PCMA Announces new Chair and Executive

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THE PCMA ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIR 2 CO-VICE-CHAIRS AND THE ELECTION OF 2 NEW DIRECTORS PLUS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

December 5th, 2019.

Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA) is pleased to announce a new Chair, 2 Co-Vice-Chairs and the election of 2 new Directors, plus the PCMA Advisory Committee.

The additions to the executive and director board were made to provide further regional representation, development opportunities and to ensure the strength and continuity of the PCMA leadership. 

The newly elected roles of the executive are:

  • PCMA Chair, Tommy Baltzis, CEO & President, Whitehaven Securities (Laval, PQ)
  • PCMA Co-Vice-Chair, David S. Brown, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP (Toronto, Ontario)
  • PCMA Co-Vice-Chair, Craig Skauge, President & CEO, Olympia Trust Company (Calgary, Alberta)
  • PCMA Executive Member, David Gilkes, President, North Star Compliance and Regulatory Solutions Inc. (Burlington, Ontario)
  • PCMA Executive Member, Co-Chair, PCMA Advisory Committee, Phil du Heaume, Independent Legal Consultant (Edmonton, Alberta)
  • PCMA Executive Member, Co-Chair, PCMA Advisory Committee, Brian Koscak, President, CCO and General Counsel Pinnacle Wealth Brokers Inc. (Calgary, Alberta)
  • PCMA Executive Member, Georgina Blanas, Executive Director (Toronto, Ontario)

The newly elected Directors are:

  • Spencer Coupland, Managing Director & General Counsel, ICM Asset Management (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Helen Lau, Director, Private Capital Solutions, Computershare Trust Company of Canada (Toronto, Ontario)

Members of the PCMA Advisory Committee are:  

  • PCMA Executive Member, Co-Chair, PCMA Advisory Committee, Phil du Heaume, Independent Legal Consultant (Edmonton, Alberta)
  • PCMA Executive Member, Co-Chair, PCMA Advisory Committee, Brian Koscak, President, CCO and General Counsel Pinnacle Wealth Brokers Inc. (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Matthew Boulton, AMUR Financial Capital (Vancouver, BC)
  • David D’Onofrio, PowerOne Capital Markets Limited (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Joseph Galli, Pentor Finance (Montreal, PQ)
  • Elroy Gust, NewLook (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Frank Lonardelli, ASI (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Amre Qahawish, TIMC (Montreal, PQ)
  • Bill Tharp, Tangerine-Tango Advisory Services (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Peter-Paul Van Hoeken, Silver Maple Ventures Inc. (Toronto, Ontario)

The Executive of the PCMA [Frank Laferriere, Chair (ret); Brian Koscak, Vice-Chair; Julie Clarke, Vice-Chair  (ret); Craig Skauge, Vice-Chair; Phil du Heaume, David Gilkes Vice-Chair-at-Large, and Executive Director Georgina Blanas] are very confident that this new Chair, Co-Chairs and directors will help the PCMA to enjoy continued success and build upon the PCMA’s simple mandate to educate, advocate, connect and elevate. 

Co-Founders, Co-Vice Chairs, David S. Brown and Craig Skauge, remark, “On behalf the entire Executive, Board and PCMA membership, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our retiring Chair, Frank Laferriere for his dedicated efforts and Leadership in guiding the PCMA over the last year. Thank you as well to Julie Clarke, retiring Vice-Chair, for her unwavering dedication, expertise to the private capital markets industry and the PCMA over the last few years.” 

“We are privileged to welcome and eager to begin working with this group of heavy hitters, who bring a wealth of talent and a deep commitment to the PCMA,” said Georgina Blanas, PCMA’s Board of Directors and Executive Director.  

Nominees to the PCMA Board are elected at the Annual General Meeting of Members. The PCMA benefits immensely from the knowledge, experience, and passion of its Board members. 

The new board members join returning directors: 

  • Nancy Bacon, Managing Director, Chase Alternatives, Calgary, AB.
  • Craig Burrows, President & UDP, TriView, Calgary, AB. 
  • Richard Carleton, CEO, CNSX Markets, Toronto, ON.
  • John Fabello, Partner, Torys LLP, Toronto, ON.
  • David Gilkes, President, North Star Compliance, Burlington, ON.
  • Neil Hutton, Partner, McLeod Law, Calgary, AB.
  • Steve Meehan, Chairman, Glen Road Capital Partners, Mississauga, ON.
  • Gilles Seguin, BCF Business Law, Montreal, QC.
  • John Travaglini, CEO, 4Front Capital Partners Inc, Toronto, ON.
  • Stephen Warden, MNP LLP, Toronto, ON.


For more information, please contact:
Jacqueline Sallas-Syrett
jackie.syrett@pcmacanada.com
Media Relations and Communications Director
647-822-3888
@PCMACanada 
For more information visit www.pcmacanada.com

About the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada 
Since 2002, the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA) has brought together exempt market dealers, exempt market product issuers, and professional advisers to the private capital market. The PCMA is the leading national industry voice for the private capital markets to securities regulators, government agencies, media, and other sectors of the capital markets. The PCMA provides valuable services and benefits to its members, including regulatory and compliance resources, opportunities for professional development and industry education, exclusive insurance programs, and access to a network of private capital markets professionals from coast to coast. In 2012, the PCMA launched The Private Capital Market Awards- the first and only national industry awards celebrating and the success stories of our private capital markets professionals. For more information, visit: www.pcmacanada.com

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