Mr. Strasler has over twenty years experience in both private industry and the public capital markets and has a broad range of expertise in corporate governance, finance, and other matters faced by emerging companies. He has owned and operated several businesses in a variety of industries focussing on restructurings, mergers and acquisitions. His leadership has been instrumental in the successful reorganization, development and expansion of several private companies in the diversified services, technology and industrial manufacturing sectors.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ritchie was recruited from Easymed Services Inc. (EZM-CDNX). As CEO of Easymed, Mr. Ritchie led the restructuring of the global medical information Technology Company and positioned the company as a global leader in the TeleMedicine sector. From November 2008 to September 2010, Mr. Ritchie was Operations Director at Evening Standard Ltd. (UK). From January 2006 to July 2007, Mr. Ritchie was the Publisher of The Winnipeg Free Press, at which he reported to the Chairman of the Board and was responsible for 1000 staff, revenue of $120 million, and the leadership of all aspects of the Winnipeg Free Press operations. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Ritchie was Vice President of Operations at The Globe and Mail (Canada), Canada’s largest selling national newspaper with revenues of approximately $300 million. Mr. Ritchie reported directly to the Publisher/CEO and was responsible for the daily operation of all aspects of the newspaper.
Prior to his tenure at the Globe and Mail, Mr. Ritchie held positions at noteworthy journalistic operations such as The New Zealand Herald, Quebecor Printing plc and Associated Newspapers Ltd.
Mr. Ritchie attended Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts (Senior Executive Leadership Program), Queen’s University School of Business (Kingston, Canada – Executive Financial Course) and McGill Business School (Montreal, Canada – Advanced Executive Program).