Board of Directors
Roger Maggs, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Roger Maggs joined the Board as chairman on March 7, 2006 and sits on the Board’s Audit Committee. Roger is a founder and partner of Celtic House, a recognized leader in the venture capital industry. Prior to founding Celtic House, Roger enjoyed a 27-year career with Alcan Aluminum Limited, a global metals company. He held several senior positions including Vice President, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestments, President, Alcan Metal Marketing and Vice President, Personnel. Roger currently sits on the boards of Cavendish Kinetics, LTX Corporation, RedMere Technology Limited, noHold Inc., Third Brigade Inc., and Movidia. He has a physics degree from The University of Wales and Masters degree from Warwick Business School.
Dave Caputo, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Dave Caputo is Sandvine’s President, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder. Prior to Sandvine, Dave was the Vice President of Marketing for PixStream. Following the company’s acquisition by Cisco, Dave held the position of Managing Director for the Video Networking Business Unit. As a leader in the technology community, Dave is a dedicated supporter of local entrepreneurs and sits on the Board of Communitech, a regional organization that supports the growth of the technology sector. He holds an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Computer Science degree from York University, and is a graduate of the Wharton Executive Education program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Scott Hamilton, Director, Chief Financial Officer
Scott Hamilton is Sandvine’s Chief Financial Officer, joining the Board on February 17, 2006. Scott leads Sandvine’s strategic financial direction and global financial management, planning, investor relations, control, reporting, and administrative resources management. Scott’s leadership was instrumental in raising £20-million through Sandvine’s initial public offering on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. Scott has been with Sandvine since its inception. He is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Osama Arafat, Director
Osama Arafat joined the Board on April 7, 2016 and sits on the Board’s Audit and Compensation Committees. Osama was the former CEO for Q9 Networks Inc. where he served in that capacity for over 13 years. Prior to joining Q9, he was a partner at J. L. Albright Venture Partners. Osama was the recipient of the Canadian Venture Capital Association's "Entrepreneur of the Year" award in 2009 in recognition of his achievements. Osama holds a Master of Engineering from McGill University and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University.
Dermot O’Carroll, Director
Dermot O’Carroll joined the Board on January 10, 2013 and sits on the Board's Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees. A 40 year veteran of the telecommunications industry, Dermot most recently held the role of Senior Vice President, Network Engineering and Operations at Rogers Communications, until his retirement in 2012. Prior to joining Rogers Communications, Dermot held roles at Bell Canada and later at Unitel as Vice President of Network Services, where he was responsible for the deployment of a national advanced voice and data services network. Dermot served as the Canadian representative on the board of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers from 2004 to 2012. He was born in Ireland and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from University College of Dublin.
Kenneth Taylor, Director
Kenneth Taylor joined the Board on December 5, 2006 and sits on the Board's Audit and Corporate Governance Committees. Kenneth has more than 25 years of financial, M&A, and operational experience with various technology companies and held the position of Chief Financial Officer of March Networks Corporation until it was acquired in 2012. Prior to his position with March Networks, Kenneth served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer with Proshred Security International Inc. He also spent nearly 10 years with Newbridge Networks Corp., and held the position of Vice President, Finance when Newbridge was sold to Alcatel SA for US$7 billion in 2001. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Gemma Toner, Director
Gemma Toner joined the Board on April 7, 2016 and sits on the Board's Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees. Gemma is a former Senior Vice President at Cablevision and spent 14 years in senior executive positions with Cablevision in the areas of marketing, product management and business strategy. Before joining Cablevision, Gemma served as the Senior Vice President of New Media Development with AMC Networks for eleven 11 years. Gemma holds a B.Sc. degree from Villanova University in Villanova, PA.