Board of Directors
Richard Turner is President and Chief Executive Officer of TitanStar Investment Group Inc., a private company engaged in the provision of private equity capital to mid-market businesses and capital for real estate developments and acquisitions. He previously served on both the organizing and audit committees of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He has also previously acted on the boards of directors of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, HealthLease, Sunrise Senior Living Real Estate Investment Trust, the Vancouver Board of Trade, the British Columbia Business Council and the operating subsidiary of IAT Air Cargo Facilities Income Fund, a business involved in the development and management of real estate at airports.
In 2003, Mr. Turner received the H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee Award. He currently serves on the boards of directors of several companies, including Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust, WesternOne Inc., the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and TitanStar Properties Inc. He also serves as the honorary consul for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Vancouver.
Chairman of Audit and serves on Investment Committee.
Dan Amadori founded Lamerac Financial Corp. in November 1988, positioned as a mid-market M&A and corporate finance advisory services firm. Since inception, Lamerac has successfully completed transactions across North America, South America and Europe in a wide cross-section of industries.
Between 1985 and 1988, Mr. Amadori served as President of a private, Toronto-based communications and advertising company, which he grew through a series of strategic acquisitions. He led the sale of that business to a major international public company in 1987. Between 1974 and 1985, Mr. Amadori worked in the Toronto office of Arthur Andersen & Co., Chartered Accountants, during which time he practiced in the audit, tax and restructuring divisions and also led their Canadian M&A practice for several years.
Mr. Amadori graduated from McGill University in 1972 and received a Master’s in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business in 1974. He is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and completed his ICD.D certification at the Rotman School of Business in 2010 and is a member in good standing of the Financial Executives Institute.
Over the past two decades, Mr. Amadori has served as a director of multiple Canadian and United States-based public and private companies in the technology, energy, industrial and health care sectors, and he has served as chair of the Kingsway Board since 2011. Mr. Amadori has also served as a director of many not-for-profit organizations, including the Association for Corporate Growth, Prostate Cancer Canada, the Markham Stouffville Hospital and Huron University College.
Chairman of Governance and Nominating Committee.
Brad Benbow is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JDA, a national, full-service advertising, strategy, media and branding agency, which he co-founded in 2003.
With more than 10 years at JDA, Mr. Benbow has worked intimately on many national accounts, designing and implementing multi-year strategic marketing plans for Fortune 500 clients, including former telecommunications giant, Ameritech.
Prior to joining JDA, Mr. Benbow co-founded Rutter Communications Network, the top-producing cable advertising sales firm in the country. Mr. Benbow graduated from Wabash College, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He currently serves on the board of directors of Answers in Genesis and is a former board member of both Habitat for Humanity and Warner University.
Governance and Nominating Committee.
Shaun Hawkins is the founder of the ProSyte Companies, a diversified holding entity investing in businesses and real estate in the United States Midwest, as well as communications and infrastructure entities in West Africa.
From 2012 until his departure in 2015, Mr. Hawkins was Vice President of New Ventures and Private Equity Investing at Eli Lilly. In this capacity, Mr. Hawkins was responsible for Eli Lilly’s venture capital, private equity and venture formation activities, managing over $1.5 billion. Mr. Hawkins joined Eli Lilly in 2001 and held various roles in sales and corporate business development at the company. In 2010, Mr. Hawkins was promoted to Chief Diversity Officer to lead the development and implementation of Eli Lilly’s global diversity and inclusion strategy.
Mr. Hawkins graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Tennessee in 1995, and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2000.
Mr. Hawkins currently serves on the ImmuneWorks, Inc. board of directors as well as the advisory council of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper. He was previously the board chair for Audion Therapeutics, B.V. (Netherlands) and Muroplex Therapeutics, Inc. (U.S.) as well as a board member of the Accelerator Corporation (U.S.) and Zymeworks, Inc (Canada). He was also a member of the limited partner advisory committees of BioCrossroads’ Indiana Enterprise Fund (U.S.), Epidarex Capital (U.K.), the Indiana Future Fund/INext Fund (U.S.) and TVM Capital (Canada and Germany).
