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June 07, 2010 16:11 ET

BoardSuite® Corp. President and CEO Oscar A. Jofre Jr. Recognized by the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 7, 2010) - BoardSuite® Corp. ( President and CEO Oscar A. Jofre. Jr. was recognized by the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper among a delegation of past award winners of the "10 most influential Hispanic Canadians". This marked the first time award winners were invited to meet face-to-face with the Prime Minister of Canada in his office to bring awareness of the importance the Hispanic community has contributed to Canada.

Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper greets Mr. Jofre

"This day made me realize that the hard work and contributions we've made in Canada is recognized and the world is watching and waiting for innovation that can be truly beneficial," said Mr. Jofre. "My meeting with Mr. Harper fuelled my personal mission to continue building solutions to solve real problems."

During the visit to Parliament Hill, Mr. Jofre attended a speech by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, was publicly recognized during the Parliament's Question Period by the Hon. Randy Hoback, and held a private meeting with James Lambert, Director General for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada (DFAIT). The meeting was supported by the Ottawa-based think-tank Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) and its director Carlo Dade. 

The "10 most influential Hispanic Canadians" national awards program is organized by the Canadian Hispanic Business Association (CHBA) with the support of its main sponsor Scotiabank. Award winners represent thirteen Spanish-speaking countries living in five different Canadian provinces.

Award Winning Delegation (First row L-R) Dr. Mary Carmen Romero, Mauricio Ospina, Mario Pérez, Carlo Dade, Oscar A. Jofre Jr., Prime Minister Harper, Dr. Ivar Méndez, Dr. Carlos Morillo, Dr. Julio Torres-Recinos, Esteban Lasso. (Second row L-R): Dr. Marco A. Guzmán, Johnny Campuzano, Dr. Marlinda Freire, Lita González-Dickey.

Chosen for his entrepreneurship and vision as an IT Innovator Mr. Jofre was an award winner in 2008. A Chilean-born entrepreneur, Mr. Jofre's endeavours have been highlighted by a number of successful business start-ups. Mr. Jofre developed a voice imprint technology for the legal, medical and dental professions - leading to the creation of the largest value-added reseller network for voice and speech recognition support products in North America. As founder of Ottawa based BabelFish, Mr. Jofre led a team of over 135 individuals in providing high-tech multilingual solutions to 7,600 contractors around the world. Mr. Jofre was the only Canadian on the United Nations MIT Digital Nations, a research consortium that seeks to address major social challenges in underserved communities. 

Today, Mr. Jofre is the Founder, President and CEO of BoardSuite, a freemium SaSS-based board portal that empowers directors, officers and advisors to better manage risk, liability and compliance from a single point of entry within a secure, hosted application, resulting in effective and transparent corporate governance. In April 2010, BoardSuite announced its intention to complete a Go Public Transaction. 

About BoardSuite® Corp.

BoardSuite redefined the board portal for small and medium enterprises and not-for-profit organizations by providing a freemium SaSS-based solution to manage real-time access to corporate documents, collaboration tools and a Marketplace of business services.

The on-demand board portal empowers directors, officers and advisors to better manage risk, liability and compliance from a single point of entry within a secure, hosted application, resulting in effective and transparent corporate governance.

BoardSuite has received notable recognition within the online industry for its achievements. In July 2009, BoardSuite was selected as one of Canada's leading Web 2.0 pioneers by KPMG and Backbone magazine at the PICK20' Awards, the only national roundup of Canada's up and coming Web 2.0 pioneers who are leading the 2.0 evolution of the Web. And, in August 2009, BoardSuite was named by IDC as one of Canada's Top Cloud Computing Solutions To Watch calling it a disruptive innovation in the board portal industry.

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