Dave is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Yellow Point, and spends much of his time identifying new investment opportunities and encouraging growth in existing portfolio companies.
He was previously CEO of Greenlight Power Technologies, a privately-held energy technology company that he successfully repositioned from a small niche player to the global leader in its field. In 2003, Dave engineered the sale of Greenlight to a strategic buyer. Prior to Greenlight, Dave was a Senior Vice President in the investment banking group of Merrill Lynch.
Mike Cordoba is one of the founding partners of Empresario Capital Partners, which currently has investment holdings and operational involvement in the foodservice, social enterprise and automotive industries.
Mike is part of the ownership group, a director, and is currently Chairman of the Board of Mr Lube Canada. He sits on the Board of Governors for Simon Fraser University and Simon Fraser Community Corporation and is also on the advisory boards of Waterstone Human Capital, and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture and CEO.
Dennis Fortnum is the former Global Chairman for KPMG Enterprise and the Canadian Managing Partner for KPMG Enterprise.
Dr. Nancy MacKay is the Founder and CEO of MacKay CEO Forums, the highest impact and least time intensive peer group for over 1000 CEOs, Executives and business owners across Canada.
With a dream to populate the world with inspiring leaders, she founded MacKay CEO Forums in 2005, after seeing first hand the tremendous value of having CEOs come together to learn from each other, and to help each other deal with their toughest issues and challenges.
Nancy is a CEO coach, dynamic keynote speaker, published author and a former university professor. She is the host of The CEO EDGE Podcast Show with thousands of listeners from around the world. Nancy holds a B.Math and a Masters degree in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, as well as a Ph.D. in Business from Canterbury University in New Zealand. She is the co-author of “The Talent Advantage” by Wiley Publishing. Nancy loves playing squash and travelling around the world with her family and lives in BC.
Nancy is co-Chair of Canada’s Great Kitchen Party Vancouver chapter, which provides young Canadians the opportunity to be extraordinary through sport, music and food. She is also on the board of the Men’s Initiative, which is a catalyst in the conversation of men in the world to help men be a force for equity, compassion, and sustainability.
Rob brings a background in consulting, finance and business management to his role as Chief Operating Officer. A former commercial banker, Rob left the banking industry in 2005 to embark on the entrepreneurial journey of co-founding MacKay CEO Forums with Nancy, his wife and business partner.
Rob is excited about what lies ahead for MacKay CEO Forums and the opportunity to populate the world with better leaders by bringing the power of peer groups to an ever-growing number CEOs and Executives across Canada. By creating a solid foundation from which to grow, we are well positioned to continue to expand our amazing community. We are truly proud and humbled that so many of Canada’s top leaders have chosen us to help them raise their game on their journey to becoming better leaders.
Rob holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics, as well as an MBA, from the University of Manitoba. He enjoys cars, photography, travel, and loves spending time with Nancy, their 2 teenage kids and their 2 dogs.
David is a Partner of Yellow Point. He serves on the board or as an officer of CSP, Edo Japan, Foley’s and CAS. He holds a JD/MBA from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc from McGill.
In the community, David volunteers as a director of the North Shore Community Foundation, a group that funds charitable initiatives in Vancouver’s north shore. He previously contributed to the Vancouver Board of Trade as a committee representative, and is a former director of the GI Society. Other initiatives include volunteering with the Vancouver General Hospital and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
David has three young children whose burgeoning interest in sports keeps him very busy on weekends. He is a competitive squash player, an enthusiastic swimmer and regular bicycle commuter. He enjoys reading about business and history and is passionate about supporting executives in taking their companies to new heights.