InterAmerican Gaming Inc. (IAG) is a digital technology company that develops socially disruptive technologies. IAG builds industry defining businesses through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions.
IAG was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.read more
President & CEO: Marc Askenasi
Marc Askenasi was the founder, President, and CEO of Function Mobile, an innovative mobile gaming solutions provider with past operations in both North and Latin America. Founded in 2007, Mr. Askenasi led the development, launch, and strategic direction of Function Mobile’s robust gaming platform. In 2009, Mr. Askenasi orchestrated a successful exit for Function Mobile’s investors via acquisition. Also in 2009, Mr. Askenasi founded Baron Group Ventures, a corporation setup to innovate and provide support to a variety of projects he was involved in with a strong focus on the technology sector. In 2010, Mr. Askenasi led all innovation, branding, and product development initiatives for Vital Hub, a technology healthcare company, created in partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, that provides healthcare professionals more efficient access to patient information via mobile applications. Mr. Askenasi graduated with honours from McGill University, where he focused on industrial relations; management, economics and sociology.
VP Products: Giancarlo De Lio
Giancarlo De Lio has past experience in the health, computer software, and information technology industries. Most recently he was a co-founder and led the product development team at Vital Hub, where he was responsible for the creation of all applications across several web and mobile platforms. Mr. De Lio was also recently the Manager of Innovation and Prototype Development at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto where he was responsible for exploring new applications for mobile devices to improve the overall clinician and patient experience. In 2010, Mr. De Lio was featured in Apple’s iPhone in Business case study for his leading role in developing the Vital Hub application. Mr. De Lio holds a MBA from the Rotman School of Management and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Toronto, as well as graduate degrees in Health Informatics and Computer Animation.
VP Finanace: Ashish Kapoor
After obtaining his Chartered Accountant designation at Ernst & Young, Mr. Kapoor has gained over 10 years of experience in investment banking, advising clients across various industries. Most recently, as a Senior Vice President at Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., Mr. Kapoor was responsible for the Canadian telecom, media, entertainment and technology sectors. Mr. Kapoor has extensive experience in identifying, structuring and executing on investment opportunities, to aid in the development of his clients’ respective business plans.
Business Development: Roy Pathak
Roy Pathak brings experience and leadership from the mobile applications industry and healthcare technology services. He co-founded mLamb Productions, technology firm specializing in producing sports and fitness mobile applications for multi-national brand including Life Fitness and Louisville Slugger. The applications provide a platform for the brands to provide interaction with consumers. Previously, he founded a firm that provided technology and consulting for medical services companies throughout North America. Mr. Pathak has been involved with community services in the area of youth sports over the past number of years including the Ontario Summer Games and the Community World Cup soccer event. Mr. Pathak graduated from the University of Toronto specializing in Actuarial Sciences and Economics.
Interim CFO: Graham Simmonds
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Corporate Secretary: Carrie Weiler
Carrie Weiler has over 20 years of experience in public company management. She provides corporate secretarial services to five public companies listed in the United States and Canada. Ms. Weiler is a member of the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries.
Board of Directors
Executive Chairman: Graham Simmonds
Graham Simmonds has over 15 years experience in public company management, corporate finance, and business development in the technology and gaming industries. In 1997, Mr. Simmonds developed and launched the first in-home digital video horseracing service in North America. Through a distribution agreement with The Dish Network, the service was expanded to the United States. Mr. Simmonds currently holds the role of Chairman and Director for several early stage public companies including GameCorp Ltd. Mr. Simmonds has had tremendous success in creating and structuring early stage micro-cap companies to position them for growth and profitability.
Executive Vice-Chairman: Gary Schwartz
Gary Schwartz is the founder, President, and CEO of Impact Mobile, a leader in providing end-to-end mobile marketing technology solutions. Mr. Schwartz founded Impact Mobile in 2002 after having worked in the information technology and telecommunications industries for over 20 years. Over the past 9 years, Mr. Schwartz has played a leadership role in the mobile industry, running the first cross-carrier short code campaign in North America. Mr. Schwartz founded the mobile committee for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) in 2006 and has worked to publish literature such as the Mobile Buyer’s Guide helping extend the digital buy into mobile – for which he received an IAB award for industry excellence in 2009. In 2007, Mr. Schwartz started work to help establish a joint task force between the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and the IAB with the aid of the Media Rating Council (MRC) to develop global, auditable mobile measurement standards. In 2010, Mr. Schwartz was elected as the Chair of Mobile Entertainment Form (MEF) North America with a remit to develop a mobile commerce practice to service brands, retailers and content owners – for which he received a MEF award for industry excellence. In 2011, in partnership with MEF and a number of industry groups including the X9 security standards body, Mr. Schwartz is working to develop m-commerce security and privacy guidelines. Mr. Schwartz is an honors graduate from Columbia University and the Stanford University Center in Tokyo. He is the recipient of the Macromedia People Choice Award as well as the Dodge Foundation award for innovation. Mr. Schwartz is the author of The Impulse Economy: Understanding Mobile Shoppers and What Makes Them Buy.
Director & Chair of Audit Committee: Gerry Goldberg, CA
Gerry Goldberg is currently a partner at Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP and is head of SLF’s Public Company group, which specializes in servicing both domestic and foreign companies listed on US and Canadian stock exchanges. Mr. Goldberg has experience in advising/assisting businesses in securing both traditional and innovative forms of financing. He has industry expertise in the service, distribution, retail, high-tech, real estate, not-for-profit and manufacturing sectors, with a strong emphasis on taxation and business advisory services. Prior to joining SLF in 1992, Gerry was a partner for over 10 years at Grant Thornton LLP.
Director: Henry J. Kloepper
Henry J. Kloepper is a leading financier and has been involved in investment banking and corporate finance for over 30 years. He brings a rounded knowledge of the capital markets, strategic growth, and investments. Mr. Kloepper is currently a director of publicly listed Mogul Energy International Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Houston Lake Mining Inc. In the past, Mr. Kloepper has worked in executive positions with JP Morgan, Citibank, Bank of America, and North American Trust in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Director: John A Ryan, CGA
John Ryan is a Certified General Accountant and a financial consultant with over 30 years of corporate and financial management experience. He is President and CEO of Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd. a Canadian based junior exploration company focused on gold exploration in North America. He is also the CFO of Golden Dory Resources Corp. (TSX.V:GDR) and Metalore Resources Limited (TSX:MET), a natural gas producer in South Western Ontario. Mr. Ryan currently sits on the boards of various companies.
Director: Marc Askenasi
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