Mr. Cook brings more than 25 years of experience organizing, managing, and running all aspects of start-up and mid-size businesses. Prior to leading the asset purchase of International Biologics (renamed Lattice Biologics Inc.) in September of 2013, Guy founded and led Bacterin International Inc. (AMEX: BONE) from a small contract R&D start-up to a publicly traded multinational organization with sales in over 15 countries, multi-million dollar revenue, and more than 150 employees. Under his tenure, Bacterin revenues increased from USD $7.8mm in 2009 to USD $15.4mm in 2010 and USD $30.1mm in 2012, achieving record sales. Guy’s expertise includes over 18 years of experience in the tissue engineering field. He began his career as a confocal microscopist scientist, utilizing novel biomarkers at Montana State University’s Center for Biofilm Engineering, a National Science Foundation center of excellence.
Ms. Farmer joined Lattice in September of 2014 with 20 years of experience as a CFO and business development specialist. She started her career with Big 6 accounting firms and soon began generating valuable and far-reaching professional relationships across a diverse network of industries. Prior to joining Lattice, Cheryl served as a Global Business Executive for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), Arizona’s premier economic development organization for public entities and private investors. In this role, she was responsible for identifying and building strategic relationships throughout Western Canada with individual businesses, government agencies, economic development organizations, and foreign trade associations to support expansion into America with great success. Cheryl’s trademark entrepreneurial spirit, determination to improve advanced stem cell technology outcomes, and expertise in finance, system/process implementation, efficiency management, business development, and growth strategy are critical assets for Lattice’s continued growth.
Mr. Stifano, CPA, is currently President and CEO of Cordoba Minerals Corp. (TSX Venture: CDB), a Toronto-based junior resource exploration company focused on the exploration and acquisition of copper and gold projects in Colombia. He joins the team as a key Board Member. Mario is a seasoned executive who brings strong capital markets experience and will be invaluable to the development and implementation of a successful mergers and acquisitions strategy. Throughout his career, he has raised approximately $700mm in equity and debt for technology and resource companies, including raising funds for start-ups and an IPO. Mario’s extensive mergers and acquisitions experience, including a $400 million acquisition while CFO of Lake Shore Gold (TSX: LSG), will greatly assist Lattice and the pursuit of its growth strategies.
Ms. Thomas, CPA, is the Founder of Paraclae, LLC, a thriving finance and accounting consulting firm that recently merged with Sensiba San Filippo, one of the largest Northern California based CPA and business consulting firms. Cathy offers over 30 years of experience in business accounting services, including 15 years with Deloitte and Touche, five of which as a partner. Her major career accomplishments address the critical areas of complex public offerings, global corporate auditing, and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance. Most significantly, the latter of which encompasses compliance program development and implementation to protect shareholders and the general public from accounting errors and fraudulent enterprise practices and to improve the accuracy of corporate disclosures. In 2002, she started the consulting arm of Armanino Mc Kenna, LLP, as a member of the firm’s executive committee. Providing outsourced internal audit services specifically to address Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, outsourced finance, and accounting resources, the firm tripled in size across six years driven by the increase in revenue from the consulting practice. In 2008, Cathy founded Paraclae and was profitable year one.
Mr. McInnes comes to Lattice as a natural resources entrepreneur who began funding ideas through Canadian capital markets in 1993. Donald is the founder and former CEO of Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX: PCC), a British Columbia-based renewable power development company with a broad portfolio of clean energy projects. In 2011, Plutonic merged with Magma Energy Corp. (TSX: MXY) to create Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY), a diversified clean energy company with annual gross revenue in excess of $100mm. Mr. McInnes currently serves as Alterra’s Vice Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Health & Safety Committee. Donald is a frequent public speaker, passionate contributor to the debate on public policy, and involved member of the business community. He shares his talents with a variety of boards and associations, including serving as Past Chair of the Board of Prostate Cancer Canada, Past Chairman of the Clean Energy Association of British Columbia, and Past Governor of the British Columbia Business Council, among many others. In the past four years, he has been awarded an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Pacific Division Cleantech category, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Clean Energy Association of British Columbia’s Lifetime Achievement Award.