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CEO & Founder
Rob Anson has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board at Loop Insights Inc. since January 2018. Mr. Anson has also served as CEO and Founder of Fobisuite Technologies Inc., a private British Columbia technology company, since October 2017. Previously Mr Anson was Founder and CEO of One Team Media a Private Vancouver based media company with Digital and TV Production Assets.
Led the transition of the UK and Ireland business at Cable and Wireless
Initiated and led the largest contract in TELUS history (1B, 10-year contract with British Columbia (BC) Government)
Transformed TELUS Small and Medium Business from declining to $100M growth in 2 years
Designing & implementing winning business strategies in rapidly changing environments
Building high performance teams, fostering positive organizational culture & enabling personal growth
Driving growth and managing retention through highly differentiated customer experience strategies
Enabling continuous improvement, harnessing innovation & business transformation opportunities
Effective stakeholder management balancing the needs of team members, customers, partners and shareholders
Owen Jackson is currently the managing principal of the Eagle Consulting, LLC (Eagle), a business consulting development firm located in the Washington, DC metro region. Eagle utilizes strategic partnerships and the diverse business and professional backgrounds of its principals to improve performance and profitability of its clients. Prior to the start of his company, Owen served as the Chief Financial Officer for Helix Enterprises, Inc. In this role, Owen provided both operational and programmatic support to the organization. Owen supervised the finance unit and was the chief financial spokesperson for the organization.
Before assuming the position of CFO, Owen served as the Vice President of Business Development for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). Owen provided management and oversight to NCRC’s Business Development divisions located in Washington, DC, Houston, Texas, and New York City. Owen also managed the strategic direction of NCRC projects, supported by the U.S. Commerce Department and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). An entrepreneur at heart, Owen spent ten years as the President and Chief Operating Officer of an IT consulting firm located in New York City. Community and local officials recognized Owen for outstanding performance of his company.
A graduate of City University of New York, Owen received a B.Sc. in Chemistry and is a member of the American Management Association. In addition to his undergraduate education, Owen has completed business administration programs at the University of Alaska and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
With over 18 years of retail experience, Linda led American Kiosk Management to amass over 600 staffed locations, 1800 employees and 1000 automated stores throughout North America, Australia and New Zealand. Under her leadership, along with Max James and team, they sold over $1.7b in sales in Proactiv and became the largest owner-operators in the world. In 2017 Linda led the wind-down of American Kiosk Management and started International Retail Management.
Errol Olsen is a software finance executive with more than 25 years of experience in accounting and corporate finance roles for both publicly traded and privately held technology companies. His range of experience includes financial stewardship, governance, strategy development, operations, investor relations, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and equity and debt financing. Errol currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for Absolute Software Corporation, a SaaS provider of endpoint security solutions. Prior to joining Absolute, Errol was Chief Financial Officer at Inetco Systems and previously held the same role at Explorer Software. Errol’s extensive technology industry experience also includes senior finance roles at Pivotal Corporation and Infowave Software. Errol was also a manager in the audit and advisory services group at KPMG LLP, where he worked with a portfolio of private and public companies.
Andrew William Pruett
Teresa Noreen Taylor
Teresa is an enrolled member of the Lummi Nation and currently works as the Project Manager for the Lummi Indian Business Council’s Office of Economic Policy Division. The Project Manager implements projects approved by the Economic Development Commission, LIBC Treasurer and the elected LIBC. This is a key position in building sustainable economic growth for the Lummi Nation. This role is highly collaborative and requires managing work across internal and external teams to drive projects to completion.
In 2015, Teresa ran for an elected Ferndale City Council position and won. She is serving her fourth year as an elected Ferndale Council Member. Her liaison responsibilities include the Ferndale Downtown Association, Ferndale Heritage Society, Ferndale School District, Ferndale Community Resource Cooperative, Bellingham International Airport Advisory Committee, and Whatcom Transit Authority. She is currently running for re-election, see www.votefortnt.com.
Jeffrey holds over 20 years of experience in Wall Street investment banking and financial advisory, as well as leading large-scale development and redevelopment projects in the US. With areas of expertise in hospitality and entertainment, casino and gaming, destination and resort, and city infrastructure projects, Jeffrey brings wide-ranging experience in industries that align well with Loop’s target client base.
