THE CAPITAL MARKETS ARE COMPLEX. BEING PUBLIC RAISES SERIOUS QUESTIONS. WHAT SHOULD I BE SAYING? WHO SHOULD I BE SAYING IT TO? HOW DO I KEEP EXPECTATIONS IN-LINE? WHEN DO I GET TO RUN MY BUSINESS? WE HAVE ANSWERS.


INVESTOR RELATIONS

IPO ROADSHOWS

M&A COMMUNICATIONS

PRESENTATIONS


COMMUNICATE

You are unique. Your company has a story to tell. It needs to be captured and delivered in clear language. In your presentation. On your website. Everywhere. We make this happen.

NAVIGATE

You have a business to run and a listing to manage. We’ll focus on the Street, you spend more time growing your business. Our team will engage with investors, create materials and bring you insight to achieve your capital markets objectives.

CONNECT

We’ll build awareness of your story throughout the investment community. With our networks and knowledge of the Street, we’ll focus on those we know will best understand, appreciate and act on your potential.

EXPERIENCED CAPITAL MARKETS COMMUNICATORS

Craig Armitage

Craig is a highly experienced IR practitioner, having spent the past 17 years advising and working with growth companies. Craig was a senior member of Canada’s largest IR agency, where he led the technology and financial services practices. Previously, he led IR and communications at one of Canada’s largest independent asset management companies. During his time in the field, Craig has gained extensive experience in all areas of IR  IPOs, M&A, investor outreach, media and crisis management — and developed a deep network of trusted contacts in the investment community. Craig served on the Board of Directors of CIRI Ontario for several years. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.

contact
Craig Armitage
416 347 8954
craig.armitage@loderockadvisors.com

Dave Mason, CFA

Dave Mason has 20 years experience in the capital markets. From 2000-2015 he was an executive with TMX Equicom, Canada’s largest investor relations firm. From 2010-2015 he held the title of President. He has provided strategic counsel to a diverse group of companies at all stages of development. Prior to TMX Equicom, he was a Vice President of sales and marketing at a mutual fund company. During his career, Dave has honed his skills in presentation development and delivery, earned his CFA charter, and built a network of contacts throughout the investment community. Dave’s unique insight comes from his combination of financial acumen, communication skills and his relationships. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.

contact
Dave Mason
416 985 3647
dave.mason@loderockadvisors.com

Ross Marshall

Ross is a seasoned communications professional with experience in corporate
and political communications. Ross provides strategic planning, counsel and turnkey IR and IPO roadshow services to Canadian and U.S.-based companies at all stages of development. Ross held a series of increasingly senior roles at Canada’s largest IR agency including head of the IPO practice and head of the clean technology and healthcare practices. Ross began his career in political communications within the House of Commons and Senate of Canada, as well as for the Governments of Ontario and Nova Scotia. He received his MBA with a specialization in Financial Management in 2000 from the Schulich School of Business.

contact
Ross Marshall
416 526 1563
ross.marshall@loderockadvisors.com

Mike Polonsky

Mike was a senior partner at the largest IR agency in Canada. During his 15 year tenure, he worked with close to 500 companies across all major sectors and a few minor ones too. He helped big companies, little companies, even science experiments masquerading as companies to find their voice, so that they can tell their stories with impact to the capital markets. These entities in turn raised billions of dollars, received expanded research coverage and/or met other objectives such as improved liquidity. With a foundation in investor presentations, he now frequently works on presentations for broader purposes such as sales pitches, product launches, board meetings and charities. He is a frequent lecturer across Canada.

contact
Mike Polonsky
mike.polonsky@loderockadvisors.com

Jonathan Ross, CFA

Jon is a proven financial professional with experience in strategic investor communications, portfolio management and investment banking.  With a consistent track record of initiating and positively influencing change for the benefit of internal and external stakeholders, Jon has become a trusted advisor to several public company senior management teams. He was a key member of the award-winning investor relations team at Loblaw Companies Limited during the creation of Choice Properties REIT as well as the $12.4 billion acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation. Prior to joining Loblaw, Jon was a portfolio manager at a Toronto area investment management firm. He is a CFA Charterholder and a graduate of the University of Toronto.

