Board of Advisors

Guiding us in our efforts are leaders in e-commerce solutions, global advertising, media, mobile technology and hotel and lodging visionaries.

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David Robinson – Former President & CEO Rogers Bank, Rogers Communications

David founded & launched Rogers Bank for Rogers in Canada. A 25+ year Rogers executive, David brings extensive wireless, mobile payments, and financial expertise to SEL Global. David’s role was to develop business opportunities outside the scope of Rogers current offerings. Prior to leading Rogers Bank, David was the SVP Emerging Business and developed Rogers’s Mobile Payments offering.

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Tim Wilson – Former Google USA Industry Head, Auto

Principal/Founder, Wilson Digital Consulting

Tim’s digital expertise spans more than 20 years – from starting his own business to take on Auto Trader, to working at DoubleClick, AIR MILES and Google Canada/USA.

At Google USA, Tim was industry Lead Automotive for this global mobile advertising giant.

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Fred Forster – Former CEO of Omnicom Media Group Canada

Fred was formerly President & CEO of Omnicom Media Canada, a division of one of the world’s largest advertising media corporations, Omnicom Group. He has over thirty years in the global advertising industry, working with major advertisers, CPGs and retailers. Fred was the first SEL Global Board Advisor due to his extensive global advertising / mobile expertise.

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Nitin Kaushal – Former Managing Director, Corporate Finance PWC (Deals Practice)

Nitin has over 25 years experience in financial investing and has performed over 40 M&A, strategic advisory and licensing assignments.

Nitin has held senior roles in investment banking, venture capital and consulting firms.


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John Spears – GM, Hotel Drisco

John is General Manager of the top rated (5 Star) Hotel Drisco in San Francisco California. John also sits on the Board of the California Hotel & Lodging Association plus the Hotel Council of San Francisco.

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Karen Lynch – Hotel, Hospitality Senior Consultant, California

Karen is the former founder and owner of the Inn on Randolph, #1 Rated B&B in Napa (Trip Advisor). Karen works closely with CH&LA Senior Executives as well as consulting with multiple Hotels, Inns in Northern California.

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Peter Suma – Chairman and Co-CEO, Applied Brain Research Inc.

Peter is currently Chairman and co-CEO of Applied Brain Research Inc.

Peter’s experience includes serving as a director of over sixteen technology companies during the course of his career as a venture capitalist, angel investor and as a founder of technology companies in the financial software, robotics and artificial intelligence sectors. Peter holds an Honours B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and an LLM from Osgoode Law.