George joined Avante Logixx Inc., the parent company of Avante Security Inc., in 2010 with a mandate to determine the company’s strategic direction and vision and execute the go forward plan which included an operational turnaround of Avante Security. Since joining Avante the company has grown significantly, repaid all debt and has turned to profitability with positive go forward trends along with the implementation of an acquisition program. He is the Founder and President of Riverdale Capital Corporation, a private investment and advisory company he created in 2009 and formerly was a partner and co-founder of private equity fund TorQuest Partners Inc. where he had been since its inception in early 2002. Prior to TorQuest, George was an investment principal at Harrowston Inc., a publicly traded merchant bank. Prior to Harrowston, he worked with Ernst & Young LLP, managing a group focused on middle market companies. George, a Chartered Accountant (Ontario), has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.Com.(Honours) from Queen’s University, and was recognized in 2007 as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and a past member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. He serves on the Board of Directors of Avante Logixx Inc. (TSXV:XX) and Si Systems Limited and has served as a Director on a number of other corporate boards including GCAN Insurance Company and CNC Global Limited. George has also dedicated time to several not for profit organizations as a volunteer and board member. He is currently an honorary director of the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation after serving for 6 years as a Director. Previously he has served on the Advisory Board for the Queen’s MBA program and as a director of the Association for Corporate Growth Toronto Chapter, the Hellenic Heritage Foundation and the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs, where he has since been named an inaugural Honorary Director for his efforts in the organization’s operational restructuring and turnaround.
Yoram joined Avante Security Inc. in 2015 when Avante and the company he founded 22 years ago, LVS Security Inc., came together. With 8 years electronic engineering experience in the Israeli air force and over 8 years as a project manager in the largest security company in Israel designing and managing high security projects such as ports jails embassies and government facilities in Israel and Europe, Yoram has become an expert in the security space in both designing, implementing and monitoring complex security systems. In founding LVS Inc. in 1993, Yoram utilized his knowledge and experience to bring complete security solutions to high end residential and commercial customers. He has since built the business to become a leading player in its market.With Yoram’s leadership the company entered the commercial market designing and installing security systems for high-rise building and large commercial industrial facilities offering the latest technology available. Prior to founding LVS, Yoram worked with National Guardian in Toronto. Yoram served in the Israeli Air Force after graduating from the army academy with a specialization in electronic engineering.
Raghu joined Avante in September 2010. He is an experienced finance professional, having worked more than 15 years in various service related industries including staffing, oilfield services and public accounting. Raghu brings a global perspective to his role, as he has worked in diverse environments over three continents. Prior to joining Avante, Raghu spent 7 years at Sapphire Technologies Canada (formerly CNC Global limited) Canada’s largest IT Staffing Company, most recently as the Vice President – Finance. Prior to joining Sapphire Technologies, Raghu worked at MB Petroleum Group of Companies, which is engaged in oilfield services, where he expanded his global perspective, working in Oman, Hungary and Germany as Controller over a 6 year period. Previously he was with KPMG LLP in the Sultanate of Oman for three years, handling several audit and assurance engagements. Raghu earned a Master’s degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech in the U.S.A. He also holds a Chartered Accountant designation from his native India.
Shlomi has over 14 years experience in the security industry and joined Avante in 2003. His background covers various security organizations and positions including time spent as an air Marshall and security operative for several embassies/consulates around the world, in addition to time he spent as an operative trainer. Since joining Avante Mr. Burshtein has steadily been promoted within the organization. In his current role he is responsible for running the Executive Services division and all its associated offerings.
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