Talon's management team draws from over 7 decades of international experience in companies such as IBM, Nokia, Panasonic, RealNetworks, Deloitte and Ericsson as well as several successful start-up companies. We have deep experience in raising capital, building companies with a global presence and generating shareholder value.
CEO & Co-Founder
Bheesham has extensive global experience building and scaling companies in the Mobile and Tech industries in the UK, US, Finland, Germany and the Middle East. He has been part of many industry firsts, gaining a depth of experience in international roles across Product Management, Global Sales, Partnerships and Business Development in companies such as Nokia, Razorfish, Real-Networks, Fox Mobile, Saudi Telecom as well as several start-ups. Most recently, he has been advising fast growing companies in their go-to-market and expansion efforts.
Bheesham has a Masters(Diplom-Ingenieur) of Applied Science (Engineering) from Darmstadt University in Germany.
Chairman and Co-Founder
Mark is a wireless industry veteran with 25+ years of success in the Mobile and Tech industries and 13+ years in automotive asset tracking technologies. Mark is also CEO of Positioning Universal and co-founded DriveOK (now Spireon). He has led both companies to exceptional growth in the GPS vehicle tracking business. Mark has raised over $100M in capital to develop and exit several technology businesses beneficially for shareholders. Mark also mentors a variety of early-stage technology start-ups, and has worked for major corporations such as IBM, Nokia and others.
Mark has a B.Ap.Sc in Electrical Engineering (Honors) from the University of British Columbia.
Todd Crick is Co-founder of Astra Capital Management and was most recently, Head of Consulting and Systems Integration for Ericsson in North America. Prior to that, he was President & CEO of inCode, a boutique strategy consulting company serving the Telecom and Internet segments. inCode was acquired by VeriSign in 2006 (where Todd led the services group), repurchased by the management team in 2008 and later acquired by Ericsson in 2010. He joined inCode in 2001 with the original management team and prior to becoming President & CEO, Todd held various roles including Business Development, Partnerships, Corporate Development, and Business Line Management. Todd began his career as a Strategy Consultant with Deloitte Consulting focusing on Telecommunications.
Todd has a BAS (Engineering) and Masters of Applied Science (Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and a MBA from the University of Calgary.