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Meet the people who lead our team of nationally recognized privacy and security experts.

Who We Are

We take care of your privacy and security for you.

Privacy Horizon Inc. (PHI) enables organizations to build privacy and security programs so they can focus on growing their business. Our leaders, board of directors, and coaches are a team of industry experts with decades of experience in privacy and security’s most challenging sectors – healthcare, finance, and technology.

Our leadership team ensures our policies, operations, and strategies are effective and deliver on industry best practice and the evolving privacy landscape and legislation. They uphold our commitment to offering comprehensive privacy and security solutions that make privacy and security easier for our clients.

We’ll match you to the right coach for your specific industry needs, the privacy and security resources you require, and your business’ growth goals.

Leadership Team

Patrick Lo

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Kohler

Chairman & President

Patrick leads with 20+ years of expertise as a senior executive in the information privacy field in both the public and private sectors. Known for creating comprehensive privacy and security programs, Patrick is responsible for developing our PHI Framework and strategic roadmap, empowering healthcare, technology, and financial services companies with privacy compliance expertise and practical technical solutions from early stage to enterprise. He is also passionate about educating future privacy professionals, teaching at the National Institutes of Health Informatics (NIHI), McMaster University’s Centre for Continuing Education, and Digital Health Canada. Patrick formerly led eHealth Ontario’s highly regarded Privacy Office as the Senior Program Director for the Identity, Access, and Privacy Portfolio.

Patrick is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C).

Mark brings decades of experience as a senior executive and board member at leading North American healthcare, technology, and financial services companies. He currently leads as Chairman and CEO of Exelerate Capital, a strategic advisory group specializing in corporate development and strategy, M&A, GRC services, and private equity investment, enabling the healthcare IT sector in Canada and the U.S. through growth capital and innovation funding. He also provides strategic guidance in several board roles and as the Health Leader-In-Residence at the World Health Innovation Network. Mark’s leadership has resulted in significant mergers and acquisitions, including leading the board and management team at QHR Corporation as Executive Chairman through a strategic realignment process that resulted in its sale to Loblaw Companies Limited for approximately $170 million.

Mark is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, and a Certified Corporate Director.