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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.

Miyo Yamashita

Chief Strategy Officer

Miyo is a market-driven executive with a superior track record in generating sustainable and profitable growth. With over 20 years of experience in multiple industries developing and implementing enterprise-wide transformation strategies, Miyo is passionate about creating irresistible cultures for employees and customers that promote engagement and increase revenue. She has held leadership roles at Deloitte Canada, as Chief Transformation Officer and Managing Partner of Talent and Workplace, University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital, and TD Bank Group. She also served on Deloitte’s global board of directors. An entrepreneur by background, Miyo founded and managed her own consulting firm before it was acquired by Deloitte Canada and she also serves on the Board of Directors for Windmill Microlending, a national charity that provides educational loans to new immigrants. In 2017, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and she has also appeared in the Globe and Mail and BNN. Miyo has a Ph. D. in media studies and communications from McGill University and lives in Toronto.

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.

Greg Adams

VP, AI Applications

Greg is Vice President of AI Applications at MindBridge, responsible for the delivery of tailored solutions and services for multiple market segments. Prior to joining MindBridge, Greg was Vice President and leader of IBM Business Analytics with responsibility for the strategy and execution of Cognos Analytics and Planning Analytics – two flagship IBM products. Greg has also worked on and led major projects in IBM WebSphere and IBM Rational. Greg joined IBM through the acquisition of Object Technology International, where he was one of the key leaders of the original team. Greg was appointed Distinguished Engineer at IBM, winner of the IBM Academy of Technology President’s Award, holder of multiple innovation and patents awards, and is a recipient of the prestigious ACM Software Systems Award for his work on the Eclipse project.

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.

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.