J. Kim Fennell was appointed to the Company's Board in 2017 and is a member of the Compensation Committee.
He is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 35 years' management experience in the high tech industry across a variety of market sectors. He has proven leadership as a three-time CEO and/or senior executive scaling and managing organizations from 40-person startups to 3,000-person corporate business units and broad experience with early stage ‘‘disruption'' technology solutions and business models.
Mr. Fennell was with Uber Technologies Inc for nearly 5 years until his retirement at the end of November, 2019. At Uber he was most recently the Head of Global Product Partnerships and US/Canada Business Development. Prior to July of 2017, Mr. Fennell served as Head of Location-Based Services Partnerships at Uber. Mr. Fennell had been President and CEO of deCarta, Inc., a location-based services platform company from 2004 until its acquisition by Uber in March, 2015. Prior to deCarta, he held CEO positions at Pinnacle Systems (NASDAQ:PCLE) and StorageWay Inc. and other senior positions in the technology sector. He was an early executive at Octel Communications, a global leader of voice technologies, opening and managing subsidiaries in Canada, Europe and then Asia before running Octel shortly after its acquisition by Lucent in 1997. Mr. Fennell holds a B.A. (Honours) from Queen's University and graduated from Stanford University's Executive program. He is a Charter Member of the C100 association, a group that mentors Canadian-based entrepreneurs and start-ups, and is on the board of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation.