Brane Welcomes New Advisor, IBM Partner and Experienced Technology Executive Martin Lantaigne

March 16, 2021

PRNewswire/ — Brane Inc., a leading cryptocurrency custodian, announced today that Martin Lantaigne, an experienced technology executive and current Partner and Canadian Federal Cluster Leader at IBM, has joined the company’s Advisory Board.

As a member of Brane’s team of advisors, Lantaigne will support Brane’s development into Canada’s leading blockchain innovation company, bringing deep tech sector experience and public sector expertise to the table.

“I’m delighted to join the outstanding team at Brane in their exciting journey to becoming the leading cryptocurrency custodian,” said Lantaigne. “I’m looking forward to working with the Brane team to realize their vision of becoming a bank for the world’s new asset class.”

“Martin brings unparalleled experienced deploying technology at an enterprise scale to help resolve business challenges and shape disruptive business models across a range of industries, including Canada’s public sector,” said Adam Miron, Brane’s Chairman and Interim CEO. “The exceptional bench strength of our board and advisors, ranging from seasoned private sector executives to public sector leaders, is one of Brane’s greatest assets as we embark on a phase of rapid growth. Martin is the perfect addition to this team.”

Lantaigne’s experience in the technology sector spans nearly three decades. Prior to joining IBM Canada, he held a series of senior executive roles at SAP Canada.

Brane’s Advisory Board also includes:

Former Ambassador Bruno Saccomani
Officer-in-Charge, RCMP, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Protection Detail (2009-2012)
Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and to the Republic of Iraq

Sylvain Viau
37 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces, retired at the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Communication branch in 2015

Gianluca Cairo
Chief of Staff, Federal Minister – Innovation, Science and Economic Development (2017-2019)
Chief of Staff, Federal Minister – Public Services and Procurement (2015-2017)

Nick Koolsbergen
Chief of Staff – Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney (2017-2018)
Director of Issues Management – Office of Prime Minister Stephen Harper (2014-2015)

Nathalie Bourque
More than 30 years in public relations, government affairs and financial communications

Devan Pennell, CPA
CFO – Flow Alkaline Spring Water


For a list of the Board of Directors of Brane and more information, please visit  https://brane.capital/about/

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