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Leadership team

Eli Fathi

President and CEO

Eli Fathi is CEO at MindBridge, developer of the world’s first auditing tool based upon artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies – Ai Auditor – to uncover errors in financial data. Eli has been a technology entrepreneur for over 30 years, having founded or co-founded many successful technology companies. Eli was recognized as the 2018 AI Leader of the Year by the Digital Finance Institute and is a prolific speaker, including talks at the AICPA, Startup Canada Day on the Hill, and TEDx. Eli also gives back to the community by mentoring future business leaders and sitting on the boards of various non-profit organizations.

Solon Angel


Solon Angel is the visionary founder of MindBridge. His time in Silicon Valley shaped his business philosophy of watching trends and building product-centric companies that solve massive market problems. Solon’s 16 years experience in high-tech firms ranging from venture capital to business analytics and deep knowledge of human fraud detection make him the perfect technology strategist to reshape how organizations around the world detect and prevent corporate risk while deploying capital. Solon is a regular speaker at the ACFE, IIA, and ACFCS.

John Bednarek

VP, Marketing & Operations

John is a veteran of the high-tech scene with over 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles in business development, product marketing, sales, sales enablement, channel marketing, and alliances. John has worked with major international companies from Motorola, Avaya, and Nortel to start ups such as C-Port Networks (acquired by Motorola in 2000) and Vayyoo Inc. (acquired by CafeX in 2017). John takes prides in identifying opportunities in the market and delivering real business results that meet and exceed customers’ expectations. John graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours.

John Colthart

Senior VP, Sales

John has made clients successful in every major market worldwide during his 17-year career in technology leading world-class sales and professional services organizations. This started after his departure as a corporate finance and accounting practitioner in 2000 so he could grow a startup to +425 employees and exit to IBM with a role of VP Sales Operations in 2010. During his stay at IBM, John held global roles running sales enablement, offering management and design leadership within the IBM Analytics division. He strives to lead clients to effectively use analytics to change the course of their business.

Chris Corman

VP, Product Development

Chris is a 25-year veteran of the Ottawa technology sector with a proven track record as technical leader and entrepreneur, having founded and led private and public software startups, one of which was acquired by Microsoft. Chris holds an Honours Mathematics Degree in combined Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Jim Fagan

VP Corporate Development

Jim has a proven track record in identifying new areas of opportunity, delivering solutions that address
customer challenges and developing long-term relationships that are based on confidence and trust.
Working internationally and across Canada, Jim is a multifaceted professional who brings over 25 years’
experience in telecommunications and delivering secure identification solutions with companies
such as Gandalf Technologies, Bell Canada, Aliant Telecom/NBTel, and Canadian Bank Note Company.

Robin Grosset

Chief Technology Officer

Robin has over 20 years of experience in business analytics and has a track record as an entrepreneur having worked in and founded successful software startups which were acquired by Cognos and IBM. At IBM, Robin was a technical executive and IBM Distinguished Engineer. Robin has patents and publications in the area of expert systems, security, data processing, and analytics. He holds a first-class honours degree in both Physics and Computing Science from Newcastle University in the UK.

Lori O’Neill

Chief Financial Officer

Lori has over 30 years of experience working primarily with entrepreneurial growth companies, initially as a partner in a global accounting firm and subsequently as an executive, investor, advisor, and board member. Lori brings value based on her extensive experience with strategic transactions, complex financial matters, M&A, public offerings, due diligence, and business transformation. Lori also serves as a board member for publicly traded and privately-owned technology companies including Constellation Software, Pythian Group, and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Lori has a Bachelor of Commerce with Highest Honours from Carleton University, and is accredited as a FCPA, FCA (Honor Roll) in Ontario, a CPA in the U.S., and has the ICD.D designation.

Rachel Kirkham

Director, AI Solutions, Europe

Rachel is Director, AI Solutions, Europe, responsible for the delivery of tailored solutions and services for the European market. Prior to joining MindBridge, Rachel was the Head of Data Analytics Research at the UK National Audit Office, leading a team of data scientists and analysts in developing unique data analytics capabilities for financial audit.
For over 12 years, Rachel has bridged the gap between deep data analytics and complex market requirements, developing applications and visualizations that solve real problems in auditing and finance. As a passionate champion for the positive influence of women in technology, Rachel is a founding member of R-Ladies Global and often speaks on the importance of diversity in STEM. Rachel is an ACA-qualified chartered accountant and subject matter expert for the institute.

Jeff MacDonald

VP, Product Management

Jeff is Vice President of Product Management at MindBridge, responsible for the strategic direction of artificial intelligence-based products for the accounting, corporate finance, and financial services markets. Jeff has held a variety of software product leadership roles, including Vice President of Product Portfolio Management at You.i TV and Senior Product Manager for IBM Watson Analytics. Jeff is driven by a deep desire to understand complex market requirements and lead the development of human-centric products that address real problems. Jeff graduated from Queens University with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and holds an MBA from Carleton University.

Jennifer MacIntosh

VP, Customer Experience

Jennifer MacIntosh has over 20 years experience working with high-tech and financial services companies helping them to establish, lead, and grow their Customer Experience and Success practices. Recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in SaaS in 2018, Jennifer is an advocate for the customer who leads customer engagement, adoption, support, and value realization of MindBridge solutions.
She is passionate about helping technology companies leverage self-service and reuse knowledge to improve the customer experience while managing their organizational costs. Prior to joining MindBridge, Jennifer built and led the Customer Success program at Coveo, a Canadian unicorn. Prior to this, she was Founder and Principal Consultant of Okas Consulting, a global consulting practice. Jennifer has also held executive roles where she significantly improved the customer experience at Yahoo, Quest Software, and Cognos (IBM). Jennifer has deep knowledge and expertise in analytics, customer experience, support, self-service, and knowledge management. She is a Prosci certified Change Manager and a KCSv6 Practitioner, Trainer, and active industry contributor. Jennifer resides in Ottawa with her family and in her spare time enjoys painting abstract art.

Kelsey Trevor

Director, Human Resources

Kelsey is Director, Human Resources at MindBridge, bringing strong business leadership and culture development acumen to the company. With extensive experience in human capital management, talent and succession planning, and a thorough knowledge of employment legislation, Kelsey is committed to developing collaborative and transparent workplaces that create lasting relationships between leadership, employees, and associations.
Committed to the public mission of MindBridge, while remembering the past and preserving the core of the MindBridge vision, Kelsey brings a dedication to social impact and problem solving to the leadership team.