Board Members and Executives
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Grove is an entrepreneur specialised in leading edge businesses that are technology based. Grove believes in a strategic vision, collective intelligence and the execution of such visions. Having the experience of running private and public companies, from operations, manufacturing, business development, finance and customer relations Grove has the skill set, dedication and determination to see Aroga become the number one recognised Assistive Technology company providing products, services and solutions globally. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Partner of Aroga Technology Ltd. (Aroga) in July of 2014, Grove had a long history as an entrepreneur. He established his first business, a retail & wholesale sporting goods company servicing recreational & professional sporting activities such as ice hockey, snow skiing and soccer and later established a clothing manufacturing company to service the same industries in Australia. Grove successfully established relationships with companies such as Bauer, Nike, American Express and professional sporting associations such as the South Melbourne Soccer Club throughout the development of his owned and operated family businesses. Grove got married, had two children (his true passion in life) and relocated to Canada in 2004 to work with publically trading companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange. As the Director of International Marketing & Customer Relations at Atlantis Systems International, Grove was responsible for the on-time delivery of the Integrated Maintenance Training System (IMTS), a maintenance training system for the F/A:18 Fighter Jet and a $44MM Canadian contract to the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force. In order to ensure the contract was successfully completed Grove worked closely with key Australian and Canadian Armed Forces personnel, program managers and suppliers such Boeing and Augusta Westland. Grove has advanced his professional career at every stage having worked as Vice President of Marketing and more recently as President & Chief Financial Officer at Dynacert Inc., a leading edge technology company manufacturing Hydrogen Generating Systems. The company’s key product line was produced to reduce Green House Gases (GHG) by improving the air quality and operating efficacy of diesel combustion engines for trucking fleets with Pepsi Beverages Company (Pepsi Bottling/Pepsi Co) being the primary beneficiary. The companies work later grew to include partnerships with Port Authorities and stationary generator markets were the pollution of GHG was exponential in size and scope.
Mr. Ramsey brings over 20 years of business management with experience in complex mergers and acquisitions, building and managing high performance teams, business controls, as well as creating and executing high growth strategies. Mr. Ramsey holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix, a BEd from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario. Having built, owned, and sold several businesses, he was recruited by IBM to lead the operations for a Canadian business unit focused on key acquisition. His team building expertise was leveraged further as he built National, North American and global teams for IBM. At Bell Canada as the Regional VP of Integrated Communication and Technology sales he led the integration of the staff from 16 acquisitions into one cohesive unit responsible for 500 million in annual recognized revenue. His strategy, key execution and M&A expertise was further leveraged by Cogeco when they acquired Toronto Hydro Telecom creating Cogeco Data Services. As the Vice President of Sales, Todd built the organization that grew the business unit revenues by over one thousand percent in a just two-year period. As part of a venture capital team he led the expansion of an Atlantic Canada based energy company into the Ontario marketplace before creating and leading the expansion strategy of Whitby Hydro Energy Services. Local community involvement is important to Mr. Ramsey and since 2008 he has served as a Trustee for Grandview Children’s Centre and is presently their Treasurer.
Mr. Malhotra is a United States CPA (Illinois) and a Canadian CPA, CA with more than 25 years of experience in accounting and finance, including consolidations, treasury management and financial statement audits. Mr. Malhotra graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from the University of Delhi (India), worked for the accounting firm, A.F. Ferguson & Co.(KPMG correspondent), and obtained his CA designation in India. Having practiced as an accountant for over 10 years in New Delhi, he moved to the Middle East and worked for five years with the highly successful International Bahwan Group of Companies in a senior finance position. After that, Mr. Malhotra worked for a mid-sized chartered accounting firm in Toronto, Ontario performing audits of public companies, and has served as Vice President of Finance for a private group of service companies in Toronto for over five years. As of December 15, 2015, he is serving as CFO for Security Devices International Inc. (OTC Pink/TSX), Infrastructure Materials Corp. (OTC Pink/TSX) and GlobalMin Ventures Inc. (OTC Pink/TSX). He previously served as CFO for Pacific Copper Corp. (OTC Pink), Midlands Minerals Corporation (TSX-V) and DynaCert Inc.(TSX-V). In addition to his role as CFO, he also is a consultant to various junior public Companies listed in Canada and USA.
Ian Kennedy Compston
CTO - Director & Chief Technology Officer
Ian has a long corporate career in IT, starting in 1982 with Hewlett-Packard. He holds an honours degree in Electronic Engineering, and additionally hold an MBA and DMS (Diploma of Management Studies). He has had a very successful career in sales, marketing and business development, and has a strong corporate pedigree, working for tier 1 IT companies – eg. Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Business Objects, Informatica and VMware. He has a wide knowledge and experience of several IT areas of specialization. He has also been successful in running his own media business, and selling google applications. He has a keen interest in renewable energy, and his domain knowledge is in mobile and fixed telecommunications.
Board Member and Chair of Audit and Finance Committee
A chartered accountant since 1978 (Ontario), Mr. Vandenberg obtained his US designation in 2003 (CPA, Illinois) and his CEA in 2013 (Ontario). Mr. Vandenberg has had a long, successful career both as a CFO and as a member of many for profit anf not for profit Boards. Having worked for accounting firms, security firms and chartered banks as well as participated in the creation of and operation of several public accountancy firms Mr. Vandenberg has had the opportunity to work in all aspects of accounting, audit and financing.
Since 2005, Mr. Vandenberg has served on the Board of Directors of the Durham Christian Homes Society Inc., the umbrella organization for a group of four operating entities providing independent living and long term care for seniors in Durham Region. He has served as Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee, Chair of Governance Committee, member of both the Executive Committee and the Transition Committee. He is presently a member of the Finance Committee.
In addition to his role as the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee for Aroga Holdings Corp., Mr. Vandenberg will also assist with the financing and investment strategies that Aroga Holdings Corp. will utilize to fulfill its mandate.