Board of Directors

Greg McKenzie | Chairman and CEO

A senior investment banker with more than 20 years of experience in financing, M&A, financial advisory, valuation, and strategic advice to mid-cap companies. Mr. McKenzie has been involved in transactions valued in excess of $18 billion.
Mr. McKenzie has held positions with Morgan Stanley, CIBC World Markets and Haywood Securities. Mr. McKenzie worked on Wall Street and also practiced law with a leading Canadian securities and M&A law firm.


Rick Paolone | Director

For more than 25 years, Rick has consulted and advised and some of the leading portfolio managers in both Canada and the USA. He specializes in identifying high-growth emerging companies. Mr. Paolone most recently was the Executive Vice President and founding partner of the Haywood Capital Markets Division and is the former branch manager of the Toronto Office. Rick spearheaded the expansion of Haywood’s institutional accounts in the eastern US and across Canada. Before joining Haywood in 2000, he worked at Scotia McLeod, Midland Walwyn and First Marathon Securities. Mr. Paolone holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well as degrees in Economics and Finance.


Brian Penny | Director

Mr. Penny is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 30 years of experience in financial management, strategic planning, and financial reporting. He was Executive Vice President and CFO of New Gold Inc., a multi-national mining company, from 2009 until 2017. Mr. Penny served as the Vice President of Finance and CFO of Kinross Gold Corporation, one of the world's largest gold producers, from 1993 until 2004. He has also served as CFO of Western Goldfields Inc. and Silver Bear Resources, and as a member of the Board of Equinox Minerals Limited, Alamos Gold Inc. and Baffinland Iron Mines Limited.


Norman Findlay | Director

A partner at the Bennett Jones law firm specializing in securities law focused on public offerings of securities and M&A, Mr. Findlay is recognized in Lexpert, Who's Who Legal:Canada and for mining and corporate securities law. Mr. Findlay is a former director and the Interim Chairman of Lakeside Steel Inc.


Nelson B. Thall | Director

Mr. Thall is the Founder and Managing Director of HVR Technologies Inc. and is a co-founder of Emerge Resources. He has lifelong media experience with publishing and advertising background as a member of the Torstar voting trust.