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Never Ever Quit! June 28, 2009
An Interview with Castek Founders Fay and Yung Wu - Castek Software was founded in 1990 by siblings Yung and Fay Wu, along with a third partner who exited the business in 1999. Initially funded with $60,000 in credit card debt, the partners nurtured the firm into a successful and profitable international enterprise software company, with revenues approaching $40mm, and double that in committed order backlog. The founders risked it all and raised $70mm over three major financing rounds in an effort to become the leading insurance software vendor in the market.
The Risk Manager June 27, 2009
An Interview with Lous T
A Discussion with CSI Wireless CEO Steve Koles June 26, 2009
Anatomy of a Turnaround - In 2006 Steven Koles was hired as the CEO of CSI Wireless. The high flying Calgary-based company, which once boasted a share price of $8.65 in 2000, was then in dire straits and in the midst of dramatically reorganizing, selling divisions and focusing on the GPS industry.
The Plight of the Canadian Small Cap June 17, 2009
An Interview with Stephen Sorocky, CEO of Virtek Vision - In January, Stephen Sorocky was appointed CEO of Waterloo, Ontario-based Virtek Vision. Fresh from a successful turnaround of a small VC-backed Toronto-based instrument company, Stephen brought a breadth of experience developed at firms such as EDS and Spar Aerospace where he rose to run one of the firm
An Interview with Frank Slootman, CEO of Data Domain June 17, 2009
StoneWood Interview Series - Schweichler-Price and Partners interviewed Frank Slootman about his tremendous journey in building Data Domain, lessons learned and the firm
The Art and Science of Selection Excellence June 17, 2009
An Interview with Dr. Guy Beaudin, RHR International - Selection excellence is one of the more elusive goals of all organizations. From poorly defined job requirements to poorly considered and inconsistent selection techniques, the process of hiring executives remains haphazard and more art than science.
From Tech Ventures to Alpine Adventures June 17, 2009
An Interview with Tony van Marken - In 1994, Tony van Marken joined Toronto-based Architel Systems Corporation and over the next 5 years helped grow the telecom software vendor from $1mm to $50mm in revenues while taking the company public on the TSX and NASDAQ.
The Science of Start-Ups June 17, 2009
StoneWood Interview Series - Michael Malcolm is one of Canada
Anatomy of a Textbook Start-Up June 17, 2009
StoneWood Interview Series - Founded in late 2004 by a group of successful security software entrepreneurs, Third Brigade began with a vision to solve a number of key enterprise intrusion prevention problems.
An Interview with Sandvine Corp. CEO David Caputo June 17, 2009
StoneWood Interview Series - Founded in 2001, Sandvine Corp. is the second runaway success for a talented group of entrepreneurs whose first company, PixStream, was sold to Cisco in 2000 for $545mm. When Cisco unexpectedly closed the Waterloo facility the following year, the founding group of Brad Siim, Marc Morin, Tom Donnelly, Don Bowman and Dave Caputo started Sandvine Corp.

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