Peter Currie - Chairman, Director
Brian Antonen - Director
Andrew Olson - Director
Chris Bowick - Director
Tom Hearne - Director
Sally J. Daub has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since co-founding ViXS in 2001.
Under Ms. Daub's leadership ViXS has grown from a small semiconductor start-up to the leading provider of technologies at the heart of today's video revolution by designing and developing smart network multimedia processors that enable anywhere, anytime entertainment. Ms. Daub has consistently been recognized for her entrepreneurial and business expertise and talent, garnering numerous awards, including: Women.s Executive Network: Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100; RBC Women of Influence, Trailblazer Category; and PROFIT Magazine's Top 100 Women Entrepreneur.
An industry advocate, Ms. Daub plays an active role on ITAC (Information Technology Association of Canada) and GSA (Global Semiconductor Association).
Trained as a chemical engineer and lawyer, with degrees from University of Ottawa and Dalhousie respectively, Ms. Daub began her career as a patent attorney both at the law firm Smart & Biggar and Nortel Networks, where she specialized in IP licensing, strategy, development and management. Directly prior to joining ViXS, Ms. Daub served as Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel for ATI Technologies, a graphics chips supplier. Ms. Daub is also a registered patent agent in both Canada and the United States.
Peter Currie joined the board in December 2009. Mr. Currie was previously director for Arise Technologies Corporation, Affinion Inc., and Canadian Tire Corporation, a former member of the Board of Governors and chair of Finance and Audit Committee for York University and former Director of York University Development Corporation. He is currently director of Intelius Inc. and chair of Audit Committee and member of Corporate Governance Committee, chair of the board for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and director of Kemptville District Hospital. Mr. Currie holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and an MBA from York University.
Brian Antonen is a partner with Celtic House Venture Partners Fund IIA LP. Between 1996 and April 2000, Mr. Antonen was a senior technology analyst and partner at two Toronto brokerage firms, Paradigm Capital and Research Capital. Prior to his career as an analyst, Mr. Antonen spent six years at Nortel Networks. Mr. Antonen also sits on the boards of Avvasi Inc., Camilion Solutions Inc., Fresco Microchip Inc., Morega Systems Inc., Movidius Ltd., Overlay TV Inc., Peraso Technologies, Inc. and RedMere Technology Ltd. Mr. Antonen holds an Honors Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Antonen is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Certified Management Accountants Association of Ontario.
Andrew Olson joined the Board in July 2013. Mr. Olson currently serves as BSkyB's Director of Product Planning & Design for TV, Broadband and Talk Products. Olson previously served as COO of Comcast's Converged Products group, and as COO and CFO of thePlatform™ a leading online video management and publishing company he co-founded. This entrepreneurial success led Mr. Olson to named one of the "25 All Stars" of the first decade of digital media by StreamingMedia.com. Mr.Olson.s diverse background also includes a role at Microsoft, digital audio development for top companies in the U.S. and Japan, co-founding two biotechnology companies, and three years with The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Olson has an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a degree in voice from the Musician's Institute of Technology in California.
Chris Bowick joined the board in April, 2010. Mr. Bowick currently serves as President of The Bowick Group, LLC, where he provides strategic advice to clients in the cable television and telecommunications industry. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Bowick served as Cox Communications Senior Vice President of Engineering & Chief Technical Officer. Prior to his tenure at Cox, Mr. Bowick also served as Group Vice President, Technology & Chief Technical Officer for Jones Intercable, Inc., as well as President of Jones Futurex, a designer and manufacturer of triple DES, PC-based hardware encryption devices. Mr. Bowick has also served as Vice President of Engineering for Scientific Atlanta.s Transmission Systems Business Division, and as a design engineer for Rockwell International, Collins Avionics Division.
Mr. Bowick earned an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado, and also holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Minerva Networks. Mr. Bowick is a member and past board member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and was a member and past Chairman of CableLabs. Technical Advisory Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors for Liberate Technologies, Inc.
Tom Hearne joined the board in Sept, 2014. Tom Hearne is the Chief Financial Officer of theScore Inc., a publicly listed Canadian digital media company. Tom brings a wealth of experience as a business and operations oriented CFO in the public markets having completed four going public transactions on various exchanges including the TSX, AIM, and NASDAQ. Tom has been instrumental in ten merger and acquisition transactions with his most recent involvement in the sale of Score Television Network to Rogers Media. Tom's prior experience includes CFO roles at high growth technology companies including Redline Communications and OpenText Corporation. Tom is a Chartered Accountant and holds a MBA from the Schulich School of Business.