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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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, technolo
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Marc Charbin CPA, CA, CFA
Marc has 13 years of corporate finance and capital markets experience. During his ten-year career in equity research and investment banking, Marc was a ranked analyst by Thomson Reuters for his coverage in the financial services sector and covered over thirty small- and mid-capitalization companies across various sectors. At KPMG, Marc’s clients included large TSX and cross-listed companies in the industrial, retail and mining sectors. Marc obtained his BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and is both a CPA, CA and CFA charterholder.
James Bowen, CFA
James has over 17 years of capital markets experience. Prior to joining LodeRock, James worked as a portfolio manager at a Toronto based asset manager. In this role James was responsible for vetting management teams, analyzing financial performance, constructing portfolios and marketing the fund. James started his career as an analyst on a multi-strategy hedge fund where he covered a wide range of sectors, with a focus on North American equities. James brings a buy-side lens to capital markets communication and has a unique perspective on how companies can implement thoughtful strategies to reduce their cost of capital. James is a CFA charterholder and a graduate of University of Waterloo.
Adam Peeler has 16 years of experience in the capital markets working in-house, and as an advisor with Nasdaq, TSX and TSX-V listed companies. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for an international pharmaceutical company with sales in more than 90 countries and a multi-billion-dollar enterprise value. Prior to that, he led the healthcare and cleantech investor relations and communications practice at TMX/National Equicom. At Equicom, he and his team developed and executed comprehensive investor relations, strategic communications and media relations programs for a number of dynamic, publicly traded healthcare and cleantech companies.
Tim Foran is an experienced investor relations, corporate communications and media relations professional. Over the past decade, he has helped companies increase shareholder value through strong, clear and transparent communication. In his most recent role, he served as Director of IR of the world’s largest online betting and gaming company. During this time, the company grew from a TSX Venture firm with a $200M enterprise value (EV) to a TSX/NASDAQ-listed issuer with an EV of approximately $10B. Previously, he served as a senior consultant at Canada’s largest IR consultancy. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist and columnist. Tim is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and a Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR).
Mark Kuindersma, CFA
Mark has spent the majority of his career in the capital markets. Prior to joining the LodeRock team, he helped manage a $500 million investment portfolio. Mark has an in-depth understanding of how to value companies and communicate his clients’ fundamental strengths to the Street. He has provided strategic advice to Canadian and cross-listed growth companies on matters ranging from IPO preparation to crisis communications and M&A. Mark has a Bachelors of Commerce from McMaster University and is a CFA Charterholder.
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