CFO Moves in Canada this week include:
|Quebecor||Indigo Books & Music Inc.||Optiva Inc.|
|dynaCERT Inc.||Canbriam Energy||Angkor Gold Corp.|
|Novoheart Holdings Inc.||EastWest Bioscience Inc.||DeepRock Minerals Inc.|
|Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.||Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc.|
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Quebecor [MONTRÉAL] (TSX: QBR.A, QBR.B) announced that Hugues Simard, who was with Quebecor from 1998 to 2017, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Quebecor. Over a period of nearly 20 years, Hugues Simard occupied a series of key positions with various Quebecor subsidiaries, including Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Videotron from 2014 to 2017, Senior Vice-President, Development & Strategy of Quebecor Media, and Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Sun Media Corporation from 2007 to 2014. Until recently, he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Indigo Books & Music Inc. in Toronto.
Indigo Books & Music Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX: IDG) announced the forthcoming departure of Hugues Simard, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, and the appointment of Craig Loudon, Indigo’s Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, as his successor effective February 5, 2019. Loudon has held progressively senior Finance and Supply Chain roles since joining Indigo in August 2014.
Optiva Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX: OPT) announced that Ken Taylor, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has submitted his resignation to pursue other interests. Anin Basu, Vice President of Corporate Finance, will resume responsibilities as Interim CFO. Basu has been with Optiva since 2013 and previously served as a partner with KPMG.
dynaCERT Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX-V: DYA, OTCQB: DYFSF) announced that it has appointed Carmelo Marrelli as the new Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Marrelli serves as Chief Financial Officer of a number of other Canadian public companies. Marelli replaces Terrence MacDonald, the previous Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company.
Angkor Gold Corp. [SEXSMITH, Alberta] (TSX-V: ANK, OTC: ANKOF) announced the appointment of Viktoriya Griffin as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, she led the CFO services line at Clearline CPA. Viktoriya is the CFO for several public companies on the TSX Venture Exchange with national and international operations. Griffin replaces Grant T. Smith as CFO.
Novoheart Holdings Inc. [VANCOUVER] (TSX-V: NVH) announced that Iris Lo has tendered her resignation as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company effective January 4, 2019. Camie Chan, Chief Operating Officer, will simultaneously serve as the Interim Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary during the transition.
EastWest Bioscience Inc. [VANCOUVER] (TSX-V: EAST) announced that Paul Marjerrison has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Since 2015, Mr. Marjerrison has owned and operated a financial management business, working as a contract Chief Financial Officer or financial advisor for several clients. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Marjerrison worked with a mid-market corporate finance firm. Prior to 2011, Mr. Marjerrison worked in public practice with a national accounting firm. Marjerrison succeeds Geoff Balderson who has resigned as Chief Financial Officer of the Company to pursue his other business interests.
DeepRock Minerals Inc. [LANGLEY, BC] (CSE: DEEP) announced that Paul Marjerrison has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Marjerrison succeeds Geoff Balderson who has resigned to pursue his other business interests. Since 2015, Mr. Marjerrison has owned and operated a financial management business, working as a contract Chief Financial Officer or financial advisor for several clients. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Marjerrison worked with a mid-market corporate finance firm. Prior to 2011, Mr. Marjerrison worked in public practice with a national accounting firm.
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. [NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON] (TSX-V: DWS) announced that it has appointed Paul Dowdall as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, he was CFO of Ice River Springs. Prior to this he held senior finance roles at SDI Marketing, Apple Canada, Psion Inc, BlackBerry Ltd., and Bell Canada. Mr. Dowdall replaces Alan Stratton, who has served as CFO since June 2014 and has stepped down to focus on personal interests.
Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc. [TORONTO] (TSXV: DUG) announced the appointment of John Nashmi as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Nashimi replaces William Nurnberger, who has been serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer since December 2017. Nashmi has over 25 years of experience in finance and has held a number of executive financial positions in the telecommunications, technology, manufacturing and financial sectors. In addition, Mr. Nashmi brings strong experience in public company reporting, in both Canada and the United States.