As the current CEO and co-founder of Skypoint Capital, a venture capital firm that specializes in telecom, Leo Lax brings with him to L-SPARK valuable experience as a practiced veteran of both the corporate and entrepreneurial sides of the telecom sector. Leo has also served as principal for each successive telecom fund. Before creating Skypoint, Leo was employed at Newbridge Networks as Assistant Vice President and member of the Chairman’s Executive Council. In this role, Leo established and directed the Newbridge Affiliates Program (beginning in 1992) and was instrumental in the launch of 16 Newbridge affiliates. He also contributed to several Newbridge merger and acquisition activities taking place in Canada, U.S., U.K. and Israel. Leo gained hands-on experience in venture funds as founder and President of Severn Bridge Investments LP, a fund created to provide an opportunity for Newbridge employees to invest in the company’s affiliates. Leo holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from McGill University and a Master of Engineering degree from Royal Military College.