Sir Terence Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover, an investment vehicle and holding company. Terry has either founded or funded over 80 companies since 1972 including Newbridge Networks, a company he founded in 1986 and which became a leader in the worldwide data networking industry. In 1972, before launching Newbridge, Terry co-founded Mitel, a world leader in the design and manufacture of enterprise communications solutions. Wesley Clover now has interests in a broad range of next-generation technology companies, real estate, hotels and resorts.
In addition to being the Chairman of Wesley Clover, Terry is also Chairman or Director of a number of private and publicly traded companies.
Terry holds an honours degree in electronics from the University of Wales and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 1994, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours, he was awarded a Knighthood. In 2011, he was appointed Patron of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute.
Jerry Edgerton is a seasoned Washington, DC, veteran, possessing an intimate knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes, as well as the ever-evolving business landscape. He is skilled in the “ways of Washington,” ready to assist, advise and manage the process of securing viable government business. Mr. Edgerton is widely known and respected in the federal marketplace for his 30+ years of bringing advanced communications technology to government. For nearly 20 years, he skillfully led the MCI/Verizon Business federal government business unit, building it from the ground up into a $3 billion enterprise that is widely regarded today as the premier federal government telecommunications organization. Under Mr. Edgerton’s leadership, the federal business unit enjoyed significant year over year revenue growth, retaining not only the vast majority of its customers, but its employees as well. The business unit continuously led the entire company in revenue growth and over-plan performance in a highly competitive federal marketplace. MCI’s FTS2001 contract ushered in a new era of federal telecommunications beginning in 1998, delivering to the federal government – and to taxpayers – advanced technology at exceptional value. Networx has been awarded and is in the early stages of implementation. Verizon Business is a named provider of services on Networx largely due to Mr. Edgerton’s leadership and foresight. Significant opportunity exists for technology insertion and innovation with the new service providers. Mr. Edgerton’s unrelenting focus on customer service has not gone unnoticed. Federal customers regularly give the company among the highest possible scores for service and responsiveness. Through his efforts, managed networks for federal customers such as the U.S. Postal Service and the Department of Defense are unsurpassed in their reliability and innovative design. These solutions have set the standard in the federal marketplace for network performance – a standard that competitors continually attempt to emulate. Mr. Edgerton has also led the initiatives to work with leading system integrators such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, CSC, Perot Systems and EDS to bring advanced networking capabilities to large corporate entities. Prior to his long career in Telecommunications, Mr. Edgerton worked as an engineer and management consultant. At the U.S. Postal Service, he managed application design and data center operations and directed the development and deployment of large network systems. After the networking and IT experience for the USPS, he returned to the private sector direct the federal operations for Tymnet/McDonnell Douglas Network Systems Company. Under Mr. Edgerton's leadership, Tymnet became the major provider of data services for most Civilian Agencies. In 2008, Mr. Edgerton joined Command Information to assure the transformation of the company to a competitive enterprise in the transition to next generation internet technologies. He remains engaged as a Senior Advisor to CI in the Federal and Cyber Security activities of the company. Recently, Mr. Edgerton was asked to bring his experience to Core 180 to advance the company's position in the Government market space. He is currently engaged in the activities to define the strategic direction and to implement the future organization to accomplish a high level of growth from the demands for new Telecom services. Mr. Edgerton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Masters of Business Administration, Professional Management from Pace University in New York.
Before joining Magor, Mr. Baker was the Chief Financial Officer of BioQuest Innovations Inc., a company that provides drug development management advisory services to life science companies in addition to interim corporate management. Prior to joining BioQuest, Mr. Baker was Director of Internal Audit for Torstar Corporation from April 2004 to May 2008 where he was responsible for internal audit activities and CEO/CFO Certification Initiative. From July 2002 to April 2004, Mr. Baker was Vice President Finance at MDS Pharma Services (an operating unit within MDS Inc.) with responsibility for the common business systems initiative. From January 1995 to July 2002, Mr. Baker was Vice President Finance for MDS Capital Corp. with responsibility for the financial reporting, management and analysis of MDS Capital Corp. and its affiliated companies; Chief Financial Officer for the public and private investment funds managed by MDS; and Chief Financial Officer for a number of start-up portfolio companies. Between 1982 and 1995, Mr. Baker progressed through a number of financial positions within Torstar Corporation and its operating divisions. Mr. Baker, a Chartered Accountant, obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University and began his career with Ernst & Young in 1978.
Dan Rusheleau is a technology leader with more than 35 years of experience in the voice and data communications industry. In 1986, Mr. Rusheleau co-founded Newbridge Networks with Sir Terrence Matthews. He served as Newbridge’s Vice President of Research and Development and General Manager of the Access Product Business Unit until 1993, and continued to serve on the company’s Board of Directors until 1998. Prior to Newbridge, Mr. Rusheleau held Engineering positions with GTE Automatic Electric, Bell Northern Research, Norpak and Mitel. Mr. Rusheleau has founded or participated in the launch of a number of other technology firms, including West End Systems, Power Trunk, March Networks and RevD. Mr. Rusheleau holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.
John MacDonald retired from MTS Allstream in December of 2008 where he held the position of President, Enterprise Division. He joined Allstream, at the time known as AT&T Canada, in November, 2002. Previously he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Leitch Technology Corp., a leading provider of high technology products and solutions to the global broadcasting industry. Prior to that, Mr. MacDonald was with Bell Canada from 1994 to 1999, serving first as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Chief Technology Officer before becoming President and COO in 1998. Mr. MacDonald began his career in 1977 at NBTel, the major supplier of telecommunications services in New Brunswick, rising to the post of President and Chief Executive Officer in 1994. Mr. MacDonald has served on the Boards of a number of companies, including Rogers Cable, Hummingbird, Stentor, and Leitch Technology Corp. He was a member of the Federal Government’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology. Previously, Mr. MacDonald chaired the National Selection Committee for the Federal Government’s Smart Communities Program and served on the Federal Government’s Information Highway Advisory Council. Mr. MacDonald holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.