Ali Khan Lalani, Founder, CEO, Director
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Ali has over 10 years of experience in upper management and franchise ownership. He began his career as one of the youngest franchisees in Swiss Chalet history, a chain run by Recipe Unlimited (TSX: RECP), at 26 years old. Ali turned both locations into corporate best practices and advised on national media campaigns and franchise restaurant designs. He is a certified Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN) Pizzaiolo and a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. Ali completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Concordia University.

Ted Hastings, CA, Chairman
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Ted has over 20 years of experience across management, finance, accounting, and board advisor roles. He was most recently Chief Executive Officer of RhythmOne (AIM: RTHM), an American digital advertising technology company that was sold to Tremor International (AIM: TRMR), formerly known as Taptica, for US$176M. Previously, Ted was also Chief Executive Officer of Perk.com, prior to its US$42.5M acquisition by RhythmOne (AIM: RTHM). He has extensive board experience having served on the boards of Fongo, PUSH Strength, Coreworx, Communitech, and Fiix (acquired by Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) in 2020). Ted has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and was presented with the Award of Distinction from the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Nicholas Reichenbach, MBA, Director
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Nicholas is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the start-up and consumer product verticals. He currently serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flow Alkaline Spring Water, a socially responsible water brand, and sits on the Board of Directors of Wellness Natural, a line of plant-based snacks found in over 50 retailers across North America. Nicholas also serves as the Managing Partner of Evolver Ventures, a New-York based venture fund investing in early-stage CPG, hospitality, entertainment, media, and technology companies. Nicholas holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Liverpool.

Ben Colabrese, Director
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Ben is the Executive Vice President – Finance at The Toronto Blue Jays, which is wholly owned by Rogers Communications Inc (NYSE: RCI). He is responsible for all financial matters at the Blue Jays including all reporting to the parent company and Major League Baseball. Ben has been with Rogers since 2015 where he held the roles of Vice President and General Manager of Mobilicity (which Rogers acquired in 2015), and then Senior Vice President Finance for the X1 Syndication Program, before moving to his current role at the Blue Jays.

Nima Besharat, LLB (Hons.), LLM, Director
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Nima currently serves as Director, Global Investment Banking at Gravitas Securities, a leading independent, internationally owned and operated wealth management and capital markets firm. He serves as a Director of EMERGE Commerce (TSXV: ECOM), a disciplined, diversified, rapidly growing acquirer and operator of e-commerce brands across North America. Previously, he worked at Oxford Properties Group, TD Bank (TSX: TD) and Scotiabank (TSX: BNS). Nima holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from the University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sheffield, a Master of Laws in International Business Law (Dr. Peter Dyne Scholar) from King's College London, University of London, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Corporate Finance) from the University of Law. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.