TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 2, 2014) - Difference Capital Financial Inc. (TSX:DCF) (TSX:DCF.DB) ("DCF") is pleased to announce the appointment of Art Mesher to its Board of Directors, effective April 2, 2014.
"We are very fortunate to have Art Mesher join our Board," said Wes Hall, Chairman of DCF. "Art's commitment to our Board further supports our vision to target late-stage private growth companies with a primary focus on tech, media and healthcare. Art is one of Canada's most highly regarded software technology leaders and has a background of continuous successes both as an operator as well a 'hands on' Board member, bringing a wealth of operating experience to DCF's Board."
"I am excited to be a part of this talented team," said Art Mesher. "Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to work side-by-side with the Difference team and their portfolio companies. I believe they are now focused on the right sectors at the right time and I look forward to working with Difference while unlocking the value of its current and future portfolio companies."
About Difference Capital Financial Inc.
Difference Capital Financial Inc. invests in and advises growth companies. We leverage our capital market expertise to help unlock the value in technology, media and healthcare companies as they approach important milestones in their business lifecycle. Difference Capital Financial Inc. is traded under the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "DCF".
About Arthur Mesher
Art is currently the Chancellor of Clean Sl8 DNA and the Chairman of the Board of The Core Group. He also sits on the Board of Directors for QHR and Nulogy. Previously, Art was the CEO and Chairman of Descartes Systems Group. During his tenure, Descartes was awarded Best Canadian Corporation and Best Business Turnaround in 2006 along with winning One of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2012. Previously, Art was Chairman of the Board of Sirit Inc. (TSX:SI) and RFID Company sold to Federal Signal. Art is the recipient of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional's (CSCMP) 2008 Distinguished Service Award, which he was awarded based on his lifetime of achievements and industry contributions.