Board of Directors

Peter Lacey, ICD.D, Chairman of the Board

  • Chairman of Cervus Equipment Corporation (CERV.TO), from inception to date.
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of Cervus Equipment Corporation and its predecessor entities from 1982 to April 2012.
  • Cervus is a company he and his partners started in 1999 and built from five John Deere dealerships to 63 dealerships selling six brands in three countries with revenues of $1.1 Billion
  • Graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Ronnie Hershman, M.D., F.C.C.S. , Director

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sophie Davis Center for Biomedical Research in 1980.
  • Practicing Cardiologist since 1987 and Medical Director of NYU Langone Long island Cardiac Care.
  • Pioneer in performing laser assisted coronary angioplasty
  • Entrepreneur and investor for more than two decades and director and/or officer of over 9 life science companies.
  • Track record of investing in companies that commercialize technologies quickly and globally
  • Advisor to late stage life science VC that has funded 24 companies

Thomas Smeenk, BA, Director 

  • Founder, President and VP Business Development, TheraVitae Inc., which went public as Hemostemix Inc. QT.
  • A finance and business development executive with a proven track record of bringing new discoveries to market.
  • A public company executive since 1996, serving most recently as President & CEO of Broadway Gold Mining Ltd, where he completed a $30  million agreement with Rio Tinto. Prior, VP Business Development, Memex Inc. (TSXV:MEM); President & CEO of e-Manufacturing Networks Inc. (TSXV:OEE); President and CEO of Tyranex Gold Inc. and President and CEO of IBI Corporation

Loran Swanberg, Director

  • Part owner and a director of a private company, Landsman Properties Ltd. since 2005. Landsman owns and leases out shop and office space in North East British Columbia and Alberta.
  • From 1992 to 2005, Mr. Swanberg was a director of the family owned oilfield transportation company, Swanberg Bros. Trucking Ltd., which was purchased by Producers Oilfield Services Inc. in 2005.
  • Director of privately held Swanberg Air Inc. from 2000 to 2012, and was a director of the Northern B.C. Truckers’ Association for 10 years, 1992 to 2002.
  • Most recently, Mr. Swanberg was a partner and director of Vieworx Geophoto Inc. from 2012 until Q1 2020.