Chairman of Investment Committee and serves on Audit.
Charles (Chuck) Herman is a senior professional, proficient in the Healthcare, Seniors Housing and Real Estate sectors. Most recently he served as President, Seniors Housing and Post Acute at Health Care REIT (now Welltower) with accountability for all functions, and with an emphasis on nurturing key client relationships, business development, evaluating investment opportunities, and advocating the advancement of the industry. For close to 30 years, Mr. Herman has focused on expanding housing and care options for seniors.
Today, Mr. Herman oversees a consulting practice (Charles Herman Consulting) with core expertise in corporate governance, seniors housing, healthcare and the real estate market. Charles Herman Consulting is most noted for their ability to guide an investment process and eliminate months of research with their abundance of industry knowledge, and understanding of the key players. Their sweet spot is in connecting ideally suited investors with operating partners.
Mr. Herman began his career in the valuation business with Valuation Counselors, Inc., Lawrenceville, NJ. He later started two national healthcare valuation and consulting firms, Capital Valuation Group and HTG Consultants. In 2000, he was recruited to Health Care REIT, his largest client, where he held progressive positions of responsibility Vice President-Operations, Chief Investment Officer, subsequently Executive Vice President, and ultimately President, Seniors Housing and Post Acute.
Mr. Herman’s credentials include completing the Director Professionalism and Advanced Director Professionalism Programs at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), in addition to their Compensation program and participating in the 2016 Global Board Leaders’ Summit. In 2017, Mr. Herman obtained a CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight by Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute and NACD. He has served on the Boards of Argentum, the National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care, and the American Seniors Housing Association. He also served as Chairperson of ALFAPAC, and NIC (National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care) Capital and Business Strategies Forum. Additionally, being an executive officer at Health Care REIT, he was active with their board and he served on joint venture boards of several private healthcare companies.
Mr. Herman earned an MBA from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. He previously completed a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, and with a minor in Political Science, also from Rider University. Chuck is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his family, and enjoys golf, Michigan football, and seeking ways to improve the caring for seniors.
Chairman of Human Resources Committee and serves on Investment Committee.
Randy S. Maultsby is a Managing Director of Tiptree Inc., where he focuses on corporate strategy and development. He is responsible for overseeing all of the firm’s acquisition, disposition and capital markets activities.
Mr. Maultsby also represents Tiptree, sitting on the boards of Fortegra Financial and Reliance First Capital.
Prior to joining Tiptree Inc. in 2010, Mr. Maultsby was a Senior Vice President in the investment banking division of Fox-Pitt, Kelton (“FPK”). During his investment banking career, he focused on providing strategic advice to a broad array of banks, finance, asset management and brokerage clients. Prior joining FPK, Mr. Maultsby was an Associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at JP Morgan and an Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group at Citigroup.
Mr. Maultsby received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with Honors, from Hampton University.
Lis Wigmore is a consultant for Hillsdale Investment Management, an independent money manager with over $2.5 billion of AUM, and is on the Board of Pinchin Ltd. one of Canada’s largest environmental engineering consulting firms. Ms. Wigmore serves as Chair of Governance and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Fred Victor, a charitable organization that fosters positive change in the lives of homeless and low-income throughout the Toronto Area. She was also on the Board, Governance Committee, Special Committee and Compensation Committee of Pure Industrial REIT (TSX:AAR.UN), with an enterprise value of $3.5 billion.
With 30 years of corporate real estate experience in Canada, the United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom, Ms. Wigmore was the Chief Operating Officer of Ipc US REIT. Founded by Paul Reichmann, Ipc US REIT was an internally managed, TSX-listed REIT with over 12 million square feet of primarily class A office space in the United States.
Additionally, Ms. Wigmore has held various senior positions with Reichmann International, Campeau Corporation, and the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club.
Ms. Wigmore holds a Chartered Director designation from the DeGroote School of Business, a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario.
Governance and Nominating Committee and Human Resources Committee.