Board of Directors

William H. Everett
Chairman of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Mr. Everett joined the Board of Directors of Issuer Direct Corporation on October 2, 2013. Mr. Everett has more than thirty years of management experience and currently serves as a director of Hakisa SAS in Strasbourg France. In addition, Mr. Everett served on the Board of NeoNova Network Services until it was acquired in July 2013. In April 2010, Mr. Everett retired as Executive Vice President and CFO of Tekelec, a publicly traded telecom equipment supplier. Since that time, he has served as a corporate director and provided consulting services to public company and private equity clients. Until recently, he served as an Executive in Residence and a member of the Board of Advisors at the Poole College of Management at NC State University. He has significant experience as both a Chief Financial Officer and a general manager working with a variety of multi-national technology companies over his career, including Epsilon Data Management, Chemfab Inc., Eastman Software and Steleus SAS.  He was the Co-founder and President of Maps a la Carte, an internet mapping and spatial data company, which was acquired by Demand Media Inc.
J. Patrick Galleher
Independent Director
Chairman of the Compensation Committee
Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Committee
Mr. Galleher joined the Board of Directors of Issuer Direct Corporation on March 11, 2014.  Mr. Galleher is a Managing Director for Boxwood Partners, LLC, a merchant bank in Richmond, Virginia, where he leads transactions for Boxwood’s merger and acquisition advisory services and private equity group and a Managing Director for Boxwood Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm also located in Richmond, Virginia. He has led several transactions including the sale of Dorsey Wright & Associates, the capital raise for Digital Risk, the majority investment in Sweet Frog Yogurt and the buy-outs of Yoga Direct, Yoga Accessories, Everything Yoga and Red Rock Products. Mr. Galleher holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Richmond and a degree from the London Business School as well as attending the Centre for Creative Leadership in Belgium.
Michael Nowlan
Independent Director
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Mr. Michael Nowlan is an entrepreneurial business executive with over thirty-five years’ experience across several different industries. Mr. Nowlan currently provides executive consulting services to private companies. Mr. Nowlan was Chief Executive Officer of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. (and its related US operating companies Primus Telecommunications Inc. and Lingo Inc.) from late 2013 to 2016. Primus was a private company whose principal business was re-selling of residential and commercial telecommunications services within Canada and the United States. Mr. Nowlan also led Marketwired, a leading newswire service, from 2001 to 2013 as President and Chief Executive Officer, taking the company from a small information distribution business operating only within Canada to a global business with approximately $100 million in revenue across North and South America, Europe, and the Far East. Under his leadership, Marketwired executed several successful strategic acquisitions. He transitioned the business to a SaaS business model and set the strategy for the company to embrace the emerging technology trends in the communication industry. Prior to joining Marketwired in 1999 as its Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Nowlan had wide financial management experience including starting his career in 1982 at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he remained until 1988. Mr. Nowlan is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors with the ICD.D Certification, a CPA-CA since 1984. Mr. Nowlan has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.
Brian R. Balbirnie
President - Chief Executive Officer
Brian Balbirnie is the founder, CEO and member of the Board of Director. Brian established Issuer Direct in 2006 with a vision of creating a technology driven back-office compliance platform that would reduce costs as well as increase the efficiencies of the most complex tasks. Brian is responsible for the strategic leadership of the company and oversees day-to-day operations. Under Brian’s direction, the Company has grown to serve over 2,000 public companies since 2006.

Brian is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in emerging industries. Prior to Issuer Direct, Brian was the founder and managing partner of Catapult Company, a compliance and consulting practice focused on the Sarbanes Oxley Act. Brian also has served in ‘C’ level capacities for various companies both public and private. Prior to and with Catapult, Brian also advised several companies on their public market strategies, Merger & Acquisitions as well as their financial reporting requirements.

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