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Digital Innovation, Development & Entertainment
Laurent Benezra, CIM
President & CEO
Laurent Benezra has over 16 years of experience in the financial sector
with major Canadian brokerage firms and banks. Prior to joining Intema
as Executive Vice-President, he worked at Manulife Securities, BMO
Nesbitt Burns, Scotiabank and TD Waterhouse, specifically in wealth
management, securities trading and banking services. Laurent is also a
chartered investment manager and a certified blockchain expert.
Mr. Curtis is a seasoned executive having over 45 years of experience in
the Canadian financial industry in the areas of trading, research,
corporate finance, and the management of public companies. Most
recently worked with Intrepid Financial a Canadian investment and
advisory firm with a focus on the natural resource and technology
sectors that has raised over $2B for its portfolio companies.
Mr. Brassard is a capital market professional with over 13 years of experience.
He is currently President of Castellum Capital Inc. He was previously
Executive Director at CIBC Global Markets, where he was market leader from
2016 to 2021. Prior to that, he was Vice-President, Financial Products at BMO
Capital Markets, where he was responsible for structured products sales in
Quebec from 2010 to 2016. Marc is a CFA Charterholder and has a Bachelor
of Finance degree from Laval University.
Mr. Nolan is a tax lawyer with over 30 years experience. He has been
involved as a director of public companies for over 20 years and has
been an active investor and market participant for at least that long. He is
passionate about growth companies and contributing his knowledge
and expertise to helping entrepreneurs and companies on a growth
trajectory. He is currently a member of the Board of Imaflex Inc., a TSX-V
Chief Financial Officer
Scott Meyers has over 18 years of experience in finance and accounting for large multinational firms and Canadian startups. Over the course of his career, Scott has overseen $700M+ P&Ls, managed profitability through downturns, and produced growth in stagnant businesses. Prior to joining Intema, he was Vice President of Finance of Complete Energy Solutions, a Toronto-based services company, overseeing all aspects of finance. Prior to that, he worked for companies of various sizes and sectors, including Schneider Electric for more than 13 years, where he saw increased levels of responsibilities. Scott is a CPA and has a Master of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois.
Executive Marketing Advisor
Jennifer Lazarus formerly served as Chief Digital Officer for a multi-title
publishing company and has held strategic content and marketing roles at
both publicly-traded companies including Weightwatchers.com (then a
division of WW), and mass media companies including the American
Broadcasting Company (ABC) and the Public Broadcasting Company (PBS).
Jennifer now serves in a key leadership role for Digimentors, a digital
consultancy and virtual and hybrid events company. Jennifer holds a
Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and a Masters of Science in
Journalism from Columbia University.
Executive Marketing Advisor
Jonathan Kowit brings 20 years of customer acquisition and brand
development experience, having led marketing efforts at public
companies such as Audible (a division of Amazon) and
Weightwatchers.com (then a division of WW), plus several high-profile
VC-backed companies. He also serves on the boards of privately owned
SaaS solution providers Tassl and PartySpace and is a co-founder of
Centricity, a platform for client referrals.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Laura Klauber has 10 years of experience in digital marketing and
brand managing at one of the world’s most highly trafficked
websites. With extensive knowledge in user experience and user
interface design as well as branding, it’s no wonder that her 2018
advertising campaign came out on top at the Dmexco trade show
in 2018. Laura has a reputation of quality performance, innovation
and 5 years of managerial experience.
Mr. Hughes brings over 15 years of professional experience in integrated
corporate and marketing communications and extensive experience in
venture capital services and commercialization of private and public
companies across North America, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Leigh has helped finance multiple public companies and successfully
completed M&A transactions across many sectors.