MSc. Business Executive with over 20 years of global experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, Sean is currently Director of Innovation at Merck. Since 1998 he has held various leadership positions for Merck across the Caribbean, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada. He has negotiated alliances with multinational organizations including the World Bank, PAHO, PEFPAR and UNAIDS. Sean has launched numerous breakthrough treatments in Oncology, Cardiology and Infectious Diseases inclusive of both Sales and Marketing strategy formulation and execution.
Sean’s broad global and cross divisional experience imparts a unique skill set and perspective including business development, private/public partnership negotiation and development, entrepreneurial and innovation leadership, facilitation, sales, marketing (research, analysis, planning and implementation) and strategic planning.
Kevin has 20 years’ experience starting, pivoting, and leading mobile software products and businesses. With broad operational experience and a focus on results-driven execution and product innovation, Kevin is passionate about B2B mobile SaaS businesses, growing recurring revenue, and developing and leading global teams. Kevin has raised $30MM+ in venture capital financing, and successfully exited multiple start-ups that have returned $150MM+ to investors. Kevin has nine mobile software patents and is a graduate of McGill University.
Darrel is President of Conformance Technologies, one of the largest creators and suppliers of compliance related toolkits, services and guidance to clients around the world. Darrel also leads MasterMind Consulting, providing advice and guidance to large retailers, gateways, capital markets firms and processors in the U.S. and abroad. His clients include Sports Authority, Dominos, Petco and SLS Hotels.
Darrel has worked for over 25 years in the financial services industry. He was the president of US Financial Services Group, and was SVP at TSYS, a worldwide payment processor/acquirer. Darrel also served as VP Sales for SITEL Worldwide, a global business process outsourcing leader. He also held senior level positions with CIBC, a leading North American financial institution, including roles in issuing, acquiring, payments and product development.
Darrel earned the prestigious FICB designation from the Institute of Canadian Bankers, the FSCI designation from the Canadian Securities Institute and the CIPP/US and CIPP/C designations from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He holds the CPP designation from the ETA and is a Fellow of the European Privacy Association.
Bill is a partner in the Business Department at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP. He provides counsel to for-profit and nonprofit organizations with respect to their general operations, structure and governance and in connection with mergers, acquisitions and other transactions. He has particular experience representing institutional investors, including endowments and foundations, in connection with all aspects of their investment programs. Additionally, Bill represents multiple high profile professional athletes and athletic organizations.
Mitchell Hughes, known to millions of fans around the world as “TheBajanCanadian” is one of YouTube’s most watched personalities and a rising star in multiple social channels and media formats. Not content to be just another “gamer” on YouTube, Mitch not only produces, performs in and creates the content that he shares with his fans, he also produces the music for his content and owns several successful online businesses.
Mitchell joins Blackshore, LLC as its first founding member and Talent Representative on the board. Mitch currently has well over one billion views on YouTube and five million subscribers.