President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Robert Orr is a seasoned corporate development strategist with 20+ years of public practice and executive experience. Robert has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Victoria and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. Currently, he is the Company’s President and CEO. Prior to his current role, he was CFO and VP business development of a TSX listed mining company.
Before his executive roles in the industry, Robert was a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), providing complex financial advisory services that included fairness opinions, valuations, due diligence and buy/sell side advice to private/public companies and the public sector. Robert was also the HR partner for PwC’s Advisory practice in BC and worked as a tax advisor with Deloitte for the first half of his professional career. Mr. Orr co-founded the Company in June 2010.
Ken KunzInventor, Managing Director Engineering - Emeritus
Ken Kunz is the inventor of the Comfort Plug. At 76 years of age, Ken was diagnosed with prostate cancer and was left completely incontinent following a radical prostatectomy in 2007.
As a tenacious and inventive problem solver, he figured out “how to plug the drain” and continues to actively participate with the Company and uses the device every day. He has safely inserted and removed the Comfort Plug 15,000+ times. Mr. Kunz co-founded the Company in June 2010. Ken worked with Trans Canada Airlines/Air Canada for 35+ years and retired from the commercial airline industry in 1986.
Vice President Engineering
Nicole Ranger is a P.Eng. with 20+ years’ experience in medical device and consumer product development. In addition, Nicole has extensive experience in the manufacture of medical devices and the maintenance of ISO and QSR compliant quality systems.
Nicole completed a Bachelor of Science, Honours Kinesiology, from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Toronto. Ancillary professional activities include applied research for UBC and the management of intellectual property portfolios while in various industry roles. Nicole began working with the Company in 2015.
Dr. Robert Gayton is a Chartered Accountant with over 40 years of experience in accounting and finance. He is currently a director and chair/member of the audit and other committees of the following public companies: Amerigo Resources Ltd., B2Gold Corp., Eastern Platinum Limited, Western Copper and Gold Corporation and Nevsun Resources.
Prior to 1987, Dr. Gayton was an audit partner with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell Chartered Accountants and a member of the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in both Ontario and BC and holds a Ph.D. in Business from the University of California, Berkley. Dr. Gayton joined the Company’s Advisory Committee in 2013 and the Company’s board in 2014.
Roger Kuypers is a partner in the Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group of the international law firm Fasken Martineau LLP (Faskens). He works primarily with businesses and institutions focused on the development, acquisition and commercialization of intellectual property, including life sciences technologies, information technologies and trade-marks.
Roger is the regional Chair of Fasken's Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice group. His clients include biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies and health authorities. As well, Roger leads the Trade-marks Prosecution Group i the Vancouver office and assists clients with copyright and patent assignments. Mr. Kuypers join the Company's board in 2011.
Michael Bowie is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators. He has over 30 years of advisory experience, having recently retired from the partnership of KPMG LLP. Michael continues to advise businesses and institutions on transaction related activities, including financings, acquisitions, pricing analyses, fairness opinions and valuations. Michael brings significant industry experience in Consumer Markets & Products, Retail, Food & Beverage and private equity.
Michael also serves as a Director for a number of private companies and is a recognized expert on valuation and related matters, often serving as an expert witness, arbitrator, mediator or Special Referee in disputed financial matters. Mr. Bowie joined Life360’s Advisory Committee in February 2014 and its Board in October 2014.
Dr. Michael Holloway
Board Member & Medical Advisory Committee
Dr. Michael Holloway is a creative strategic thinker who brings a diverse skill set and 30 years of medical and business experience to complex problem solving in a wide range of industries and situations. Most recently, as an emergency physician with the Fraser Health Region for almost 20 years, Michael has developed a strong ability to analyse diverse medical and related issues and help patients and their families effectively manage their health.
Michael did his medical training in Alberta and obtained an honours business degree at the Richard Ivey School of Business, from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to attending medical school, Michael excelled in a diverse business career that included management consulting, real estate development, and commodity trading. Dr. Holloway joined the Company’s board and medical advisory committee in 2015.
Dr. David Gayton
Medical Advisory Committee
Dr. David Gayton retired from his medical practice in 2015 after nearly 40 years of practice and research in internal and geriatric medicine. David obtain a BSc, PhD, and MD from the University of British Columbia and was a post-doctoral fellow of the Open University, Oxford, England.
David held various academic appointments at McGill University for over 20 years and published extensively in a variety of areas but focused primarily on the elderly. Funding for the research came from both industry and government. In 1997, Dr. Gayton moved back to BC with the Fraser Health Authority to develop geriatric services in the region. This included a continence clinic in White Rock and thus he has first-hand experience of the huge impact that urinary incontinence (UI) has on the older population. Dr. Gayton joined the medical advisory committee in 2015.
Dr. Stephen KlineMedical Advisory Committee
Dr. Stephen Kline is a practicing psychiatrist and clinical professor with over 40 years of experience. Stephen obtain his medical degree from the University of Alberta and completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Stephen’s areas of special interest and accomplishments include: psychoanalysis mental health law and psychosomatics. As well, Stephen has published extensively on a range of subjects and has received research grants from both industry and government. He believes that UI and mental health are closely linked and that UI sufferers would benefit from an integrated approach to treatment. Dr. Kline joined the medical advisory committee in 2015.
Medical Advisory Committee
David Christie has broad and deep experience in the development and commercialization of life sciences technology. David works with early-stage and emerging medical technology entrepreneurs to help them create and execute sustainable business strategies that expand their business. As President, CEO and Director of a publicly-traded medical device company, he more than doubled revenue in two years, expanded their asset base four fold and increased cash flow 12-fold. Early in his career David was Sales Manager of the Year for three consecutive years at Baxter Corporation.
David has worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies but since 2000 has dedicated himself to local start-ups. David’s strengths are in implementing strategic change, delivering financial results and effectively commercializing technology. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and an MBA from UBC. David has been working with the Company since 2010.