Our Leadership

Advisory Board

Sam Gudewill
Chairman & Principal Shareholder

Sam has been Chairman and Principal Shareholder of NorLand since 1989 and is the President and Founder of Innovex Equities Corporation, an investment and acquisition holding company.  Sam was formerly the Chairman and Principal Shareholder of Versacold Corporation - the second largest independent cold storage logistics company in the world with 85 locations globally when it was sold in 2007 - and of Preisco Foods and Tier One Sales, industry leaders in Western Canada for wholesale grocery distribution and food brokerage, respectively, when they were sold in 2001.  Prior to 1985, Sam was one of the first employees of Intrawest Corporation, a leader in experiential destination resorts, serving as Vice President of Corporate Development until his departure to found Innovex.  Sam has been a member of YPO / WPO since 1993 and was Chairman of the Saint George’s School for Boys Foundation Board for five years through 2012.