Charles-Andre Tessier, LL. L.
Chairman, Peak Positioning Technologies
Mr. Tessier is a business lawyer and advisor working mainly in the IT, telecom and manufacturing sectors servicing companies such R3D Consulting Inc., DMR Group Inc., BioChem Pharma, and BCF Business Lawyers LLP. He sits on the board of a number of private and public companies and non-profit organizations and sat on the Executive Committee of the Association of Canadian General Counsel. Mr. Tessier holds a Civil Law degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from the University of Ottawa and has been a member of the Barreau du Quebec since 1980.
Mark Dumas, B.Sc.
Director, Chair of Audit Committee, Peak Positioning Technologies
Mr. Dumas is a private investor in several technology companies and an entrepreneur with expertise in satellite, mobile, and e-commerce technologies, as well as gaming theory. Mr. Dumas was the founder and CEO of SPADAC, a US defense contractor that provided geospatial analysis, data mining and predictive analysis to clients. He went on to sell SPADAC to GeoEye in 2010. Mr. Dumas’ professional experience also includes serving as Vice President of Special Projects at DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of commercial high resolution earth imagery products and services, where he supported mergers and acquisitions activities from 2011 to 2013. He is currently Chairman and CEO of PlayCall Inc., a football gaming application business, and sits on the Board of Weather Analytics, a Bethesda, MD based company that delivers proprietary global climate intelligence to commercial and government clients. Mr. Dumas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University.
Laval Bolduc, CPA, CA
Director, Peak Positioning Technologies
Mr. Bolduc’s professional career as a corporate manager spanned more than 35 years. He held numerous management and executive positions in the fields of auditing, accounting, information control, corporate finance, project management, contract negotiations, and procurement processes in government and private sector partnership projects. He is also a former team leader of an international chartered professional accountant firm. Prior to serving as Peak’s CFO from February 2011 to January 2018, he spent almost 20 years advising and assisting clients in Canada and in Europe with respect to the business requirements and financial expertise required for their large-scale projects, particularly in the IT space. During that time he also served as Vice-President in charge of financial planning of large projects for an international IT firm where, on assignment in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, he had the opportunity to direct and participate in various life cycle stages of large-scale projects. Mr. Bolduc holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Sherbrooke and is a member of the Order of CPAs of Quebec.
Johnson Joseph, MBA
President & CEO, Peak Positioning Technologies
Mr. Joseph has been the President and CEO of Peak Positioning since 2011. During that time he helped successfully guide the company through a number of challenging periods by being able to adapt and adjust the company’s business model to changing and difficult market conditions. Most notably, he led the company’s transition from being a software development company to an asset management company, and from a focus on ecommerce to the Chinese Fintech and financial services sectors. His vision of giving Canadian investors a well-managed and trustworthy vehicle to participate in some of China’s most promising tech sector opportunities is now the driving force behind Peak’s operations. Prior to becoming Peak’s CEO, Mr. Joseph spent 8 years in the financial services industry as an advisor with Investors Group, one of Canada’s largest mutual fund and asset management companies. Mr. Joseph holds an MBA in Information Technology from HEC Montreal (formerly École des hautes études commerciales) and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Texas Tech University.
Liang Qiu, M. Sc.
CEO, Peak Group China
Following a successful entrepreneurial career in Montreal as Founder and CEO of Ollwin International Limited, an e-commerce and IT solution service provider, Mr. Qiu moved to Wuxi, China in 2008 where he co-founded LongKey Software Technology (“LongKey”). Working in partnership with some of China’s largest telecoms and financial institutions, LongKey provides affordable cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) business management applications to small and medium size businesses. Mr. Qiu served as LongKey’s CTO from the date the company was created until he accepted the position of CEO of the Peak Group in China in 2016. In his role as CEO of Peak Group China, Mr. Qiu is responsible for the overall execution of the company’s strategic plan in China, both from a technological development and business development standpoint. He also serves as the main liaison between Peak and all of Peak’s Chinese subsidiaries. Mr. Qiu holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from McGill University.