President, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Rossi founded Truxmart to build on his history developing companies in the automotive business over the past 10 years. Since Truxmart's inception, Mr. Rossi has developed and engineered multiple types of truck bed covers and systems encompassing the Truxmart product line. Mr. Rossi and Truxmart also hold one granted patent and two provisional patents on the products that have been developed.
Prior to founding Truxmart in 2011, Mr. Rossi studied at the University of Toronto, majoring in Life Sciences from 2004 to 2006 (degree incomplete). While studying at the University of Toronto, he founded an auto and parts recycling business (opened in March 2005). During the successful growth, management and operation of his auto parts and recycling business, Mr. Rossi acquired valuable hands-on skills and knowledge pertaining to the automotive industry and underlying automotive aftermarket. Since becoming an entrepreneur at the age of 18, he has accumulated more than eleven years of business experience, ranging from accounting, human resources, marketing, product patenting, advertising, budgeting, as well as customer service and new product design, engineering and development.
Lorenzo Hermés Rossi
Lorenzo Rossi received his Master of Education in 1995 from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Laurentian University in 1977. Since 1980, Mr. Rossi has served as an Executive Director with Neotel, a biometric company traded on the TSX and he was the developer of the Biometric Kinesiography introduced to several high security companies. Mr. Rossi is also a former School Trustee and served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee for the York Catholic District School Board overseeing a budget of 300 million dollars. He has over 20 years' management experience in HR with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Mr. Rossi has over 25 years' management experience in tech-nology, including programming, networking and computer hardware. He was also the founder of the very first E-learning Academy licensed provincially by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Mr. Rossi is fluent in both official languages. He is a Con. Ed. High School Principal and Computer Science Dept. head. Lorenzo Rossi is the father of Steven Rossi. Lorenzo Rossi joined the Franchise Holdings International board of directors on December 9, 2014.
Mr. Haber currently sits on the board of directors of South American Silver Corp. (TSX:SAC) and Chinapintza Mining Corp. (TSXV:CPA). Mr. Haber is a past director of High Desert Gold Corp., China Health and Diagnostics Ltd., IND Dairytech Inc., Migao Corporation. Mr. Haber is also active in the TSX Venture Capital Pool Company program having helped found the Black Birch Capital Acquisition series of CPCs as well as many others.
Mr. Haber started his career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoppers LLP). He is both a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant, with an Honours Bachelors of Arts Degree in Management from the University of Toronto. Mr. Haber was awarded his Chartered Director designation from the DeGroote School of Business in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada.