Meet the Team
JEFFERY POTVIN, FOUNDER & COO
Hardboot Communications, a custom mobile web development shop, and the driving force behind the OPN. Life long entrepreneur with a proven track record of building companies and reinventing existing businesses, Working with great startups to a list of great clients and employers over the years.
ANGELO DEL DUCA, CEO
Angel Investor, Multiple regions. Previously held positions as an Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA) delivering the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) program to SMEs in the downtown Toronto area and then transitioning to a Director in Ontario leading a Team of ITAs in delivering and managing a portfolio of supported SME initiatives.
FRANK AUDDINO, PRESIDENT
Frank spent over thirty years in Business Development producing top Sales with a career track record in delivering breakthrough revenue growth in Canadian, U.S. and international markets.
Though he’s worked with high-profile corporations such as TC Transcontinental, Rupert Murdoch News Corporation, the Jim Pattison Group of Companies, and was a majority partner in a Rogers Media firm, it is the start-ups, SME’s and the businesses that are stagnant in growth and require funding that he revels in assisting at his currently role as President with Open People Network (OPN).
He is an active angel investor and co chairs the membership and marketing committee with Angel Investors Ontario (AIO) and on the membership and marketing committees with the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO).
When not engaged in helping companies, spends his time volunteering as a Rotarian, VP Start-up Durham, board member with the Humane Society, and on resource committee with Outfox magazine created to empower kids with Autism.
LAURA LIRETTE, DIRECTOR OF PMO
With a strong ‘hands on’ approach, she ensures that the assigned budget and project management processes are in place and evolve where necessary. Laura has 20+ years experience in the digital arena and brings her expertise to a proven PM team.
EKATERINA LININSKAIA, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Ekaterina is a “gatekeeper” at OPN. She oversees all marketing and communications procedures, making sure the company has a strong brand, social presence, and continuous growth.
BRIAN CHRISTOPHER O’DOWD, VIDEO PRODUCER
Brian wrote, directed and produced short film officially selected for Moving Image Film Festival Toronto. Throughout his career in multimedia, Brian has had the opportunity to work on a large variety of projects utilizing a vast array of technologies.