Board of Directors
PRESIDENT & CEO
Jamie co-founded the company in 2003 with two other Memorial University postgraduate Electrical Engineering students, Brendan Brothers and Raymond Pretty. Since then he has been establishing the long term vision of the company and leading Verafin’s product development efforts.
He is an industry expert in the application of technology to the detection and prevention of money laundering and fraud and he is dedicated to continuously developing innovative ways to combat financial crime. Equipped with an extensive background in probabilistic networks, behavior based analytics, robotics, he has an expert knowledge of fraud and money laundering detection and the financial industry. As a result, Jamie is frequently asked to speak at a number of anti-money laundering conferences across North America. His focus is often on the convergence of fraud and money laundering detection within financial institutions and the emerging use of advanced technologies to fight financial crime.
Adam joined Spectrum Equity in 2005 and is a Managing Director focusing on growth investments in software, information services, and financial technology sectors. Adam currently serves on the boards of Digital Marketing Institute, Offensive Security, Spreedly, Verafin and Verisys. Prior to joining Spectrum, Adam was an investment banker in Citigroup’s TMT and Financial Institutions groups in both New York and London where he focused on M&A, capital raising and restructuring transactions across a variety of sectors. Adam holds an AB from Harvard University.
Chris Mitchell joined Spectrum in 2001 and has been investing in growth companies since 1995, previously at TA Associates and Monitor Clipper Partners. He previously worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at SG Warburg.
At Spectrum, Chris focuses on the information services, financial technology, and software industries. Chris currently serves on the board of directors of Definitive Healthcare, Tenstreet, Varicent, Verafin, and Verisys. Previously, he was a board member of BATS Global Markets (acquired by Cboe), Business Monitor International (acquired by Fitch Ratings), Eagleview Technologies (acquired by Vista), Ethoca (acquired by Mastercard), ITA Software (acquired by Google), RiskMetrics (acquired by MSCI), Seisint (acquired by Lexis Nexis), Trintech (acquired by Summit), and World-Check (acquired by Thomson Reuters). He is a Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts and a Trustee of The Roxbury Latin School.
Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in Classics from Princeton University.
GENERAL PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER
INFORMATION VENTURE PARTNERS INC.
Dave Unsworth co-founded Information Venture Partners in 2014. Dave has led investments in Sensibill, eSentire (exited, 2017), Verafin, LendingFront, Knowtions Research, Igloo Software (exited, 2017), Viigo (acquired by BlackBerry) and works closely with portfolio companies like BigID. Dave is focused on fintech and enterprise software and is particularly interested in cybersecurity, mobile, future of work and ventures that create highly valuable data assets by being at the centre of large scale financial transactions.
Prior to founding Information Venture Partners Dave worked as an investor with RBC Venture Partners from 2001. Prior to his career in venture capital Dave had a successful career in operating roles focused on e-commerce strategy development, technology enabled financial services product development, technology project management and retail/commercial financial services.
Dave was granted an MBA from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also a graduate of the NVCA’s Venture Capital Institute and the Rotman SME Board Effectiveness Program.
Steven Woods is CTO of Benevity, a company focused on corporate social responsibility. Prior to Benevity, Steven was co-founder and CTO of two start-ups, Eloqua and Nudge.ai, both focused on B2B marketing and sales. Steven also served as Group Vice President, Product Development at Oracle Corporation. Steven is the author of two books, and is a frequent speaker on marketing, sales, and artificial intelligence. Steven has a degree in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University.
KILLICK CAPITAL INC.
Mark Dobbin is the founder and President of Killick Capital Inc., a Newfoundland-based investment firm. Killick was created as a vehicle for Mark’s desire to invest in the aerospace sector, as well as work and invest in Newfoundland and Labrador. He currently serves as a board member for Killick Capital’s portfolio companies. From 2006 to 2008 Mark chaired CHC Helicopter Corporation, then the world’s largest helicopter company, and from 1998 to 2003 he served as Chair and CEO of Vector Aerospace Corporation. Mark is Chair of Innovation and Business Investment Corporation and Co-Chair of Business and Arts NL.