Prodigy Ventures™ is an innovation company, and an early stage investment opportunity in emerging technologies. We’ve combined a thriving enterprise services business – Prodigy Labs – with the hyper growth potential of our Venture Builder Division. Highly complementary, these businesses work together to drive growth with the latest technologies in mobile, video, secure ID, voice, blockchain, artificial intelligence, payments and augmented reality.

BOARD MEMBERS

ROBERT MACLEAN

Chairman, Board of Directors

Rob Maclean has served as CEO of Points since co-founding the company in February 2000, and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prodigy. His vision has pioneered and delivered a suite of innovative technology solutions, earning a growing number of partnerships with the world’s leading loyalty programs. Under Rob’s leadership, Points has grown from a start-up to become a globally recognized leader: publicly traded on the NASDAQ and TSX, has attracted partners with a combined member base of over 500 million members worldwide, and operates a suite of eCommerce products and services that have transacted more than 88 billion loyalty program points and miles to-date.

Prior to founding Points, Rob recorded an impressive list of leadership roles and achievements with 12 years in the airline and loyalty industry. As Vice President, Sales with Canadian Airlines, Rob led a team of over 250 employees throughout North America, delivering over $2 billion in annual revenue, and was responsible for the airline’s award-winning Canadian Plus loyalty program. Rob has also served as a senior representative on the Oneworld Alliance’s Customer Loyalty Steering Committee.

STEPHEN MOORE

Director

Stephen Moore has more than 30 years of experience in the securities industry. He was a Vice President for Burns Fry Ltd., Lancaster Financial Inc. and TD Securities, where he held a number of functional responsibilities including research, sales and trading, and corporate finance. He was a founder and Managing Director of Kensington Capital Partners, a firm specializing in private equity advisory services. He serves as a director of CI Financial Corp. and is a trustee of the Advantaged Preferred Share Trust. Mr. Moore has a B.A. (Economics) and an MBA from Queens University.

TOM BECKERMAN

Founder, CEO and Director

Tom Beckerman is the Founder and CEO of Prodigy Ventures.

Tom is a seasoned technology veteran, with over 35 years of experience in senior leadership roles. Mr. Beckerman is currently focused on the strategic development and marketing of new high growth technology platforms and services for mobile video, wearables, proximity marketing, mobile payments, augmented reality, 3D and social.

Apart from Prodigy Ventures, Mr. Beckerman played instrumental roles in the development and success of seven other technology, marketing services, financial information and medical device companies. He has created unique technologies and worked with Fortune 1000 companies. Mr. Beckerman graduated with an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1976 and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto in 1974.

JEFFREY SHAUL

Chair, Advisory Board

Jeffrey Shaul has over 30 years of securities industry experience, including senior positions with major Canadian firms, including Scotia Capital and TD Securities, in such areas as securities underwriting, mergers & acquisitions, private equity and asset management. He founded Robson Capital Management in 2003, an independent investment firm which focuses on developing innovative investment vehicles, and which acts as exempt market dealer, portfolio manager and/or investment fund manager for various domestic and foreign investment funds. Jeff also acts as independent director of offshore funds through Bell Rock Group, a Cayman-based corporate and directorship services firm, and is registered as a Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the CFA Institute and Toronto CFA Society, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

TOM BECKERMAN

Founder, CEO and Director

Tom Beckerman is the Founder and CEO of Prodigy Ventures.

Tom is a seasoned technology veteran, with over 35 years of experience in senior leadership roles. Mr. Beckerman is currently focused on the strategic development and marketing of new high growth technology platforms and services for mobile video, wearables, proximity marketing, mobile payments, augmented reality, 3D and social.

Apart from Prodigy Ventures, Mr. Beckerman played instrumental roles in the development and success of seven other technology, marketing services, financial information and medical device companies. He has created unique technologies and worked with Fortune 1000 companies. Mr. Beckerman graduated with an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1976 and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto in 1974.

JEFF WATTS

President

Jeff Watts is a seasoned Canadian technology leader with a proven track record of success in scaling technology businesses. He brings to Prodigy over 25 years of global experience in direct sales, channels, marketing, and both business and corporate development. This spans large enterprises such as SAP, Xerox and 3Com, running business lines of $300M+, and startups such as Quack.com (acquired by AOL). Jeff’s ability to focus sales execution and to capitalize on market opportunities is well recognized. Having recently completed an assignment as Chief Revenue Officer for a global SAP partner, he brings a unique perspective and skill set to Prodigy. In addition to his role of Executive Vice President of Prodigy, Jeff also serves on several boards in various capacities, including Valucap Investments Inc., where he is the CEO. In these capacities he has contributed to several successful exits, most recently Locationary (acquired by Apple Corp., 2014) and Elliptic Technologies (acquired by Synopys Inc., 2015).

PIERRE ROBERGE

CTO & SVP Solutions and Innovation

Pierre Roberge is a digital ID and commerce expert, with over 20 years of experience at the forefront of innovation in the fields of digital identity, digital currency, online, mobile and payment marketplaces. Pierre co-founded SecureKey Technologies (a secure online identity and authentication platform), Dexit (the first multi-merchant contactless prepaid service in North America), and Rocket Piggy (a children’s financial literacy and smart, connected platform). Prior to joining Prodigy, Pierre provided strategic and technology insights and expertise to enterprise clients, including TD Canada Trust, the Royal Canadian Mint, Interac, EnStream, Suretap, Telus and Intel. Pierre is an advocate for emerging technologies and new ventures. He supports the Canadian start-up and innovation community as a Fintech advisor to the MaRS Innovation Centre.

ANDREW HILTON

CFO and Corporate Secretary

Andrew Hilton has provided financial reporting and corporate secretarial services for a number of public companies since 2005. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Fountain Asset Corp. (TSXV: FA) from 2010 – 2012, Jaguar Financial Corporation (TSXV: JFC) from 2013 to 2017, Added Capital Inc. (TSXV: AAD) from 2013 to 2017 and has also been the Chief Financial Officer of Cardinal Capital Partners Inc. (TSXV: CCP.H) since April 2013. Mr. Hilton is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds an Honours BA in Economics and Financial Management from Wilfrid Laurier University.

ANDREW KIERAN

Vice President

Andrew Kieran has more than twelve years’ experience in technology architecture, design and development. He is focused on the domestic and international financial services industry, and has been a leader in the development of innovative mobile and payment solutions. Andrew also leads Prodigy Labs staff augmentation services practice. Prior to joining Prodigy Andrew was (i) a Senior Manager, Mobile at NexJ Systems from January 2013 to April 2014, (ii) a Director, Mobile at Broadstreet Mobile from April 2012 to December 2012 and (iii) a Senior Developer at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from May 2014 to April 2012.