5 ways to find success in strong governance practices

There is a considerable amount of writing dedicated to corporate governance for public companies; however, there is substantially less dedicated to governance for private corporations considering the number of Canadian-controlled private corporations dwarf

Published on: November 27th, 2015 Gerard Buckley

A journey into mobile payments: Convergence, innovation and financial inclusion

I had the opportunity to be a keynote speaker at The International Payments Conference held in Toronto, which was attended by an international audience with participation from Europe, the Americas, and Africa. The

Published on: April 17th, 2015 Gerard Buckley

10 responsibilities of independent directors at private companies

The role of an independent director is important for all companies and not-for-profit organizations alike; however, it is particularly important for private companies where it is not always apparent who has the interests

Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Gerard Buckley

20 chairperson responsibilities for curing a ‘dysfunctional board’

I hear much reported on the dysfunctionality of growth stage company boards and board meetings by investors and entrepreneurs alike. They often give the appearance the situation is out of their hands or

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

“Driving the bus” and empowerment through governance

This is part 1 of a two-part series on how startups can set up their governance structure. For part 2 of this series, head on over here.    Most early and growth stage

Published on: May 11th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Crowdfunding: An investor’s perspective

Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of being invited by the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada to be a panelist at their breakfast briefing "Igniting Entrepreneurship and Capital Flow in Ontario." The other

Published on: April 17th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

The Follow-On Investment Forum and its importance

The Follow-on Investment Forum, presented by the Network Angel Organizations Ontario, was an event showcasing eight early-phase companies who pitched to a representative cross-section of leaders and influencers in Ontario's investment community. Photography

Published on: July 2nd, 2013 A. Traviss Corry