Richard Groome, BA
Mr. Groome is a Corporate Finance entrepreneur and has started two successful securities firms in Canada from scratch in the 80’s and 90’s. He has actively managed or participated in over 400 financings representing ~$4 billion of small cap deals and is very well versed in start-up and early stage ventures. Mr. Groome’s passion for innovation carried him to be known as one of the preeminent financiers in Canada of small and medium sized emerging growth companies over the last 30 plus years. Prior to forming Notre Dame Capital, he was a co-founder of Marleau Lemire Inc.; which became quickly ranked as the number 1 firm in Canada in small, mid cap financings during the late 1980’s and Groome Capital Inc. This is where he created Canada’s leading underwriter of IPO’s, Private Placements and Secondary offerings on the Internet in the 1998 to 2000 period. The firm was subsequently sold to Desjardins Group in 2001, Canada’s seventh largest financial institution. Mr. Groome was a director of the CDNX Exchange, the predecessor of the TSX Venture exchange for several years, and currently sits on the boards of directors of private and public companies. He has a BA in Economics from McGill University.
Roger Rosmus, MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Rosmus is a co-founder and President of an independent investment bank Aberdeen Gould Capital Markets Ltd., a Toronto based Exempt Market Dealer. He has over 25 years of investment banking experience in the public and private sectors, acting as lead on many mergers, acquisitions and corporate financings. He is also the President and co-founder of Aberdeen Gould Advisory Services Ltd. that provides corporate advice encompassing strategic and operational strategies to private and public companies in the resource and industrial sectors. Previously he was the founder of Aberdeen Gould Inc., where he successfully completed over 30 M&A transactions, as well as owned and operated several businesses in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Rosmus holds an MBA from The University of Western Ontario – Richard Ivey School of Business.
Graham C. Warren, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary, Director
Mr. Warren is a Senior Financial Executive with over 30 years of experience in the mining, oil and gas, environmental, biotech, service and tech sectors both domestically and internationally. He has been involved in numerous financings and M&A transactions for both private and public companies and has guided several companies through the going public process. Mr. Warren has served as CFO and/or Director of numerous public companies and is currently the CFO of Pangolin Diamonds Corp. and a reporting issuer Arehada Mining Limited. He is a past director of Changfeng Energy Inc., Cordoba Minerals Corp., Exile Resources Inc., Active Control Technology and Hanfeng Evergreen Inc. Mr. Warren has had extensive involvement in all facets of organizations including finance, human resources, sales, marketing and operations and has guided boards in their corporate governance obligations.
Louis Peloquin, BBA, LL.B, LL.M.
Mr. Peloquin is a business consultant combining several specialties, including transactional law, and has extensive international experience in management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, government relations and corporate finance. He has developed a solid expertise in natural resources with over ten years’ experience as senior executive at major mining companies in Canada and the United States. Mr. Peloquin was a member of the management committees and senior executive of Golden Star Resources Ltd., an international mining company based in Denver, and of Quebec Cartier Mining Company (now Arcelor Mittal Mines Canada).
Michael A. Dehn, B.Sc
Mr. Dehn has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry. Between 1994 and 2005, he worked as an exploration geologist and later as a Senior Geologist with Goldcorp Inc. Michael has been a director of publicly traded and private junior mining companies, with listings on the North American and European stock exchanges. His expertise lies in grassroots to advanced minerals exploration, marketing and financing junior companies.