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Transforming healthcare through integrated solutions

Think Research is an industry leader in delivering integrated digital healthcare solutions. We provide knowledge-based workflow and decision support software to large healthcare payer networks and organizations, traditionally focused on hospital, acute, and seniors care.

Our products provide actionable, evidence-based guidance to clinicians through a digitally connected ecosystem, helping enable timely and accurate patient care.

Our mission is to organize the world’s health knowledge so that everyone gets the best care. Our goal is to be Canada’s largest end-to-end integrated healthcare technology provider by offering an evidence-based, data-driven digital care experience.

Investor materials

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Listed on the TSX Venture Exchange

Directors

Sachin Aggarwal has served as the Chief Executive Officer of TRC since 2010. Under his leadership, TRC has become a leading provider of evidence-based clinical decision support tools with a focused mission: to organize the world’s health knowledge so everyone receives the best care. TRC is now a leader in the global health data economy, allowing TRC to standardize care at scale, aggregate knowledge across health systems and improve the quality of care for patients. Prior to his role at TRC he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Leader of the Opposition. Previous to that, he was an associate with a leading Canadian law firm. A recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2017, Sachin also sits on the Board of the Council of Canadian Innovators. He is currently a Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and has served as an advisor to numerous start-up and scale-up companies in the innovation sector. He was called to the Bar in Ontario and New York and holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

Abe Schwartz is the president of Schwartz Technologies Corporation which since 1986, has actively developed and funded emerging companies engaged in healthcare and information technologies. Abe has 45 years experience with research and development, new product launches, technology licensing, international distribution agreements, company turnarounds, venture capital financing, and negotiating mergers and acquisitions. Abe’s first start-up was Polaris Technology Corporation, a computer software firm founded in 1975 and sold in 1982 to Crown Life Insurance Company. Abe was president of The Workflow Automation Corporation which was sold in 2000 to Silicon Valley-based BEA Systems Inc. which was subsequently acquired by Oracle Corporation. In 2002, Abe became CEO of Cedara Software Inc., a medical imaging technology company. Under Abe’s leadership, Cedara’s stock, listed on NASDAQ and the Toronto Stock Exchange, went from $0.30 to $30 in three years. It amalgamated with Merge Healthcare in 2005. Abe has served as an advisor and board member of numerous public and private companies currently including: TRC, Covalon Technologies Inc., RedHill Biopharma Ltd., Datex Inc. and Pentavere Research Group Inc. Abe has served on the Board of Governors of Brock University and has been involved with numerous philanthropic initiatives.

Barry J. Reiter is Chair of Bennett Jones LLP’s Technology, Media & Entertainment (TME) Group and Chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance & Director Protection Group. His practice focuses on corporate finance, development and governance. Barry represents start-up, growth and mature companies, private equity and other financing sources. He works with clients on strategies for corporate growth, employment and compensation matters, distribution and other commercial arrangements, strategic alliances, partnerships and joint ventures, licensing, domestic and international corporate structuring, private and public financings, stock exchange listings, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and the protection of intellectual property rights. He is an experienced director and has chaired boards and a variety of standing and special board committees. Current board roles include: Baylin Wireless Technologies and StarTech.com Ltd. (Advisory Board). Barry’s prior board experience includes Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. (Chair, Corporate Governance Committee), MOSAID Technologies Incorporated (Chair, Corporate Governance Committee), 724 Solutions Inc. (Chair, Corporate Governance Committee), Syncapse Corp., Craig Wireless Systems Ltd., Telepanel Systems Inc. (Chair, Corporate Governance Committee), Battery Technologies Inc. (Chair of the Board) and Algorithmics Incorporated (Chair of the Board). Formerly a law professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (1974-1982), Barry has written books and articles on corporate governance, joint ventures, contracts, real estate and the legal process. His most recent book, Directors’ Duties in Canada, 6th Edition, was published by LexisNexis in April of 2016 (7th edition to be published early in 2021).

