Leon M. Pierhal - CEO and President
Mr. Pierhal has over forty years of management experience in Semi-Conductor, Telecommunications and Computing Technology development companies such as Amdahl Corporation, Intel Corporation, Masstor Systems Corporation, and Jupiter Technology. As a senior management executive with broad international experience, Mr. Pierhal has had direct responsibility for P&L, sales and marketing, and corporate development for several major companies requiring strategic expertise. He has experience with capitalizing and launching technology startups, mergers and acquisitions of technology companies, as well as turning around emerging companies by developing new sales divisions, channels and strategic partners. Mr. Pierhal has assisted a significant number of companies with capital formation and re-capitalization from private and public sources. He contributed exceptional strategic and tactical vision, strong team development and leadership skills. In addition, Mr. Pierhal has impressive experience in the area of technology startup company development and serves as an Outside Board Member to several such firms as well.
Mark Benadiba - Executive Chairman
Mark Benadiba currently serves on the board of directors of Cott Corp. (NYSE: COT) (TSX: BCB). Mark Benadiba was involved in helping Cott Corp. shift its strategy to refocus on its core business activities in late 2008. He has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, strategic alliances and negotiating licensing agreements.
Peter Copetti - Executive Director
Peter Copetti has over 25 years of capital markets and management experience in key leadership roles. He has been the chief architect and strategist of the transformation at OPEL Technologies, since joining the company in June 2012. Mr. Copetti was personally responsible for the restructuring of both secured and unsecured debt, negotiated new equity infusion into the company, and re-focused the company on its original technical vision of monolithic optoelectronic integration, leading to OPEL's resurgence as a leading platform innovator in the semiconductor industry.
Dr. Samuel Peralta - Director
Samuel Peralta has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wales; with business certificates from Rotman School of Management and the Schulich School of Business. He brings technical continuity to OPEL's board, with industry-recognized expertise in communications, inspection and robotics, in mobile software and hardware, and business transformation. Dr. Peralta is also currently business director for Kinectrics Inc. and sits on the board of directors of Windrift Bay Limited.
John F. O'Donnell - Director
Mr. O’Donnell earned a BA (Economics) and a LLB and has practiced law in the City of Toronto since 1973. He is currently counsel to Stikeman Keeley Spiegel Pasternack LLP. His practice is primarily in the field of corporate and securities law and, as such, he is and has been counsel to several publicly traded companies. Mr. O’Donnell is currently also a director of RX Gold & Silver Inc. and Nerium Biotechnology Inc.
Chris Tsiofas - Director
Mr. Tsiofas earned a Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree from the University of Toronto in 1991 and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario since 1993. He is a partner with the Toronto Chartered Accountancy firm of Myers Tsiofas Norheim LLP. Mr. Tsiofas has also been involved as an operating partner in various private enterprises over the years and is able to offer managerial and operational insight.