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Advisory Board

iCompass is honoured to have the following exceptional individuals on our Advisory Board:

Keith E. Spencer
Partner
Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP

Keith Spencer is a partner with the Technology and Intellectual Property Law Practice Group of Fasken Martineau. His areas of practice include Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Corporate/Commercial, Outsourcing, and Antitrust/Competition & Marketing. Keith's clients range from start-up and emerging technology companies to large multi-national technology companies, and parties in outsourcing transactions.

Keith has a Bachelor of Science Degree (major Biology) from the University of British Columbia and a Law Degree from Queen's University (called to the British Columbia Bar in 1988). In addition to being a member of three Boards and various other advisory boards for a number of private and public early stage technology companies, Keith is Director, Leading Edge BC; Director, The Indus Entrepreneurs, Vancouver Branch; Past Director, BC Technology Industries Association; Past Director and Regional Vice President (B.C.), Canadian IT Law Association; Advisory Board Member, Monte Jade Association; Member, Computing Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch; Member, Intellectual Property Committee, Canadian Council for International Business; and Member, BCTIA, NewMedia BC and Wireless Innovation Network BC.

Keith was in-house counsel to the Vancouver-based Wireless Data Group of Motorola, Inc. (formerly MDI Mobile Data International), where he had overall responsibility for its legal affairs. Keith has lectured in the area of technology, outsourcing, e-commerce and intellectual property law at The University of British Columbia Law School and at various Continuing Legal Education and Information Technology industry conferences.

He has also authored articles in the areas of computer and information technology, outsourcing, e-commerce and intellectual property law. Recent publications authored by Keith include Recent Developments in Outsourcing: How to Make the Marriage Work, Canadian IT Law Association (2002); Structuring Start-Ups for Success, Canadian IT Law Association (2001); Buying and Selling a Business, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia Intellectual Property chapter (2000 and 2001); Digital Signatures, Netlaw 2000, Insight; and Industrial Design and Integrated Circuit Topography Law, B.C. Annual Review of Law and Practise (1995, 1996 and 1997).

Keith’s community activities include Partner, BC Technology Social Venture Partners; Community Advisory Board, Molson Indy (Vancouver); Donations Committee Member, Science World; and Director, Family Services of Greater Vancouver (1995-2000).

 

 

 

Bob Holden
Partner and Enterprise Leader for Okanagan-South Thompson
KPMG

With over 27 year’s experience, Bob Holden brings to iCompass a wealth of knowledge personally and via the global network of KPMG professionals with respect to audit, tax and other advisory services such as strategic support on major transactions, business processes, and growth strategies.

Bob has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of British Columbia. Bob joined KPMG (then Thorne Riddell) in 1978 as a local "Kamloopsian" when the office consisted of one partner and six staff. After receiving his C.A. designation, he helped build the Kamloops practice to where it is today, the dominant Professional Practice firm in Kamloops, with two partners and over forty staff. During Bob's twenty-six years of public practice, he has always been a builder in providing a wide range of advisory, assurance and tax services to his clients both in the public and private sectors. Bob's roles have included Professional Practice Partner, Personnel Partner and Marketing Partner throughout this period. Bob has always been an advocate of high professional standards and has a high degree of respect by his peers in the community. He is a member of the Kamloops Chartered Accountant Association.

Bob’s tireless donation of time to community activities over the past 20 years has included the most successful events ever hosted in the City of Kamloops - events that changed the way the community thought of itself and how it was seen across Canada. These events included the 1993 Canada Summer Games where Bob was entrusted with the budgeting, accounting and controls to ensure this event was successful financially, and the 1996 Labatt Brier (Canadian Curling Championships) where Bob was a member of the Bid Committee and then Vice Chairman for the Labatt Brier that year.

Bob has also been actively involved in the University College of the Cariboo Alumni Association, Kamloops Curling Club, the 1998 Ford World Curling Championship, Advantage Kamloops, Kamloops Enterprise Development Society, and the North Thompson Relief Fund Society.