People at DCCC

Check out our team, board of directors, investment committee members, and women in business.

Mark Warren

COFOUNDER, CEO & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Glen Tennison

COFOUNDER, PRESIDENT,
CFO & DIRECTOR

Stephen Down

DIRECTOR

Mark Warren

COFOUNDER, CEO & CHAIRMAN OF THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Glen Tennison

COFOUNDER, PRESIDENT,
CFO & INVESTMENT COMMITtee Member

Mark Angela

Investment COMMITTEE Member

The Pethealth Story

DCCC Chairman & CEO Mark Warren is the founder and former President & CEO of Pethealth Inc. which he formed in 1998. Under his leadership, Pethealth became the leading aggregator of new pet and pet owner data, the largest provider of cloud-based software to the companion animal industry, one of the largest providers of pet insurance in the US, UK & Canada and the world’s largest provider of companion animal microchip technology.

Pethealth was acquired by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (‘Fairfax’) in November, 2014 for all cash consideration of C$100M representing 2.1x twelve months trailing revenue, 19.6x twelve months trailing EBITDA and a 69% premium to the common share price.

So Why us?

We are entrepreneurs ourselves. We understand the challenges you face and have hands on experience turning good ideas into profitable ventures.

We know the pet industry and we’ll lend our strategic insights to the advancement of your business, whether you’re looking to sell or seeking investment.
Our review process is fast. We personally select each investment and work with our small board of directors and investment committee groups to make quick decisions.
Once approved, you’ll have sale proceeds or investment funds in hand in 60-90 days. 
We provide back office management support so you can focus on what matters most, whether that’s moving onto your next venture or growing your business in partnership with us.

Get in Touch

Phone: +1 (905) 291-0103
Fax: +1 (905) 296-1165

Mark Warren

COFOUNDER,
CHAIRMAN & CEO

Glen Tennison

COFOUNDER,
PRESIDENT & CFO

Mark Warren

COFOUNDER, CHAIRMAN & CEO

Mark Warren is the founder and former President & CEO of Pethealth Inc. formed in 1998. Under his leadership, Pethealth became the leading aggregator of new pet and pet owner data, the largest provider of cloud-based software to the companion animal industry, one of the largest providers of pet insurance in the US, UK & Canada and the world’s largest provider of companion animal microchip technology. He is also a former CEO of Hambros Canada Inc. and former Executive Director of Hambros Bank Limited.

Mark holds a B.A. (Hon) from University College, University of Toronto and a M.Sc. (Econ) from the London School of Economics. He is the father of two grown sons and as empty nesters, he and his wife Sue share their home with two dogs.

Board Participation

Henry & Harvey, Companion Pet Products, Baie Run, Mountain Dog Food, Midgard Insect Farm, Dockside Pet Products.

Education

University of Toronto

London School of Economics

Glen Tennison

COFOUNDER, PRESIDENT & CFO

Glen Tennison is the former CFO of Pethealth Inc. from its creation in 1998 to its sale to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited in 2014. He led Pethealth’s many acquisitions including that of Nestlé Purina’s pet insurance business, PurinaCare; the acquisition of Domestic and General Group Limited’s U.K. pet insurance provider, Pet Protect Ltd.; and the acquisition of VetMedsDirect.co.uk, an online retailer of pet specialty products. He holds a B. Comm (Hon) from McMaster University and a CPA, CA designation which he earned while working for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He and his wife Alaina have three children and a dog named Teddy. In addition to sitting on the boards of DCCC portfolio companies, he is a board member of the Darling Home for Kids, a hospice and palliative care facility for medically fragile children.

Board Participation

Henry & Harvey, Baie Run, Mountain Dog Food,Companion Pet Products, Midgard Insect Farm, Dockside Pet Products, Darling Home for Kids

Education

McMaster University

Canadian Institute of

Chartered Accountants

Stephen Down

HEAD OF CENTRAL LONDON & INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT,
DIRECTOR ON THE BOARD

With over 30 years experience in the London commercial Investment arena, Stephen is one of the most experienced advisors in the market today with a wealth of major transactions under his belt. His clients include some of the largest global players in real estate, both domestically and Internationally. Stephen’s experience includes three years in Tokyo, where he was managing director of a real estate subsidiary of a UK Investment bank. Stephen is a member of the British property Federation and the Investment property Forum.

Stephen Down is head of the central London and International Investment team and joined Savills in January 2012 as an executive director.

Martha Durdin

PRESIDENT & CEO AT CANADIAN CREDIT UNION ASSOCIATION (CCUA)

Ms. Durdin is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in management, public affairs and advocacy. Previously, she was the Managing Principal of a leading national strategic public affairs firm and spent thirteen years as an executive at a large Canadian bank. Early in her career, Martha worked in The Prime Minister’s office under The Right Hon. Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Martha volunteers her time for a number of community organizations. Among them, she served three terms as the Chair of the Ontario Arts Council and is immediate past Chair of the Royal Ontario Museum Board of Trustees. She is currently a Director of The Canadian Club of Toronto, The Canada Post Foundation and Roots of Empathy. Martha represents CCUA on the boards of The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and Co-operatives & Mutuals Canada (CMC) and a former member on the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s National Steering Committee for Financial Literacy. Martha is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Ms. Durdin is bilingual; holds a BA (Hon) from Western University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Management.

Education

Western University, BA (Hon)

London School of Economics, MSs

Rotman School of Management, ICD.D

Mark Angela

CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER
AT SSP GROUP, DIRECTOR,
ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Mark Angela is an energetic and experienced CEO with a proven track record delivering growth in both public and private equity backed companies around the world. He is currently CCO & CEO EEME Region for SSP plc – a business that builds and operates Food & Beverage centres in travel hubs, such as airports and railway stations, globally. Prior to moving into the hospitality/retail space he spent 11 years in various management roles with Colgate Palmolive, including four years running the Hills Canada pet food business.

In his spare time Mark competes in triathlons, a hobby he picked up in Canada that reflects his love of a challenge.

Education

University of Cambridge