Mr. Barnard is a founder of Points. As President of Points, 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 also been instrumental in developing significant commercial relationships and key strategic partnerships with various parties over Points’ history and in 2015 he was named as one of the 100 most influential leaders in Fintech globally. In his corporate development capacity, he led Points’ three corporate acquisitions of MilePoint, PointsHound and Crew Marketing as well as the strategic partnership with Amadeus. Mr. Barnard has also 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.
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.