Ambrish Jaiswal serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Director at Tornado Spectral Systems. Mr. Jaiswal brings more than 25 years of international finance and operations experience and has held a variety of senior positions including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice-President at several Canadian and US companies. Ambrish has a strong track record of leading bottom-line efficiencies, driving profitable growth, performance and process improvements. In addition to his current role at Tornado, Ambrish manages the BeauVest group of companies, a venture capital firm specializing in growth capital. Mr. Jaiswal is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Punjab University, Chandigarh (India).
Mr. Cleland is co-founder and principal at Roadmap Capital, and Portfolio Manager of the Roadmap Innovation Funds. Mr. Cleland has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, 1992/97) from Harvard University and earned his CFA designation in 2001. He was founding portfolio manager at Northern Rivers Capital Management (“Northern Rivers”), where he managed the Northern Rivers Innovation Fund from May of 2001 until Northern Rivers was acquired by BluMont Capital in February of 2010. He co-founded Roadmap Capital Inc. in the summer of 2013. Roadmap and its investors have now invested more than $140M in VC-stage tech companies. Sectors include semiconductors, cybersecurity, material sciences, and medical devices. Mr. Cleland is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ubilite Inc, Perimeter Medical Imaging, and MMB Networks, and is an observer on the Board of Peraso Technologies. Prior to Northern Rivers, Mr. Cleland also held various roles at Midland Walwyn Capital and Interward Capital Corporation.
John Lorriman, a pioneer in the concept of insuring mortgages in Canada, has over 35 years of diverse experience in the insurance business. In addition to his involvement in creating Benesure, he has played a critical role in building insurance programs for almost every major Canadian bank and some of Canada’s largest retailers. Currently John is a Director in the BeauVest group of companies focused on direct investments as venture capital.
IMED ZINE, PhD, PEng
After completing an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Masters in RF Engineering, Mr. Zine earned a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary, AB, Canada, in 2006 with a focus on nanotechnology and MEMS engineering. He joined CMC Microsystems in 2007 as a Senior Engineer in Micro and Nanotechnology Fabrication. Mr. Zine was involved with projects related to GaN MMIC (microwave monolithic integrated circuits) process, MEMS and nanotechnology related products. In 2010 Mr. Zine moved to the Business Development department to work as a Technology Advisor, Microsystems and Nanotechnology where he worked on projects in photonics, printed electronics and packaging.