William Greenberg is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 40-years’ experience in domestic and international business in real estate development, telecommunications and IT services. Mr. Greenberg has assisted entrepreneurs in the growth and ﬁnancing of their companies and served as an independent director on multiple boards. He has been a co-founder of several ﬁrms including Green Brook Developments, a real estate development ﬁrm and KORE Wireless, a mobile virtual network operator for IoT srvices. Mr. Greenberg has extensive business development, project management, spectrum auction and large-scale project ﬁnancing experience in North America, Europe and Central America for ﬁrms such as Nokia and Minto Developments. Mr. Greenberg is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.
Brian Gibson’s career spans 45 years as an investment manager in increasingly large organizations, providing clients with investment results that have been consistently at the top of their relevant peer groups. He also developed the ﬁrst set of Corporate Governance Guidelines for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in the 1990’s and has been deeply involved in corporate governance initiatives since. Mr. Gibson is a director of Precision Drilling Corporation, an Advisory Board Member of Kruger Inc., a director of Samuel, Son & Company, and the Chair of the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario. Mr. Gibson has an MBA from the University of Toronto, is a Chartered Financial Analyst, has the ICD.D designation and continues to be a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Jay M. Tannon is a senior counsel at DLA Piper LLP and based in Washington, DC. Mr. Tannon counsels private equity funds as well as public and private businesses on acquisitions and strategic transactions. He has been included for 25 consecutive years among the Best Lawyers in America, and he has for decades received the highest peer rating awarded through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Tannon serves as the President of the US foundation of the pro-democracy organization Club de Madrid, helps lead the entrepreneurs circle and the sustainability task force of the Canadian American Business Council, and is a founding member of the Cleantech Leaders Roundtable. Mr. Tannon co-founded American Infrastructure Holdings. AIH focuses on water and wastewater infrastructure project development. He also co-founded Novus Energy Partners, a transatlantic energy technology fund. During his career, Jay has held executive committee and numerous other leadership roles in international law ﬁrms.
Paul Ferris is a leading member of the Canadian Landscape Architecture community and the Principal at Ferris + Associates Inc., one of the most prominent landscape architecture ﬁrms in the country. He has worked on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most successful projects including the CityPlace Residential Community, the National Trade Centre (Enercare) the Rogers Centre, the ScotiaBank Arena and the Markham Municipal Centre. In addition to his extensive expertise in his chosen ﬁeld, Mr. Ferris has become well-respected within the broader development community for insights and innovative ideas that extend beyond his discipline and reﬂect his many years of development related experience. Paul Ferris was a founding member of the City of Toronto Design Review Panel and is a graduate of the University of Toronto.
Mike Yorke, Director of Public Affairs and Innovation of the Carpenter’s District Council of Ontario, brings more than 25 years of experience in the province’s unionized construction industry. In addition to his broad experience in labour relations, and workplace health and safety issues, Mr. Yorke is widely known for his community focus. He is a strong supporter of outreach, as well as the CHOICE and CRAFT programs with the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC). Mr. Yorke is the former co-chair on the City of Toronto Youth Employment Action Plan (YEAP) Advisory Committee. He sits as an editorial advisory board member of the Daily Commercial News. Mr. Yorke is also a former board member of the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS). Mike Yorke holds certiﬁcates in labour studies from George Brown College and human resources from Ryerson University.