Martin Picard, Director


Mr. Picard is the Co-Founder & Global Head of Real Estate of Sonder, an international hospitality brand operating over 10,500 real estate units in 35 markets across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has held this position since February 2019, after co-founding Sonder in May 2015 as its Vice President, Finance. Mr. Picard serves on Sonder's senior leadership team. As Sonder's Vice-President, Finance, he oversaw Sonder's finance department and its control, operations, treasury, planning and investor relations functions. Prior to Sonder, Mr. Picard served as Finance Manager at Ned Davis Research and as Senior Financial Auditor at Deloitte, and has over 12 years of Finance and Audit experience. Mr. Picard is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a B.Comm. in Accounting from Concordia University.

Tim Tokarsky, Director


A Montréal-based angel investor, Mr. Tokarsky has been a founder, board member, and investor of several technology startups. Since 2008 Mr. Tokarsky has been a full time angel investor. He was an early investor in Organovo, Brightscope, Sonder, Mirametrix, Accion Systems, and Sportlogiq, among others. Mr. Tokarsky acted as director for a number of these companies, where he oversaw their growth through the early and middle stages of development. Mr. Tokarsky was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of WysDM Software Inc. until the company’s acquisition by EMC in 2008. He joined WysDM in 2004 as Vice President of Business Development. Prior to joining WysDM, Mr. Tokarsky was part of Micromuse’s executive team, having joined the company in 1997 as its Vice President of Application Development. Prior to Micromuse he held positions at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch where he was a vice president. Mr. Tokarsky is a co-founder of the McGill X-1 Accelerator for McGill based startups. Mr. Tokarsky holds a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from McGill University.

Samuel Bruneau, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder


Mr. Bruneau is Taiga's Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. He co-founded Taiga in September 2015 with a vision to revolutionize the powersports industry with electric vehicles that outperform peers without sacrificing the environment. In his capacity as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, he is responsible for the general direction and management of Taiga and contributes to the design and development of Taiga's products. Mr. Bruneau has valuable experience with the design, development and manufacturing of electrical powersport vehicles and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from McGill University.

Frank Seguin, Director


Frank Seguin recently retired from Magna International in 2020 as Executive Vice-President of Corporate Projects and Strategy Development. As Executive Vice-President, Seguin was responsible for working directly with the CEO , and other members of senior management to support the company’s long-term strategy development.

Seguin is a seasoned engineering and operations executive in the automotive industry, where he has worked throughout the past 32 years. He served as the President of Magna Closures and Mirrors from 2010 to 2016. Seguin joined Magna in 1988 at Cosma International, Magna’s body and chassis operating unit.

Prior to joining Magna in 1988, Seguin worked for General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario, for five years.

A native of Windsor, Ontario, Seguin graduated in 1984 with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife and son.

Andrew Polk Lapham, Chairman of the Board


Mr. Lapham is the co-founder and CEO of Northern Private Capital, a generalist private equity firm focused on active investments in growth-oriented companies across North America and the UK.  Prior to founding NPC, Mr. Lapham worked for the Blackstone Group as Chairman, Blackstone Canada where he led the firm’s efforts to identify and make investments across Canada.  Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Lapham worked for Onex Corporation as a generalist investment professional in Onex’s large cap private equity business.  In addition to his experience in private equity, Mr. Lapham also spent a number of years working as a public equity investor as an an analyst and a portfolio manager at Levco Alternative Fund, an event-driven hedge fund, and Coatue Management, a technology-focused long/short equity hedge fund.  Mr. Lapham graduated from Princeton University where he studied American History and has also received his CFA designation.

Michael Fizzell, Director


Mr. Fizzell is a Managing Director at Northern Private Capital, a private equity firm based in Toronto. He has over 15 years of private equity experience which includes investing in and working with a wide range of private and public companies across several industries and transaction types. Prior to joining NPC in 2019, he held senior investment roles at Altas Partners and the private equity group at Onex Corporation. He is a graduate of the Ivey Business School at Western University and began his career in the financial restructuring group at Houlihan Lokey.

Anne Darche, Director


Recognized as a social and consumer trends specialist, Ms. Darche worked in Montreal advertising agencies for 20 years, primarily as a co-owner, president and vice-president for strategic planning. At Natcom and Allard Johnson (which became Forsman & Bodenfors) she led major branding and advertising campaigns. In addition to the Company, Ms. Darche currently sits on the boards of Germain Hôtels, Premier Tech and Deschênes Group. Passionate about street art, she is also chair of MU, a non-profit organization devoted to beautifying the city of Montreal by creating murals that are anchored in local communities. She has sat on the boards of many public and private companies such as 48North Cannabis, DavidsTea, KDC/One and St-Hubert Group. She is a former board member of many not-for-profit organizations and institutions: the DrClown Foundation, Sainte-Justine Hospital and the Marie-Vincent Foundation among others. She also served as president of the Quebec MBA Association and of Mensa Montreal. Ms. Darche holds a bachelor’s degree in design (Université Laval), an MBA (Université de Sherbrooke), and is a Chartered Director (ASC, Université Laval, C.Dir., McMaster University).