also the Co-Founder and President of Thriver, an enterprise platform that curates food and experiences, tracks related spending, and gathers valuable employee feedback.


Corey Ferengul


Corey is CEO of Yello, a SaaS vendor in the HR Tech market.  He has previously served as Executive Chairman and CEO of Magnetic, which was sold to Deloitte Digital. Prior to Magnetic he served as CEO of Undertone Networks, and held several executive-level positions at Rovi Corporation (which later merged with Tivo). Corey is currently a Board Member and active investor at Hyde Park Ventures. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors at AcuityAds, he is also a board member or board observer at dScout, PackBack, PopularPays and Kinetiq.

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