As AVG Technologies’ CSO, Mr. Simpson spearheads initiatives on privacy, performance and protection with a special focus on mobile. Prior to joining AVG, Todd held the position of Executive Vice President of Innovation Partners at InterDigital Communications, and prior to that was Chief of Innovation at Mozilla Inc. Todd’s prestigious career has been an entrepreneurial journey driven by his love of technology. With a Ph.D. in Computer Science and an author of numerous patents and papers, Todd joins the board with more than 20 years of invaluable business and technology expertise.
Zahir Khoja is the CEO for Mobile Payment Solutions (MPS), a joint venture between MasterCard and SMART Hub Inc. Zahir’s professional influence can be seen across the world, having won numerous awards for his part in building a pivotal Mobile Money system in Afghanistan from the ground up. Zahir’s career has also included work with corporate giants like Virgin Mobile, TELUS Canada and Pepsi-Cola, as well as a series of esteemed positions such as serving on the Board for the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, as a keynote speaker for various events and as a founding chairperson for AMMOA.
As Managing Principal at the Lalani Consulting Group, Minaz joins the board with a broad scope of experience ranging from strategic actuarial, human resources and risk consultation to private venture fund management. Prior to founding LCG in 2010, he was a principal with Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson), a preeminent global HR company. Minaz has been a Fellow of various actuarial societies and sat on numerous Boards. His years of experience in both the profit and non-profit sector revolves around his Personal Vision Statement: Be C.R.I.S.P. - Creative, Responsive, Informed, Sensitive and Positive.
Earning his Ph.D. In Clinical Psychology from Yale University, Dr. Paul is an internationally acclaimed author and leading authority on employee engagement and behavioral change. With more than 25 years of experience in organizational development, he is also President of the human relations consulting firm, Whiteboard LLC. Dr. Paul joins the board with expertise in business culture-building and employee engagement strategy and theory.
Alfan is currently the Co-Founder and Managing Director of RxSource. For over 12 years, Alfan has been using his vast experience to innovate the global pharmaceutical industry, and works closely with hospitals and clinics around the world to boost quality and efficiency in pharmaceutical procurement.
J.C. brings a proven 15+ year track record of success in cultivating best-in-class, performance cultures leveraging his deep background in global compensation, incentive and rewards programs, learning development, employee engagement and business transformation strategies. He is also an expert in customizing programs that best meet the needs of diverse business models and cultures and respond to today’s dynamically changing landscape. J.C. started his career at Electronic Arts, and progressed into leadership positions at Documentum/EMC, Dreyer’s/Nestle, and McAfee Inc (an Intel Company), where he was SVP of Global HR & Learning.
After a 30 year engineering and banking career, Phil joins the Kudos board with a diverse background that includes trading and risk management. Previously, Phil was a Managing Director at JP Morgan, where he headed up their Canadian commodity business. Phil made the move to JP Morgan after 13 years at Goldman Sachs. Prior to banking, Phil was involved in start ups in the energy sector, as well as working as an engineer for a multi-national. Phil holds an engineering degree from the University of Alberta, and has obtained the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Spanning a 23-year technology career in health, financial services, telecommunications, aerospace and military systems, Farid joins the board with a broad and valuable entrepreneurial experience in fundraising, business planning and product management. Farid’s deep passion for innovation extends from his early days in building mission-critical software for Boeing and the NASA International Space Station program to his experience with various tech start-ups. His current focus is on healthcare and big data.