About Us

 
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Peer Ledger was founded in 2016 with a clear purpose:

Use cutting edge blockchain technology to help companies collaborate to protect human rights, improve environmental performance and significantly reduce key risks, such as counterfeiting and safety, in their supply chains. 

We do this by using our innovative blockchain platform to provide one consistent view of data to permissioned organizations in value chains, certify the conduct of organizations, make transparent the provenance and protocols used in producing materials, securely document, immediately cross-check, and track and trace materials, components and products from their source, all the way to the customer.

Since we started, we’ve given pharmaceutical companies a tool to ensure the highest level of identity and access management while securely on-boarding users onto new blockchain applications, supporting their efforts to protect their intellectual property while making better drugs. 

We’ve also built our innovative MIMOSI blockchain platform to help companies reduce the risk of conflict minerals and damaging or fraudulent materials from entering the products that they make. Recently we customized MIMOSI to provide food retailers and their customers with the means to track and trace food items all the way back to their source.

We believe that blockchain can help make our world a better place. 

Leadership

 

Dawn Jutla

Chief Executive Officer

Dawn is the energetic founder and CEO of Peer Ledger. She leads a first-class team of talent passionate about blockchain technology, value creation, and corporate social responsibility. Dawn received her Master and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, now Dalhousie University, in the areas of distributed shared memory and multi-view access control respectively. Her publications include 85 papers in the IEEE, ACM, and other venues, and a co-authored book on e-Business Readiness: A Customer-Focused Framework. For over a decade, she taught business and technology strategy at the Sobey School of Business where she founded the lean Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MTEI) program to support entrepreneurship in Atlantic Canada. She also holds the Scotiabank Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation position at Sobey School. She served on the Saint Mary’s University Board of Governors for 6 years, and on OASIS Open Board from 2012 to 2018. She currently serves on the IWK Health Centre’s Board of Directors.

A strongly hybrid business-technologist Dawn brings passion, drive, superb execution ability, and strategic thinking to everything she does. She led the authorship of the article called “Making Business Sense of e-Commerce” appearing in IEEE Computer and requested for translation to Japanese in Nikkei Computer in 1999. Almost 20 years later, she clearly sees the analogy with blockchain and the parallel disruptive models it enables. Dawn is the recipient of the World Technology Network’s Award for Software in the Individual Category in 2009, and the Atlantic Regional Women’s Entrepreneurship Award in 2018. 

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Rohan Malcolm

Chief Technology Officer

Rohan Malcolm provides technical leadership, engineer training, and project management for Peer Ledger’s products. He holds a BSc. in Computer Science, and an MSc. Computer Science with a major in Machine Learning from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has taught university classes in JAVA, computer security, artificial intelligence, distributed systems and systems security. His technical programming skills include expertise in blockchain, GO, GIT, ASP.NET, SQL, MYSQL, JQUERY, JAVA, C++/C, ANDROID, R, PYTHON, SWIFT, NODE.JS, ANGULAR JS, SECURITY, SOAP, REST, OAUTH2, SAML, AMAZON AWS. He is hands-on participating in the design, coding, evaluation, and maintenance of cutting-edge architecture and applications with the highest levels of security and integrity. He has over 7 years of experience in software development environments.

In 2014, Rohan won the Tracer Fire competition at the prestigious annual ACM Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC). He also participated in the ACM-ICPC Programming Regional Finals 2013 as team captain. Just a few years later as a shareholder in Peer Ledger, he would again be engaging in traceability solutions, albeit of a larger global supply chain nature.

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Peter Bodorik Chief Research Officer Peer Ledger

Peter Bodorik

Chief Research Officer

Peter Bodorik is very detail-oriented and a great team player, he is also a Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University where he has held various positions, such as Director of Master of Electronic Commerce, Associate Dean Academic, and Associate Dean Research (Acting). He has published over seventy refereed papers in conference and journal venues with concentration on managing data in distributed systems, in which he focused on efficient mechanisms for transaction management and querying; electronic commerce, with concentration on e-commerce models and bench marking; and privacy with concentration on models and tools to support privacy on the client and server sides. He has received and participated in many grants and awards from NSERC, CFI, and industry. Over eighty graduate students have successfully completed their studies under Dr. Bodorik’s (co)supervision at both the masters and PhD levels. He enjoys working with disruptive technologies, such as blockchain.

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Jim Cook Chief Operating Officer Peer Ledger

Jim Cook

Chief Operating Officer

Jim is a trusted finance, technical, and operational executive with over 20 years of experience in senior finance and advisory roles. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Jim has been a proactive business partner with both listed and privately held organizations,and has been instrumental in providing the core capabilities and insights that help drive organizational performance.

Jim has an MBA from Dalhousie University, and a degree in Archaeology from Trent University.

 
Matas Stungys Chief Sales Officer Peer Ledger

Matas Stungys

Chief Sales Officer

Mr. Stungys is an accomplished, former Silicon Valley sales executive, with extensive experience selling SaaS solutions. He brings deep conceptual and practical sales expertise derived from both Fortune 500 companies and multiple technology start-ups. With accomplished negotiation and influence skills across organizational disciplines and hierarchies, Matas is passionate in championing solutions that support a better world. He holds a B.S., majoring in Finance and Economics from Miami University, Farmer School of Business (Oxford, OH) and a Personal Financial Planning Certificate with Distinction from University of California, Berkeley Extension.

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Scott Spitzer Board Director Peer Ledger

Scott Spitzer

Board Director

Chief Executive Officer of Manfra, Tordella, and Brookes (MTB) based in NYC, he has served in the commodities and financial services businesses for more than 15 years, and in several other industries. Scott has served as an officer of Credit Suisse-First Boston and Kay Corporation, a physical commodities and futures clearing, brokerage and trading advisory company that also owned the Kay Jewelers store chain. He also worked for the American Stock Exchange. Scott also serves as General Legal Counsel for the MKS Group.

 
Mike Durland Board Observer Peer Ledger

Mike Durland

Board Observer

Mike is the President and CEO of Melancthon Capital, a private company which provides capital and advisory services to socially purposeful emerging Canadian companies. Mike also holds the position of Professor of Practice at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, is the Chair of the Board of Directors of DeepLearni.ng, and is a founding principal in Cabot Links, a member of the Board of Directors of TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture, a member of the advisory board of Riipen Networks Inc, a member of the Board of Directors of the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, a member of the Board of Capitalize for Kids, a member of the Business Strategy Committee for the Global Risk Institute, a member of the Advisory Board of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Social Impact at Queen’s University and the Master of Management Analytics Program at Queen’s University. Mike is a former Group Head and CEO, Global Banking and Markets for Scotiabank.

Mike holds a B Comm degree from Saint Mary’s University, a PhD in Finance and Operations Research from Queen’s University and an honorary Doctorate from Saint Mary’s University.

Our Values

Our values guide how we work every day.

We show respect for our colleagues, customers, and partners. We will never engage in sexist, racist, exclusionary or disrespectful behaviour, and will correct our conduct if we ever fall short of our expectations.

We are devoted to sustainability and environmental responsibility, in our products and services and in our conduct as a company. 

We are customer-focused and transparent.  This includes being frank and honest with all our stakeholders. If problems arise with our technology, we declare with integrity, and assure fast robust solutions.  We’re committed to providing the best possible customer service.

We are internationalists, inclusive, adventurous, creative, open-minded, adaptable, determined, learning and growing, and passionate about creating great software for important purposes.

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