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Douglas Colbeth
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Colbeth has been a director of Kinaxis since 2001, and held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 through the end of 2015. Prior to joining Kinaxis, Mr. Colbeth was Chief Executive Officer of Spyglass Inc., a leading provider of Internet software technologies. In June 1995, Spyglass became one of the first Internet software companies to conduct a successful initial public offering. Mr. Colbeth holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Siena College in New York.

 

John Sicard
Director and President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sicard assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinaxis in January 2016. With over twenty years’ tenure at Kinaxis, Mr. Sicard first started at the company as a key contributor to the architecture and development of Kinaxis’ supply chain management solutions in early 1994, and has since held a number of senior management roles in development, professional services, business consulting, sales, marketing and customer support... MORE

 

John (Ian) Giffen
Independent Lead Director, audit committee chair, Compensation Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee

Mr. Giffen currently serves as an advisor and/or director to technology companies and investment funds. Mr. Giffen is currently a director of Absolute Software Corporation and a number of private companies. Since 1996, Mr. Giffen has served on the boards of a number of public companies, including Macromedia Inc., Descartes Systems Group Inc., MKS Inc., Digital Processing Systems Inc., MGI Software Corp, Delano Technology Corporation, Corel Corporation, Certicom Corp, Financial Models Company Inc., 724 Solutions Inc., Sierra Systems Group Inc., Open Text Corporation, MOSAID Technologies Incorporated, RuggedCom Inc. and Strategic Vista Inc., as well as on the boards of several private companies. Mr. Giffen is a Chartered Professional Accountant and with a Designation in Corporate Finance. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Mr. Giffen’s professional designations, his educational background, his years of executive experience in the technology sector, including as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Alias Research Inc. from 1992 to 1996, and his service on other public company boards and board committees, including as a member of the audit committee for the board of directors of all of the public companies on which he has served, and the chair all of such audit committees, with the exception of MOSAID Technologies Incorporated, are all relevant to the performance of his responsibilities as the Chair of our Audit Committee.

 

Ronald Matricaria
Director, Compensation Committee chair, Audit Committee

Mr. Matricaria is currently a director and chairman of the board at Orthofix International N.V., a publicly traded global medical device company, and most recently served as a director and chairman of the board at Volcano Corporation, a medical device company, a director of Life Technologies Corporation, a life sciences company, and a director of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Mr. Matricaria has previously served on the board of directors of a number of public and private companies including Home Depot Inc., Diametric Medical Inc., Ceridian Inc., Centocor, Inc., Haemonetics Corp, Kinetic Concepts Inc., Hospira Inc., Cyberonics Inc., Vistacare Inc., Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association International Section, the American Diabetes Association, the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, the National Retiree Volunteer Center and the Indiana Repertory Theatre. Mr. Matricaria also has over 35 years of medical device and pharmaceutical experience at St. Jude Medical, Inc., where he served as the Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and Eli Lilly and Company Inc. Mr. Matricaria holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree in Pharmacy in recognition of his contributions to the practice of pharmacy. Mr. Matricaria’s experience as the Chief Executive Officer of a prominent health care organization, his 23 years of executive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and his service on other public company boards and board committees are all relevant to the performance of his responsibilities as a member of our Audit Committee and Chair of our Compensation Committee.

 

Angel Mendez
Director, Nominating and Governance Committee Chair, Compensation Committee

Angel is the Chief Operating Officer at HERE, the Open Location Platform company that enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location, HERE empowers its customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to delivering drivers to their destination safely. As COO, Angel is responsible for the strategic and operational execution of the company's core business, with a particular emphasis on operational excellence, business process innovation and systems automation.

A recognized transformation leader, Angel brings over 30 years of management expertise with some of the world’s leading companies. Prior to HERE, he served as SVP-Cisco Transformation, leading the Accelerated Cisco Transformation Program, a multi-year effort that helped redirect Cisco's business model and enabled significant increases in growth and shareholder value. Prior to this role, Mendez lead Cisco's Customer Value Chain Management organization, responsible for corporate quality, new product introduction, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, and customer service. Prior to Cisco, he served as SVP of Global Operations for Palm, where he lead the company’s operational turnaround. Mendez began his career at GE, graduating from the Manufacturing Management Program and serving 11 years in increasingly responsible assignments. Following GE he served in senior executive roles at AlliedSignal, Citigroup, and Gateway, Inc.

Mendez serves on the BOD of Kinaxis (TXS: KXS), and is an Officer of the Board of Directors of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges ("AGB"), as well as the Lafayette College Board of Trustees where he chairs the Committee on Trustees and Governance. A native of Cuba, Mendez holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA from the Crummer School at Rollins College.

 

Jill Denham
Director, nominating and Governance Committee, Audit Committee

With over 20 years’ experience in financial services, Jill Denham brings a diverse skillset to the Kinaxis Board of Directors. Among her past roles, Ms. Denham was Vice Chair at CIBC Retail Markets, and a Director of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board. Prior to being Vice Chair at CIBC Retail Markets, she had responsibility for the European business of CIBC and before that she was President, Merchant Banking. She was also a member of the Task Force on the Future of Securities Regulation in Canada. Ms. Denham is currently a director of several companies, including National Bank of Canada and Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, as well as the Chair of the Board of Morneau Shepell Inc. She holds an HBA from the University of Western Ontario School of Business Administration and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

 

Robert Courteau
DIRECTOR

Mr. Courteau is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience in leading new business initiatives and achieving growth objectives with some of the world’s foremost companies. Mr. Courteau is the Chief Executive Officer of Altus Group Limited, a leading provider of independent advisory services, software and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry. Most recently, he was President of SAP North America, a global market leader in enterprise application software, with other previous roles including COO of its Global Customer Operations. Mr. Courteau has been an active board member of numerous North American not-for-profit organizations and has served on the boards of several publicly traded organizations. Mr. Courteau graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Concordia University.