The Renaissance Excutive team is proud to have a Board of Directors made up of the best in the industry.
Well seasoned executives, advisors, entrepreneurs and forward-thinkers, they bring tremendous value and add new perspective to the Renaissance business model.
A well seasoned executive with over 25 years of senior management experience in research and development, new product development and operations.
Currently VP of Jabil Photonics JP business unit, he is responsible for strategy, M&A and all key customer engagements.
Prior positions include: Consultant at Marlin Equity, to lead operations restructuring and supply chain functions – President and CEO of Marport Technologies, a world leader in sonar equipment for the commercial fishing and defence industry – Executive VP of Sanmina’s optical microelectronic business, a leading global electronics manufacturer – and President, CEO and Co- Founder of BreconRidge one of Canada’s largest contract manufacturer.
Mr. McKelvie currently serves on the Board of Renaissance and Algonquin College Board of Governors. He also served on the Board of Invest Ottawa.
A native of Nova Scotia, Mr McKelvie has a B. Sc in Chemical Engineering from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia.
With a 35 year + career, George has held several Board of Director positions as well as C suite roles as President of Fisher Scientific Canada and Latin America (Laboratory, Life Sciences and Biotech), COO of SDTC a Cleantech funding organization and is currently CFO of Ross Video Ltd.
George started his technology career at Northern Telecom in 1984 in the Transmission group in Quebec progressing to more senior financial roles at BNR and within the Nortel Magellan group (Passport & DPN products) as Director Global Finance.
George has been a Board Director and Board Advisor to Renaissance for over 10 years.
With 3 decades of various development roles in switching and optical products, Robert has represented multiple levels, from design engineer to AVP at Bell-Northern Research.More recently, his roles at Nortel Networks included product management, network architecture, and sales roles in optical, cable TV, switching and data products at AVP and VP levels.
Since Nortel, Robert has dedicated his time an expertise to several committees and organisations, including:
An appointee on behalf of the Renaissance investors, Robert represents investment community and continues to sit on various boards, adding value as he has also been an entrepreneur himself.
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