ACT360 Solutions is a global provider of Online Customer Acquisition software and services. We acquire, manage, and build Online Customer Acquisition businesses that address the specific client acquisition needs of our customers in particular vertical markets.
ACT360 is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada, symbol AKM.
Directors and Management
We are a multi-disciplinary group of venture investors specializing in high-growth opportunities. The principals have raised over $500m for growth companies via private and public capital markets. In addition to capital, we provide strategic direction, talent management, and marketing expertise to micro-cap companies. ACT360 Solutions is backed by its directors, prominent local investors, and family offices.
Dickson Hall, Chairman and Director
Dickson is a senior executive specializing in strategy and international business, with an emphasis on China where he has more than 30 years’ experience. He has a broad range of business experience, most recently in finance and corporate development, with a strong emphasis on the mining sector, as well as energy and forest products. He has been employed or provided consulting services to an extensive group of multinational companies, government organizations, and trade associations with China operations.
Dickson currently directs corporate development efforts in Asia for Hunter Dickinson Inc. ("HDI"), a Canadian-headquartered mining group which operates world-wide through a portfolio of publicly-traded companies. In the past few years, he has raised approximately $150 million in capital, established strategic partnerships and broadened the Asian shareholder base for HDI public companies. He is a director of MEC Advisory Ltd., sole manager of Can-China Global Resources Fund, a $1 billion fund backed by the Export-Import Bank of China.
Dickson is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (BA, MA) and has diplomas from Beijing University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and Beijing Language Institute.
Vincent Wong, CEO and Director
Vincent is an executive with 20 years experience building and managing growth companies in the technology sector. His career has spanned a wide range of executive-level positions in business development, marketing, information technology, strategy, and corporate development. He graduated from the University of British Columbia and holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Charles Jenkins, CFO
Charles has broad experience in accounting, banking, securities regulation and corporate finance. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer for a number of issuers, most recently Evolving Gold Corporation and Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd., a natural foods and nutraceutical marketing company. Prior to his involvement with public companies, he previously worked in corporate finance with brokerage houses in Vancouver and Calgary and as a securities regulator.
Howard Louie, Director
Howard is a specialist in business development, venture capital, and institutional investment financing. Over the past 30 years, Howard has served as a founder, director and C-level executive in leading the management teams of high-growth private and public companies. He has been involved in structuring, financing, and executing over 50 mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Experienced in international business development and the capital markets at the executive management level, he has successfully concluded multiple partnerships and exits between micro-caps and multinationals.
Ronald Erdman, Director
Ron brings extensive experience acquired from a 35 year career in corporate finance and senior corporate management. He has managed more than $350 million in transactions including syndicated real estate, direct equity, private placements, and public offerings.
Ron has served as a member of corporate management or on the Board of Directors of six public companies (Nam Tai Electronics, Allied Hotel Properties, Allied Pacific, China Ventures, Nova Canada and Wardley China Investment Trust). Capital markets appointments include CEO of HSBC Capital Canada and Vice President of Pemberton Securities.
Ron holds a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Cranfield School of Management.
Hakan Lindskog, Board Advisor
Hakan is a digital marketing, ecommerce and media executive with 25 years of senior management and P&L experience. Most recently, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Matomy U.S.A., Inc., the US subsidiary of Matomy Media Group, a global digital marketing company headquartered in Israel. From 2008 to 2012, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Neverblue Media Company, a digital marketing company based in Victoria, British Columbia, that specializes in customer acquisition through online and mobile marketing on a worldwide basis. Neverblue was acquired by GlobalWide Media, Inc. in 2012 for approximately $40 million.
Hakan was the Managing Director of Time Life (Direct Holdings Americas Inc.), the well-known Direct Response TV and ecommerce marketer of music and video, from 2004 to 2007. Time Life was acquired by Reader’s Digest in 2007. From 2000 to 2003, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of MediaBay, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBAY), a direct mail and ecommerce marketer of audiobooks. Earlier in his career, Hakan spent seven years with International Masters Publishers Group, a direct mail marketer and publisher with operations in 19 countries. He served as Managing Director or President of subsidiaries in Sweden, United Kingdom and United States and ultimately was appointed Chief Operating Officer of IMP Group’s worldwide operations. Hakan received a Master of Science in Agriculture from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in 1984.
Eric Helgeland, Board Advisor
Eric is currently Chief Operating Officer of BBH Optical Partners, an investment group focusing on the optical services industry, as well as a principal of Desperadi, a marketing consulting organization. From 2009-2011, Eric served as executive vice president at Speedy Cash, Inc. where he was responsible for strategic planning and new business initiatives. From 2000 to 2009, ERic was a project manager for Treasury Strategies Inc., where he provided marketing, business development, and M&A consulting services to a variety of public and private companies. From 2001 to 2007, he served as an independent director of Aptimus, Inc, a NASDAQ-listed online advertising network that was acquired by Apollo Group, Inc (NASDAQ: APOL) in 2007 for approximately $48 million.
Prior to Treasury Strategies, Eric served as Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, for Fingerhut Corporation, where he was responsible for managing and directing new customer acquisition efforts and M&A activities for the Federated Department Stores subsidiary. Prior to Fingerhut, he served as President and CEO of Intersect, Inc. and later, Tactician Consulting, companies engaged in marketing and distribution planning and software development. Eric started his career in various managerial positions with First Chicago, Household International and National Westminster Bank after graduating from Northwestern University with a BA in Economics.
Jeff Cruz, Board Advisor
Jeff Cruz is a Director of Inverness Advisors and has more than 10 years of advising software and Internet growth companies on strategic M&A and capital formation. His transaction experience includes buyside and sellside M&A, fairness opinion advisory, private and public equity financings for leading software and Internet services companies. Prior to Inverness, Jeff worked with the technology teams at FBR, JMP Securities, SoundView Technology, and Excellerate Advisors. Jeff received a BS degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.