The Board of Directors is a group of dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise to assist management grow IGNIS as an emissive display technology company.
Executive Chairman, Eric Baker
Mr. Baker is a Partner at Miralta Capital. Mr. Baker began his career in private equity in 1973 when he co- founded Innocan. He has acquired extensive experience in industries as diverse as high technology, life sciences, manufacturing, communications, financial services and energy technologies. Mr. Baker has played a pivotal role not only in identifying investment opportunities, but also in providing strategic direction and oversight leading to strong growth and ultimately successful exits.
Prior to joining the private equity industry, Mr. Baker held several management positions with Union Carbide Canada. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a Trustee of Queen’s University.
Martin Goldfarb is an entrepreneur and a leading expert in the study of human behaviour as it relates to the marketplace and society. He is a Principal at Goldfarb Intelligence Marketing. Martin has consulted to a number of national and international organizations including Ford Motor Company, DeBeers, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Speedy Muffler King, the Government of Canada, Scotiabank, Delverde and Trenitalia in Italy. The work for Ford Motor Company was in all divisions including marketing, product development, finance, parts and service and retail.
He is presently Chairman, President and CEO of The Goldfarb Corporation. He was Chairman and Director of SMK Speedy International Inc until its sale in 2004. Under Martin’s guidance Speedy Muffler King became a strong and successful brand in France, Belgium and Germany. Martin is former Director and Chairman of Workbrain, Director of Altamira and Noma Industries Limited. He was a founder of Fast Company magazine.
Martin has a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Toronto.
Martin Goldfarb was designated an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of his pioneering work in the market research industry and philanthropic activities.
Mr. Kaneb is a Partner at Miralta Capital, where he is responsible for sourcing due diligence for the fund’s high tech investments. He sits on the board and operations committees of several of Miralta’s technology investments. He joined Miralta in 1999 after selling his family’s business to a multinational oil company. Prior to that, he had a long relationship with Miralta as a co-investor for some 20 years.
Mr. Kaneb has 30 years of operational experience, having built SigmaPoint Technologies Inc. from a start-up in 1999 to a successful high-technology contract electronics manufacturer in five years. Mr. Kaneb has led three leveraged buyouts, been the CEO of four companies, and served as chairman of the board of a successfully restructured public company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Lim is the Global Finance Management Director for Gold Delta International Limited. He is currently responsible for managing the company’s investments and activities. He has over 13 years’ experience in corporate finance and equity investments. Mr. Lim was a management executive at 20th Century Fox, where he managed a finance team supporting multiple business units that delivered annual revenues exceeding $1.3 billion for the Home Entertainment division. He helped develop strategic initiatives involving both traditional and emerging (digital) business models.
Prior to 20th Century Fox, Mr. Lim spent several years on the trade desk at Fisher Investments, where he serviced a $12 billion dollar portfolio of assets managed. Stan received his Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Idaho and earned his MBA from The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine in 2006.
Mr. Martin is the general counsel of a family office located in Hong Kong. Previously has been in private practice for more than 25 years in Europe. He is a lawyer admitted to practice in Germany and New York, NY. He received legal degrees in Germany and an LL.M. from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Rushford is an Intellectual Property lawyer based in Carlsbad, California. His specialty is creating revenue generation from the deployment and use of Intellectual Property assets. Currently Mr. Rushford acts in three capacities, Partner in the firm of Rushford Bagla Leakakos LLP a law firm based in Carlsbad California; Managing Director of EverEdge Global IP, a firm specializing in IP consulting and outsourcing; and as Managing Director/Founder of RSL Holdings, a Nevada based Intellectual Property Development Company. He holds a Doctor of Law Degree from New England Law and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
Christopher J Winn
Mr. Winn was a partner at Innocan and subsequently co-founded Miralta. He is the chief financial officer of Miralta and has been Mr. Baker’s partner for 27 years. Mr. Winn is responsible for the financial control of Miralta’s operations and is an active contributor to the management of the member firms’ investments. He is a chartered accountant and a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.
Prior to joining Innocan, Mr. Winn gained experience in industry with Dominion Textile and as an accountant with Touche Ross. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.
Mr. Young is CEO of the OLED Association, where he solves industry-wide issues, such as the development of standards for the OLED display and lighting industries, lobbies local and national governments and tracks progress of the industry. A founder of DisplaySearch, Young is one of the leading authorities on OLEDs and flexible displays, and during his tenure authored DisplaySearch’s OLED, flexible-display, small/medium-display and technology reports. Before joining DisplaySearch, Young was CEO and president of OWL Displays, where he co-developed innovative driver technology for amorphous silicon (a-Si) and polysilicon (p-Si) TFT LCDs, and was awarded key patents for driving low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCDs. Before OWL, he was vice president and general manager of Tandem’s integrity system division.
He has also served as managing partner at Booz Allen & Hamilton, executive vice president at Wells Fargo Bank, senior vice president at Citibank and president and CEO of Lexar, an early developer of an all-digital PBX and integrated workstation. Mr. Young was educated at Brooklyn Polytech, CCNY and George Washington University.