Glance Technologies Inc. is led by a management team that has decades of proven experience in mobile payments, finance, legal, programming, marketing, design and restaurant operations and training.

Glance Technologies' CEO Desmond Griffin, co-founded the leading mobile parking payment application known as PayByPhone which is now available in major cities across Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Glance Technologies' management team is poised to bring the same speed, convenience, customer service and profitability that results from mobile payment platforms to the multibillion dollar restaurant industry.

Our Team
Desmond Griffin, CFA
CEO & Founder
Desmond co-founded PayByPhone (formerly Verrus Mobile Technologies) and was its CEO from inception through to a successful exit, during which time PayByPhone went from a concept to a platform processing tens of millions of mobile payments annually for millions of consumers in over 100 cities around the world. Desmond is an active advisor to early stage technology companies. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Penny Green, LLB
COO & Co-Founder
Penny has 20 years of experience as a business founder, entrepreneur and lawyer. She is the founder and CEO of Bacchus Law Corporation, which in 2015 was named in Profit Magazine’s list of the top 500 fastest growing companies. Penny was a co-founder and a director and officer for two years of Merus Labs International Inc. (TSX:MSL, NASDAQ: MSLI), a specialty pharmaceutical company which now does approximately $32 million in annual EBITDA. Penny has been ranked #61 by PROFIT Magazine’s 13th annual W100 list of top Canadian female entrepreneurs. Penny was one of five national finalists for the 2012 Royal Bank of Canada Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship.
Peter Haggarty, MBA
Peter has been the Director of Sales & Marketing, Shaftebury Brewing Company Ltd. and Director of Marketing, Cactus Restaurants. Peter was responsible for leading the executive team of the Elephant & Castle Restaurant chain in its rebranding process that resulted in a 10% increase in sales and a $26 million buyout. As President of ROMD Marketing & Design Inc., Peter has been responsible for clients that have included the Grey Cup Festival 2009, 2011 and 2014, Verrus Mobile Technologies (now PayByPhone), and more. Peter has a Political Science degree from Western University, a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Fanshawe College, and an MBA from Western Washington University.
Laura Gallagher, CA
Laura is an experienced Chartered Accountant, with a broad range of business knowledge. She has a unique blend of skills, which includes coordinating financial audits across various industries, as well as extensive knowledge of marketing and strategy initiatives. Ms. Gallagher spent four years working as an Auditor at KPMG, where she worked with publicly listed companies, and has been working for Glance as its Vice President of Finance since September 2016.
Angela Griffin, BSc
Angela has worked as the head software developer of Glance Pay since its inception. Ms. Griffin brings extensive business and software development experience to the company. For the 3 years prior to her appointment as Glance's CTO, Ms. Griffin served as President of Zoink Technologies Inc. Previously Ms. Griffin worked for 8 years at View Assessments Inc. where she started as a developer and ended as Chief Technology Officer. Ms. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of British Columbia.
Christina Rao
VP Investor Relations
Christina brings extensive business, corporate development and investor relations experience to Glance. She has significant experience with not only rebound bull markets, but more importantly volatile bear markets. Ms. Rao has been executing corporate communications campaigns for various companies for over eight years, as CEO of Ascension Corporate Relations Inc.
James Topham, FCPA, FCA
James is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA and FCA) specializing in technology companies. James was an audit partner in KPMG’s Technology Group in its Vancouver, B.C. office for 20 years, and currently sits on the boards of several companies. Since 2011, James has sat on the board of Norsat International Inc., since November 2014 he has sat on the board of 3 Tier Logic Inc., and since May 2015 he has been a director of UrtheCast Inc. From 2013 to 2015 he was the chair of the board and audit committee of Epic Fusion Corp., and from 2011 to 2014 he was a board member and audit committee chair of DDS Wireless International.

James was awarded the designation of Fellow Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C.

James has a computer science major and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with Honours from the University of Saskatchewan, from where he graduated as a most distinguished graduate. He was awarded the designation of Fellow Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C.

