John K. FitzGerald
Mr. FitzGerald studied economics at the University of Toronto and earned a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) from the University of Western Ontario in 1999. In early 2000, Mr. FitzGerald practiced corporate and securities law at a prominent Toronto law firm and later joined CryptoLogic Inc. as General Counsel. CryptoLogic was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and was a licensor of on-line gaming software whose product offerings included support services and payment processing in the on-line gaming sector. After leaving CryptoLogic, Mr. FitzGerald began consulting in the online gaming industry and went on to co-found Ethoca in 2005, a leading, global provider of collaboration-based fraud prevention technology which assists card companies, ecommerce merchants and other online businesses in fraud prevention. In 2010, Mr. FitzGerald co-founded Virgin Gaming (formerly World Gaming), offering a social gaming community for competitive console gamers to meet, challenge and play against each other in head-to head and tournament challenges. Then, in 2012, Mr. FitzGerald founded The Intertain Group Inc. (now Jackpotjoy plc), which became the largest bingo-led online gaming company in the world. Mr. FitzGerald held the title of Chief Executive Officer from inception to 2016 and played an integral role in taking the company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2014 and successfully growing the business of Intertain through various strategic acquisitions.
Mr. Greenberg brings over 20 years of experience managing financial and administrative matters in both public and private companies in the manufacturing, distribution and agricultural sectors. Prior to Vogogo, Mr. Greenberg was the CFO of Nuuvera Inc. (TSXV:NUU). Nuuvera raised over $100 million in equity financing to enable several cannabis-related acquisitions, both in Canada and in international markets. The company completed its go-public process through the reverse takeover of a publicly traded shell then achieved a successful exit through a plan of arrangement with Aphria Inc., valued in excess of $500 million. Prior to Nuuvera, Mr. Greenberg spent two years as CFO of Dundee Agriculture, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dundee Corp., and twelve years as the CFO of Crawford Metal Corporation, a private operator of steel distribution centers in Canada and throughout the south-eastern United States. Mr. Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, and earned his CPA designation while working with Ernst & Young in Toronto.
Mr. Leggett brings over 15 years of experience managing technical operations in both public and private companies in the gambling and payments sectors. Prior to Vogogo, Mr. Leggett was the VP of Business Development at Payflo (PaymentFlo Inc.), a privately held payments company. Prior to that, Mr. Leggett was VP of Operations at The Stars Group Inc. (TSX:TSG), formerly Amaya Inc. During Mr. Leggett’s tenure at Amaya, the company acquired 4 businesses, valued at over $5 billion. Mr. Leggett was involved in evaluating acquisition targets and integrating the operations of the acquired businesses. Prior to Amaya, Mr. Leggett spent five years as COO of Tokwiro Enterprises, a private online gambling company that operated two of the worlds largest online poker brands, and five years as Director of Operations at Parlay Group (TSXV:PEI), an online and mobile games manufacturer.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Johnson has over 40 years of experience in corporate leadership, operations management, business development, and project management for private and public companies. He was a founding member and a Principal of Tri Ocean Engineering Ltd., an oil field engineering firm, from 1976 to 1987. He was a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alpeco Limited, a specialized oil field equipment packager, from 1988 to 1993, which was acquired by Taro Industries Ltd. where he continued as Senior Vice-President – Operations until 1997. He was President of Neovia Financial Plc’s (now part of PaySafe plc) Asia Pacific operations, establishing the company’s services in online payments in the region, from 2005 through 2006. He has held multiple directorships of public companies, including Chairman of Optimal Payments plc (now PaySafe). Mr. Johnson has Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Applied Science from the University of British Columbia, and a Management Diploma from the University of Calgary.
In addition to his roles with the Company, Mr. DeMichele currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of A2 Capital Management Inc., a private merchant banking and trading operation active since 2006. Prior to this, Mr. DeMichele was Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor of a Canadian brokerage firm from 2009 to 2013. He has been engaged in global and domestic financial markets since 1990 and brings 25 years of corporate finance and merger-and acquisition expertise.
Mr. English has extensive experience in the public capital markets and is currently President and Chief Executive Officer at AC Group. He served as Director of EastCoal, Inc. from 2014 to 2016 and Head of Trading and Co-Head of Institutional Equity Sales at Salman Partners from 2001 to 2016. Prior to this, Mr. English spent five years with CIBC World Markets Inc. Mr. English holds a BA in economics and political science from the University of Western Ontario.