CFO Moves in Canada this week include:
|Hudson’s Bay Company||Birks Group Inc.||Toromont Industries Ltd.|
|Stelco Holdings Inc.||Fairstone Financial Inc.||Slate Retail REIT|
|Slate Office REIT||Stella-Jones Inc.||Nutritional High International Inc.|
|Euro Manganese Inc.||Trigon Metals Inc.||AEX Gold Inc.|
|AJN Resources Inc.||OjO Electric Corp.|
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Hudson’s Bay Company [TORONTO] (TSX: HBC) announced that their Chief Financial Officer, Ed Record, returned from medical leave and resumed his duties. With his return, Becky Roof, a Managing Director with AlixPartners LLC, stepped down as Interim CFO.
Birks Group Inc. [MONTREAL] (NYSE American: BGI) announced that Pasquale (Pat) Di Lillo, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has decided to leave the Company on January 17, 2020 to pursue personal interests. Birks Group announced that Katia Fontana will be joining the Company as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, on January 13, 2020. Fontana was recently Chief Financial Officer at Avenir Global. Prior thereto, she was with Groupe Dynamite Inc., an apparel retailer, from 2004 to 2018 in various positions, including Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Finance and Administration and Director, Finance and prior thereto she was at Deloitte, from 1993 to 2004.
Toromont Industries Ltd. [TORONTO] (TSX: TIH) announced the appointment of Michael McMillan as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective March 1, 2020. This appointment follows the announcement of the pending retirement of Paul R. Jewer, Toromont’s current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, McMillan served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Parkland Fuel Corporation.
Stelco Holdings Inc. [HAMILTON, ON] (TSX: STLC) announced that Don Newman, Chief Financial Officer, has advised the Company that effective January 5, 2020, he will resign from the organization for personal family reasons. Roy Collins, Vice-President, Internal Audit, will be assuming the role of interim CFO. Collins joined the Stelco Inc. Accounting Department in 1988 and has served in a variety of capacities including General Manager, Internal Audit & Financial Compliance and Corporate Controller.
Fairstone Financial Inc. [MONTREAL] announced that Shiraz Ahmed has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Ahmed was previously interim CFO and brings over 15 years of industry experience with close to five years spent at Fairstone and its predecessors.
Slate Retail REIT [TORONTO] (TSX: SRT.U, SRT.UN) announced the appointment of Andrew Agatep as the REIT’s Chief Financial Officer. Agatep joined Slate Retail REIT in 2015 and most recently served as a Vice President and Controller of the REIT. Prior to joining Slate Asset Management, Agatep worked at BHP Billiton in Melbourne, Australia and at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Agatep replaces Robert Armstrong, who will continue as a member of the senior leadership team of Slate Asset Management.
Slate Office REIT [TORONTO] (TSX: SOT.UN) announced the appointment of Michael Sheehan as the REIT’s Chief Financial Officer. Sheehan most recently served as a Director and Controller of the REIT. Prior to joining Slate Asset Management, Michael worked at Ernst & Young LLP. Sheehan replaces Robert Armstrong, who will continue as a member of the senior leadership team of Slate Asset Management.
Stella-Jones Inc. [MONTREAL] (TSX: SJ) announced the appointment of Silvana Travaglini as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 13, 2020. Travaglini most recently served as the Treasurer and Vice-president, Investor Relations (2017-2019) and Vice-President and Chief Accounting Officer (2011-2017) of Resolute Forest Products Inc. Her earlier experience included roles as Vice-President and Corporate Controller at Société Générale de Financement du Québec, Manager of Group Accounting at Canadian Pacific Limited and Senior Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Nutritional High International Inc. [TORONTO] (CSE: EAT, OTCQB: SPLIF) announced the appointment of Robert Wilson as Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation. Throughout his career, Wilson has held senior positions in investment banking and private equity including BMO Nesbitt Burns, Mackie Research Capital, Yorkton Securities, Working Ventures Canada Fund and Temperance Capital Income Fund.
Euro Manganese Inc. [VANCOUVER] (TSX-V/ASX: EMN) announced the appointment of Martina Blahova as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2020. In keeping with the Company’s long-standing succession plan, Blahova will replace Pierre Massé, who will be retiring on December 31, 2019. Blahova joined Euro Manganese in September of 2018 as Corporate Controller. Prior to that date, she was Manager of Financial Reporting at SSR Mining Inc. She also worked in accounting consultancy and was Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis for the Czech subsidiary of Rheinmetall Group AG.
Trigon Metals Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX-V: TM) announced that it has appointed Deborah Battiston as Chief Financial Officer. Battiston has over 25 years experience in financial management, including public companies, mergers and acquisitions, tax, and financing. Battiston replaces Stephen Woodhead, the former Chief Financial Officer of the Company.
AEX Gold Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX-V: AEX) announced that George Fowlie has been appointed as the new CFO of AEX. He has been a director of AEX since its founding in 2017. Fowlie has a 40-year career in banking and finance, including 10 years as an Investment Banker with First Marathon Securities and four years as a partner at Edgestone Capital Partners. From there, he joined Westwind Partners Inc. as Head of Investment Banking. George and his partners ultimately sold Westwind to Thomas Weisel Partners in early 2008. He subsequently set up his own consulting company to manage private company investments and advise other companies through capital raising and M&A mandates.
AJN Resources Inc. [Vancouver] (CSE: AJN) announced that it has appointed Mark Gasson as the Chief Financial Officer. Gasson is a geologist with 33 years of experience and has been active in South Africa, Tanzania and the DRC since 1986 in gold and base metals exploration and resource development. Gasson served on the Boards of Tiger Resources, Erongo Energy and Alphamin Resources and as Exploration Manager of a number of Junior Exploration Companies.
OjO Electric Corp. [OXNARD, CA and VANCOUVER] (TSX-V: OJO; OTC: AZNVF) announced that Darren Cross is no longer associated with the Company and that Max Smith is acting in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer of the Company in the interim.