As a partner at iNovia Capital, Shawn is passionate about building companies. As Chief Technology Officer of Rainbow Technologies, he helped invent the engines underpinning Internet security and then as President, he saw the company grow ten-fold before being sold to SafeNet for nearly half-a-billion dollars. Previously his start-up pioneered the eCommerce system used by millions of CD-ROMs. Shawn holds an early patent as one of the inventors of the now popular USB keys. When not working with a technology enabled business, he can usually be found piloting a helicopter.
Shawn is a member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee and the Risk and Compliance Committee.
Mike joined Solium’s Board in 2002 and has been the Chairman for most of that tenure, a position he currently holds. Between 2010 and May 2017, he was also a Managing Director and a member of the Solium executive team. Mike’s primary past experience includes being CEO of Engage Energy, an energy trading and marketing company (sold in 2002). He was the founder of a predecessor company to Engage in 1994. Mike is currently a founder and principal in Jemm Properties of Calgary (commercial real estate development), and a Director of Curve Dental (dental software). Past Board experience includes Medgate (medical records software), InnerVision Medical Technologies (medical imaging), Southern Lights Ventures of NZ (bio-medical materials), and Peyto (oil and gas producer). For all of those companies Mike was a principal shareholder and either a founder or early stage investor. He is also a past Director of Union Gas, the Ontario natural gas utility (sold in 2002). Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, both from the University of Alberta.
Laura Cillis has over 25 years of experience working in publicly traded international organizations and has a broad range of leadership and financial experience. She served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Calfrac Well Services Ltd. from November 2008 to June 2013. Prior thereto, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Energy Services L.P. since January 2006. Ms. Cillis is a director and member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX: CPG), a director and member of the Audit Committee of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (TSX: ENF) and a director and member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and Chair of the Safety & Reliability Committee of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. She is also a director of Enbridge Income Partners GP Inc. and a trustee of Enbridge Commercial Trust. Laura is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and Financial Executives International and holds the ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors. Laura holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.
Laura is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee.
Brian served as Solium’s President and CEO from 2002 to 2006 and has been on the Board of Directors since 2001. Prior to joining Solium full-time, Brian founded and was the President and CEO of Stormworks Ltd., a privately held e-business services company that was acquired by Solium in 2002. Brian is a principal at a Calgary-based venture capital company, Adventure Capital. Through this vehicle, Brian invests in many early-stage companies, including energy and technology start-ups. Brian has gained board and audit committee experience at several public and privately held companies.
Brian is the Chair of the Risk and Compliance Committee.
Like most people in stock plan administration, Marcos sort of “fell into it.” In 1999, he started Bitontic Solutions and was contracted by the newly formed Solium to build an equity administration platform—known today as Shareworks. What started as a bit of contract work soon became a life-long professional passion for Marcos. Marcos holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. Now as CEO of Solium, he remains every bit as passionate about creating and optimizing technology to solve business challenges. Marcos was the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the technology sector, Western Canada. Under his leadership, Shareworks has evolved to be a truly global platform used by more than 3000 companies spanning the globe.
Colleen joined Solium’s Board of Directors in 2010 with more than 25 years of experience in financial services, technology, business, and web-based client services. Currently Colleen is Chief Client Officer at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, LLP, one of the largest and most highly regarded law firms in Canada. Colleen’s some of her previous roles include President of E*TRADE Canada, and Vice President and General Manager of E*TRADE Financial Global Corporate Services. She was Vice Chair of the capital campaign at the Women’s College Hospital, WCHF board member and now WCHF Advisory Council, Canada’s first stand-alone ambulatory hospital designed primarily for women. She is also the Business Director and one of the original founders of The Judy Project, an Enlightened Leadership Forum for Executive Women at the Joseph Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She also serves on the Board of Directors and Campaign Cabinet of Toronto Artscape Inc. Colleen holds an honorary doctorate of civil law from St. Mary’s University and an Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance (Honours) from Wilfred Laurier University.
Colleen is the Chair of the Governance and Human Resources Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Tom joined Solium’s Board of Directors in 2010. He is Co-Managing Director of Muir Detlefsen & Associates Limited, a Toronto-based firm that seeks to create shareholder value for its financial investor partners. He is also a Director of CI Financial Corp. and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation (past Chair), and a Trustee of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. From 2005 to 2006, Tom was the Chief Development Officer of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., and from 1995 to 2005 he was the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Maple Leaf Foods Inc., Tom was Vice President, Director, and a member of the Executive Committee of RBC Dominion Securities Inc., where he was co-head of the firm’s Investment Banking Group and prior to that, co-head of the firm’s M&A Group. Before joining RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Tom was with Ernst & Whinney. Tom has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and holds the Chartered Accountant (Fellow) and Chartered Business Valuator (Fellow) designations.
Joanne joined Solium’s Board of Directors in 2017 with 25 years of experience in the U.S. financial services and technology industries. Her strength is to help companies build strategies and operations to achieve industry-leading growth through balanced vision and execution. Throughout her career, she has helped drive major change in the financial services, software, and healthcare industries. Joanne is currently CEO and Founder of Axial Exchange, a health care information technology company whose software facilitates improved communication between patients, clinical providers, and hospitals. With better communication, costs are lowered, outcomes and patient satisfaction is improved, and unplanned re-admissions and skyrocketing after-care costs are addressed. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President of Operations at Red Hat, where revenues tripled and the customer base grew from 10,000 to 400,000. Joanne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and English major) from Wesleyan University and Object Oriented Management from Stanford University.
Joanne is a member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee and the Risk and Compliance Committee.