Board of Advisors

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

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

Nitin has over 25 yrs experience in the financial investing, life sciences, consumer healthcare, and medical device industries. Nitin has performed over 40 M&A, strategic advisory, and licensing assignments. He has held senior roles in investment banking, venture capital and consulting firms, plus also held board of directorships with pharma and healthcare companies.

Nitin was an advisor to two of the top five global pharma companies and M & A advisor on one of the top licensing deals in Canadian healthcare history.

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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/US. His passion for digital, building businesses/sales teams and driving client growth have remained constant.

Through his consulting practice, Tim leverages his decades of selling and business development experience across the automotive, entertainment and CRM/Loyalty spectrum to help his clients improve/accelerate their digital, monetization and sales team development strategies.

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Fred Forster – Former CEO of Omnicom Media Group Canada

Fred recently left as the President & CEO of Omnicom Media Canada, a division of one of the worlds 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 expertise, helping steer SEL in the right direction in our early years.

Fred joined SEL Global as a Partner in January, 2018.

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David Robinson – President & CEO Rogers Bank, Rogers Communications

David recently launched Rogers Bank for Rogers in Canada. A 25+ year Rogers executive, Dave brings extensive wireless, mobile payments, and financial expertise to SEL Global.

David’s role is to develop business opportunities outside the scope of Rogers current offerings.

Prior to leading Rogers Bank, Dave was the SVP Emerging Business and developed Rogers’s Mobile Payments offering, SureTap. David established a legacy of innovation that propelled Rogers to become a worldwide leader in establishing secure mobile payment standards.

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Andrea Calla – President & CEO, The Calla Group

Andréa Callà was a senior real estate executive with Tridel Group for 10 years, one of Canada’s largest condominium developers. Today he is involved in many facets of local and provincial governments, Andréa is the Chairman of CUI, Canadian Urban Institute and Chairman of Mississauga Affordable Housing Program.

Andréa is also the President of AOLE Association of Ontario Land Economics and sits on several boards such as; ULI Urban Land Institute, CTBUH Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat and Twin Hills Resources Inc.

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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 at GrowthWorks, an angel investor, and as a founder of technology companies in the financial software, robotics and artificial intelligence sectors.

Peter is completing his MASc in Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo and also 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.