Meet the Firmex Management Team

Joel Lessem, President & CEO

As Chief Executive Officer, Joel Lessem is responsible for leading Firmex’s strategy and growth. Joel has over 18 years’ experience in successfully accelerating revenues of growth businesses. Under his leadership, Firmex is rapidly becoming a standard for sharing large volumes of highly confidential and sensitive documents for corporate transactions, litigation and compliance. Prior to leading Firmex, Joel drove the US growth of PointForce Inc., leading to the company’s acquisition in 2004. In 1999, Joel co-founded Crescent Logic, a software company that provided online equity research publishing tools for investment banks. A frequent speaker at CEO forums and industry events, Joel studied History of Philosophy & Science and holds a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Montreal.

Randy Rosenberg, CTO & Co-Founder

As Chief Technology Officer, Randy leads the Firmex development and quality assurance teams, guiding them on how to approach new designs and solve technical challenges. Randy has over 25 years of software development experience and proven success in architecting for growth. Prior to co-founding Firmex, he co-founded V51 Consulting Inc. where he designed Lexicon, a popular application development environment. Randy attended University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, and Ryerson University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts studying Media Arts, Physics, and Math.

Marcel Meyer, VP, Engineering

In his role as VP of Engineering, Marcel Meyer is responsible for the day-to-day success of the growing Firmex development team. Having joined Firmex in 2006 as the original product developer, Marcel continues to make critical contributions to Firmex’s technology strategy and system scalability. Prior to joining Firmex, Marcel led development of Geographical Information System applications for AfriGIS in South Africa, and Mobile Development at Irwin Consulting Services. Prior to moving to Canada, Marcel studied Computer Engineering at Tswane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa.

Mark Wright, VP, Marketing

As Vice President of Marketing, Mark leads Firmex’s marketing and communications strategy. Mark comes to Firmex from Adenyo, where he led the development of the global Marketing team through to the company`s sale to Motricity in 2011. Prior to joining Adenyo, Mark was the Director of Global Marketing Operations at Research in Motion, where he drove the expansion of RIM’s global field marketing and training programs, led the direct marketing practice, and pioneered RIM’s web and social media analytics discipline. Mark holds a degree in film studies from Queen’s University and a master of business administration with a concentration in strategic marketing from McMaster University.

Daniel Israelsohn, VP Finance & Operations

In his role as Vice President of Finance and Operations, Daniel leads Firmex ‘s corporate finance, support and corporate development activities. Prior to joining Firmex, Daniel spent eight years with PwC LLP in both Canada and the U.S. There he advised multinational clients on issues ranging from tax disputes with regulators to structuring complex intercompany financing and operating arrangements. Daniel is a Chartered Accountant and holds Honors Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from the Ivey Business School.

Sarah Fulton, Human Resources Manager

As the Human Resources Manager, Sarah Fulton leads Firmex’s recruiting, retention, and employee relations. She joined Firmex in 2014 and has since played a central role in fostering company culture, which prides itself on the core values of humour, collaboration, respect and success of all employees. As a leader in the development and growth of Firmex, she also takes an active role in management coaching and employee engagement initiatives. Sarah attended Western University, where she completed a BA in Sociology.

Investor Nominated Directors & Advisors

Robert Wilder

Robert is a serial entrepreneur, having spent the past 20 years founding and building several successful technology and design businesses, including: Dakis & Wilder and V51 Consulting Inc. Most recently, Robert was a founder of Firmex, leading the Customer Success practice for more than a decade.

Robert has extensive experience driving growth in companies at all stages of the corporate lifecycle, specializing in: marketing, talent management, operations, and elevating ‘small talk’ to ‘medium talk’. Robert graduated from McGill University in Montreal and holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Media Studies.

David Wilson

David is an experienced legal, business advisor and Board member providing guidance to senior managers and Boards on a full range of commercial matters and on matters of governance. With over 30 years of experience in commercial and employment matters, M&A, corporate governance, investigations and general business, David has worked both with small companies in growth stage, through liquidity events and has worked with multinational corporations globally. David’s sweet spot is in assisting companies to think strategically and to navigate through the challenges associated with growth.

David has recently assisted companies such as Sarance Technologies Inc. (acquired by Xilinx Inc.), Wind Mobile, Adenyo Inc. (acquired by Motricity Inc.), Aonix Advanced Materials Corp. (strategic investment by Solvay) and is currently on the Board of Directors of Pointclickcare Corp., Swish Maintenance Limited, and Intelex Technologies Inc..

Previously, David was Vice President and General Counsel, legal services for Alcatel-Lucent Canada Inc. David joined Alcatel-Lucent from Nortel Networks, where he held the position of senior counsel, global operations. Before joining Nortel, he was VP and International Counsel with Avnet Inc. and Corporate Counsel with Cognos Inc. David has a BA, MA, MBA, and LLB and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Law Society of England and Wales. He has worked and lived internationally including many years in the UK and in the US.

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