John obtained an Honours B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and began his career in 1980 at Nortel Networks. After a few short years of programming activity John moved into management and by 1994 was the Vice-president and General Manager of Nortel’s global messaging business unit. Under John’s leadership over the next six years this business unit grew each year to exceed US$300M in revenue in 2000 and was one of Nortel’s most profitable and high-growth business units. John left Nortel in early 2001 to join his former colleagues at Centrinity (TSX:CTI) and was the CEO and a member of the Board of Directors when the company was acquired by Open Text in 2002. After the acquisition John continued to lead the team as General Manager until his departure in early 2010, delivering consistent growth and strong operating margins. As co-founder and president, John continues to do what he has done for the last 20 or so years – which is to manage a growing and profitable environment in which a team of enthusiastic and very talented people can build innovative products that both delight and bring true value to a wide range of customers.