The Oakville Soccer Club is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by the Club’s membership.
Randy Bianchin, President – Randy has joined the OSC Board having established leadership positions in 2 major industry sectors: Financial Services and Telecommunications. From 2000-2007, Randy held various product marketing and pricing leadership positions in wireless companies throughout North America including Disney/ESPN, Virgin Mobile and Bell Canada. During that time he consulted, developed and implemented critical business strategies for carriers with operations in Canada, US, Europe and Asia. In 2006, he was nominated and inducted as one of the youngest members into Society of Industry Leaders for Telecommunications & Media. At RBC Insurance, he was responsible for managing the largest authorized insurance portfolio in Canada. Currently, he is overseeing RBC Contact Centres retail banking business relationships in Canada and the US.
Kate Svoboda, Vice President – Currently Senior Vice President of Client Services at Research Now, a global online market research company, Kate brings over 17 years of market research and global operations management experience. She has experience in process improvement, personnel development, strategic planning, change management, and leading teams through mergers and acquisitions. Kate has pervious board experience, most recently serving as a Director on the Market Research and Intelligence Association board from 2015-2017. She has a degree from the University of Guelph and a post graduate diploma from Georgian College. Kate’s family is very active at OSC – Kate is a player in the women’s league, her husband plays and is a volunteer coach, and both her children play at OSC as well.
Andrew Doman, Treasurer– Andrew has been involved with OSC since his children started playing with the Club back in the early 2000’s, most recently serving as a RDP team manager. Andrew is currently COO for a Toronto based wealth management firm having spent the past 20 years in operational finance in various executive roles with a number of Canadian based investment fund managers. Andrew has previous board experience both in the corporate and volunteer non-profit arenas, most recently serving as deputy chair for the Alternative Investment Management Association and as a board member and chair of the allocation committee for the Canadian arm of the “Help for Children” charity. He earned both his undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto. Andrew joined the board in order to give back to the Club for all the benefits and pleasure his family has enjoyed in being stakeholders in the Oakville Soccer Club.
Abas Kanu, Secretary – Abas has been involved with OSC since 2005 as a player and volunteer coach and was elected as an OSC director in 2017. He is a lawyer and is currently the Director, Compliance, at a leading investment fund. Previously he was an Associate General Counsel (Regulatory) at a premier bank, after starting as a senior commercial lawyer at the bank. Before moving to the bank, he practiced corporate and commercial law at a top-rated national law firm, where he spent 10 years. He holds a Global Professional LLM from the University of Toronto.
Sean O'Brien, Director – Sean joined the OSC Board in 2013 and brings a strong background of community support with him. Currently President and CEO of Reliance Home Comfort, Sean has been involved with various charitable initiatives throughout his career. After earning his B.A. from Bishop’s University, Sean has pursued a business career built on delivering results, developing people, and helping organizations become world class service providers. Sean has served on several corporate boards, and brings strong business acumen and a passion for giving back to OSC.
Marc Tremblay, Director – Marc brings a strong background in business with previous senior management positions in the technology sector both in Canada and abroad. As an Executive, he has gained experience in a number of areas, including strategic planning, human resources, sales & marketing and finance. Marc also has previous experience serving on not-for-profit boards and brings that experience along with a passion for helping the OSC grow both in scope and scale.
Rachna Singhal, Director - Rachna joined the OSC Board of Directors in June 2016. She brings with her nearly 20 years of IT policy, privacy/ security, governance and business experience. Having served on 3 separate not-for-profit community boards, worked in high-tech and spending over half of her career in the federal public sector, Rachna has a passion for serving the community and public. Rachna has led a number of regional and national portfolios, including serving as an advisor to the Deputy and directing a major IT and business transformation project. During her 7 year tenure as a director of the Oakville Parent-Child Centre, she also held positions as Chair and Vice-Chair. There, Rachna led the governance review and changes. Being a mother of two young children, Rachna is extremely passionate about ensuring that each child is given the best possible start, which includes a right to play, learn and grow. Both Rachna's children play soccer with OSC and she also played growing up and in university.
Petra Haneberry, Director - Currently Vice President of Performance Management, RBC Finance, Petra has accountability for senior finance advisory to the Investor & Treasury Services business within RBC. She brings over 22 years of experience in finance, risk management, strategy development, governance, product management and operations. Previous board experience includes serving as President of the Burlington Masters Swim Club, and she has also been actively involved in fundraising for various children’s charities in the past. She holds a degree from McMaster University and is also a CFA charterholder. She continues to swim competitively and is an active supporter of her children’s chosen sports of soccer and hockey. She is excited to leverage her passion for active, healthy living by giving back to OSC, and ensuring everyone in the Oakville community continues to have the ability to be participate, regardless of age or ability.
Tanya Pereira, Director - Tanya is an accomplished Human Resources Professional with over 16 years of experience in talent management, leadership development and organizational change in the financial services industry. Currently Senior Director, Organizational Development and Planning at the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), Tanya has responsibility for communication, training and planning for the Operations division and has played a lead role in development of HOOPP’s 5-year strategic plan. Tanya holds an Executive MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics, with a Minor in Psychology, from the University of Waterloo. Tanya is actively involved with the local school and church community in Oakville and is a player in OSC’s women’s league. She joins OSC, looking to give back to her community and is passionate about leadership development and life-long club membership.
Gonzalo Contreras, Director - Currently responsible for Product Marketing & Strategy for the SUV Portfolio at Ford of Canada, Gonzalo brings over 18 years of marketing, sales, finance and operations experience. He has been part of diverse, high performing groups in Canada, the US and South America helping companies grow and achieve leadership. Gonzalo has been involved with OSC since 2006. First, as a player, then as a house league coach, and lastly as an ADP coach. His twin sons began their second OPDL season with OSC in November 2018. Gonzalo earned his MBA from the University of Toronto and has an Engineering degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia. He would like to help soccer grow in Canada and being involved with the OSC is a great way to achieve that goal.