Greg is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur, angel investor, and corporate director specifically with technology companies. He specializes in creating customer-centric and operationally-focused corporate cultures transforming early-stage companies from R&D organizations to viable commercial enterprises. While CEO at A.L.I. Technologies, he grew the business from 14 to 400 employees and over $100 million in annual revenues resulting in a sale to McKesson Corp. in 2002 for $526 million in cash, marking one of the most important transactions in the image management market. After joining McKesson to head their Medical Imaging Group, he grew annual revenues 200% over two years to $100 million, entirely through internally-generated growth. In 2002, Greg was recognized as Ernst & Young’s Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year; in 2007, appointed “Person of the Year” by the B.C. Technology Industry Association; and in 2013 selected as Angel Investor of the Year by the Vancouver Angel Forum. He currently serves on a number of company Boards, is Co-Chair of the B.C. Premier’s Technology Council, and serves on the Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia (ranked among the top 30 in the world).
Amos Michelson was the Chief Executive Officer of Creo Inc from June 1995, until Kodak purchased Creo in May 2005. He joined Creo in 1991 and served in positions including Vice President Business Strategy, Managing Director, and Chair of the Board of Directors until his appointment as CEO. Under Amos’ leadership, Creo grew to employ over 4000 personnel and generate $650 million USD annual revenue. Prior to joining Creo, Mr. Michelson was the CEO of Opal Inc., a semi-conductor equipment company and prior to this Mr. Michelson was the Chief Operating Officer of Optrotech Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of optical and imaging systems for the electronic industry.
Mr. Michelson is a past member of the Premier’s Technology Council and in 1999 was named Entrepreneur of the Year, along with Dan Gelbart, by Ernst & Young. In 2005, Mr. Michelson was named the BCTIA Person of the Year, an award presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the technology industry.
Mr. Michelson holds a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Business School and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Hans co-founded Yaletown Venture Partners in 2001 and has over 15 years of legal counsel, corporate governance and investing experience. Besides Cogent, Hans serves on the boards of Yaletown portfolio companies Redlen Technologies, Thetus and Genologics, and manages Yaletown’s investment in MixPo. In addition, as Yaletown’s General Counsel he directs Yaletown’s investment transactions, operations and legal affairs. Prior to Yaletown, Hans was Vice President of Investments and Corporate Counsel for Brigill Investments, a private Vancouver-based venture capital firm. Earlier in his career he practiced law in the commercial litigation group of Borden Ladner Gervais and served a judicial clerkship at British Columbia’s highest court, the BC Court of Appeal. A recipient of Business in Vancouver’s “Top 40 Under 40” award, Hans has B.A. and LLB degrees from the University of British Columbia and is called to the Bar of British Columbia.
A long time entrepreneur, Len Grenier was a cofounder of ALI in 1986 and a Director for the early development of the company. He held the senior technical role from inception of the company through it’s acquisition in July 2002 by McKesson Inc. Len’s most recent role at ALI was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer. As well, his responsibilities included Inbound Product Management and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Grenier brings a wealth of experience in the development of medical software companies providing multi-facility integrated solutions in a regulated environment. Len assumed the role of President and CEO of Equicare (formerly Cogent) in April 2006.