CFO Moves in Canada this week include:
|SunOpta Inc.||Score Media and Gaming Inc.||AbCellera|
|4Front Ventures Corp.||Adcore Inc.||Spartan Bioscience|
|Ivrnet Inc.||PPX Mining Corp.||Hyduke Energy Services Inc.|
|Quality Green||Josemaria Resources Inc.||Glance Technologies Inc.|
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SunOpta Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX: SOY, NASDAQ: STKL) announced the appointment of Scott E. Huckins as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Huckins most recently served as Executive Vice President, CFO of Claire’s Stores, Inc., from 2016 until joining SunOpta. Before Claire’s, Mr. Huckins was Vice President and Treasurer of Sears Holdings and President of Sears Re, from 2012-2016. Prior to his tenure at Sears, Mr. Huckins spent two years as Vice President of Treasury, Tax and Investor Relations for RSC Holdings, Inc. Huckins also held various leadership roles at Koch Industries Inc. and affiliated companies from 2001-2008. Huckins will succeed Robert McKeracher, who has served as SunOpta’s CFO since 2011.
Score Media and Gaming Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX-V: SCR) announced the appointment of Alvin Lobo as Chief Financial Officer. Lobo joins theScore from major U.S.-based casino operator Boyd Gaming Corporation, where he served as Vice President of Corporate Finance for three years. Prior to that, he worked with Wynn Resorts as its Director of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations.
AbCellera [VANCOUVER] announced the hiring of Andrew Booth as Chief Financial Officer. Booth joins AbCellera from STEMCELL Technologies, where he held roles of Vice President of Instrumentation, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to STEMCELL, Andrew was based in London leading mergers and acquisitions for GE Healthcare’s Europe, Middle East & Africa business and GE Healthcare’s global Life Sciences business. In connection with his appointment as CFO, Andrew will step down from AbCellera’s Board of Directors, where he has served for the past four years.
4Front Ventures Corp. [VANCOUVER] (CSE: FFNT, OTCQX: FFNTF) announced that Brad Kotansky has stepped into the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Kotansky began his career in New York as an investment banker and portfolio manager before becoming an entrepreneur in Phoenix, where he co-founded and ran a real estate investment and development company and a financial technology company. He began working with 4Front full-time in June to support special projects and quickly demonstrated his capabilities and was successfully recruited to assume a more impactful role. David Croom, who served as CFO for Cannex Capital Holdings, Inc. and 4Front, will turn his attention to the development of Brightleaf, 4Front’s production division, stepping into the role of CFO of Brightleaf.
Adcore Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX-V: ADCO) announced that Yatir Sadot was appointed the Corporation’s new Chief Financial Officer. Sadot will replace Enrique David Mamber as Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation.
Spartan Bioscience [OTTAWA] announced that Blaine Fitzgerald, former Vice President of Finance for Shopify, has been named Chief Financial Officer. Previous to Shopify, he held senior roles at Curtiss-Wright, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young.
Ivrnet Inc. [CALGARY] announced the appointment of Jason Myers as its new Chief Financial Officer. Since 2012 Jason has been the CFO & VP Business Development for Brightsquid Secure Communications Corp. Prior to that, he was the President and co-founder of CoolIT Systems.
PPX Mining Corp. [VANCOUVER] announced the appointment of Natasha Tsai as its Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Natasha is a Managing Director of Malaspina Consultants Inc. Natasha replaces Meri Verli.
Quality Green [TORONTO] announced the appointment of Jeremy Blumer as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Blumer has over 25 years of finance experience with both public and private companies, including Maricann Groups Inc. and Blackberry Ltd.
Josemaria Resources Inc. [VANCOUVER] (TSX: JOSE) announced the appointment of Ian Gibbs as Chief Financial Officer, replacing Joyce Ngo, who is taking on the role of Corporate Controller. Gibbs held a variety of prominent positions within the Lundin Group of companies, most recently serving as CFO of Africa Oil Corp. Previously, Mr. Gibbs was CFO of Tanganyika Oil. Prior to Tanganyika Oil, Mr. Gibbs was CFO of Valkyries Petroleum. Mr. Gibbs has also held a directorship position with Lundin Gold Inc. since inception in 2014, and Africa Energy Inc, since 2011.
Glance Technologies Inc. [VANCOUVER] (CSE: GET, OTCQB: GLNNF) announced the appointment of Tracey St. Denis to the Company as its new Chief Financial Officer. Ms. St. Denis will replace Issa Nahkleh as CFO effective October 1, 2019. St. Denis has more than 20 years of experience as a director and officer of public companies and is currently also the CFO of Turtle Island Corporation and is the Chief Accountant for THC Biomed Intl Ltd. Ms. Denis previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer for AgraFlora Organics International, Inc.
Acceleware Ltd. [CALGARY] (TSX-V: AXE) announced the appointment of Tracy Grierson as Chief Financial Officer. Grierson’s professional track record includes leadership roles working with public, private and non-profit organizations across a breadth of industries that include oil and gas, environmental, mining, agriculture, healthcare, education and hospitality. Grierson replaces Brian LeBlanc in the role of CFO.