Kobo Management Team
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Serbinis's vision for an open, global eReading service was the inspiration for Kobo. In 2008, Mike Serbinis became the president of Indigo Books & Music's digital venture Shortcovers, which was spun out of Indigo and rebranded as Kobo in December 2009.
Mike Serbinis was the founder and chief technology officer of DocSpace, a B2B Web service that enables teams to collaborate in a secure environment from anywhere in the world. In 2000, DocSpace was sold to Critical Path for $580 million, while Mike Serbinis remained on as the CTO and EVP Marketing. Mike Serbinis joined the Indigo team in 2006, taking the reigns as EVP and CIO, and grew into his current position as the President of Kobo.
Mike Serbinis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from Queens University and a Masters of Science degree in Financial Engineering from the University of Toronto.
EVP, Business Development
Todd Humphrey brings with him to Kobo more than fifteen years of experience in senior executive roles for successful technology companies. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Business Development at Amazon.com.
In 2005, Todd Humphrey was hired as the CEO of CleverSet, an ecommerce services company, which he grew from a 5-person startup through its acquisition by ATG (NASDAQ: ARTG) in 2008, after acquisition Todd Humphrey remained on as VP, Personalization. Prior to CleverSet, Todd Humphrey spent three years leading the business development efforts for two online education companies, Apex Learning and Jones Knowledge. Todd Humphrey has also worked with two venture capital firms where he was responsible for evaluating and investing in early-stage companies.
Todd Humphrey holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario.
Chief Technology Officer
Dan Leibu brings more than fifteen years of information technology experience to his role as CTO of Kobo, where he is responsible for information technology and customer experience.
Dan Leibu started his career as chief architect for DocSpace, an Internet based document management platform, where he was responsible for the design of all technology solutions. From there, Dan Leibu served as vice president of hosted solutions at Critical Path, leading the technology team that developed a hosted messaging platform used by Telco's and enterprises worldwide. In May 2006, Dan Leibu joined Indigo as the vice president of strategy where he was responsible for Indigo's IT strategy & architecture and for the implementation of Indigo's Project Management Office.
Dan Leibu holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science, from Concordia University in Montréal.
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Greg Twinney has over 15 years of experience working in senior financial and operational roles for successful, rapid growth organizations. At Kobo Greg Twinney is responsible for all financial, operational and administrative aspects of the company.
Greg Twinney joined Kobo from Opalis Software Inc., where he was CFO for the high-growth, venture-backed software company that was successfully acquired by Microsoft in 2009. Prior to Opalis, Greg Twinney was with Cyberplex (TSX: CX), a leading publicly-traded technology firm, where he spent five years as Corporate Controller. Prior to Cyberplex, Greg Twinney held senior positions with Tokmakjian Limited, a large, privately-held, global organization where he was responsible for all accounting and administrative aspects of the company's international division from its conception to $100 million in revenue, becoming the leading, most profitable division in the organization.
Greg Twinney is a Certified General Accountant (CGA), has a Business Administration Diploma from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, and holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree (BAccS) from the University of Calgary.
Chief Content Officer
Michael is the Chief Content Officer at Kobo, and is responsible for sales, publisher and industry relations, content acquisition, and the merchandising experience across Kobo's web and mobile services. Prior to joining Kobo, Michael was the founding CEO of the supply chain agency BookNet Canada, where he launched the national sales reporting service BNC SalesData and authored the publishing technology call-to-arms "Six Projects That Could Change Publishing for the Better."
Tamblyn also co-founded Canada's first online bookstore Bookshelf.ca, purchased by Indigo Books & Music in 1998, and served as Vice President of Online Operations.
Michael has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Devices
Wayne White joined Kobo in 2012 after 20+ years of broad cross-functional and leadership experiences in major technology and consumer goods companies such as Motorola, Ameritech, Verizon Wireless, and General Electric. He is responsible for driving global growth of the P&L for tablets, eReaders, accessories, and services, and managing all of Kobo's customer relationships.
Prior to joining Kobo, Wayne White held senior leadership positions at Motorola Mobility Inc. including 3 years reporting directly to the CEO. While at Motorola, Wayne White's roles included Corporate Vice President - Global Enterprise Sales, Corporate Vice President - Consumer Products Business, and Vice President – Consumer Services & Strategy.
Prior to joining Motorola, Wayne White was a Region President at Verizon Wireless where he was responsible for managing over $1 billion in revenue and a team of 800 highly motivated team members. Wayne White's favourite book is "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" by Mitch Albom, and he is currently reading "Kill Shot" by Vince Flynn
Wayne White holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Master's of Science in Telecommunications and a Master's of Business Administration in Marketing