Rift Valley Chairman & Directors

Vern Fotheringham

Non-executive Chairman


Vern is an internationally recognized leader and successful entrepreneur in the wireless broadband communications industry. Most recently, Mr. Fotheringham was Chairman and CEO of Kymeta Corp., the Bill Gates company that is developing next generation satellite antenna solutions using proprietary electromagnetic metamaterials technology. Currently he is CEO of Ark Mediacom, Inc. which own 283 Low Power TV (LPTV) stations and TV licenses throughout the United States, covering greater than 100 million people. He is also the Executive Chairman  of V-Satcast, a new satellite-based IP content delivery network serving the rapidly expanding over-the-top internet video market. Mr. Fotheringham served as Founder, CEO and Chairman of Advanced Radio Telecom (ART), a publicly-traded, wireless Internet Service Provider and CLEC.  ART held broadband radio spectrum licenses for 207 major markets in the U.S. and five countries in Europe.  At ART, he was responsible for raising $225 million in the company‚Äôs NASDAQ initial public offering and subsequent public debt financings.

Previous positions have included  President and CEO of ADAPTIX, a world leader in the development of next-generation broadband wireless system technology. At ADAPTIX, he raised $44 million to fund the company post-acquisition of the Broadstorm assets. Beforehand, Mr. Fotheringham served as President and CEO of Broadstorm, the pioneering OFDMA technology development company.

Griffin Jones

President, Director


Griffin has extensive experience in finance and administration of public companies over a 30 year career. Mr. Jones successfully financed and placed into production, a large gold mine in Nevada and has been a founder and director of several public companies. He is a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Administrative Management and the Canadian Securities Course. 

Craig Robson

Director


Mr. Robson has been a director of several public companies as well as a management consultant. He was previously a director and Vice President of compliance at CM Oliver and Co., a Vancouver based brokerage house, prior to being a senior investigator with the BC Securities Commission.

Don Gordon

Director


Mr. Donald Gordon, MBA, CFA has been a director and founder of several public companies. He serves as an Executive Director of the Canadian Listed Company Association and Member of the Canadian Advocacy Council for Canadian Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Societies. He served as Board Member of the Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. Mr. Gordon holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of British Columbia.

Nadwynn Sing B.A

Director


Mr. Sing has an extensive background in corporate governance of publicly traded companies and has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of British Columbia.

Tom Kennedy

Director


Mr. Kennedy, B.Comm., J.D., is a graduate of the University of British Columbia. After an initial career at the Federal Department of Justice, Mr. Kennedy has primarily focused as a legal, financial and business consultant to publicly traded companies. Mr. Kennedy is currently a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the British Columbia Bar Association, and an Associate member of the American Bar Association. Mr. Kennedy is an officer and/or director of several TSX-V publicly traded companies.


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