CFO Moves in Canada this week include:
|BTB Real Estate Investment Trust||IGNITE International Brands, Ltd.||Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd.|
|Pedro Resources Ltd.||Graph Blockchain Inc.||Aurora Solar Technologies Inc.|
|Tenth Avenue Petroleum Corp.||Virginia Energy Resources Inc.|
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BTB Real Estate Investment Trust [MONTRÉAL] (TSX: BTB.UN) announced that Benoit Cyr, Vice-President and CFO will retire at the end of September 2020 after more than 13 years of loyal service as the head of the finance department of the REIT. BTB also announces the arrival of Mathieu Bolté, who assumed the role of the Vice-President and CFO. Until recently, Bolté was the Executive Vice-President and CFO at Ivanhoé Cambridge. In 2014, he was the Executive Finance Director for Group Exito and from 2003 to 2014, he was the Chief Financial Officer of GE Capital Americas.
IGNITE International Brands, Ltd. [VAUGHAN, Ontario] (CSE: BILZ, OTCQX: BILZF) announced that its new CFO is Paul Dowdall. Dowdall’s previous experience includes stints at Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits, Apple Canada and Blackberry. Dowdall will be joining the Company on June 8, 2020.
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd. [NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ontario] (TSX-V: DWS) announced that Geoff Kritzinger will be joining the Company as Interim CFO in the wake of the disappointing news that Sean Byrne, who was appointed in this capacity last week, has regrettably had to relinquish this role due to unforeseen personal reasons. Kritzinger has a long history with Diamond dating back seven years when the Company first went public. He served as Diamond’s first CFO until July 2014 and has been involved with the Company on a consultative basis for the past five years. Geoff has also served as the CFO for numerous TSX companies including Currie Rose Resources Inc.
Graph Blockchain Inc. [Toronto] (CSE: GBLC) announced the appointment of Fiona Fitzmaurice as new Chief Financial Officer. Current CFO, Steve Kang, has resigned and will stay on for the next two months for the transition. Prior to joining Graph, Fitzmaurice was CFO of Pasofino Gold, financial controller at Noront Resources, CFO of MacDonald Mines Ltd and Honey Badger Exploration Inc.
Aurora Solar Technologies Inc. [North Vancouver] (TSX-V: ACU) announced the appointment of Joseph Lee as Interim Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Susan Pan in this role. Lee started his career with KPMG and has held CFO positions at Terramera, Zag Global and Coastal Contacts, among others.
Tenth Avenue Petroleum Corp. [CALGARY] (TSX-V: TPC) announced the appointment of a new interim chief financial officer: Tracy Zimmerman. Zimmerman was previously director of the company and on the audit committee. He has 33 years of experience in the oil and gas industry primarily in western Canada.
Virginia Energy Resources Inc. [VANCOUVER] (TSX-V: VUI) announced the appointment of Andrew MacRitchie as Virginia Energy’s Chief Financial Officer. MacRitchie began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and has since gathered experience working on gold, silver, uranium, diamond and base-metals projects in North America, South America, and Africa. Karen Allan, Virginia Energy’s current Chief Financial Officer has resigned in order to pursue other interests.