Board Of Directors
Bill McCartney, CA – Founder, Chairman
Since 1990, Mr McCartney has been the President of Pemcorp Management Inc, a private company that provides corporate finance and administrative management services to private and public companies. He is a former founding partner of Davidson & Company, Chartered Accountants, one of the largest auditors of public companies in Canada, where he specialised in mergers & acquisitions, corporate tax planning and capital structuring.
Mr McCartney is a currently a member of the local (policy) advisory committee to the TSX and TSX Venture Exchanges in Canada and has served on numerous boards of public and private enterprises.
Dr. Geoff Houlton, MBChB – Director and Chief Medical Officer
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Houlton continues to contribute to Heart Force Medical Inc. as a Board Director and on its Medical Advisory Board as Chief Medical Officer. In the past, he has served as a Senior Health Sciences Analyst for several Canadian investment banks and he has extensive experience in pharmaceutical product development for both the European and North American markets. He was a Founder of BioCatalyst Yorkton Inc., a venture management company with Yorkton Securities. His previous roles include Vice-President of Medical Affairs for Glaxo Canada Inc. and Investment Analyst for MDS Health Ventures Ltd.
Paul Cassidy – Director
Mr Cassidy has an extensive background in Information Systems in both North America and Europe. He has held senior management positions with several major companies including General Electric Information Services and he was President of a digital cable television network company operating in 40 hospitals throughout the U.K. He was also previously the CEO of Dixon Technologies, a medical diagnostic company. He has worked internationally with major financial, pharmaceutical and advertising companies. His facilitation of change programs and development of motivational training has won him acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. He has worked with all segments of industry and all levels of Government.
Kevin Kasha, CA – Director
Mr. Kasha is a Chartered Accountant and the CEO of a Saskatchewan-based company which manages businesses in the hospitality industry. In the past, he has held several teaching positions, including Adjunct Professor at the University of Regina (Advanced Management Accounting). As Manager of Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants (formerly Clarkson Gordon), he was actively involved in the Initial Public Offering for SaskOil, which later became Wascana Energy.
Beat Naegeli – Director
Mr. Naegeli started his professional education in the field of mechanical engineering at SIG Swiss Industry Company and graduated in 1975 from the Technical Vocational School in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He worked in various key management positions for the worldwide leading international trading company, Alfred C. Toepfer GmbH including long-term overseas assignments in South Africa and Mexico. He was once a Sales and Marketing Director for the German-Swiss Media Group Rentan and assumed responsibility for the introduction of innovative media products in Switzerland. He currently works as a general management consultant providing bridging services and advising start-ups and early stage companies. In the last two decades, he has funded numerous companies in Switzerland and Germany. He is an experienced entrepreneur and currently sits on the Board of two European companies.