Cindy Gray, MBA, is the Managing Director, CEO and the founder of 5 Quarters Investor Relations, Inc. (“5Q”), an independent investor relations consulting firm operating out of Calgary, Alberta since 2013. 5Q provides strategic counsel on financial communications, continuous disclosure compliance and proactive corporate outreach programs for public and private companies. Cindy is a financial communications practitioner with 20+ years of experience in investor relations and capital markets. Cindy has held senior and executive positions at a number of public companies and led the global business development group for one of the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) and TSXV sector practices. She has been involved in the design and execution of tactical and strategic communications programs across multiple industries, including technology, natural resources, real estate, financial services and biotechnology, for North American and Australian-listed issuers. Cindy holds an MBA from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and recently concluded two terms on the Board of Directors of Discovery House, a Calgary-based non-profit organization that offers integrated residential and community services for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Kirstine is the author of a bestselling leadership book published by Random House “Our Turn”. Kirstine Stewart is also the Head of Shaping the Future of Media and a Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum where she leads a team working with the CEOs, Chairs and other C-suite executives from more than 30 major global media companies including Google, Facebook, Tencent, NBCU, Bytedance and more. The team works with these media leaders to keep the industry on the leading edge in a disrupted marketplace. Kirstine first worked at the intersection of tech and media when she led the Media and Content Teams as VP North America for Twitter, transitioning after she built the fastest-growing Twitter ad sales office in the world, located in Canada. As VP Media in New York, Kirstine led teams driving content creation and business partnerships in News and Government, Entertainment, Music and Sports. Before moving to Twitter, Kirstine was the Head of Canada’s national broadcaster, the CBC. She is credited with reviving the public broadcaster by introducing such hit shows as Dragons’ Den, Murdoch Mysteries, Heartland and more, expanding CBC’s reach across TV and Radio and taking CBC through a major digital transformation marked by the 2014 Olympics. Over her career Kirstine held a series of executive positions in Canada and the US including leading Canada’s HGTV and Food Network and managing and programming 37 international channels for Hallmark with offices in Denver, Hong Kong, New York and LA. Prior to her work at the World Economic Forum, Kirstine held C-suite positions at two successful tech startups, the most recent being digital transformation company TribalScale working with John Hancock and Emirates among other international Fortune 1000 companies. She has served on a number of public, private and nonprofit boards and advisories including TheScore, WOW (Creators of Castlevania), PSP Investments and Ryerson University’s DMZ.

Richard J. Wells has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Waterton Global Resource Management, Inc. (“Waterton”) a $2 billion private equity firm focused on the precious metals sector for the past ten years. Richard is responsible for all financial aspects of Waterton’s corporate office and operating subsidiaries including accounting, reporting, taxation, investor relations and administrative matters. At Waterton he provides financial oversight as a board member for various operating companies, and has previously served as the audit committee chair for public mining companies listed on the TSXV. Prior to co-founding Waterton, Richard was the Chief Financial Officer of a global family office which conducted investments across a variety of sectors, including real estate, healthcare and technology. Earlier in his career he was a Manager of Financial Reporting at a Canadian automotive company, Magna International, Inc. He was awarded the Canadian Chartered Accountant designation (Ontario Honour Roll) in 2002 while employed in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from McMaster University where he was awarded the gold medal for outstanding academic performance.

Dr. Eric Hoskins is a medical doctor and public health expert with more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare, public policy, economic development and international trade. Dr. Hoskins recently served as the Chair of the Federal Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. He previously served as president of War Child Canada and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2007 for his humanitarian work. During Dr. Hoskins’ nearly 10 years as a member of provincial parliament in Ontario, he held several cabinet positions including Minister of Health and Long-Term Care; Economic Development, Trade and Employment; Children and Youth Services; as well as Citizenship and Immigration. As a tireless health advocate, Dr. Hoskins has many years experience creating and delivering health programs in Africa and the Middle East.

Management

Sachin Aggarwal has served as the Chief Executive Officer of TRC since 2010. Under his leadership, TRC has become a leading provider of evidence-based clinical decision support tools with a focused mission: to organize the world’s health knowledge so everyone receives the best care. TRC is now a leader in the global health data economy, allowing TRC to standardize care at scale, aggregate knowledge across health systems and improve the quality of care for patients. Prior to his role at TRC he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Leader of the Opposition. Previous to that, he was an associate with a leading Canadian law firm. A recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2017, Sachin also sits on the Board of the Council of Canadian Innovators. He is currently a Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and has served as an advisor to numerous start-up and scale-up companies in the innovation sector. He was called to the Bar in Ontario and New York and holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

Joanna is Think Research’s Chief Operating Officer. Over the past five years, Joanna has been instrumental in overseeing the hiring during Think Research’s rapid expansion as it has grown from a small start-up to a team of over 130 full- and part-time staff. Joanna also serves as Think Research’s Chief Privacy Officer and as a legal advisor to our Executive Team. She holds a law degree from the University of Calgary and has over 15 years experience practicing law as an employment lawyer and commercial litigator. Joanna sits on the Board of Directors for two non-profit agencies in downtown Toronto and Chairs the Human Resources Committee of one.

