HealthSpace appoints Moen, Tostenson to advisory board
2017-01-11 09:50 ET - News Release
Mr. Peter Smyrniotis reports
HEALTHSPACE APPOINTS ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
HealthSpace Data Systems Ltd. has appointed George Moen and Ian Tostenson to the advisory board of the company.
Mr. Moen is a serial entrepreneur and business leader who specializes in top-line growth across a variety of industries, including extensive experience in the food and beverage industry. He founded his first business, Sandwich Tree, while in university, and grew the restaurant chain to over a hundred stores across Canada. He subsequently founded and exited a number of successful businesses in technology, media and hospitality. Mr. Moen served as president of Blenz Coffee for five years until 2012, helping the franchise grow to over a hundred locations in Canada, Philippines and Japan. He then served as chief operating officer for Inca One Gold Corp. He sits on the board of directors for Dynamic Oil and Gas Exploration Inc. and CanTest Solutions Inc. He is currently president and chief executive officer of Rothbury Capital, a Canadian real estate investment company with strategic, income-producing investments in multiple U.S. markets.
As the dynamic, passionate and forward-thinking president and CEO of the B.C. Restaurant and Food Services Association, Mr. Tostenson combines energy and integrity with proven achievement in all areas of business. Mr. Tostenson spent most of his career leading and successfully growing Cascadia Brands, which owned Calona Vineyards, Sandhill Vineyards, Burrowing Owl Vineyards, Granville Island Brewing, Grady Wine Marketing and Potter Distilling.
Mr. Tostenson is an appointed director to the premier's permanent small business roundtable (advising government on issues and opportunities for small business) and took on the challenge as an appointed member of British Columbia's climate team to chart out B.C.'s carbon future. Mr. Tostenson was B.C.'s second chairman for the B.C. Wine Institute, a finalist in the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and a recipient of the Business in Vancouver Top 40 Under 40 award. He served on the board as a director and president of the David Foster Foundation for over 22 years, which continues to create a lasting legacy for the benefit of families with children requiring life-threatening organ transplants. He speaks to this cause regularly as well to the cause of H.A.V.E. CAFE, which he co-founded, sharing a passion to change lives in the Downtown Vancouver Eastside.
Peter Smyrniotis, CEO of HealthSpace, commented: "The addition of George Moen and Ian Tostenson to HealthSpace's strategic advisory board is a serious value add to the management team and employees within our company. Their cumulative experience and credibility in building and working with food and beverage and hospitality organizations will further empower HealthSpace's growth as we launch our HS cloud suite and HS data programs into commercial enterprise. On a personal note, both George and Ian have invested their time in learning about the impact of HealthSpace's services in both the U.S. and Canada, and they have been pro-active in enabling our team to accelerate our market engagement with private businesses. I am very happy to have them on board."
The advisory board is expected to work closely with management to provide guidance and support in the planning and execution of the company's growth strategy.
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