Kirk Herrington
Director & Chairman
Kirk is an experienced software executive with over 30 years of diversified experience in designing, developing and bringing to market world-class software products and solutions. Recently, Kirk co-founded Connect2Classes, a Discovery Platform for Continuing Education. During his tenure as CTO of Pivotal Corporation, Pivotal was awarded the 2nd fastest growing company in Canada and one of the top-10 fastest growing high- technology companies in North America. Pivotal had over 3,000 clients by the fall of 2002 and Kirk was involved with many of the top customers, particularly those in the financial services sector. Kirk was also a recipient of the prestigious Top 40 under 40 executive award and has a degree in advanced technology management from Simon Fraser University.
Larry Timlick
Mr. Timlick, a leading high performance sales executive, was formerly a Vice President of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), a worldwide technology leader with a market cap of over US$163 billion and annual revenues of US$48.7 billionin fiscal 2016. Mr. Timlick has worked as Regional Sales Leader, Western Canada, for Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET), was a Director, Networking Sales, Canada and later Vice-President, Western Canada, for Avaya Inc., and has acted as a board member of Elevation Capital Corp. (TSXV:ELE.P), CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH), and Para Resources Inc. (TSXV:PBR).
Advisory Board
Spiros Margaris
Spiros Margaris is a venture capitalist and thought leader in the FinTech and InsurTech industries. He is ranked #1 global FinTech influencer by Onalytica and #2 InsurTech global influencer by Onalytica and he regularly appears in the top three positions in several industry rankings. Spiros also is ranked worldwide the #11 Artificial Intelligence influencer by Jay Palter Social Advisory. He is a frequent speaker at international FinTech and InsurTech conferences, and he publishes articles on his innovation proposals and thought leadership. He was ranked #10 Blockchain influencer by Right Relevance.

“I see Glance Pay as one of the great fintech opportunities that one does not come across often. The team has proven that it knows how to execute its strategy successfully in Canada and I am convinced they can do the same in the U.S.”, says fintech influencer Spiros Margaris, “I am excited to be part of such a great team and to contribute as an Advisory Board member to the Glance Pay success story.” As part of his engagement, Spiros will assist Glance in identifying opportunities for growth in the fintech sector internationally and provide advice on strategy.

Michael Vogel and Dominic Vogel
Michael Vogel and Dominic Vogel (the founders of Netcoin) have agreed to act as Glance’s advisers regarding cryptocurrencies. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the awesome people at Glance Technologies and offer up our collective bitcoin and cyber security expertise,” says Netcoin co-founder Dominic Vogel. “Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are transforming payments and security. We are committed to being at the forefront of payments, security, and mobile technologies and are excited by the possibilities of combining our anti-fraud technologies with cryptocurrencies,” says Glance CEO Desmond Griffin, “We are also thrilled to add 2 more experts to our advisory board as we continue innovating in these leading edge domains.”
Alexander H. Perkins
Alexander H. Perkins is a blockchain advisor and fintech consultant with expertise in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Mr. Perkins is presently a fintech consultant at Uptick Growth, where he advises clients on the ICO process, including investor relations, media strategy, private placements, corporate strategy, and governance. Mr. Perkins has served as an Advisor and Vice President of Strategy for Humaniq, a blockchain company working to deliver banking services to the 2 billion "unbanked" globally which hosted a successful ICO in early 2017. Mr. Perkins has worked in a strategy capacity on ICO deals within payments, financial services, energy, decentralized search, eSports/gaming, and SaaS for life sciences.

Previously, Mr. Perkins was an Associate at Deep Knowledge Ventures, a London-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in fintech/blockchain companies and biotech companies, where he oversaw the firm's blockchain/fintech deal flow. Mr. Perkins has also served as an advisor to Insilico Medicine, a pharmaceutical research company based in Baltimore, MD that is applying artificial intelligence and deep learning to drug discovery. Mr. Perkins founded Dreamleague Gaming, an eSports tournament hosting body focused on the American university market, overseeing business development and brand partnership development.

Mr. Perkins earned his Master's in Finance and Bachelor's in Accounting and Finance from Claremont McKenna College, where he was a Robert A. Day Scholar.

Dinis Guarda
Dinis Guarda is ranked 5th most influential influencer in Blockchain in the world by Right Relevance. With over 20 years in international business and digital transformation, Mr. Guarda has worked with new tech, digital, cryptocurrencies, drive ICOs, regulation, compliance, legal international processes, and has created and been involved in various new digital top 100 digital currencies. Dinis Guarda is internationally recognized as a top influencer and leader in fintech, blockchain and artificial intelligence. Mr. Guarda is a self-proclaimed “doer.” He has been a CEO, board member, digital and crypto economics driver and evangelist. He created and helped companies and organizations gain greater value and maximise their return on investment and return on attention in what he refers to as “a digital disruptive world.”
Debra Williams
Debra Williams is a Digital Transformation Executive Strategist who worked formerly with IBM’s North American executive staff, helping the world’s most successful companies adopt and execute next generation innovative solutions focusing on enhancing customer experience and engagement. Ms. Williams initially joined IBM as a member of their Global Business Services team responsible for building and leading their National Strategy Practice focusing on client transformation surrounding big data, analytics and optimization. Ms. Williams is an industry thought leader in retail, communications, media and entertainment that has held several senior executive positions with leading technology firms such as Vice President of Teradata (NYSE:TDC), Director of Professional Services North America of MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:NSTR), Director for Professional Strategic Consulting Services of Bell Canada, and Director of National Business Development and later Director of National Strategic Accounts of Rogers Communications. In 2006, she co-founded SeaBlue Inc., a technology strategy consulting firm.
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