Jeffrey’s personal business and investment initiatives reflect his passion for driving innovative, high reward projects, such as the launch of a new energy technology with Free Flow Power Corporation, and the implementation of cutting-edge casino gaming technology and equipment with Hardway Holdings.
Mr. Devine has over 25 years of Executive and Board experience in the technology industry. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Jet Digital Inc., the developer of JetStream, an accelerated file transfer software solution that moves big data quickly and securely. Mr. Devine previously held strategic leadership roles at companies in the Fintech, Industrial IoT, and Telecommunications industries. Of particular relevance to his Board and Advisory role at Fobi, Mr. Devine spent ten years on the Executive team with Squirrel Systems, a global hospitality technology innovator. Prior to its eventual sale, he was also Co-Founder and President of a loyalty, e-gifting, and customer relationship management company.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Chan has over 15 years post-qualification experience with publicly listed companies covering sectors in SaaS, telecommunications, mining and financial services. Most recently, she held the role of Chief Financial Officer with RESAAS Services Inc., a real estate digital cloud platform, where she played a cross sectional role, enabling data driven decisions to acquire and engage RESAAS’s 400,000 users. Prior to that, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Urban Communications Inc., a fibre optic internet company where she was instrumental to its acquisition by a global conglomerate in 2017. With a focus on helping early revenue staged companies start, scale and exit, Ms. Chan brings diverse experience that aligns well with Fobi's planned growth. Ms. Chan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.
Gavin Lee has 20+ years of global consumer product experience, with particular expertise in operational excellence, brand management, consumer insights, and building top-performing sales teams. Gavin has owned retail stores, founded and managed operations of a highly successful sales and marketing agency, and led teams through major organizational change in competitive environments.
Gavin has a strong business acumen with a background in creating a positive culture and improving sales force effectiveness while significantly improving top-line revenue and maintaining profitable growth through solid P&L management. Gavin’s experience ranges from small entrepreneurial brands to multi-million-dollar global category leaders in a wide variety of market segments.
Tamer Shafik brings over 20 years of experience working in IT and eCommerce to the Fobi team, including five years spent working with leading Canadian multinational information technology consulting and systems integration company, CGI. As a digital transformation expert, Tamer has been instrumental in leading a number of established clients to update their digital infrastructure to keep pace with modern technology.
SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development
Richard Lee brings 20+ years of professional experience which include finance, strategic planning, and business/corporate development. Prior to joining Fobi, Richard had a number of roles at NielsenIQ where he spent 10+ years, and where he was a member of the Canadian leadership team. During that time, he led and played a key part in many business development activities which included partnerships, acquisitions, and divestitures. In his most recent role, Richard was the VP of Strategic Alliances for North America, where he led and evaluated strategic alliances through all phases, which included strategy development, due diligence, structuring, negotiations, closing, and go-to-market preparation.
As Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Richard works closely with the management team to help develop, support, and execute on the overall corporate strategy, and to provide leadership in evaluating and executing new investment opportunities, partnerships/alliances, acquisitions, mergers, and joint ventures. He also serves as a board member for a charitable organization called Hockey Helps the Homeless.
Ian Cameron joins Fobi as Vice President of Marketing with over 20 years of experience in technology, marketing, and ecommerce. Ian was previously responsible for Global Marketing at Epson, where he created Epson's first global marketing team, and initiated and led several successful enterprise-wide projects, including Epson's Global Digital Transformation project.
SVP, Business Development
Mike Canevaro has a history of accelerating business growth through personnel and market development, geographic expansion, positioning, partnerships, and strong business and personal relationships. Mike has a proven success record in both start-ups and public multinational corporations. Before Fobi, Mike led the Location Services Platform at Qualcomm, Inc. Member of the executive team at CSR, Plc, that led to eventual sale to Qualcomm for $2.5B. Co-founder of two prior start-ups in the technology space, ZYPR, and APTX, led both to successful and profitable exits (Pioneer and CSR, Plc.). An expert in IOT, Mobile, IP Strategy, contextual data, AI analytics, and Sales and Business Development.