Leo Desrochers, Chairman of the Board
Leo Desrochers brings a wealth of experience to the GuestLogix' Board as he has held numerous senior positions in both the airline and travel tour operations industries. His many years as a member of Air Canada's executive team – as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer – showcase his proven track record of leadership, vision and ability to produce results.
During Mr. Desrochers' tenure at Air Canada, Skyservice Airlines, North American Leisure Group and Sunquest Vacations, these companies realized exponential growth. His understanding of both airline and traveler needs, combined with more than 30 years of executive experience in the airline industry, position him to play an integral role in helping GuestLogix achieve its targets and growth plans.
Brett Proud, Director
Mr. Proud brings over 20 years experience in supply chain planning and retail operations. Proud also has significant professional services experience in the information technology sector, including senior positions with Silverline Technologies, Mastech, Keane and Accenture. He currently is President & Chief Executive Officer of GuestLogix.
Chris Gardner, Director
Chris Gardner brings more than 15 years experience in business development and financial markets. Prior to joining GuestLogix as Managing Director Onboard Retail Development he was a portfolio manager with B. Riley & Co. and an equity analyst with Goldsmith and Harris. Gardner graduated from Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree and became a CFA charter holder in 2001.
Jamie Halegoua, Director
Jamie Halegoua brings a wealth of financial and investment experience to the Board of Directors, having been in finance for more than 15 years, 10 of which have been spent managing investment portfolios. Mr. Halegoua is currently a portfolio manager at Delaware Street Capital, founded by Andrew Bluhm.
Ralph Richardi, Director
Ralph Richardi served in various executive roles with American Airlines for more than 30 years. As a member of the Executive committee, he led the airline's North American customer service operations and Cargo Division worldwide, and played a key role in managing American's relations with its unionized workforce of more than 25,000 people. During his time at American, he was also responsible for operations planning and performance, field services with American Eagle Airlines, and was deeply involved in the Trans World Airlines integration with American, which resulted in the world's largest air carrier at the time. Richardi has also served as President of Simmons Airlines and held management positions with Chase Manhattan Bank and Ford Motor Company.
Richardi is currently a Board Member of Cage, Inc., a consulting and management firm specializing in aviation support systems. A native of New Jersey, Richardi graduated with a BS in Industrial Management and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ.
Tom Douramakos, Director
Mr. Douramakos brings over 20 years experience in product and business development through senior level positions with AT&T, CSG, Manulife Financial, Sun Life, CIT Canada, and Silverline Technologies. Douramakos served as President & CEO of GuestLogix from 2002 – 2012.
Member of the audit committee