ARRIA NLG Limited
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman and CEO
Sharon Daniels is a member of the shareholder group that founded Arria NLG. Sharon has over 25 years’ experience in strategic business development and has consulted to leading global technology and financial service companies. Sharon is also a founder of Diligent Corporation and served on the Diligent board through 2010, where she also held an executive position as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining the Diligent, Sharon was a vice president at the US-based company PaperDirect, Inc. which subsequently sold to Deluxe Corporation.
Geoff has 20 years of entrepreneurial experience focused on providing enterprises with the ability to compete at scale. Geoff is also the President of Arria NuSutus, the division of Arria that is revolutionizing the Quick Service Restaurant industry with the deployment of Arria Ping AI, the world’s first end-to-end SaaS software solution built on top of Arria’s NLG technologies.
“Arria NLG enables enterprises to instantly and automatically create written and/or spoken outputs from their data, letting people know what they need to know, before they need to know it — not just in tables and visualizations — but in natural language anyone can understand.”
Barbara Kendall is a five time Olympian and Triple Olympic medalist and, since 2005 she has been an active member of the International Olympic Committee and sits on various international sporting executive boards, commissions or working groups representing New Zealand, Oceania, Woman and Athletes and chairs Association of National Olympic Committees’ Athletes Commission. She co-created and manages the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes Career Program in Oceania. Barbara was appointed the Chef De Mission for the New Zealand Youth Olympic Team that went to Buenos Aries 2018 and is a Vice President of the International Surfing Association since 2014.
Barbara has a degree in Social Services and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Management and consults with different corporate clients on team, culture, leadership and self intelligence. Barbara is a director of a Natural Skin Care Company in NZ which makes natural NZ-made products.
Anthony Ferguson is a CFA and Investment Advisor. Mr. Ferguson is Chairman of the Nobis Capital Growth Technology Fund Limited and is a director of The Ikonic Fund S.A.C. Both funds have invested in Arria. Mr. Ferguson is also a director of AF Holdings Limited, Colina Holdings Bahamas Limited, Colina General Insurance Agency Limited and The Nassau Guardian (1844) Limited.
The AF Holdings Limited group of companies include Colina holdings Bahamas Limited, Colina Financial Advisors Ltd, Colina General Insurance Agency Limited, CFAL Securities Limited and Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited. Ansbacher is one of the oldest offshore bank and trust companies in The Bahamas and was previously owned by Barclays Bank. He was formerly a director of the National Insurance board.
Mr. Ferguson is a past president of the Bahamas Society of Financial Analysts and is currently a member of the Association for Investment Management & Research and the Chartered Market Technicians Association.
Kiri Borg is a founding shareholder of Arria. She has over 40 years of experience in corporate management, operations, sales, and marketing, including at Fortune 500 companies, and has served on both corporate and condominium boards. In the mid-1990s, she cofounded a leading edge internet and technology company which invented and patented Easy Edit, a groundbreaking data-driven database program and the digital SaaS corporate governance “Boardbook” that became Diligent Boardbooks. She served as Diligent’s first company secretary 2007-08 as Diligent listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange.
Prior to co-founding Diligent, from 1987-1997 Kiri was a Vice President at Tishman Construction Corporation in New York, a subsidiary of Aecom, where, a trailblazer in the traditionally male-dominated industry, she successfully negotiated and managed contracts and complex billion-dollar projects in one of the toughest and most competitive environments in the world.
Kiri has a BA in from Columbia University in New York and a certificate in Construction Management from New York University. She has dual citizenship US and New Zealand.
Kevin’s career spans 25 years in investment banking, asset management and corporate law. He is currently a partner of Appia Ventures, a private investment firm, and serves as a member of the board of directors of Global Atlantic Financial Group, Spirit Yachts and Digital Global Systems. Kevin retired from Scotiabank in 2019 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. and global head of several multibillion-dollar capital markets business in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Previously, Kevin was a Managing Partner of Guggenheim Partners, a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets and an attorney with the international law firm of Fried Frank.
Kevin holds a Masters of Law degree in Securities Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University.
Will is a Managing Director of Exto Partners, a technology venture capital firm based in Sydney, Australia he co-founded in 2003. Will is also Managing Director of the B3V Fund focused on investments in blockchain assets and NFTs. Will has founded, invested in or been a director of more than a dozen high growth and global businesses and has successfully managed IPOs, mergers, and acquisitions for Exto’s portfolio companies. Will is currently a Director of RedHill Education (ASX:RDH), Tuned Global, Zetaris, EnVie Fitness, Optalert and WhiteSky Labs. Exto Partners has also invested in Airtasker (ASX:ART), Tribe, Hey You (Beat the Q), Sensear and Ondek.
William is an experienced corporate lawyer, having worked in Australia with Ashursts (formerly Blake Dawson) and in New York with Sidley Austin LLP and Skadden, Arp, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP. He has advised leading domestic and international corporations on capital raising, stock exchange listing (NYSE, NASDAQ and ASX), mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.
William has been admitted to practice law in Victoria, Australia and New York, USA and has an L.L.B. (hons) from Bond University 1995 and a B.A (hons) from the University of Sydney 1992. William is member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.