MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 14, 2016) - VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ", "VIQ Solutions" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:VQS), a global expert providing cybersecurity protected technology and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph D. Quarin to its Board of Directors.
"Joe was recognized for his outstanding achievement in North American corporate growth. He is an important new VIQ Director at a critical time as we pursue our transformation and growth strategy," said Larry D. Taylor, VIQ Chairman of the Board. "His excellent business experience and wealth of knowledge will most ably assist us in achieving the next phase of our growth plan. He brings great value and we're very pleased to welcome him to the VIQ team."
"I am very excited to join VIQ at this time of transformation and opportunity," stated Mr. Quarin. "I look forward to working with CEO Sebastien Paré, the rest of the Company's talented management team and the Board to capitalize on our momentum and help drive VIQ to even greater growth."
Mr. Quarin was Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. ("Progressive") from January 2012 until the US$4.8 billion reverse merger announcement with Waste Connections Inc. in January 2016. During his 15+ year tenure at Progressive, he was a key member of its executive that drove the company's success and revenue from US$100 million to US$2 billion.
Mr. Quarin was ranked #10 on the Financial Post's Top 100 CEO Scorecard 2016, delivering a two-year return of 78% to shareholders, and named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 in 2004. Prior to joining BFI Canada, predecessor to Progressive, in 2000, Mr. Quarin developed his finance and business management skills at Edgestone Capital Partners, KPMG Corporate Finance, Deloitte and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Quarin's experience includes corporate strategy and capital allocation, capital structure and financing growth, North American capital markets, regulatory reporting and disclosures, investor relations and liaising with institutional shareholders.
Mr. Quarin holds a Master of Business Administration (Dean's Honour List) from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant. Mr. Quarin is an Advisory Board member of Spark Power Corporation.
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About VIQ Solutions Inc.
VIQ Solutions is the leading technology and service platform provider for digital evidence capture and content management. Our secure modular software allows customers to onboard the VIQ platform at any stage of their organization's digitization, from the capture of digital content from video and audio devices through to online collaboration, mobility, data analytics and integration with sensors, facial recognition, speech recognition and case management or patient record systems. VIQ's technology leads the industry in security, meeting the highest international standards for digital/cyber security and privacy, including military and medical regulations.
Our solutions are in use in over 20 countries with tens of thousands of users in over 200 government and private agencies including law enforcement, immigration, medical, legal, insurance, courts, transportation and transcription service providers. VIQ also provides end to end transcription services to several large government agencies through our Australia-based reporting and transcription partners. VIQ operates worldwide with partners like security integrators, audio-video specialists, and hardware and data storage suppliers. For more information about VIQ Solutions, please visit www.viqsolutions.com.
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