Leadership and Governance
DIRTT has the governance frameworks to ensure transparency, objectivity, and fairness in the management and operations of our company to earn our stakeholders’ trust everywhere we operate.
Benjamin joined as DIRTT’s Chief Executive Officer in June 2022. Benjamin brings extensive interior construction and business development experience with him from Agile Interiors, one of DIRTT’s largest distribution partners, where he helped grow and diversify the business, expand into new market areas, develop strategic distribution partnerships, and deliver innovative interiors for large global clients. Mr. Urban holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Daniel’s College of Business at The University of Denver as well as a Certificate in International Business Management from Instituto Technologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
Geoff joined DIRTT in June 2018 with extensive experience in financial management, including more than 15 years in senior financial executive roles for mid- and large-cap public companies. Prior to joining DIRTT, Geoff was the CFO at Pure Technologies, a company that develops and manages innovative technologies for critical infrastructure. In that role, Geoff led the development and execution of an annual strategic planning process and the creation of an organization-wide financial process redesign. He holds the designation of Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. He also holds a Bachelor of Administration degree with distinction from the University of Regina.
A part of DIRTT since its first year, Mark has been instrumental in the development and implementation of DIRTT’s ICE® software. He’s been a key architect of DIRTT’s manufacturing systems, overseeing the development of automated information flow for factory production. Among many accomplishments, Mark led the implementation of DIRTT solutions in ICE, bridging connections among design, engineering, manufacturing, sales and finance functions. Prior to joining DIRTT, Mark worked in a variety of manufacturing management, product development and software implementation roles. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University and a Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma.
Part of the DIRTT team since 2017, Nandini currently oversees legal, sustainability, and talent functions for the company. Prior to joining DIRTT, Nandini was a legal associate with both Deloitte Legal and Bennett Jones, focusing on tax and other commercial transactions, and appearing at various levels of court. Nandini holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto.
Board of Directors
The role of the Board is to focus on governance and stewardship of the business. The Board will review strategy, assign responsibility, and monitor performance against those objectives. The Board will regularly review the strategic plans developed by management so they continue to be responsive to the changing business environment.
Ken Sanders has served as Managing Principal of DesignIntelligence, an organization the provides strategic consulting services, thought leadership and an interconnected network for leaders in architecture and engineering, since January 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Sanders served as Managing Principal and on the board of directors of Gensler, a global architecture, design and planning firm. Mr. Sanders has served on the board of directors of NELSON, an architecture, interior design, graphic design and brand strategy firm, and Clarus, a leading design and manufacturer of writable glass boards. Mr. Sanders received a B.A. in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley.
Douglas Edwards has served as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Associate & Business Solutions of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a for-profit American health insurance company, since April 2015, where he previously held other roles. Prior to that, Mr. Edwards held various roles at Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL), a global commercial real estate services company. Mr. Edwards has served on the board of directors of Brightside, Inc., as well as the several non-profit organizations, including the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation, Louisville Zoological Gardens Foundation, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Lincoln Foundation and Speed Art Museum. Mr. Edwards received an MBA in General Management and International Business from the UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BSc. in Civil Engineering from North Carolina Statue University. Mr. Edwards is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Aron English is founder and has served as the Portfolio Manager of 22NW LP, a Seattle-based value fund specializing in small and microcap investments with a multi-year investment horizon, since August 2014. Previously, Mr. English served as the director of research at Meson Capital Partners LLC and RBF Capital, LLC. Mr. English currently serves on the board of directors of Anebulo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANEB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel solutions for people suffering from acute cannabinoid intoxication and substance addiction. Mr. English is a C.F.A. Charterholder and earned his B.A. in English Literature with Honors from the University of Washington.
Cory Mitchell has served as a research analyst of 22NW LP, a Seattle-based valuefund special in small and microcap investments with a multi-year investment horizon, since January 2018. Previously, Mr. Mitchell served as an analyst at Coe Capital Management LLC, an institutional equity research associate at D.A. Davidson & Co., and a credit risk analyst at Clayton Fixed Income Services LLC. Mr. Mitchell is a C.F.A. Charterholder and received a B.S. in Finance, Investment Analysis and Economics from Colorado State University.
Shaun Noll is currently the President and Chief Investment Officer of 726 BF LLC.
Scott Robinson currently serves as Managing Director and Co-Head Real Estate Investment Banking at Oberon Securities LLC, an investment bank, since 2013, and Clinical Professor at New York University, a private university, since 2008. Mr. Robinson previously served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and on the board of directors of FullStack Modular LLC, a merging offsite volumetric modular construction company, and held roles at Macquarie group Ltd. (OTCMKTS: MQBKY) and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C). Mr. Robinson serves on the board of directors of Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (NYSE: MNR), a real estate investment trust specializing in net leased industrial properties. Mr. Robinson also serves as an advisory board member of Market Stadium Inc., a commercial real estate company, and Arialgo Ltd., a financial services company. Mr. Robinson received a MSc. in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University and a BSc. In Biomedical Sciences and Economics from University of California, Riverside.
Scott Ryan is a Founding Partner and Managing Member of FR Law Group, PLLC, a boutique litigation and commercial transaction law firm based in Arizona, which he co-founded in 2017, and has served as an Arbitrator, Construction Panel of the American Arbitration Association, a not-for-profit organization in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Previously, Mr. Ryan served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Tutor Perini Corporation, Building Group (NYSE: TPC), a contractor for large scale commercial construction partners. Mr. Ryan served on the board of directors of PCR Insurance Company from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Ryan received a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, and an MSc. and BSc. in Construction Management from Arizona State University.
Benjamin joined as DIRTT’s Chief Executive Officer and Board Member in June 2022. Benjamin brings extensive interior construction and business development experience with him from Agile Interiors, one of DIRTT’s largest distribution partners, where he helped grow and diversify the business, expand into new market areas, develop strategic distribution partnerships, and deliver innovative interiors for large global clients. Mr. Urban holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Daniel’s College of Business at The University of Denver as well as a Certificate in International Business Management from Instituto Technologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
We believe transparency and strong corporate governance practices are vital in forging trust with the investment community. Led by the Governance Committee, our Board plays a crucial role in providing strategic direction on our corporate governance practices. Using a tailored approach, the Board develops and implements strategies that ensure accountability while driving performance and profitability.
Board Mandate and Committee Charters
The Board has three standing committees: the Audit Committee; the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee; and the Enterprise Risk Management Committee.