Russ has developed a worldwide network of contacts in business and foreign governments. He has the ability to connect people with key decision makers, joint venture partners and investors, for the purpose of developing trade and other business opportunities.
He holds an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). He earned his Law Degree at the University of British Columbia and the University of Sydney, Australia, and practiced as a lawyer at a national Canadian law firm, before completing his Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program and has served as a director on a variety of private and public companies.
Leonard has advised top management in such companies as Hybridyne Imaging Technologies, Scopium Medical Devices, Logan Media Corp, and Triton Transactions Inc.
Prior to founding Sarnco Ventures, Leonard held senior management positions and sat on the board of Marnlen Management Ltd, the parent company to both Labelad and Sandylion Sticker Designs. Labelad was a best in class manufacturer of custom pressure sensitive labels for some of the world’s best-known fortune 500 companies.
Sandylion Sticker Designs was the recognized global leader of children’s novelty stickers. The company had sales in more than 67 countries around the world and enjoyed outstanding business relationships with such companies as Disney, DreamWorks, Marvel, Warner Brothers and Nickelodeon. Sandylion’s customers were some of the most highly recognized retail companies in the world. They included Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Target, Costco, Michael’s Stores and Walgreens. Both Labelad and Sandylion were the recipients of numerous distinguished awards in their respective industries.
Following a career in the traditional exchange space at TMX and Nasdaq helping users discover, understand, and derive value from data, John has left to pursue ideas capable of enabling fundamental shifts in how processes and entire ecosystems can be reimagined using distributed ledgers, and proof mechanisms for financial services and beyond.
John was most recently the Head of Product Management for TMX Global Solutions, Insights & Analytics, where he was tasked with creating tools and services to derive value and understanding from data for clients.
Previously, he managed Nasdaq’s data sales growth strategies in Canada, Europe, portions of US across all asset classes, and was an advisor for Skry, Inc. a Silicon Valley-based blockchain analytics start-up from 2015-2017 prior to its acquisition by Bloq Inc.
Previously, he has held high public offices. Between 1988 and 1996 he served as Member of the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. He was a cabinet minister in the Rabin Government and in Peres Cabinet (1992-1996) and served as senior deputy Mayor of Jerusalem (1999-2003).
Shimon was admitted to the Israeli Bar Association in 1969 and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Israel in a number of landmark cases. He was Member of the Chief Justice Landau Commission on the Israeli Court System, a Founder Secretary General of the Public Law Association (1987 – 1992); and a Judge on the Standard Contract Court (1981- 88). He is past President of the Israeli Chapter of the International Association of Constitutional Law.
Shimon holds the Greenblatt Chair of Public and International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and is past chairman of the Sacher Institute of Legislative Research and Comparative Law.
Shimon holds an LL.B., an LL.M., from the Hebrew University and a Masters’ and a Doctor’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Law.
Michael has represented commodities futures exchanges, clearing organizations, and broker/dealers as well as individual traders and brokers. He also engages in the defense of white-collar criminal cases involving violations under the Sherman Antitrust Act, securities, commodities, telemarketing, and postal fraud.
He defends corporate and individual clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the National Futures Association, the U.S. Postal Inspector Service, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the New York State Human Rights Commission.
Michael previously served as a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice and is a Registered Legal Practitioner in the DIFC Courts (Dubai).
Omar was part of the merger that took place between First Union Securities and Wachovia Securities in 2001 were he played an important role in identifying and mapping the various systems between the two merged entities.
Omar has managed various scattered cross border teams from Asia, North America and the Middle East with a successful track of project delivery.
Omar holds an MBA from Devry University along with many certification such as PMP, ITIL, SAS, Series 7 Certified – Registered Representative Stockbroker – NASD/NYSE
BComp Computer Science Web-Development (Concordia)
Omar has participated in many projects related to Artificial Intelligence as he analyzes data and provides the essential criteria to build intelligent solutions. As part of voluntary works, he has also been involved in CIJ Group as Training Manager to prepare undergraduate students to market.
Omar has merged his study as an Industrial Engineer with his work experience related to IT to provide the most effective, efficient, and intelligent solutions to serve the customer’s needs.
Carmelo is also affiliated with DSA Corporate Services Inc., a firm providing corporate secretarial and regulatory filing services to the junior capital market in Canada. He also acts as the Chief Financial Officer to a number of issuers on the TSX, TSX-V and CSE, as well as non-listed companies and as a director of select issuers.
Well-known within the Canadian junior mining industry, Carmelo takes a value-based approach to serving clients. Carmelo is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA, CGA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a professional body that certifies corporate secretaries. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Prior to founding SMAR, Isaac served as CFO and Director of Project Management with Kriva Rochem, Belgium, a company specializing in water treatment and desalination solutions. He continues to work with Global experts and government bodies around the world to make positive changes in sustainable energy and water production. Isaac pursued his academic studies in Business Administration and Finance at California State University of Stanislaus County, in California.
Sonia has a background in corporate communications, project management, strategic planning and business development for large scale international projects. She is passionate about new business technologies and understands the challenges of today’s fast-growing future. Sonia pursued her academic studies in modern languages, literature and business administration, with a focus on marketing communications.
Her strong communications skills and the ability to fluently speak and write German, Italian, Spanish, French and English make her a great asset in fostering business negotiations and continuous client engagement.