ABOUT UXP SYSTEMS
Brendan Paddick, CEO, Columbus Communications
Mr. Paddick is the chairman and chief executive officer of Columbus International Inc., a Barbados-based corporation that holds investments in retail triple play broadband telecommunication providers in Trinidad, Jamaica, Grenada and Curacao all of which operate under the brand name, FLOW. Columbus is also active in corporate data solutions, capacity & IP services and data center hosting throughout 22 countries in the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region. Through its fully protected, ringed submarine fiber optic network spanning more than 19,800 km's and its 16,000 km terrestrial fibre and coaxial network, Columbus provides advanced telecom services to a diverse residential and corporate client base of close to 500,000 customers.
From 2001 to 2010 he also served as the Chairman and CEO of Cable Bahamas Limited. Prior to founding Columbus in 2004, Mr. Paddick was President & CEO of Persona Communications Inc. Persona was a TSX listed company that provided digital cable television, high speed Internet, commercial data and telecom services to a diverse base of residential and commercial customers in seven Canadian provinces and The Bahamas.
Brian Shepherd, Senior Vice President, Amdocs
Brian Shepherd is a member of the Amdocs Executive Management team leading three separate divisions. He leads Global Marketing responsible for strategic marketing direction, brand development, product marketing, and other marketing initiatives. He also has management responsibility for growing Amdocs’ profitable PayTV business, and he leads Amdocs strategic expansion into new high-growth markets and lines of businesses.
Prior to this role, Mr. Shepherd was President of Amdocs Interactive where he led Amdocs digital commerce and mobile payments business. He has served as Division President of North American Communications & Cable, and Business Unit President of Broadband Cable & Satellite. Brian joined Amdocs as part of the July 2005 acquisition of DST Innovis, where he had served since 2002 as Senior Vice President responsible for DST Innovis’ global broadband and satellite customer sales and service delivery organization.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Shepherd spent four years as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, worked as Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of a wireless software company, and managed a pharmaceutical manufacturing operation for Eli Lilly. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wabash College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Bill Linton, Company Director
Bill Linton is presently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Softchoice Corp ("SO" on the TSX) and also sits on the Board of Directors of the TMX Group ("X" on the TSX). Bill served as the Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Rogers Communications from 2005 until his retirement in July 2012. Prior to Rogers, Mr. Linton served as President and CEO of Sprint Canada, Chairman and CEO of Prior Data Services Inc, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SHL Systemhouse, Inc, among others.
Mr. Linton holds a bachelor of commerce degree from St. Mary's University, is a chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Gemini Waghmare, Founder & CEO
A veteran of the communications industry IT space, Gemini has held senior management positions at Amdocs, TELUS, Digital Equipment Corporation, and various startup companies.
Gemini holds a degree Business in Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Gemini provides the strategic direction for UXP Systems and is responsible for the realization of the company's goal of providing solutions that power the connected communications experience. His deep knowledge of service provider infrastructure and entrepreneurial vision give UXP Systems the foundation to succeed in the dynamic telecom and cable landscape.