The International Society of Business Leaders Recognizes Gary M. Clifford

Gary Clifford


Gary M. Clifford is Managing Director of Pragmas Capital and Executive Chairman of Tellza Communications Inc.

As Managing Director of Pragmus, Gary oversees all investment activities of Pragmus which amongst other things includes serving as:

  • Special Limited Partner with Yaletown Partners, A leading clean technology fund.
  • Director of Fleetwood Fine Furniture, A B2B company focused on the hotel industry.
  • Director of Vizimax Inc., a leading independent provider of controlled switching devices and distribution automation systems with intelligent M2M feature sets.
  • Enabler, to Solegear Bioplastics Technologies Inc., a next generation bioplastics company.
  • Trustee to the One Yorkville Condominium project, being developed by Plaza Corporation.

As Executive Chairman of Tellza, Gary oversees the strategic direction of the business. Tellza has grown from $120 Million USD in turnover in 2011 to more than $300 Million USD in 2015, and has been profitable for five years. Tellza is organized into three business units: Tellza Communications is a global communications company operating under several brands: Route Dynamix, Phonetime, Tel3, and MatchcoM. Tellza Technologies provides real time big data management tools for the telecommunications market. Tellza Investments seeks portfolio investment opportunities in various market places. Tellza is a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TEL).

Gary is a career entrepreneur, accomplished business leader and turnaround expert with a broad functional background and strong operating skills. Gary is a pragmatic leader whose perseverance inspires others. He is a builder, fixer, a facilitator, a problem solver, and a financial expert. Gary’s energy, enthusiasm and solid judgment are renowned throughout the international business community. Having started and incubated new businesses completed numerous acquisitions, dispositions and financings with organizations at different stages of the business life cycle.

Formerly Gary served as the Executive Vice President of Counsel Corporation and Leitch Technology, both TSX listed. Leitch was acquired by the Harris Corporation for over $560M. Gary was also a Managing Director of Penfold Capital, which invested in, grew and exited numerous companies including Yak Communications, which sold for $80M, and PBS Coals Corporation, which sold for $1.3B. Gary has served on numerous public company boards, and is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Gary loves to absorb business challenges and opportunities, a proven problem solver. His vertical experience includes: digital media, technology, broadcasting, telecommunications, clean technology, real estate, manufacturing and financial services. When not working he enjoys travel and golf, and he resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

International Society of Business Leaders Member of the Year Gary M. Clifford can be found in the Society Directory, where he is looking forward to networking with you.

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