Mr. Lacavera is an entrepreneur in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Lacavera founded Globalive Capital (“Globalive”) in 1998 where he continues to act as Chairman. Under Mr. Lacavera’s leadership, Globalive co-founded, seeded, financed, operated and divested a number of companies in the telecommunications and technology sectors. Globalive received numerous best in business awards, including 1st ranking on Profit Magazine’s 2004 list of Canada’s 100 fastest growing companies, Canada’s 30 Best Workplaces, and Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Award for 12 consecutive years. In 2008, Mr. Lacavera founded wireless carrier Wind Mobile where he served as Chairman and CEO until its acquisition by Shaw Communications for approximately USD $1.3 billion in December 2015. Mr. Lacavera was named Canada’s 2010 CEO of the Year by Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine. Mr. Lacavera supports young entrepreneurs with financing and mentorship through accelerator programs and various boards including the Next 36 (co-Chair), the Hatchery Project, the Creative Destruction Lab (co-founder of the lab), OneEleven, and MaRS. Mr. Lacavera has served on a variety of charitable boards focussed on university fundraising and on entrepreneur advisory boards and, in 2007, founded the SHAMBA foundation, a unique charity that assists other charities with fundraising and organizational efforts.
Michael Young has extensive senior level executive management and trading experience in the Canadian and U.S. capital markets. Throughout his career in finance and banking, he has built a strong network of Canadian, American, and international investors. Most recently he held the position of Managing Director and Co-Head of Trading for GMP Securities in Toronto. GMP Securities is a leading independent investment dealer headquartered in Toronto, providing investment banking, institutional sales and trading and research to a global client base. Previously he established and ran the Equity Capital Markets desk for GMP Capital in New York City. Mike began his career as an Equities Trader at GMP in 2003. He was quickly promoted to Director and soon after became one of the youngest Managing Directors at the company in the firm's history. He is an active sponsor of the Northern Bursary which provides post-secondary scholarships for high school graduates in Thunder Bay, Ontario.