Current Board & Officers
Officers & Directors
Vincent Narang - Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Mr. Narang is a business executive with deep experience in professional services business development and retention. He served as Director, Global Business Development, International Tax at Arthur Andersen LLP, a U.S. based international accounting firm. Mr. Narang also held the position of Vice-President, Business Development at KPMG LLP. Mr. Narang is Chief Executive Officer, Secretary and a director of Green Rise as well as a director of Capri Capital Corp and Capital Leasing Investment Corp., privately owned investment companies with investments in multi-tenant residential real estate, commercial lands and retail centers. Mr. Narang was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of National Manganese Corp, a company involved in the exploration of manganese assets.
Rick Paolone - Director, interim Chief Financial Officer, CFA, and Co-Founder,
For more than 32 years, Rick has consulted and advised and some of the leading portfolio managers in both Canada and the USA. He specializes in identifying high-growth emerging companies. Mr. Paolone most recently was the Executive Vice President and founding partner of Haywood Capital Markets Division, and is the former Branch Manager of the Toronto Office. Mr. Paolone holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well as degrees in Economics and Finance.
Mark Benadiba - Director
Mr. Benadiba currently sits on the board of Green Rise and sat on the board of Cott Corporation (TSX: BCB) a global provider of private label carbonated soft drinks, from May 2017 until 2018. Mr. Benadiba served as executive VicePresident, North American Operations, of Cott Corporation from 1996 until 2006. Mr. Benadiba held several roles during his tenure at Cott from 1990 through 2006, including Executive Vice President and President of Cott Canada from 1990 to 1998. Previously, Mr. Benadiba was a Senior Executive of Pepsi/Seven-Up, Toronto/Canada (a division of Seven-Up Canada Inc.). He has served on Cott’s board since June 2008 and was also Executive Chairman of POET Technologies Inc. (TSXV: PTK) from June 2012 to July 2014.
Lal Narang - Director
Lal Narang received his Certified Management Accountant certification from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants in 1974. Mr. Narang worked in the oil and gas industry for over 40 years a focusing on natural gas marketing and is an expert in transportation rates and tariffs. He is the President of Capital Leasing Investment Corp. and Capri Capital Corp., privately owned investment companies with investments in multi-tenant residential real estate, commercial lands and retail centers. For 12 years, he was the President and Chair of Canex Energy Inc., a company engaged in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas reserves in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canex was ultimately sold to (TSX) CPG. Mr. Narang also served for two years as Chair of Canex Energy Ltd. He also previously served as a director of Vivione Biosciences Inc. (TSXV) from July 2011 to November 2015 and Production Enhancement Group, Inc. from November 2005 to October 2009. Mr. Narang served as a commissioner on the Alberta Stock Exchange where he served to ensure that those participating in the public markets adhered to its regulations.
Jerry Mancini - Director
Jerry Mancini currently acts as President, VP and General Manager of Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, one of the largest agricultural multinational corporations in the world. Mr. Mancini has over 24 years experience working alongside managing directors to facilitate operations in North America, as well as global expansion initiatives into Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Current Advisers to the Board
Dean Braunsteiner - Advisor to the board