Board of Director Profiles
Dan O’Neill brings a wealth of global experience as a senior leader in consumer packaged goods to the newly created role at ECIG. Throughout his career he has led transformational growth and delivered superior financial performance in a range of geographies and complex business environments. Prior to joining ECIG, Dan was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson’s, one of the world’s largest beer companies. Before Molson’s, Dan was the Executive Vice President of H.J. Heinz, a President at the Campbell Soup Company, and Group Managing Director at S.C. Johnson, with leadership roles in North America, Europe, and Latin America. Dan began his career at Colgate Palmolive, following earning a Master’s degree in Business from Queen’s University and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Carleton University in Canada.
Craig Colmar has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since August 2014. Mr. Colmar has practiced law with Johnson and Colmar, a firm focusing on business, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, since 1980. At Johnson and Colmar, he has conducted over one hundred mergers and acquisitions ranging in size from several million dollars to over four hundred million dollars, as well as numerous private and public debt and equity financings. In 1998, Mr. Colmar served as a member of the group responsible for the creation and public financing of Quanta Services, Inc., which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange; in 2006 Mr. Colmar was co-founder and member of the group responsible for the creation and public offering of Digital Music Group, Inc., which, before its merger with Orchard Enterprises, was listed on NASDAQ; in 2007, Mr. Colmar was co-founder and member of the group responsible for the creation and public offering of Trans-India Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company which was listed on the American Stock Exchange and of which he served as an officer and director. Mr. Colmar received a JD from Northwestern University School of Law in 1977 and a BA in economics from Northwestern University in 1974.
David Karp has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since July 2014. Mr. Karp is a corporate finance professional with over 20 years of financial and operating experience in a variety of industries. Since 2006 Mr. Carp has been the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Corporate Secretary of Counterpath Corporation, a NASDAQ and TSX listed Software Company with over 500 enterprise clients worldwide. In this role he has led multiple acquisitions, guided the company to profitability, and was instrumental in the listing process to NASDAQ and TSX. From 2004 to 2006 he was the CFO and Corporate Secretary of Chemokine Therapeutics Corporation, a TSX and US listed biotech firm, and from 2002 to 2004 he was the CFO of a Neuro Discovery Inc, a Canadian Public Company. From 1997 through 2001 he was the Vice-President Investment Banking with BMO Capital Markets where he led a number of large successful initial public offerings and advised on multiple merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Karp holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering form the University of Waterloo in Canada.
James Geiskopf has served as a member of the Board of Directors since the Company became a public enterprise in June 2013. Mr. Geiskopf has 32 years of experience leading companies in the services industry. From 1975 to 1986, Mr. Geiskopf was the Chief Financial Officer of Budget Rent a Car of Fairfield California and from 1986 to 2007 he was the President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2007, Mr. Geiskopf sold the franchise and its four locations. Mr. Geiskopf served on the Board of Directors of Suisun Valley Bank from 1986 to 1993. Mr. Geiskopf also served on the Board of Directors of Napa Valley Bancorp from 1991 to 1993. The bank holding company was sold in 1993. Mr. Geiskopf was the President and Director of the Resource Group from 2007 to 2009, a company quoted on the OTC-BB. Mr. Geiskopf was President and a Director of SearchByHeadlines.com from 2011-2012, a company quoted on the OTC-BB, and currently sits on the Board of Global Systems Design, also quoted on the OTC-BB.