CFO Moves in Canada this week include:
|New Look Vision Group Inc.||Bengal Energy Ltd.||Founders Advantage Capital Corp.|
|Discovery Metals Corp.||Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc.||Organigram Holdings Inc.|
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New Look Vision Group Inc. [MONTRÉAL] (TSX: BCI) announced the appointment of Tania M. Clarke as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, to take effect on February 12th, 2018. Ms. Clarke is an experienced senior financial executive with over 20 years of experience with both public and private companies in various industries principally in Canada. For the past three years she has served as chief financial officer of a TSX listed company with well-known banners and an extensive corporate and franchised network in the restaurant chain business across Canada. Her previous experience includes having served as executive vice-president, chief financial officer or controller of companies in the specialty coffee and coffee maker industry as well as in the stationary, gift and toy business.
Founders Advantage Capital Corp. [CALGARY] (TSX-V: FCF) announced that Melanie Litoski will join the Corporation’s executive team as Chief Financial Officer effective March 1, 2018. Ms. Litoski will replace Ron Gratton, a current board member who has served as Interim CFO since July, 2017. Ms. Litoski’s prior roles have included Vice President, Controller for Dollar Financial Group (2014 – present); Vice President, Finance and Controller for ENMAX Corporation (2008 – 2014); Chief Financial Officer of First Canada (2005 – 2008); Controller of RST Industries (2001-2005), a division of JD Irving. She served as Audit Manager with KPMG LLP before transitioning into private industry in 2001.
Discovery Metals Corp. [TORONTO] (TSX-V: DSV) announced the appointment of Andreas L’Abbé as the new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. L’Abbé was most recently Director of Finance at Tahoe Resources Inc. During his career Mr. L’Abbé also held the positions of VP Finance at Timmins Gold Corp. (now Alio Gold Inc.), and Financial Reporting Analyst for Goldcorp Inc. Prior to these roles, Mr. L’Abbé worked with Grant Thornton LLP in their Assurance and Business Advisory group. Orest Zajcew has resigned as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, but will remain as Corporate Secretary.
Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX-V: DUG, OTCQX: DSTFF) announced that the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Manny Bettencourt, will be taking a personal leave of absence. During Mr. Bettencourt’s absence, William Nurnberger will serve as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Distinct, Mr. Nurnberger served as Vice President of Portfolio Operations for a publicly traded private equity firm, overseeing a diversified portfolio of companies. He was also involved in a start-up civil construction firm in northern British Columbia, involved in all aspects of the energy sector, mining, windfarm development and forestry. Mr. Nurnberger was also instrumental in starting a private surface rental company, which was ultimately sold to a large public diversified rental firm where he continued to hold positions of Business Unit Lead West and GM Business Development.
Organigram Holdings Inc. [MONCTON, NB] (TSX-V: OGI, OTCQB: OGRMF) announced the appointment of Paolo De Luca the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. De Luca has held senior financial, investor relations, and accounting leadership roles at companies including West Face Capital; Meridian LNG; Potash Ridge; C.A. Bancorp; and TD Securities. De Luca replaces Peter Hanson who has been serving as interim CFO since March 2016.