Benn Mikula has, over the course of his career, served as Managing Director and Head of European Technology Investment Banking at JPMorgan in London as well as Managing Director and Head of Technology Equities Research at RBC Capital Markets (where he was the #1 ranked analyst in the sector for several years and developed the Whistler Technology, Media & Telecoms Conference). He has also held the directorships of several companies including MegaBrands (MB – TSX), where he joined the board to work on that company’s successful financial restructuring. (In 2014 Megabrands was acquired by Mattel in a $US460 million transaction.) Other board roles included Coradiant (acquired by BMC Software in 2011) and Fibermedia (a New York-based firm that operated six data centres before merging into vXchnge in 2014). He is currently a director of Sanimax Industries (a large, family-owned agro-industrial concern with operations in Canada and the U.S.) and a member of the advisory board and senior advisor to the CEO of hybrid cloud orchestration firm CloudOps. He has variously served as a member of the fundraising boards of the Montreal Neurological Hospital & Research Institute and the Montreal Children’s Hospital, President of the Acorn Society, a Special Adviser to a member of the Shadow Cabinet (U.K. Parliament) and a patron of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He holds both a B.A. and an M.A. from McGill University.