Halogen's Leadership Team

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Paul Loucks

President and CEO

Paul has more than 25 years of experience in high technology. He joined Halogen Software in January 2000, became President in August 2000 and assumed the CEO role in November 2006. Under Paul’s guidance, Halogen has emerged as a leader in the employee performance and talent management market. The company has achieved consistent revenue growth and has built a strong global customer base.

In recognition of his leadership, accomplishments and community building efforts Paul was named CEO of the Year by the Best Ottawa Business Awards in 2013 and received a "Top Forty under 40" award from Ottawa Business Journal in 2001. Prior to joining Halogen, Paul was founder and President of NeoDyne Consulting, a custom software development firm that was named one of Canada's 100 Fastest Growing Companies by Profit Magazine and named an "Up and Comer" by The Globe and Mail's Report on Business. In 1997, NeoDyne Consulting was acquired by Compaq Canada.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Computer Science, with Distinction, from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

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Marc Brûlé

Vice President, Client Services

Marc has more than 20 years experience in software development and professional services, and has been with Halogen Software, and its predecessor Manta Corporation, for the past 16 years.

As Vice President of Client Services, Marc oversees the customer support, implementation consulting, training and technical services teams. Marc's organization drives the company's commitment to outstanding professional services and support for all Halogen customers. His team's success has been recognized many times over by leading industry analysts — most recently in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Marc holds an Honors Bachelor of Science in Information Management Systems from the University of Ottawa.

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Dominique Jones

Vice President, Human Resources

Dominique has over 15 years experience in the talent management industry and has held progressively more responsible senior HR roles both in Europe and in North America. Dominique has extensive industry experience, having worked in the retail, manufacturing, financial services, consulting and professional services sectors.

The industry diversity in Dominique's career has led to extensive practical experience in organizational change, aggressive growth initiatives, talent and performance management, and international HR management.

Prior to joining Halogen, Dominique was most recently a regional vice president at Right Management, a global talent management consulting firm. Before that, she held senior HR roles with AMEC, MBNA Canada and MBNA Europe, JCB Transmissions, Safeway, and Marks and Spencer, as well as established her own HR consulting business.

Dominique holds an M.A. Honours degree from St. Andrews University in Scotland, as well as the Institute of Personnel and Development (IPD) certification from the United Kingdom.

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Pete Low, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Pete joined Halogen Software as Chief Financial Officer in September 2006. As Chief Financial Officer, Pete is directly responsible for the Company’s finance and administration, legal, information technology, and security, risk and compliance functions.

Prior to joining Halogen, Pete was a Managing Partner at Axis Capital Corporation, investing in early stage technology companies. He was actively involved in the strategic direction of many of the firm's portfolio companies, serving as a director of several of them.

In 2001, Pete was recognized for his leadership and contributions as a recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal's "Top Forty under 40" award. Prior to founding Axis, Pete was a Senior Tax Manager at Deloitte LLP, servicing its high technology clients. Pete is currently a member of the Leadership Council of the Canadian Advanced Technology Association (CATA) and previously served on a number of boards and committees of non-profit organizations.

Pete is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University.

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Dawn MacKay

Vice President, Product Management

As Vice President of Product Management for Halogen, Dawn oversees the company's market-driven product direction.

Having joined the company in 2005, Dawn has been instrumental in helping Halogen become the first and only talent management vendor to deliver a complete, organically built talent management suite spanning performance management, job descriptions, recruiting, 360 feedback, compensation, learning and succession planning.

Under Dawn's leadership Halogen has also become a market leader across multiple industries, offering 7 vertical solutions to address the unique needs of organizations from healthcare through to hospitality. With more than 25 years of software development and product management experience, Dawn held previous management positions with software companies like NSB Group and STS Systems.

Dawn earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Management Information Systems with Great Distinction from McGill University.

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Donna Ronayne

Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

With more than 20 years in senior marketing, sales and business development positions at both start-up and established high-tech companies, Donna brings extensive experience and a results-oriented approach to Halogen Software. Donna oversees all facets of marketing and business development for the company.

Prior to joining Halogen, Donna was Vice President of Business Development at BitFlash, where she defined market strategy and was instrumental in securing strategic partnership agreements with leading companies worldwide including Sharp, Vodafone, Texas Instruments, and IBM. Her contributions at QNX Software (Harmon Industries) led to the successful repositioning of the company as an industry leader.

Donna holds a Bachelor of Commerce, High Honors, from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

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Phil Rugani

Vice President, Sales

Phil joined Halogen Software in November 2013 as Vice President of Sales. With more than 30 years of experience managing diverse channels, geographies, verticals and product lines, Phil has a proven track record in maximizing market opportunities, growing annual recurring revenue and driving international expansion.

Voted one of the industry’s top 20 executives by VAR Business, Phil has held senior leadership positions at some of the world’s most recognizable enterprise software providers, including VMware/Integrien, IBM/FileNet, Oracle, Informix and Alta Vista. Prior to joining Halogen, Phil was CEO of Factonomy, an international software company specializing in business continuity and disaster recovery.

Phil holds a BA in Mathematics from Wagner College.

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Michael Stewart

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Michael has an extensive background as a senior lawyer spanning 20 years in the technology industry, including publicly-traded multinationals, Internet, telecom and software companies. Michael joined Halogen as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in March 2014.

Initially counsel to publicly-traded software company Delrina Corporation (acquired by Symantec), Michael has held increasingly senior in-house roles at CIBC, Newbridge Networks and Alcatel -Lucent. With Alcatel-Lucent, Michael was Senior Counsel responsible for all worldwide legal matters for the Internet Protocol Division, Canadian Research and Innovation Group, and certain of Alcatel-Lucent’s largest customers.

Most recently, Michael was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), which is responsible for the .ca Top Level Domain (TLD). As a key member of CIRA’s senior management team, Michael helped CIRA to become the world’s fastest growing country TLD.

Michael holds a B.A. (Hons) in History and English Literature as well as an L.L.B from Queen’s University.