– CANADA, Calgary – Quorum Information Technologies Inc. (TSX: QIS) today announced effective immediately, the appointments of D. Neil McDonnell and Greg Pollard to its Board of Directors, and the retirement of Board Chair, Michael Podovilnikoff.
“I’m extremely excited to be welcoming both Neil and Greg to Quorum’s Board,” said Mr. Maury Marks, founder, President and CEO of Quorum. “We look forward to harnessing Neil’s extensive experience in growing and leading numerous Canadian technology companies, and Greg’s widespread financial, operational, transactional and M&A experience. As a growing Canadian software technology company, we are certain that both Neil and Greg will help further drive our organizational growth, industry stature and leadership, and financial success”.
Mr. Craig Nieboer will also be retiring from the Board but will continue with the Board until April 2020 for a more orderly transition of the Audit Chair role.
These appointments temporarily increase the size of Quorum’s Board from seven to eight members. McDonnell and Pollard will be joining existing Quorum Board members Mr. Maury Marks, Mr. Joe Campbell, Mr. Scot Eisenfelder, Mr. Craig Nieboer, Mr. Jon Hook, and Mr. Robert Quirion.
Mr. Scot Eisenfelder will be assuming the position of Board Chair. Mr. Eisenfelder is currently the CEO of Affinitive, a marketing technology company that works with more than 6,500 franchised dealership customers. Scot is a 25-year automotive veteran that has held multiple senior executive roles including SVP Strategy and later CMO at AutoNation, CEO of JM Family’s dealer software business and was SVP Product Management, Strategy and Marketing at Reynolds and Reynolds. Mr. Eisenfelder has an MBA from Wharton School, graduating with distinction and is a Palmer Scholar. He attended Mannheim University in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar and graduated summa cum laude in Economics from Princeton.
“I’d also like to especially thank Mr. Michael Podovilnikoff for his 10 years of service on Quorum’s Board”, added Mr. Marks. “Mick has been a wonderful resource, a perennial guide and strong ambassador of Quorum’s over his entire tenure, and as Chair, has led us through the significant growth we have experienced and delivered to our shareholders. I would personally like to thank Mick for his guidance and strong mentoring over the years and his unwavering support.”
About Neil McDonnell
Mr. McDonnell is a recognized leader in the Canadian technology space and is currently Chair of Photon Control Inc. (TSX:PHO), Chair of Nanotech Security Corp., Director of Redline Communications and Chair of BasicGov Systems. Mr. McDonnell has also served in numerous previous governance and senior executive roles including past Chair of Agreement Express Inc., Director of Aprio Inc., Chair of EDP Software Inc, Director of Espial Group Inc., Executive Chair of ResponseTek Networks Corp., Director of Symbility Solutions Inc., Chair of QHR Technologies Inc., CEO of Wurldtech Security Technologies Inc., Director of British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Board Advisor of ICBC, and Chair and CEO of TeraSpan Networks Inc. Mr. McDonnell holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.
About Greg Pollard
Mr. Greg Pollard brings more than thirty years of experience in multiple sectors. Mr. Pollard is a currently serving as the Chair of the Audit and Finance committee of the Balancing Pool’s Board of Directors and is a Director for a number of legal entities within the Walton Group of Companies. Mr. Pollard has served in many various leadership roles including leading Ernst & Young LLP’s Transaction Advisory Services practice in Calgary from 2008 to 2012 following his return from Ernst & Young’s Houston, Texas office where he served as Gulf Coast Transaction Advisory Services practice and market leader, as well as oil and gas industry sector leader in the Americas. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional, and has his ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
About Quorum Information Technologies Inc.
Quorum is a North American company focused on developing, marketing, implementing and supporting its portfolio of software and services for automotive dealerships that includes:
XSellerator, a Dealership Management System that automates, integrates and streamlines key processes across departments in a dealership, and emphasizes revenue generation and customer satisfaction.
DealerMine CRM, a sales and service Customer Relationship Management system and set of Business Development Center services that drives revenue into the critical sales and service departments in a dealership.
Autovance, a sales desking system that increases sales department gross margins and improves customer satisfaction for dealerships.
Advantage, a full showroom system for both franchised and independent dealerships and a comprehensive operating system that includes accounting for the independent market.
Quorum Information Technologies Inc. is traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol QIS.
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