Mark Burton brings an illustrious career spanning more than three decades, with previous roles including CEO of five separate technology companies, two of which were TSX-listed, and three of which were venture capital-backed private companies. Following his operational executive roles, he was a partner at KPMG in Toronto, advising clients on operations and strategy. Prior to his business career he was an Associate at the U.S. law firm Mayer Brown & Platt, before moving on to the prominent Canadian law firm Stikeman Elliott where he was a Partner specializing in corporate law, securities law and M&A. Mark’s mandate at Newstrike includes strategic partnerships, M&A, business development and product innovation, in addition to setting the Company’s overall strategic direction.
Mark holds a science degree (B.Sc. with Honours) from Queen’s University and obtained his law degree (LL.B. with Distinction) from Western University.