Tribeonomics Board of Advisors Profiles

David Baxter – David is Vice President of Innovation at T4G Limited and is responsible for transforming creative ideas or insight into new commercial solutions and services that T4G’s customers need to grow and prosper. David is also President of the Board of Directors of Propel ICT, which is responsible for developing the next generation of New Brunswick based high growth technology firms. David also sits on the Board of Directors of Medrunner Health Solutions. David has previously held executive positions at Alcatel Canada Inc., iMagicTV and MT&T. David lives in Saint John, NB.

Gerry Verner – Gerry is a senior level Executive with over 25 years of experience in developing and marketing leading-edge Information Technology and Telecommunications products and services. For the past 2½ years, Gerry was Executive Director at Brunswick News Inc where he oversaw the transition of the Company’s print offerings into the multimedia world.  Prior to that, Gerry led AnyWare Group Inc. as CEO from 2002 to 2009 where he transitioned the Company from a small, closely held professional services Company to a growth oriented, VC backed technology leader, offering its flagship "ROAM" Software as a Service" platform throughout North America. Earlier in his career, Gerry held senior positions at iMagicTV as Vice President of Marketing Finance and Business Development and also held senior roles at NBTel (now Bell Aliant) where he was instrumental in developing the business plan and strategy for the rollout of broadband communications services throughout New Brunswick. Gerry holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of New Brunswick.  He resides in Quispamsis with his wife Anne and daughters Amanda and Lauren.

Rod MacBain – Rod is an executive, engineer and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in IT startups and the information and communications technology industry. He is presently the Director of Technology and IT for East Coast Fund Management Inc, a credit hedge fund situated in Toronto, and is also President of Acrylic Window Innovations, a manufacturing company that makes energy saving storm windows in Saint John NB. Prior to this Rod has held a variety of senior positions in the Telecommunications and IT space in Atlantic Canada. Most recently Rod was VP-Marketing at SolutionInc of Halifax NS, a developer of visitor based networking (VBN) software solutions for the hospitality and wireless markets. Rod served as the senior marketing and technical resource on a team that successfully raised venture capital financing and eventually culminated in public IPO for STL-V via a reverse takeover on the Canadian venture exchange. Rod is a NB native, with a BSc in Chemical Engineering from UNB and he lives in Saint John, NB.

Derek Riedle – Derek is the CEO of Revolution, a creative PR company based in Saint John, NB. He is a natural leader and a passionate advocate for exceptional work. Derek is tuned in to the world - listening, watching and connecting the dots. Derek's roots are in PR, having received a degree in public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. A hands-on leader, he continues to provide senior counsel in communications, marketing, stakeholder engagement and all things creative. Derek believes deeply in public service and community. In 2004, he was named one of New Brunswick's 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Next NB. In 2006, Derek helped co-found 21 Inc, a leadership accelerator for 20-35-year-olds. He is a recipient of the Saint John YM-YWCA Red Triangle Award as a "Young Leader to Watch" an alumnus of the Wallace McCain Institute Entrepreneurial Leaders' Program and he co-chaired a major business anti-poverty forum in New Brunswick.