Anthony Brown | Chief Executive Officer and Director
Anthony Brown has been an entrepreneur and digital media infrastructure pioneer in Canada for nearly two decades. In 2001, Mr. Brown co-founded Seven Group, a technology integrator with a focus in supercomputing, data management, and digital media which rapidly became the leading integrator for technology infrastructure for animation, visual effects, and video game studios in Canada and around the world. He was subsequently co-founder and CEO of Infinite Game Publishing, publishers of the highly successful MechWarrior Online game. Mr. Brown founded AMPD in April 2015 to combine his expertise and passion for technology, digital media and high-performance computing.
John Ross | Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
John Ross is a senior financial management professional with more than 30 years of private and public company experience. He is currently the interim CEO (since May 2019) and CFO (Since February 2017) of Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (TSXV), part time CFO of U3O8 Corp. (TSX) since June 2010, and part-time CFO of Buccaneer Gold Corp. (since September 2016).
Mr. Ross holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario which he received in 1984, and he obtained his CA designation in 1987.
Don Bustin | Chief Technology Officer and Director
Don Bustin is technologist with over 20 years of experience across start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. His expertise spans the spectrum of technology disciplines from development and DevOps, through to solution and enterprise architecture. As co-founder and CTO of Infinite Game Publisher, Don built the team and full publishing platform for IGP’s inaugural titles, while implementing the production infrastructure required to support major game launches without incident. In his capacity as co-founder and CTO of AMPD Holdings, Mr. Bustin continues to apply his expertise and insights to expand the Company’s team and product offerings required for AMPD to emerge as a global brand, synonymous with high-performance-computing excellence.
James Hursthouse | Chief Strategy Officer
James Hursthouse is a twenty-year veteran of the global games and digital media sector. He has proven success across content development and publishing, infrastructure and technology for ‘games as a service’, and more recently with new technologies such as mixed reality, blockchain and artificial intelligence. After spending the first half of his career in Asia and Silicon Valley, he moved to Vancouver, BC in 2010 to co-found and be the CEO of Roadhouse Interactive, a mobile gaming studio that grew to 180 people at its peak. Between 2016 and 2018, James served as the Executive Director of DigiBC where he continues to serve on the board. As CSO of AMPD he is tasked with helping drive the organization to achieve its goals and vision.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Howard Donaldson | Director
Howard Donaldson has over 20 years’ experience as a senior operating and financial executive at global entertainment and technology companies including Disney Interactive, Electronic Arts Canada, McGraw-Hill Education Group and Vanedge Capital (Venture Capital).
Mr. Donaldson is a proven leader and has demonstrated success as a business partner to executive management teams improving operating and financial performance. He was instrumental in setting up new interactive studios, directing strategic plans, pursuing business development opportunities and implementing best practices.
Ravinder “Rob” Kang | Director
Rob Kang has been self-employed since April 2015. He was the director of Listed Issuer Services and held other positions with TMX Group from March 1992 to March 2015. He is a corporate finance professional who is experienced in all aspects of CSE policy, corporate governance and public company obligations.
Mr. Kang is currently the principal of RSJ Consulting Inc., a firm that provides corporate finance advice. Mr. Kang received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1988 and obtained his C.A. designation at Ernst and Young.
Markus Windelen | Director
Markus Windelen is a games industry professional with more than 20 years management experience in executive leadership roles and a proven and successful track record from global entertainment companies including Atari, Gameforge and Six Foot. He combines strategic thinking and commercial acumen to leadership skills. Mr. Windelen repeatedly demonstrated the ability to advocate, secure and deliver to market forward thinking projects both in traditional and online free-to-play business models. He has experience negotiating product acquisition and numerous software development, intellectual property license and technology agreements.