Lt. Gen. (Ret) Michael Day,C.M.M., M.S.C., C.D.*
Strategic Advisor - Law Enforcement Agencies

·   Former Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Special Operations Forces Commander, CAF senior Military Officer in the Defence Policy Group, and the Chief Strategic Planner for the future of the CAF

·   Based in Canada
* Commander of Order of Military Merit, Meritorious Service Cross, Canadian Forces Decoration

Erez Kreiner,M.A., B.Eng.
Managing Director, Strategic Advisor - Cyber Security

·   Former Director of the National Cyber Security Authority under the Israeli Security Agency (ISA)
·   Responsible for day-to-day oversight of the Israeli investee companies

·   Responsible for identifying & technical due diligence of the cyber security companies 

·   Based in Israel

Patrice E. Merrin
Strategic Advisor

​·   Former President and CEO, Luscar Ltd.

·   International business executive and corporate director who currently serves as a director for Glencore, Stillwater Mining, and Novadaq Technologies

·   Based in Canada

Kenny Finkelstein,CA
Strategic Advisor - Venture Capital

·   President and CEO of Knight’s Bridge Capital Partners, an opportunistic and diversified private equity manager. Mr. Finkelstein has a long and successful history of investing in, providing ongoing management, guidance and mentoring of portfolio entities, and delivering effective exit strategies

​·   Based in Canada

Gary Barnea,M.A.
Strategic Advisor - Integrated Security

·   Former Director of ISA Protection & Security Division

·   Responsible for identifying & technical due diligence of physical security companies 

·   Based in Israel

Hon. Stockwell Day,P.C.
Strategic Advisor - Public Safety

​·   Former Canadian Public Safety Minister and President of the Treasury Board

·   Advisor for North American Homeland Security Market Needs

·   Based in Canada

Our Executive Team and Advisory Board include former Public Safety Ministers from Canada and Israel, former senior intelligence executives from Canadian and Israeli agencies, and global business and financial experts.

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Ross Johnson,BMASc, CPP
Strategic Advisor - Critical Infrastructure Security

·   Critical Infrastructure Security & Contingency Planning Professional

Served for 24 years in the Canadian Armed Forces as an infantry and intelligence officer

·   Past Chair of the Canadian Electricity Association's Security and Infrastructure Protection Committee 

·   Based in Canada

Yaron Ashkenazi,LL.B.
Founder & CEO

·   30 years of experience in senior management in the fundraising and high-tech sectors with a comprehensive understanding of the homeland security arena; Registered lawyer in Israel;

·   Responsible for overall management of the HLS Fund and investor relations

·   Based in Canada

Haim Tomer,M.A.
Strategic Advisor - Intelligence

·   Former Head of Mossad Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism & International Divisions

·   Responsible for identifying & technical due diligence of business intelligence companies 

·   Based in Israel

Michael Fromstein,CPA, CA, TEP, MSC, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

·   Experienced in the acquisition and disposition of intellectual property from public companies for pooled investor funds
·   Responsible for tax and accounting oversight of the HLS Fund

·   Based in Canada

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