Board of Directors - XIGEM

Board of Directors

Brian Kalish
CEO, Director

Brian is a co-founder and formerly a Director and CEO of Media Central Corporation (CSE: FLYY, FSE:3AT) which he led from inception to being Canada’s largest publisher of alternative titles inside of 8 months. He is also the interim CEO of Baron Auto Group, an automobile subprime lender. Prior to MediaCentral, among other initiatives, he served as founding director and president of various specialty finance companies where portfolios grew from start-up to approximately $15 million in capital assets within two years. Prior to this, Brian was a Director and the CEO of Gemoscan Canada, Inc. a vertically integrated healthcare company which he reorganized and led through a series of capitalizations and public listings. Earlier he co-led the acquisition and redevelopment of the Toronto Argonauts Football Club of the Canadian Football League and founded the first interactive point of purchase retail medium in Canada. Brian has a degree in Political Economy from York University in Toronto.

Conor Bill
Director

Conor has 20+ years of experience in financial services, establishing and building alternative asset management firms. He held senior roles in both the M&A and wealth management units of Scotia Capital. Previously, Conor was the President & CEO of Artemis Investment Management, which he turned into a $3 billion money management firm running hedge funds and serving ultra-high net worth families in Canada and the U.S. Conor founded and was Managing Partner of Mt. Auburn Capital, a leading Canadian firm specializing in providing financial advisory services to money management businesses. As Managing Director of BluMont Capital, Conor turned around the faltering Canadian investment management business. He founded Lawrence Asset Management, one of Canada’s first and most successful hedge funds and alternative asset management businesses, raising over $350M. Conor was the president or CEO of 14 TSX listed companies as well as a director of many other public companies. He has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and a BComm and BA in Economics from Queen’s University.

Stephen Coates
Director

Stephen is founder and Principal of Grove Capital Group – a merchant banking group specializing in the incubation and development of entrepreneurial businesses in Canada and abroad – and Grove Corporate Services – a corporate secretarial, administration and accounting support firm for small-cap companies. Stephen has founded and served as Chairman or CEO of several publicly listed companies and currently serves as advisor to, and/or Director of, several public and private small-cap companies. Stephen has spent over 20 years in the capital markets, working in Canada, the United States and United Kingdom. He specializes in financial structuring, business development, communications and market finance – creating strategic relationships for success. Stephen is a graduate of Kings College at the Western University in London, Canada, serves as a Trustee of Lakefield College School and works extensively with several charitable and not-for-profit organizations in Canada and the United Kingdom. Stephen is currently a Director of: Currie Rose Resources Inc. (TSXv: CUI) and International Zeolite Corp. (TSXv:IZ)

Dr. Scott Wilson, DC
Director

Scott is a widely recognized North American health care expert, passionate entrepreneur and public speaker with more than 25 years of experience treating patients as a board-certified chiropractor (Canada and the U.S.). Dr. Scott Wilson is also the founder and chairman of Physiomedᵀᴹ, one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of interdisciplinary health care clinics with more than 30 clinics in Ontario and British Columbia. Scott is formerly a Director of Media Central Corporation Inc. (CSE: FLYY, FSE:3AT).