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Investor Relations

Investor Relations

Executive Management

Darcy Taylor

CEO
LEAF
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Darcy has over 20+ years of senior executive experience building successful companies and brands spanning, Asia, Europe and North America. He has a proven track record in C-suite and senior leadership roles at IMG Canada (now Endeavor LLC), Logic Technologies Inc, JT International S.A. and MASEV Communications Inc, that was acquired by IMG Canada. His experience spans corporate, agency, and entrepreneurial environments across free-to-play Mobile games, FinTech, esports, Blockchain, FMCG/CPG, Digital Marketing & Media and Sports & Entertainment industries.

20+ Years

in Tech & Entertainment

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Darcy has over 20+ years of senior executive experience building successful companies and brands spanning, Asia, Europe and North America. He has a proven track record in C-suite and senior leadership roles at IMG Canada (now Endeavor LLC), Logic Technologies Inc, JT International S.A. and MASEV Communications Inc, that was acquired by IMG Canada. His experience spans corporate, agency, and entrepreneurial environments across free-to-play Mobile games, FinTech, esports, Blockchain, FMCG/CPG, Digital Marketing & Media and Sports & Entertainment industries.

Jason Bailey

CRO
LEAF
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Jason is a founder of East Side Games, Canada’s leading independent gaming studio. Jason is considered one of Canada’s most experienced gaming entrepreneurs. Prior to East Side Games, Jason was a founder of Super Rewards, which he sold in 2009.  Super Rewards was a social game monetization platform which helped pioneer the free to play game model that is ubiquitous today.  Over the last 20 years he has been mentor to and investor in a variety of Canadian startups and technology companies. 

Darcy has over 20+ years of senior executive experience building successful companies and brands spanning, Asia, Europe and North America. He has a proven track record in C-suite and senior leadership roles at IMG Canada (now Endeavor LLC), Logic Technologies Inc, JT International S.A. and MASEV Communications Inc, that was acquired by IMG Canada. His experience spans corporate, agency, and entrepreneurial environments across free-to-play Mobile games, FinTech, esports, Blockchain, FMCG/CPG, Digital Marketing & Media and Sports & Entertainment industries.

20+ Years

in Mobile Games

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Jason is a founder of East Side Games, Canada’s leading independent gaming studio. Jason is considered one of Canada’s most experienced gaming entrepreneurs. Prior to East Side Games, Jason was a founder of Super Rewards, which he sold in 2009.  Super Rewards was a social game monetization platform which helped pioneer the free to play game model that is ubiquitous today.  Over the last 20 years he has been mentor to and investor in a variety of Canadian startups and technology companies. 

Jim MacCallum

CFO
LEAF
CPA, CA, CFA
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Jim is a CPA, CA and a CFA with over 20 years of finance experience. Most recently Jim was SVP, Finance and Acting CFO at Westport Fuel Systems and prior to Westport held senior roles at Amica Mature Lifestyles, Absolute Software and Cisco Systems. Jim has extensive capital markets, acquisitions, and international experience having worked for four years in California and two years in Russia. Jim articled with KPMG in Vancouver, British Columbia and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

20+ Years

in Finance & Accounting

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Jim is a CPA, CA and a CFA with over 20 years of finance experience. Most recently Jim was SVP, Finance and Acting CFO at Westport Fuel Systems and prior to Westport held senior roles at Amica Mature Lifestyles, Absolute Software and Cisco Systems. Jim has extensive capital markets, acquisitions, and international experience having worked for four years in California and two years in Russia. Jim articled with KPMG in Vancouver, British Columbia and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Brian Wideen

VP Finance
LEAF
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Mr. Wideen is a computer programmer by trade, launching his first company, Sphere Computer Literacy Inc. in 2011.  He has held executive roles in small to large companies within telecom, video games and media industries. This includes a thirteen years at Electronic Arts Canada, running large franchises, including Chief Operating Officer for “Need For Speed”.  In 2012, he co-founded CineCoup Media (now “The Coup Company”) and in 2018, co-founded Beats Easts Life Incorporated. Currently as VP Finance at Growthworks Capital Ltd., he manages reporting and securities regulatory compliance. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University, with a minor in Business Administration.

15+ Years

in Tech & Games

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Mr. Wideen is a computer programmer by trade, launching his first company, Sphere Computer Literacy Inc. in 2011.  He has held executive roles in small to large companies within telecom, video games and media industries. This includes a thirteen years at Electronic Arts Canada, running large franchises, including Chief Operating Officer for “Need For Speed”.  In 2012, he co-founded CineCoup Media (now “The Coup Company”) and in 2018, co-founded Beats Easts Life Incorporated. Currently as VP Finance at Growthworks Capital Ltd., he manages reporting and securities regulatory compliance. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University, with a minor in Business Administration.

Studio Heads

Josh Nilson

Eastside Games
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With 12 yrs experience in Information Technology at both Enterprise and start up companies. For the last 6 years, he has been specializing in the mobile and social game space, Josh had previously worked at Relic Entertainment, where he contributed to critically and commercially acclaimed RTS games Dawn of War II and Company of Heroes. 

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With over 20 years in games and tech, the East Side Games (ESG) co-founder and ex-CEO is continuing to drive the business and culture at ESG. Under his leadership, ESG’s awards in 2020 included Pocket Gamers Top 50 Mobile Game Makers, Globe and Mail Top 400 Canada’s Top Growing Companies, the winner in the first ever BC Business “Business of Good Awards” in the Indigenous Prosperity category.

Jean-Guy Niquet

LDRLY Games
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With a background and education in cognitive science and AI, Jean-Guy has led an impressive career in the game industry for over a decade. He is noted for having over 15 games and apps in the iOS store and for holding positions as a Programmer, Technical Lead, Game Designer and Producer at some of Canada’s top digital media companies, including LDRLY, Marblemedia, Arkadium Canada. He has been honoured with the Best Mobile App Award by Applied Arts Magazine for Apollo 11 and has been nominated for a Gemini Award and Canadian New Media Award.

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With a background and education in cognitive science and AI, Jean-Guy has led an impressive career in the game industry for over a decade. He is noted for having over 15 games and apps in the iOS store and for holding positions as a Programmer, Technical Lead, Game Designer and Producer at some of Canada’s top digital media companies, including LDRLY, Marblemedia, Arkadium Canada. He has been honoured with the Best Mobile App Award by Applied Arts Magazine for Apollo 11 and has been nominated for a Gemini Award and Canadian New Media Award.

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