Board of Directors
Vivian is President of Square d’Urfé Consulting Inc, a telecommunications consulting firm, and a corporate director.
She sits on the boards of Media5, Morgan Schaffer, Nakina Systems, Shad Valley International and the Orford Arts Centre, as well as the advisory board of E-Blink. She was previously on the Board of Governors of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
A recognized global high tech business leader, Vivian was Vice-President of the Service Assurance Division at EXFO from September 2008 to March 2012. Previously, Vivian occupied several general management positions at Nortel, including those of General Manager for the Systems Integration unit for the Microsoft-Nortel Innovative Communications Alliance, for the global GSM business based in France, and for the High Capacity Optical Networks group.
Since joining Nortel in 1990, Vivian worked her way through the ranks in European Marketing (UK and France-based), Optical Product Management, Wireless Operations, and Optical and Wireless General Management. Prior to this, she held positions at Bell Canada, Canadian Pacific and DMR Group.
Vivian holds a B.Sc. from Université Laval and an MBA from McGill University, and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada.
John (Jay) Borden was founder and CEO of Granite Systems from its inception in 1993 through its successful sale to SAIC and merger with Telcordia in 2004. Granite was named four times to the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing private companies, and Borden was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002 in the New England software category and New Hampshire High Tech Council Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000.
Prior to founding Granite, Jay was at Digital Equipment Corporation in Sophia Antipolis, France and Littleton, MA, where he was responsible for the telecom network management software business.
Jay began his career at the Yankee Group in Boston and later London, where he was a research director and responsible for starting the Euroscope research program. Jay holds a B.A. in Romance Languages, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University.
Mark joined VIMAC in 1994 and has since led and participated in well over 35 rounds of venture financing. He is primarily responsible for the selection, management and exit of portfolio companies within VIMAC’s portfolio of Information Technology and Communications companies.
Prior to joining VIMAC, Mark was a senior member of the management team that engineered the successful turnaround of Dynapower/Sratopower, a division of General Signal. Earlier in his career, Mark held various senior positions in financial management at major investment institutions like Fidelity Management Trust Company, Leggat McCall Advisors, Inc., and Bank of Boston, where he gained significant expertise in applying technology to financial and accounting analystics and decision-making.
Mark holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College and a BS in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire.
Matt joined Covington in 2004 and his responsibilities include reviewing new opportunities, performing due diligence, executing transactions and supporting portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Covington, Matt worked in investment management at Great-West Life Co. and as an analyst at Marcus Evans, where he focused on technology research. Matt holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a BACS in Business Administration from Huron College University. He is also a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators.
Matt currently sits on the Board or functions as an observer on the Board of several of Covington’s portfolio companies.
Mary O’Neill is Nakina’s Chief Executive Officer.
Under Mary’s leadership, she has guided Nakina’s growth phase and customer expansion. Prior to becoming CEO in 2012, she served as the company’s head of sales and was responsible for Nakina’s market penetration. Mary also serves on Nakina’s board of directors.
Prior to joining Nakina, Mary held executive positions at Nortel Networks. Her executive management experience includes leading business units delivering revenues exceeding $200 Million and organizations as large as 300 people. She also launched Nortel’ Preside Network Management portfolio and holds numerous patents.
Mary holds a degree in Computer Science from Acadia University.