People: Points International Ltd (PCOM.O)
22 May 2013
Mr. Christopher Barnard is President, Director of Points International Ltd. Mr. Barnard is a founder of the Corporation. As President of Points and its subsidiary Points.com Inc., Mr. Barnard is responsible for corporate strategy and corporate development. Mr. Barnard has been instrumental in raising capital for the Corporation, including strategic investments from both CIBC Capital Partners and InterActive Corp/IAC, a New York based, NASDAQ 100 internet firm. Additionally, in 2004, he managed the acquisition of Points' competitor. Mr. Barnard has been instrumental in developing commercial relationships and key strategic partnerships with various parties. He has held interim operating positions at the Corporation including Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Product Development and Marketing. In 1998, Mr. Barnard co-founded Canada's first internet business incubator, Exclamation International, from which the Corporation was created. Prior to Exclamation, Christopher was with HDL Capital, a Toronto boutique merchant bank. While at HDL he assisted a number of companies in entering the public markets, including Bid.com which was, at the time, one of Canada's most notable internet technology stories. Mr. Barnard holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.
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