Mr. Samuel Duboc is a Co-Founder and serves as a Partner at EdgeStone Capital Partners. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at MindBeacon Group. He is a Co-Founder of LoyaltyOne. Mr. Duboc serves as Chairman at Business Development Bank of Canada. He also serves as Advisory Board Member in Resilience Equity Partners. He founded EdgeStone in February 1999. From 1994 to 1999, he served as Managing Director and member of the Deals Review Committee at CIBC Capital Partners, the merchant banking division of CIBC. At CIBC Capital Partners, he successfully invested in a wide variety of industries including, among others, media, retail, restaurants and agriculture. From 1991 to 1994, he co-founded and developed the Loyalty Group Inc. (Air Miles Reward Program), Canada's most successful loyalty database marketing program, and served as Chief Operating Officer From 1990 to 1991, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Holzman Jewellers, a U.S. based privately owned jewelry chain. From 1984 to 1990, he worked at Bain & Company. He serves on the Board of Directors of EZShield, New Food Classics, Porter Aviation Holdings, and Bryker Technology Partners LP. He is a former director of Alliance Films, BFI Canada, Richards Packaging, Trimaster Manufacturing, Solace Systems and Hair Club Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University magna cum laude and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He was recognized in 2000 as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 and named one of the "Most Influential" alumni of the program in 2005; was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in 2006 and in 2007 and is a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO). He serves as Chairman of the Board at Pathways to Education Canada, a member of the Board of Directors of the CAMH Foundation and a member of the Toronto City Summit Alliance Steering Committee. He served as Board Member at Carrot Rewards.