Board of Directors
Directors for CareRx Corporation
Kevin Dalton has over 20 years of capital markets and investment banking experience. Mr. Dalton concluded his investment banking career as Vice Chairman, Head of Investment Banking at Desjardins Securities. Prior to joining Desjardins, Mr. Dalton worked at Blackmont Capital, a full-service investment dealer, first serving as Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, and then moving onto the role of President. Mr. Dalton spent 14 years in the investment banking division of CIBC Capital Markets, where he specialized in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors, and served as Managing Director, Head of Canadian Diversified Investment Banking. He began his career at The Hathaway Corporation, a Toronto-based consulting firm that provides clients with expert financial advice on a variety of disciplines, including valuations, fairness opinions and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Dalton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Jack Shevel
Dr. Jack Shevel has more than 20 years of strategic operations and investment experience in Southern Africa and Europe. Prior to founding Netcare (one of the largest healthcare enterprises outside of the United States), Dr. Shevel practiced as a medical practitioner for nine years before becoming involved in hospital management in 1989. He has since restored several hospitals in distress back to profitability and is internationally recognized for leadership and innovative entrepreneurial expertise. Through Netcare, Dr. Shevel led the South African hospital Industry shift of consolidation and rationalization prompting competitors to follow with a resurgence of the healthcare industry.
Raffaele (Ralph) Desando, CPA
Ralph Desando has been a director of the Company since November 2019. Mr. Desando is Managing Director of Private Investments at Yorkville Asset Management, and has been with the company since its inception in 2010. He is responsible for leading Yorkville’s strategic initiatives to provide clients access to investment opportunities in high quality Canadian healthcare companies. Having served on multiple boards, Mr. Desando has guided clients with their ongoing acquisitions, estate transfers and divestitures. Mr. Desando’s background in tax, completing the in-depth tax program from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), as well as assisting the institute with its tax program as a facilitator, has provided him with the background to develop efficient tax strategies, investment vehicles and acquisition structures. Mr. Desando was an instructor at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies in the area of credit and market risk management. He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council Compensation Fund, and as Chair of its Investment Committee. He is currently a member of the Southbridge Healthcare LP Investment committee.
Matt Hills has had a career in private equity, strategy consulting and investment banking. He is a Managing Director of LLM Capital Partners, a Boston private equity firm. He was the Senior Partner at BG Affiliates (a private equity family office) and previously held positions at The LEK Partnership, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Bain & Company. Mr. Hills has served on the Boards of public and private companies in Canada, the U.S., Israel and the Cayman Islands. Mr. Hills currently serves on the Board of K-Bro Linen (TSX: KBL), funds managed by Basso Capital Management, PHT Chemical International (Advisory Board) and is an appointee of the Governor to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Mr. Hills received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Brandeis University. Mr. Hills serves as Chair of CareRx Corporation’s Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee.
Keith L. McIntosh
Keith McIntosh has over 30 years of executive management experience in the pharmaceutical equipment industry and the seniors healthcare sector. Mr. McIntosh currently serves as an advisor to Yorkville Asset Management. Mr. McIntosh was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Southbridge Care Homes from 2011 to 2020, during which time he led the company through several acquisitions to become the 5th largest long-term care provider in Ontario. Prior to his role at Southbridge, Mr. McIntosh was the President and part owner of Quadro Engineering which designed and manufactured pharmaceutical and fine chemical process equipment for global supply. Mr. McIntosh has sat on various boards and is the current Chairman of Conestoga Crest which is a not-for-profit provider of seniors housing. Mr. McIntosh has his Chartered Manager designation and is a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.
Bruce Moody is a seasoned executive with over 38 years of experience that has spanned the specialty pharmacy, retail pharmacy and food sectors. Presently, Mr. Moody serves as the Founder and CEO of Moody Holdings Inc., a private holding company that actively invests in various companies in both Canada and the U.S. In 2006, Mr. Moody founded the Remedy Group of companies, including Remedy’sRx Specialty Pharmacy, which was purchased by CareRx in May 2020. Prior to founding Remedy’s, Mr. Moody was the Senior Vice-President of Operations for PharmaPlus Drugmarts and before that, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Pharmasave Drugs. Mr. Moody has a history of supporting various philanthropic activities.
Maria Perrella has over thirty years of progressive financial experience. Today, she serves as a director and Audit Chair of Argo Blockchain PLC, a cryptocurrency mining company (LON:ARB, NASDAQ:ARBK). More recently, Maria served as the Chief Financial Officer of MDA, a Canadian-based international space mission partner, and the previous twelve years at ATS (TSX:ATA), a global automation company with 4,500 employees operating over 20 divisions in 6 countries. Her various roles in complex, project based businesses serving the Life Sciences, EV, Transportation, and Consumer end markets have allowed her to develop skills in financial and strategic planning and operations, while cultivating top notch financial leaders and co-leading profitable growth. Her over twenty years as a Chief Financial Officer have provided her with extensive experience in strategic corporate finance, P&L management, international M&A, restructuring, executive compensation and governance and compliance. Maria holds a Bachelor Business Administration degree from York University and is a CPA.
CEO, CareRx Corporation
David joined CareRx in May 2018, and has led the company through a significant and successful transformation to sharpen its strategic focus, strengthen its team, and dramatically improve its market share and financial performance. Under his leadership, CareRx has increased the number of residents it serves from 28,000 to more than 96,000. David has 16 years of healthcare leadership experience in Canada, previously serving as the President of Stryker Canada from 2008 to 2016, and then as the President of Cardinal Health Canada from 2016 to 2018. Throughout his career, David has a consistent track record of leading his teams to market leadership positions, improved operating margins, and recognition as a top employer. David holds Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Toronto. In addition to serving as CEO of CareRx, David also sits on the Board of Directors of the company, serves on the Board of Directors of AceAge Inc., and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Rotman Healthcare and Life Sciences Advisory Board, the Healthcare Supply Chain Network, and the GS1 Canada Healthcare Sector Board.