Ard joined the Green Party in 2006. He became involved in his local riding, Dufferin-Caledon, where he participated in 2 provincial campaigns and ran as the federal candidate in 2008 and 2011. Ard later served as GPC Finance Critic and as VP English in the GPC’s Federal Council.
For most of his professional life, Ard has been involved in starting up and growing businesses in the information technology sector. During the 1990’s, Ard held a variety of senior management positions with Sybase Inc, a software vendor. His tenure with Sybase included 8 years of living abroad in Europe and Asia Pacific. Ard was responsible for growing the company’s presence in those regions.
He is a founder and owner of the New Toronto Group, a specialty software services provider to the North American marketplace. Ard holds an MBA from York University and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Toronto. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife and twelve-year old daughter.
“My batteries are recharged after having taken a break from politics for 3 years. I’m eager to get back to helping grow the green vote and elect greens. Please don’t hesitate to contact me through Facebook if you have any questions or comments”.