Board of Directors
George Lowenfeld | Chairman of the Board
George Lowenfeld is a founding shareholder and former Chairman of the Board of Chemical Computing Group, a global software company, which was sold profitably in 2011. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Fortem.
A retired Chartered Accountant, George was active throughout his career in professional and educational roles. As a partner at Cabral & Lowenfeld Chartered Accountants, based in Montreal, Canada, Mr. Lowenfeld provided audit and tax advisory services to small and medium businesses. Later, Mr. Lowenfeld and partners founded Chemical Computing Group which they grew into a global software business, providing research tools for university and industry laboratories throughout the world.
Throughout a successful career as an entrepreneur, Mr. Lowenfeld, who speaks six languages, has always placed a high value on learning and mentorship. A professor of accountancy at Concordia University for 34 years, Mr. Lowenfeld was instrumental in broadening accounting education in Montreal. Mr. Lowenfeld is a founder of the Goodman Institute of Financial Management and the MBA CFA program at Concordia University, one of the most successful CFA training programs in Canada. He also began the Graduate Diploma in Accountancy program at Concordia, a diploma which has now been given by the university for 35 years.
Mr. Lowenfeld continues to be active in the field of technology entrepreneurship as an angel investor, where he brings a career full of entrepreneurial and mentoring experience to promising, growing companies. Mr. Lowenfeld is a member of Anges Quebec, a group of angel investors in the province of Quebec, Canada. A successful racehorse owner in his spare time, Mr. Lowenfeld’s champion standardbred horses have won major titles including the 2007 Breeder’s Crown.
In 1977 Mr. Waxman joined Frisco Bay Industries (a privately held security company) to run their manufacturing division. At the time they were involved in bank security and financial processing systems. In 1987 he became a partner and the company did a financial private placement. In 1993 as President and COO he helped take the company public on NASDAQ. In 2004 after successfully expanding the business in Canada and the US the business was acquired by The Stanley Works of Connecticut (a Fortune 500 Company). At the time of sale the company was doing $60 million in revenue with 200 employees and 12 offices across Canada and the US. As President and COO he was responsible for all aspects of the business with special emphasizes on operations and sales.
From 2004 to 2006 Mr. Waxman became COO of Stanley Security Solutions Canada with responsibilities of running the integrated security offerings in Canada for Stanley Security Solutions of the US. From 2006 to 2009 Mr. Waxman headed up the Canadian Strategic Initiatives and M&A work for Stanley Security Solutions in Canada.
Mr. Waxman has over 30 years of integrated security and financial services experience. He has extensive experience running private and public companies and presently sits on the Board of a private Canadian Bank. He is also the President of LRJ Consulting, a private security and banking consulting firm.
Mr. Waxman obtained his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Sir George Williams University and is presently very active in the health care sector. Ron is currently the President of the Centre Board of Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre. Mr. Waxman has been involved at Maimonides since 2004, first as a member of the Foundation Board of Directors then as a Centre Board member. He has sat on numerous committees including Foundation Executive, Strategic Planning, Risk Management and Audit/ Finance. Mr. Waxman’s community work extends to his association with the JGH Foundation for 20 years and is also a member of the Jewish Eldercare Centre Board of Directors.