World Class Advisors Recruited
Vancouver, B.C. March 2003
Whitenoise Labs is happy to announce the recruitment
of “world class” advisors. “Most serious business
is accomplished by people with important relationships
and a proven history of success”, says Andre Brisson
in commenting on the advisors who helped make Nortel
a darling of Wall Street and Fleet Street.
Stephen Boren, the other Whitenoise Labs founder,
commented that "It is gratifying to know that
men who helped make Nortel one of the most valuable
companies in Canadian history are now contributing
to our team.”
BSB Utilities Inc. is pleased to welcome David Archibald,
Alan Lytle, and Arthur MacDonald to this exciting endeavor.
In his 20-year career with Nortel Networks, David Archibald
provided legal counsel for many of Nortel’s strategic
legal transactions, including technology licensing, sales,
marketing, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Archibald
joined Northern Telecom in 1979 as Vice President, Secretary
& General Counsel of Northern Telecom Canada Ltd.
and was responsible for the legal affairs for Northern
Telecom in Canada including Bell Northern Research and
for certain international sales and marketing activities.
Mr. Archibald served as Vice President and Deputy General
Counsel of Nortel Networks Corporation from 1995 to 1999.
Mr. Archibald served as a director and/or member of the
executive committee on several of Nortel’s portfolio companies,
including Entrust Technologies and Prism Systems Inc.,
a joint venture between Nortel and BC Tel which focused
on network management systems. With respect to Entrust,
he played a role in structuring a US$100 million private
placement and a subsequent US$800 million IPO on the NASDAQ.
At Nortel Networks, Mr. Archibald held global responsibilities.
He managed a team of legal and intellectual property professionals
that was responsible for commercial and business arrangements,
including agreements for intellectual property rights
and licensing in Canada and abroad.
Mr. Archibald also has access to a significant network
in the legal and business communities. He is a past director
and Vice Chairman of the Electro Federation of Canada,
the trade association of Canada’s electric and electronics
industry. He is also a member of the Law Society of Upper
Canada, and has been active in the Canadian Bar Association,
and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. Mr. Archibald
has been a frequent speaker at conferences dealing with
legal affairs, including intellectual property rights,
anti-trust issues, and management of legal departments.
Mr. Archibald holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Bachelor
of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University. He has also
completed the Program for Management Development (PMD)
at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Lytle joined Nortel in 1978, holding positions in
systems, general management, and sales. In 1991, he became
Vice President, Marketing, for Northern Telecom Canada
and, in 1993, assumed international marketing responsibilities
with positions based in Hong Kong, London and Beijing.
In 1997, Mr. Lytle returned to North America where he
developed the Global Carrier Account program to support
Nortel’s major customers worldwide.
Mr. Lytle also applied his skills to increase Nortel’s
market capabilities in newly deregulated markets. Mr.
Lytle was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer of Nortel DASA in November 1998. Nortel
DASA, a joint venture with DaimlerChrysler Aerospace was
created to expand the German and eastern European markets.
As C.O.O., he was responsible for line management of the
business and customer account teams and his leadership
contributed to the doubling of the company’s revenues
in eighteen months.
Mr. Lytle’s training in physics and numerous technology
positions throughout his career give him the ability to
analyze and understand the use and application of leading
edge technologies. He has worked for major global corporations
such as Chevron, ICL and Xerox.
Mr. Lytle understands the challenges of marketing leading
edge communications technologies and has the advantageous
perspective of understanding broadband, wireless and the
emerging business models from a technical, marketing and
Mr. Lytle holds a B.Sc. Tech (Hons) from Manchester University.
Arthur MacDonald has 36 years experience in telecommunications
on a global basis with Nortel Networks. During his career
he held numerous senior management roles including general
management, technology leadership, marketing, operations,
and product management.
Internationally, Mr. MacDonald was Chairman of Nortel
China from 1993 to 1996 establishing a series of Joint
Ventures, R&D labs and building Nortel's business
in Greater China while living in Beijing. Through 1999
to 2001 he was Chairman of NETAS Nortel's JV in Turkey.
From 1996 to 1999 Mr. MacDonald was Group Vice President
responsible for Nortel's components business (including
semiconductor and optical), process and software development
and supply management with offices and operations in numerous
countries. In 1999 to 2000 he was Senior Vice President,
Corporate Services with major initiatives in outsourcing.
During the 1980’s as Global Product Line Manager and as
Group Vice President, Mr. MacDonald played a leadership
role as Nortel became a global leader in Digital switching.
During his career, Mr. MacDonald has been in the forefront
of new business and new market establishment. This includes
technology management, team building, coaching and new
product launches in new markets.
Mr. MacDonald has an B.Eng from Technical University
of Nova Scotia (now part of Dalhousie University).
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