Sir Terry Matthews
Sir Terence Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover, an investment vehicle and holding company. Terry has either founded or funded over 80 companies since 1972 including Newbridge Networks, a company he founded in 1986 and which became a leader in the worldwide data networking industry. In 1972, before launching Newbridge, Terry co-founded Mitel, a world leader in the design and manufacture of enterprise communications solutions. Wesley Clover now has interests in a broad range of next-generation technology companies, real estate, hotels and resorts.
In addition to being the Chairman of Wesley Clover, Terry is also Chairman or Director of a number of private and publicly traded companies.
Terry holds an honours degree in electronics from the University of Wales and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 1994, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and in the 2001 Queen’s Birthday Honours, he was awarded a Knighthood. In 2011, he was appointed Patron of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute
Wesley Clark is a retired United States Army General and was a candidate in the 2004 U.S. presidential election. During his military career, General Clark served in the Army and Department of Defense, achieving the rank of four star general and serving as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe from 1997 to 2000. Since his retirement, he has been active in investment banking, philanthropy and politics. He is the author of three books on modern warfare tactics, a Rhodes Scholar, and the recipient of several international awards and distinctions.
André Gauthier is Managing Partner at Tandem Expansion, a Canadian growth capital fund. Gauthier has over 25 years of business and management experience, having served most recently as Executive Vice President and CFO of Telesystem International Wireless Inc., until it was sold to Vodafone in 2005. Prior to his 12 years at TIW, Gauthier held senior management positions at L’Oréal Canada and Ernst & Whinney. He is also a director of Averna Technologies and Quantis International, and a former director of wireless carriers MobiFon, Oskar Mobil and Enlaces RadioFonicos. Gauthier holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from HEC Montreal and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and has been a member of the Ordre des Comptables Agréés du Québec since 1984.
Dan Matte is F5 Networks’ Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, responsible for leading all corporate marketing and product management efforts. He also has a primary involvement in the company’s technology partnerships and corporate development activities. As one of the original F5 employees, Matte was instrumental in helping F5 pioneer the load balancing market and transforming it into a critical component of today’s networking infrastructure. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology and data communications industries. Prior to joining F5, Matte worked with Memotec Communications, an innovator in frame relay and voice-over-frame-relay technologies, and he founded REON Corporation, a company specializing in secure remote access and wireless data communications. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and an M.B.A. from the University of British Columbia.
Christopher Payne has over 25 years of private equity experience, investing in over 25 different technology companies in North America. In the two years since Payne became a founding partner of Genuity Capital Partners, he has helped the business grow to over $200 million in assets with investments in 12 portfolio companies; one third of which are technology-related businesses. Prior to joining Genuity in 2005, he spent 5 years with CIBC Capital Partners as a Managing Director broadly responsible for a portfolio of investments including leading technology-related companies. From 1997 to 2000, Payne worked as a successful entrepreneur, business leader, and investor in several early-stage technology companies based in Palo Alto, California. During the late 1980′s, he spent over 8 years working on Wall Street with Merrill Lynch and The Blackstone Group.
James Powell is Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of Thomson Reuters and member of the Thomson Reuters Executive Committee. Powell oversees the company’s technology initiatives and strategy, including the application of newly emerging technologies to advance the development and delivery of intelligent information. He also provides leadership to the divisional and business unit technology professionals as Chairman of the Global Technology Executive Committee. This work involves promoting best practices across the company in areas such as search, datamining, databasing, digital platforms and data center design.
Previously he was CTO for the Markets Division of Thomson Reuters. In his 14 years at Reuters, Powell held a number of senior leadership positions including CTO for Enterprise; CTO and global head of product development; head of technology strategy; and CTO for the Reuters Financial division. He has also held senior leadership positions at Solace Systems, Citadel Investment Group and TIBCO Finance Technology. Powell has a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Industrial Robotics from Imperial College London.
Craig Betts is the president and chief executive officer of Solace Systems, Inc. He founded Solace Systems with the vision of embedding application intelligence directly into networks, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Queen’s University.