Mr. Dawe is an accomplished entrepreneur, financier and investor based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He currently serves as Chairman of TSX listed Pivot Technology Solutions Inc. and is a Director of Kneat.com, Inc. He has founded or co-founded a number of successful companies, including Keeper Resources Inc. (2003) which was sold for $51.6 million in 2008, and Brigus Gold Corp. (2010) which was acquired by Primero Mining Corp. in 2014 in an all share deal valued at $351 million. Mr. Dawe was a principle financier of NASDAQ & TSX listed biotechnology company IMV Inc., and led its initial public listing.
Mr. Dawe holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University (MUN), where he sits on the Advisory Board to the Faculty of Business Administration. His philanthropic activities include establishing and personally funding the annual James R. Pearcey Entrepreneurial Scholarship at MUN, and he recently funded DC Makes, a new entrepreneurship-based program at the Discovery Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Mr. Dawe, originally from Newfoundland, is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), and is a fellow of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) in Halifax.
Mr. Armstrong has spent over 40 years in the financial service industry starting his career with Lloyds Bank in the UK. Mr. Armstrong was an original partner and CEO of Altamira Investment Services Inc. Altamira pioneered the direct sale mutual fund business in Canada and grew to manage approximately $15 billion in assets. Altamira was sold to National Bank Financial. After leaving Altamira, Mr. Armstrong was a founder and CEO of Jovian Capital Corporation, a public company whose mandate was to acquire, create, and grow companies in the asset and wealth management sectors. Jovian was sold to Industrial Alliance in October 2013. Mr Armstrong has served as Chairman of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada and The Mutual Fund Dealer’s Association. In addition he served on the board of the Ireland Fund of Canada. Mr. Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Arts (Law) Hons.
Mr. Megann, a mining executive and business leader, has been Managing Director of Numus Financial since the company’s inception in 2014. He also serves as a Director of Sona Nanotech CSE:SONA, Antler resources TSV: ANTL, and Battery Road Capital TSV: BTRY, and is a former Board Chair of Nwest Energy. In addition to this, he has over 25 years of experience in the communications and marketing industry.
Coupled with his professional experience, Mr. Megann is active in his community, serving as director for several charitable organizations. His extensive community work earned him the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012. Jim has also worked as a senior consultant on government and community relations programs.
Mr. Hansen is a geologist and venture capitalist with significant public markets experience. Mr. Hansen has 25 years of experience in the exploration and mining industry. He was the co-founder of Andina Minerals and its President and CEO until January 2009 and is currently President and CEO of Atacama Pacific Gold Corporation, a company that he took public in 2011. Mr. Hansen is also the President of Swansea Holding Inc., a privately-held venture capital firm investing in the software technology industry. He is the Treasurer of both Aviation InterTec Services, which specializes in aviation maintenance software solutions, and EZStuff Software, a publisher of scientific data collection software. He has held senior head office positions with TVX Gold Inc. and Kinross Gold Corporation, as well as operational positions with Inco Limited (now CVRD Inco Limited). Mr. Hansen received a Geological Technician diploma from Cambrian College in 1983 and an Honours Bachelor of Science, Geology degree from Laurentian University in 1988.