Board of Directors

  1. Vikas Gupta

    Prior to joining TransGaming, Vikas was the founder and President of InterLogic Systems, a telephony consulting and systems integration firm dedicated to delivering innovative and creative enterprise solutions to Fortune 1000 clients in the areas of Computer Telephony Integration, Interactive Voice Response Systems, and fax processing systems. Under his leadership InterLogic grew to include offices in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal with a prestigious North American wide client base. In 1998, InterLogic was acquired by Prima Telematic and Vikas served as President of Prima Canada and Executive Vice President of Prima Telematic. During Vikas' tenure, he expanded the client base and doubled company revenues.

    Vikas is a frequent speaker and lecturer at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Business and Ryerson University's Business and Technology program and also advises a number of start-up enterprises. He has served as Chairperson of a not-for-profit corporation where he advised on educational policies and youth program development. Vikas is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

  2. Gavriel State

    As Founder and CTO of TransGaming, Gavriel (Gav) brings exceptional technical expertise in the areas of portability technologies and significant engineering management experience. Prior to founding TransGaming, Gav founded and led Corel's Linux Applications Development team, and later served as its Software Architect. Gav was also responsible for Corel's use of the Open Source Wine project as a solution for moving Windows applications such as WordPerfect Office 2000 and CorelDRAW to Linux. Prior to his involvement with Linux, Gav led the CorelDRAW for Macintosh development team. In addition to portability technology and graphics, he has also worked on development tools at both Microsoft and Metrowerks, as well as on network distributed virtual reality systems at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Leo Lax, Chairman

    Mr. Lax co-founded Skypoint Capital Corporation in 1998. He has been the company’s CEO since its inception. Prior to launching Skypoint, Mr. Lax established and managed Newbridge Network Corporation’s Affiliates Program. Prior to Newbridge, Mr. Lax worked as a line manager and executive in R&D, marketing and sales, and business development, including nine years at Mitel Corporation, where he became Assistant Vice-President responsible for emerging businesses.

    Leo holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from McGill University and a Master’s of Engineering from Royal Military College. He is a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario and a previous member of the board of directors of the Canadian Venture Capital Association.

  4. Damian Cristiani

    Damian was President of Jack of all Games Canada Inc, a division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed US company. Take-Two Interactive is involved in the publishing, development and worldwide distribution of interactive entertainment software and video games. Prior to Jack of all Games, Damian was one of the founding partners of Triad Distributors. Triad, currently known as Jack of all Games Canada, was established in 1993 and became a successful software distribution company through sales to all of the major retailers in Canada. In 1995, Damian founded Global Star Software, a company that specialized in publishing software. In 1999 both companies were sold to Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and Damian continued to oversee the growth of both companies, including serving as President of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. in Canada up to 2004.

  5. Anthony DeCristofaro

    Anthony DeCristofaro is President and Chief Executive Officer of iseemedia inc., a company specialized in digital image content management for the Internet. He is a 25-year veteran in the computer industry.

    Prior to establishing iseemedia, Anthony was President and Chief Executive Officer of MGI Software, which he co-founded in December 1995. Prior to MGI Software, he was a founding board member of Delrina Corp., which was subsequently purchased by Symantec. From 1991 to 1995, Anthony was Vice President and General Manager of AST Canada, a computer hardware company. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. DeCristofaro worked as General Manager at NEC Canada, a computer hardware company. Mr. DeCristofaro holds an Advanced Business Administration degree from York University.

  6. John Nemanic

    John Nemanic is the Chairman of the Board of Hostopia.com, an award-winning wholesale provider of web, e-mail and e-commerce hosting solutions. Prior to Hostopia, John co-founded and served as CEO of TUCOWS Interactive Inc., a popular Internet software site, and I.D. Internet Direct (now Look Communications), the largest publicly traded, independent internet service provider in Canada. In May 1999, a majority of TUCOWS was sold to the Steinmetz Group. His companies have won several awards including Profit Magazine's 7th fastest growing company in Canada (1997), Profit Magazine's 2nd fastest growing company in Canada (1998), and PC Magazine top 100 sites (1995 - 1999). John was also a final nominee for E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998.

  7. Brice Scheschuk

    Brice Scheschuk is a Co-founder and the Chief Financial Officer of Globalive Communications / WIND Mobile. He has been with Globalive / WIND for ten years in a senior finance capacity and is responsible for all aspects of finance, facilities, business planning, human resources and procurement including direct responsibility for raising $1.5 billion in capital. Globalive / WIND is a leading Canadian telecommunications service provider with a national fixed and wireless footprint and 1,500 employees. Brice is the CFO of Globalive Capital and AAL Corp as well as Co-President of Brave Investment, investment holding companies focused on private and public company and fund investing and manages approximately $100 million in assets across a number of investment classes including alternative funds, private and public equity, venture capital, angel, real estate, CPC’s, SPAC’s and RTO’s. He is the Chairman and Director of Samba Days, a gift experiences company, and a past director of a number of public and private companies including Web Host Industry Review, iLookabout, Hy-Drive Technologies and Varicent Software. Brice is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and earned his designation at Coopers & Lybrand in 1997. A passionate entrepreneur and investor, Brice has been involved in some of the most exciting start-ups in Canada over the past 20 years.