Paul Gardner works closely with companies in transition and helps venture capital firms achieve their investment objectives. Most recently Paul was interim CEO of Toon Boom Animation. Other mandates have included working with Corus, Real Ventures, Entrust, Coller Capital and Syntegrity Group. Previously, Paul was a venture capitalist with McLean Watson and a corporate development manager with Microvitec PLC in England. Paul currently is an investor and mentor to a number of start-ups and accelerators including L-Spark and Ideaboost. He also sits on the board of Jewish Family Services and the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation’s Investment Committee. Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The School of Business at Queen's University, and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.