Board of Directors
Christopher J.D. Barnard
Mr. Barnard is a founder of Points. As President of Points and its subsidiary Points.com Inc., Mr. Barnard is currently responsible for corporate strategy, corporate development and investor relations. He has also held various interim operating positions at Points including Chief Financial Officer, as well as being responsible for both product development and marketing.
Mr. Barnard has been instrumental in developing significant commercial relationships and key strategic partnerships with various parties over the company’s history and in 2015 he was named as one of the 100 most influential leaders in Fintech globally. In his corporate development capacity, Mr. Barnard has been instrumental in raising capital for Points, including multiple equity financings and a strategic investment from InterActive Corp/IAC, a New York based, NASDAQ 100 leading internet firm. He also led Points’ corporate acquisitions of MilePoint, PointsHound and Crew Marketing as well as the strategic partnership with Amadeus IT Group S.A.
In 1998, Mr. Barnard co-founded Canada’s first internet business incubator, Exclamation International, from which Points was created. Prior to Exclamation, Mr. Barnard was with HDL Capital, a Toronto boutique merchant bank. While at HDL he assisted a number of companies in entering the public markets, including Bid.com which was, at the time, one of Canada’s most notable internet technology stories.
Mr. Barnard holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.