John C. Drake
Mr. Drake is a co-founder, and was President from 1994 until 2013, of Drake Goodwin Corporation, a London, Ontario investment firm with diverse interests in financial services, real estate development and manufacturing. Mr. Drake is the Chair of the Board of Cotinga Pharmaceuticals Inc. (previously operating under the name Critical Outcome Technologies Inc.), a TSXV company whose business is focused on the identification, profiling and optimization of targeted small molecules potentially effective in the treatment of human diseases through a proprietary computational platform technology. Mr. Drake was the Vice Chairman of Children’s Choice Learning Centers, a leading provider of corporate childcare in the United States, until it was sold in 2013. Mr. Drake was the Chairman of DGM Bank and Trust Inc., a privately-owned offshore bank located in Barbados, from 2002 to 2008, and a director of Discovery Air Inc., an aviation services company whose shares are listed on the TSX, from 2006 until 2008. Mr. Drake is the co-owner of Redtail Golf Course, an exclusive private golf course located outside of Port Stanley, Ontario. In 1999, Mr. Drake was appointed an Honorary Colonel of the 1st Hussars of the Royal Canadian Armored Corps. Mr. Drake obtained his B.A. and LL.B degrees from the University of Western Ontario and has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada from 1973 to present.