Board of Directors
Michael served as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BVT from 2012 to August 2016 and continues as the Chairman of the Board. He was responsible for encouraging BVT’s growth from an R&D initiative to a commercial opportunity. He has over five years of experience working with the Advisory Board and agricultural experts to realize grower demand and BVT potential. Michael has more than 35 years of international manufacturing, marketing and sales management experience in North America, Asia and Europe. He was previously an executive at Teknion in business development during an intense period of revenue growth from $40 million to $1 billion, and ultimately through to their becoming a public company. Michael is the previous owner-operator of a 320 person manufacturing company that sold internationally.
Director & Corporate Secretary
For more than 30 years, James has worked with clients in a variety of industries in both the public and private sectors, delivering the assurance services needed to make informed decisions. He has experience with Canadian and U.S. reporting issuers as well as with large private concerns. As a Partner with MNP’s Assurance group, James provides expert knowledge on tax planning, effective corporate structuring, and all aspects of institutional financing. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) and Master of Business Administration degrees at the University of Windsor, and received his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 1984. He is also a Licensed Public Accountant (LPA).
Mark W. Kohler
Mark has over 33 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, financial executive, and board member at leading technology and financial services organizations in North America. With extensive experience as a C-Level financial executive at both private and publicly listed growth organizations, he is best known as a keen supporter of technology companies, efficient capital deployment, and growth strategies. Mark is a Certified Corporate Director having obtained his ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and he holds Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) designations. Currently, he is the Chairman and CEO of Exelerate Capital (Toronto), a strategic advisory merchant banking group, and the Chairman of CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (TSXV:DOC), a digital health technology and EHS company.
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