Leadership & Experience Matter
Versatile's management team has the depth of experience that is required to be successful in the technology industry. Senior management focuses on strategically positioning Versatile's complementary business solutions and products to drive value for our customers and our shareholders.
John Hardy, CEO
Mr. Hardy is the Chief Executive Officer of Versatile. Mr. Hardy served as the Chairman from December 1996 to October 2012 and was appointed President in 1997 and Chief Executive Officer in February 1997.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hardy founded the law firm of Hardy & Company in September 1996. Prior to founding Hardy & Company, Mr. Hardy was a partner with a leading Vancouver law firm. Mr. Hardy has acted for numerous insurance companies, multi-national corporations and financial institutions and has experience in the litigation and resolution of multi-jurisdictional disputes. Mr. Hardy was also an Adjunct Law Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia from 1984 to 2000.
Mr Hardy has an LL.B. degree from the University of Ottawa, a B.A. from Carleton University and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1978.
Robert Joyce, President
Mr. Joyce was previously the President and CEO of Perfect Order from 1998 to 2004. During this period, sales grew from US$15 million to more than US$50 million. Prior to 1998, Mr. Joyce was a global account executive for Sun Microsystems and also served as a software consultant with clients located in the United States and Europe. After undergraduate work at Northeastern University, Mr. Joyce worked for Cambridge, MA based consulting firm, Arthur D. Little, Inc. where he was responsible for the development of leading-edge graphics software for the nuclear power industry.
Currently, Mr. Joyce sits on the Board of Directors of Harrisburg University, Murata Business Incubator and acts a Chairman for the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania.
Fraser Atkinson, CFO & Company Secretary
Fraser Atkinson has had a diverse involvement in both the technology and financial sectors. He was a partner at KPMG, LLP for over 14 years, having left there in 2002. Mr. Atkinson has significant engagement experience with initial public offerings, regulatory matters, and US GAAP, together with SEC matters. He also has extensive experience with companies listed on NASDAQ, AMEX, TSE, ME and TSX Venture exchange (formerly CDNX). Throughout his career he has advised companies on over 300 financings, and has significant experience with syndicated financings, tax shelters, VCC offerings and ESOP plans.
Mr. Atkinson served as advisor to A.L.I. Technologies Inc., for over 10 years, during their transition from a private company to their subsequent IPO and listing on the TSE. A.L.I. was added to the TSE 300 Index in the beginning of 2002. Additionally, he was an advisor to Spectrum Signal Processing from its inception in 1988, assisting the company with its initial public offering and subsequent TSE listing. He was involved with several technology companies, including Registrars.com (the third largest domain registrar in the world when it was sold) and Tripeze.com (subsequently sold to Sears).
Mr. Atkinson graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1980 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1982, and is a member of the CICA.
Andrew Lynch, Vice President Mobile Solutions
Andrew Lynch is the Executive Vice-President of Versatile Mobile Systems, Inc. Mr. Lynch was one of the original co-founders of Versatile Systems (whose operations were subsequently amalgamated into Versatile Mobile Systems, Inc.), which was twice named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies.
Mr. Lynch has a combined 18 years of tier-one retail sales experience with more than 12 years executive level experience with Versatile Systems and Versatile Mobile Systems, Inc. gaining expertise in multiple disciplines throughout the Company.