The SEB Board of Directors have a very successful track record across many industry sectors. They are well known in the business, investment, insurance and healthcare communities.
Ronald D. Barbaro, O.Ont., DHL, Director, Chairman
Mr. Barbaro is also Chairman of Levon Resources Ltd. (ca:LVN)
Past accomplishments include:
President & CEO the Prudential Insurance Company of America Canadian Operations (1985 – 1990); then President of Prudential’s Worldwide Ops. (1990-1993) – launched operations in Italy, Korea and Spain. Former President and CEO The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (1998-2003); Chairman of the Board of The Brick (2004-2012); President Toronto Argonaut Football Club; Chairman Toronto Design Exchange, Campaign Chairman of the United Way; Chairman of the Premier of Ontario’s Economic (SARS) Recovery Team, and has served on more than 30 other public boards including Thomson Reuters.
Mr. Barbaro has been recognized with many awards, including induction into the Academy of Achievement of Sales and Marketing Hall of Fame in both Canada and the U.S.A.; he has been featured in numerous print media and television appearances for a variety of significant contributions to the business world.
Walter Simone, CFP, CLU, CH.F.C., CHS, TEP, CFSB, CFS, RFC, RPA, CPCA , Director, Vice Chairman
Mr. Simone has been in the insurance and financial services industry for 40 years and is a Qualifying & Life member of the Million Dollar Round Table; an international network of insurance and investment financial services professionals/advisors. Mr. Simone is a regular speaker and author on topics of life insurance and related products, motivation and practice management. Mr. Simone is active in the Canadian Italian Business & Professional Association, the National Federation of Canadian Italian Business & Professional Associations, and the school of Business Management Advisory Council at Ryerson University.
Nancy Myles Elliott, BA, LLB, Director
Nancy Elliott is a lawyer and seasoned business woman with extensive experience in the development of Canada-China business and investment strategies. Fluent in Mandarin, Ms. Elliott has built significant relationships in China over the past twenty years, advising clients on corporate and immigration matters. She is well-respected and trusted and has become a conduit for responsible Chinese investment in technology, real estate and resources, both in Canada and around the world. In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Elliott has experience as a shareholder and director of several companies, including private equity, mortgage brokerage, consulting and advisory. Ms. Elliott has also dedicated her time to volunteer work assisting new immigrants, and is a member of several community-based organizations.
Keith R. Harris, B.Comm, CA, Director
Since July 2013, Keith R Harris has been the COO and CFO and a founding member of Edgecrest Capital Corporation, an independent Canadian Investment Bank. He also serves as a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for both Maudore Minerals Ltd. and Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits. From January 2008 to December 2010, he was President and Chief Financial Officer of Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. (and its predecessor company Thomas Weisel Partners Canada Inc.), the Canadian broker-dealer subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp., a financial holding company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2002, he was a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of a boutique Canadian investment bank, Westwind Partners Inc., which was sold to Thomas Weisel Partners Group (TWPG) in 2008. TWPG was subsequently bought by Stifel Nicolaus in 2010. Mr. Harris received a B. Comm from the University of Toronto in 1975 and received his CA designation in 1977 while employed with Ernst & Young.
Christine J. Hrudka, BA BSP , Director
Ms. Hrudka’s experience in the pharmaceutical industry brings additional expertise and business relationships to the Board of SEB. Christine has spent 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry in Canada. She has an extensive understanding of retail pharmacy which has come from her ownership of both chain and independent pharmacies. She has also been involved in many other entrepreneurial endeavors including software development and the roll out of new to market pharmaceutical products. As a front line user, Christine has an in-depth knowledge of most major benefit plans. She has played a significant role in the expansion of prescriptive authority for Saskatchewan pharmacists and continues to advocate for the further expansion of such authority which she sees as a key to ensuring the delivery of health services to the people of Saskatchewan, particularly in rural Saskatchewan.
John McKimm, BBA, MBA, LLB, FCSI , Director, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Information Officer
Mr. McKimm has over 35 years of experience providing operations and financial expertise to public and private companies. His experience covers many sectors, including financial services and technology. Mr. McKimm has extensive investment banking and corporate finance expertise, specializing in emerging and growth companies providing specialty services in SR&ED claims, strategic and financial restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and arranging financing. He has served as a director and officer of many public and private companies, including extensive experience on board committees as both a Committee Member and Chair. Most recently, Mr. McKimm founded and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brainhunter Inc., a company that was listed on TSX.
Stephen Peacock, BSC, MBA, Director
Stephen is a seasoned financial executive, who has held senior positions in domestic and international organizations including RBC, Lancaster Financial, Citibank, Levesque Beaubien, Shroders and HSBC. More recently, he was a founder of Mustang Capital Partners in 2002, a Calgary based limited market dealer specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He currently is the President of Bearspaw Capital Corp., a private investment firm. He previously was a director of Avery Resources Inc. when it was a TSX-V listed company.
Latiq Qureshi , Director, President-QLogitek
Latiq is a technology visionary and has built and deployed many innovative technology solutions for leading global companies and organizations. Mr. Qureshi’s experiences adds significantly to the Board of SEB, particularly in the areas of technology vision, practical business processes and thought leadership.
Barry Walsh, BA, Director
Mr. Walsh has over forty years of experience as an entrepreneur in the technology field. Mr. Walsh is the founder of Bevertec CST Inc., a company specializing in both IT professional services and banking software solutions. Mr. Walsh has extensive global experience in both selling and building technology solutions. Mr. Walsh’s company, Bevertec, has a global infrastructure of technology implementations, particularly in banking solutions, in over 50 countries. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science.