contact
Jon Ross
905 334 0095
jon.ross@loderockadvisors.com

David Feick

David Feick has a 15 year track record working with private and publicly traded companies of all sizes and across a wide range of industries, including energy, energy services, technology, mining, telecommunications and financial services. He has built a reputation as a leading expert on financing and communications and has developed an extensive network throughout the Canadian capital markets. He has provided strategic advisory and communications counsel to senior members of management across a wide range of areas, including messaging, capital raises, M&A, management changes and in various crisis situations.

contact
David Feick
403 831 7557
david.feick@loderockadvisors.com

Nick Hurst

Since becoming an investor relations consultant in 2000, Nick has worked with TSX, TSX Venture and inter-listed businesses of varying sizes, spanning a number of sectors including healthcare, technology, oil and gas, mining, industrial products, and consumer products. In addition to developing and implementing year round strategic communication programs targeting professional investment audiences, retail investors and the financial media both in North America and around the world, he has worked on a number of special situation mandates including public offerings (initial, follow-on, and secondary), acquisitions, and proxy battles. Nick spent a decade practicing IR in Calgary, but is currently based in his native Toronto. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto. ​

contact
Nick Hurst
416 799 1579
nick.hurst@loderockadvisors.com

Dennis Fong, CFA

Dennis has over 19 years of experience in equity research, technology, and strategic communications. He has worked closely with senior management teams across the market capitalization spectrum. For 9 years, Dennis was a sell side analyst at several of Canada’s leading independent investment dealers. He co-founded a technology startup and has an affinity for working with companies through key stages of capital raising and growth. More recently, Dennis was Vice President of Investor Relations at a technology company included on the S&P/TSX Composite Index. From 2013-2014, he was a member of the award-winning investor relations team at Loblaw Companies Limited. Dennis began his career as a software developer, received an MBA degree from the Schulich School of Business, and is a CFA Charterholder.

contact
Dennis Fong
416 283 9930
dennis.fong@loderockadvisors.com

Lawrence Chamberlain

Lawrence Chamberlain is a seasoned strategic communications specialist with nearly two decades of broad-based Investor Relations (IR) and capital markets communications experience. He has been responsible for the development and implementation of IR Programs for dozens of Canadian publicly traded companies spanning a wide-range of industries and market capitalizations. Prior to joining LodeRock, Lawrence held increasingly senior account executive roles at major Canadian investor relations consulting firms, where he counseled senior management teams on day-to-day IR strategies, as well as special projects such as IPOs and M&A. Additionally, Lawrence has in-house experience through his roles as a Manager, Investor Relations for a TSX-listed information technology company and several emerging technology companies.

contact
Lawrence Chamberlain
416 519 4196
lawrence.chamberlain@loderockadvisors.com

Emily Gibbs

For more than 20 years, Emily has been helping executives, scientists and entrepreneurs to identify and articulate their core messages and to stand out in the crowded marketplace. Her ability to distill complex businesses and technologies into clear, compelling and often entertaining stories for investors gives our clients a competitive advantage. Prior to LodeRock Advisors, Emily led the Strategic Design group at TMX Equicom, creating award-winning websites, annual reports and event presentations. Emily’s passion for financial communications is complemented by her background in sales, marketing, and business development for a leading Canadian digital agency.

contact
Emily Gibbs
416 546 8775
emily.gibbs@loderockadvisors.com

Kevin Wright

Kevin has spent the past 15 years providing financial, strategic and communications advice to public and private companies. His experience includes strategy consulting for Rogers Communications, equity research covering publicly listed telecommunications and wireless for Macquarie Capital and, prior to joining Loderock Advisors, Kevin held the role of director with Canaccord Genuity where he was an equity analyst covering companies in the technology, fintech, gaming, and diversified financials sectors. Kevin obtained an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, graduating as an Ivey Scholar in 2007.

contact
Kevin Wright
647 459 0423
kevin.wright@loderockadvisors.com

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