Meet Our Board of Directors

Richard Hobbs - Chairman

As President of Novotech and a 20-year veteran in wireless, Richard Hobbs is the Chair of the Board of Directors. In 1995, Richard founded High Tech Direct as a division of Dynasty Components Inc (DCI), a publicly traded company. Richard remained an officer at DCI until he engineered a leveraged buyout (LBO) of  Novotech and took the company private in 2001. Richard holds an Honours Degree in Economics. 

Larry Bellehumeur - Director

Larry Bellehumeur is a Director of the Board and the Executive Vice President of Marketing. Larry joined Novotech in 2010 when MobileForce Solutions, the company he founded, was acquired by Novotech. For more than ten years prior to that, he held several senior management positions in the wireless industry. 

Peter Cleveland - Director

Peter Cleveland has been an independent Director of Novotech since 2015. Following various senior positions at Ernst & Young, Peter became the Managing Partner in Ottawa for 10 years.  As a Chartered Accountant, Peter brings 40 years of excellence in client service to his role on the Board. He also has a proven ability to build organizations by setting a strategic direction and cascading that direction throughout a culture to create sustained, positive change.  Peter played a leading role in developing the Telfer School of Management’s Leadership Forum at the University of Ottawa and he remains active on multiple Boards in the Ottawa area.