Board 2018-11-22T23:12:05+00:00

Board of Directors

BLOK Technologies Inc. Jamie Hyland

Jamie Hyland

DIRECTOR

Mr. Hyland is a founding partner with Tribeca Capital Partners and provides corporate development services on behalf of several publicly listed companies in Canada. Mr. Hyland has over 25 years of experience as a financial and marketing consultant, a corporate founder, director and manager of a number of early-stage public and private Canadian businesses. His industry experience includes hospitality, publishing, mining, financial services, technology, alternative energy, telecom, and healthcare.

Mr. Hyland has an extensive network of contacts within the financial community including fund managers, family offices, industry analysts, and media throughout North America, the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Mr. Hyland has also worked in advertising with a major mining and resource publication based in Vancouver BC.

Mr. Hyland earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University of Victoria, BC. Canada and received a Certificate in Private Capital Markets from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, Los Angeles, California.

BLOK Technologies Inc. Joel Yaffe

Joel Yaffe

DIRECTOR

Joel is an established technology professional of the Montreal startup community, agitating and mentoring tech- entrepreneurs while incubating and launching many ventures.

Joel founded iTechnique a popular Montreal and Toronto Apple Service Centre in 2005 and then MConcierge Systems in 2009, a hospitality engagement platform (app) for the hotel industry. Rebranded as GuestDriven, the platform was acquired in 2016 and today is deployed in hundreds of properties and cities worldwide.

Joel is also a member of The Founder Institute where he is a mentor to tech startups in Montreal and around the world. Aside from Joel’s many experiments in disruption, his current interests include robotics, brain-computer- interfacing (BCI), and environmental-technologies

YARI NIEKEN, MBA

DIRECTOR

Mr. Nieken has a wide range of public company and capital market experience. He is Founder and President of Foremost Capital Inc. an Exempt Market Dealer. He has served on the boards of several public and private issuers including PUF Ventures (President & CEO), Lexagene Holdings Inc. (Director), Duport Capital Ltd (Director) and has raised substantial capital in his career. He holds an MBA from the Sydney Graduate School of Management and a BA from the University of British Columbia. He was formerly an investment advisor at Union Securities Corp. and continues to be a registrant in good standing in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.

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