Riyaz is TRC’s Chief Operating Officer. In his role, Riyaz is focused on leading our mergers & acquisitions, asset integration and value maximization efforts. He is also providing leadership to certain of our organic growth initiatives. Prior to joining Think Research, Riyaz has held C-level executive roles at a professional services company and a consumer-packaged goods company, where he executed on mandates ranging from M&A to operational optimization. Riyaz was also the CEO and founder of Bayfield Strategy, a leading investor and public relations firm that represented public companies, institutional investors and high-profile individuals across North America. He began his career at a multi-strategy international asset manager focused on healthcare and technology investing, eventually becoming the firm’s head of research. Riyaz is currently a director of a TSX-V listed company, and a past director of three public companies.

Saurabh is the Chief Technology Officer at TRC and oversees three divisions: Product Management, Engineering and IT Operations. In his role as CTO, Saurabh is accountable for the product strategy, its engineering development, ongoing technical operations as well as the privacy & security of all IT solutions. Saurabh works closely with a cross-functional team of product strategists and technologists in building innovative solutions that bring clinical knowledge and evidence to the point of care. As CTO, Saurabh has adopted agile principles in the field of healthcare information technology to create and deploy scalable and secure solutions that are trusted by patients, providers and health system administrators. His efforts have been central to the development of the TRC suite of solutions which are now deployed in over five continents and connects clinicians and patients at every stage of the patient journey. Prior to joining TRC, Saurabh worked as a Management Consultant at KPMG, and he founded his own healthcare technology company, which was acquired by TRC in 2013. Saurabh has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

Alex is the Interim CFO & Vice President, Finance at TRC. His major responsibilities encompass all strategic and tactical matters in relation to budget, cost benefit analysis, financial and management reporting, and financial planning & analysis. Alex offers insightful operational and programmatic support to this rapidly growing organization, and is a key player in helping TRC grow and reach new milestones. Along with his designation as CPA, Alex brings more than 10 years of experience in finance and accounting in both the professional services firm and industry settings. Alex received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Singh is the Managing Director Clinical Services at TRC. Dr. Singh is responsible for providing leadership and strategy for the clinics division of TRC’s existing products and services as well as growth plans. He consults and provides support and direction to the Clinical Research and Development team in helping to innovate and develop sector-specific solutions and build efficiency for partners while improving the care experience. Dr. Singh’s major responsibilities also include strategy and oversight related to the HealthCare Plus primary care clinics. Dr. Singh has a doctor of medicine degree from Windsor University School of Medicine along with degrees from the University of Toronto and certification from Harvard University School of Medicine. Dr. Singh is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Dr. Singh was also the founding voice providing live play-by-play commentary for Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi Edition and for the National Basketball Association in Punjabi.

Kirsten is the Senior Vice President on TRC’s Clinical Research and Development team and has been a registered nurse for nearly 30 years. Since joining Think Research, she has worked extensively on building our Order Set library in collaboration with leading health care associations. Prior to joining Think Research, she worked as a Clinical Manager at the University Health Network. While at Toronto General Hospital, Kirsten focused on improving patient flows, enhancing the quality of care delivered to patients and maximizing capacity. In 2012, she coordinated a province-wide roll out of the Ontario Renal Plan where she provided expert clinical consultation.

Mark is the Executive Vice President for TRC. A lawyer by training, Mark has enjoyed a rich and varied career, having worked at a national law firm and served as a senior political advisor to a national party leader. Prior to joining our Executive Team, Mark worked as an Executive Manager for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation where he led negotiations for hundreds of content deals. He is an entrepreneur and investor in digital health and digital media and has been instrumental in driving the growth of Think Research. In 2014, he authored his first book, Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents, which went on to be a #1 national best seller.

As Think Research’s leader for International Growth, Corporate Development, and Partnerships, Joel is responsible for developing our strategy for international markets and building the company’s global reach. Joel joined Think Research in Toronto in 2019 after over 20 years in healthcare consulting and healthcare venture capital – more than half of which was spent overseas – in the Middle East, Africa, and the UK. Joel has worked on major health system reform programs and is well-versed with the challenges health systems face globally: their struggles with access, quality and cost, and the opportunities for new technologies and reimbursement models to reach health system goals. Joel is leading our international efforts and is establishing a series of direct and indirect channels including putting in place partnerships with health systems, health technology providers, and payers in the UK, Australia, and in the Middle East and Africa. Joel is on an extended secondment from iGan Partners, a major shareholder in Think Research.  He remains a Partner in the healthcare fund. Formerly, he was a Partner and Practice Leader with PwC in the Middle East. Prior to that, he was a career consultant at strategy consultancy Monitor Group. He is a Director of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a Fellow of the Creative Destruction Lab in Toronto.

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