Board of Directors:

Murray McCaig – Corporate Director
Mr. McCaig is an experienced startup CEO with a background in management consulting and finance. Most recently, Mr. McCaig managed New York-based private equity group, RSL Investments (owned by the Estee Lauder family), where he was responsible for leading a global business acquisition strategy in the water sector. Mr. McCaig has extensive international business development and licensing experience, including his role with Upstream, a world leader in mobile marketing solutions, where he built the global sales organization and led the expansion into new regions in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America. As an entrepreneur, Mr. McCaig founded and built two successful startups: an innovative in-building wireless provider, Spotnik Mobile, which he sold to TELUS; and evandtec (formerly EnviroTower), a well-known cleantech company in the water treatment sector. Mr. McCaig raised over $25 million in early-stage capital for these ventures. Prior to this, Mr. McCaig was a principal with the McKenna Group, a Silicon Valley-based management consulting group, where he developed and implemented growth strategies for large global technology companies and early-stage ventures.
Shirley Speakman – Corporate Director
Shirley is a partner with Cycle Capital Management, a pioneer among Canadian venture capital funds focused on the clean-tech sector. With assets under management of $230 million, Cycle Capital invests in Quebec and northeastern North America. Cycle Capital has a special relationship with its strategic partners, notably Brookfield Renewable Energy, Rio Tinto Alcan, Cascades, Group M3, Lonza, Gaz Métro, Systemex Énergies, Aluminerie Alouette, and Hydro-Québec. Before joining Cycle, Shirley spent 6 years as Investment Director at the Investment Accelerator Fund, a fund focus on investing in seed and early stage companies based in Ontario and has more than 10 years experience advising early-stage companies and venture capital funds, focused on biotech, agricultural biotechnology (ag-biotech), and advanced manufacturing and materials. She participated in the creation of a $40 million cross-border life sciences fund and the close of a Canadian-based $40 million ag-biotech fund. Shirley has a BA (Economics) from University of Waterloo and MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and her ICD.d from the Rotman at the University of Toronto.
Marc Weiner – Corporate Director
Marc Weiner has experience as an investor, entrepreneur and management consultant. He is a Principal at Tandem Expansion, a Canadian growth capital fund focusing on industrial technology and ITC companies. Previously, he worked at The Boston Consulting Group in Toronto and Mumbai, primarily focusing on growth strategies, operational excellence and post-merger integrations. After BCG, he co-founded two internet ventures, a SaaS ticketing platform and a two-sided consultation network. Marc has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science (Statistics) from Queen’s University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Pushkar Kumar – Corporate Director
Mr. Kumar has extensive management experience in building companies across multiple geographies. He has grown the business of a large technology company, both through strategic acquisitions as well as through direct sales. As a sales manager, he was directly responsible for sales of services worth over $15M and management of an over 150 people delivery team. In the past, he was also a founding member of Agere India, where he was instrumental in the company’s initial growth and success. He has an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business (Canada) and is also a Metallurgical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (India).