Co-Founder and CEO
Joe has been a leader in the Canadian Payments industry for 20 years. Prior to co-founding Clip Money, Joe was SVP of Cardtronics (Canada), the largest non-bank ATM operator of integrated ATM and financial kiosk products, where he led all commercial functions for the company’s $180M Canadian business. For Financial Institutions, solutions include payments, card acquiring, issuing, and mobile payments. Joe’s relationships span significant enterprise organizations including Scotia Bank, RBC, CIBC, BMO, TD, and Petro-Canada. Prior to Cardtronics, Joe founded and lead one of Canada’s largest private ATM operators before selling it to Cardtronics.
Co-Founder and Director
Daren is a serial Technology and Digital Media entrepreneur with 20+ years experience founding and growing companies across Fintech, Advertising and Media. Daren also founded the NowVertical Group Inc, (NOW.V) a TSXV-listed Data Analytics Software and Services Acquisition company. Previously, Daren founded Mindblossom Inc., a leading Digital Media and Technology Agency, later sold to Dentsu Aegis Media (one of the largest Global Advertising and Media companies). While there he was responsible for North American Digital Strategy and Corporate Development for clients like Citibank, Bank of America, TIAA, Charles Schwab, TD Bank, CIBC, Fidelity and P&G.
Mr. Desmond is a Senior Audit Partner with 42 years in public accounting principally serving mid-cap public and private equity backed global companies in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, retailing, banking and leasing companies, software and technology companies, consulting and law firms, and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Desmond was Partner-in-Charge, Senior Audit Partner and Partnership Board Member at Grant Thornton LLP (New York & Long Island) for approximately 35 years. He has experience in risk-based auditing across all core accounting/business functions, financial reporting and internal control. Mr. Desmond currently sits on multiple Boards, including The First National Bank of Long Island and Theodore Roosevelt Counsel, Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Dorsman brings over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing, and customer improvement in the financial services, retail, hospitality, travel, telecommunications and technology sectors. Mr. Dorsman retired as executive vice president, global services, for NCR Corporation in 2014, after being responsible for all of NCR’s global support services including on-site repair, depot maintenance, refurbishment, remote resolutions and outsourced managed service offers. Mr. Dorsman has served on the board of Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE:AIT) since 2004, and served as lead independent director on the board of HD Supply (NASDAQ: HDS) prior to being acquired by Home Depot.
Mr. Gibson has founded numerous companies and brings over 30 years’ experience in financing, acquisitions, and business development with extensive experience in the High Technology industry. Mr. Gibson is the Founder, CEO and President of J-Squared Technologies Inc., a growing Rugged Electronic Systems provider of solutions in the Military, Marine, Mining, and Transportation industries. Mr. Gibson is the Owner and President of numerous Real Estate Holding Companies managing commercial land and buildings in Ottawa, Canada. Mr. Gibson received his BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.