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Management and Board of Directors

Maurice

MAURICE LEVESQUE

Mr. Levesque has over 30 years of experience in the Canadian financial industry.  Under his leadership, he continues to lead his team in identifying product development and business partnering opportunities.  In his career, Mr. Levesque has directly and indirectly facilitated transactions of approximately $1 billion.

Mr. Levesque is a founder, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Qwest Investment Management Corp. (“QIM”), a Canadian financial services and asset management company which continues to attract key leadership to the team to continue the company’s successful business growth.  He is also the Chairman, CEO and Chief Compliance Officer of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. (“QIFM”), a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of QIM. Mr. Levesque leads QIFM’s corporate governance operations and the company is registered as an investment fund manager, a portfolio manager and an exempt market dealer.  Currently, these companies provide services and products which include mutual funds, limited partnerships, income trusts, REITs and alternative yield products.

Mr. Levesque is a founder and/or a director of several private companies which operate in a wide variety of industries.  He is a director and an officer of Imperial Ginseng Products Ltd., Canada’s only publicly traded ginseng farming company with operations in Ontario. He is also a director and President of Knightswood Financial Corp., a specialized financial service company providing private companies with a solution to raise capital from registered plans.  Most recently, Mr. Levesque was appointed Chairman of the board of directors for Associated National Brokerage Inc./Griffin Skye Corporation.

Mr. Levesque is driven by his entrepreneurial spirit and desire to build a winning team of valued people.  He continues to seek knowledge and understanding and graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology with a diploma in Administration Management.

 

 PETER FANG, CFA

Peter is COO, Portfolio Manager and Director of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd., a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Qwest Investment Management Corp.  Peter is also COO of Qwest Investment Management Corp. and COO of Heritage Bancorp Ltd.  Peter leads Hoovest Wealth Management, the money management division of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. that he co-established, and is also part of the registered firm’s Compliance and Investment Committees.

Peter has more than 10 years of advisory and financial services experience globally.  He has been managing investment assets and advising high net worth clients as a registered advisor since 2013 with investment firms in Canada, most notably Manulife Securities.

Prior to his entry into the investment industry, Peter was an investment banker with J.P. Morgan in London, UK and CITIC Securities in Hong Kong where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, private placements, spin-off IPOs, rights issues, and other corporate finance activities.

Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from UBC and a master’s degree in Management and Regulation of Risk from the London School of Economics.  Additionally, Peter is a CFA charterholder.

 

Don Short

DON SHORT, CFA

Don is the Senior Vice-President and Portfolio Manager and a Director of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.

As portfolio manager, Don is responsible for leading his Calgary-based portfolio management team in the research, analysis and selection of oil and gas investment opportunities for our natural resource sector focused flow-through offerings and mutual funds.

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Don has focused his professional investment career on Calgary’s oil and gas industry since the early 1990’s.

Prior to joining Qwest, Don managed his oil and gas sector investment funds at Origin Capital Management Ltd., a company he founded in 2006. Don’s other positions included: a principal of Core Partners Inc., a business advisory services company; an oil and gas research analyst at Raymond James Ltd; an institutional sales and investment analyst at FirstEnergy; and an oil and gas business analyst at Northridge Canada Inc.

Don holds two bachelor degrees (with distinction) from the University of Calgary in Commerce and Computer Science, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

 

  JESSICA KOYICH, CPA, CA

Jessica is Controller of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.

Jessica has over 6 years of public practice experience and was an Audit Manager with the Private Enterprise group of KPMG LLP in Calgary, specializing in investment funds, asset management and private equity clients.

Prior to joining Qwest, Jessica held the position of Accounting Supervisor with Morguard Investments Ltd., a fully integrated real estate company that owns, manages and invests in a diversified set of assets across North America.

Jessica is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Victoria and a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan.

 

GLENN WARKENTIN

Glenn is Corporate Secretary for Qwest Investment Management Corp.  Glenn is also a Partner at Shea Nerland LLP.

For over 25 years, Glenn has worked with public issuers, closely held corporations, limited partnerships and trusts providing advice and direction regarding corporate structure, corporate reorganizations, regulatory compliance and capital raising.

Glenn received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta and was called to the Bar in 1990. Glenn also received Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Western Washington University.

 

Daryl Gilbert

DARYL H. GILBERT, P.ENG

Daryl is a Director for Qwest Investment Management Corp. Daryl is a professional petroleum engineer and is the former President and CEO of Gilbert Laustsen Jung Associates Ltd, now GLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd., a major independent petroleum evaluation consulting firm based in Calgary. After a 26 year career at GLJ, he retired from the professional consulting field in early 2005.

Daryl is currently a Managing Director of JOG Capital Inc., a private equity energy investment management firm. He also serves as a director of several energy related public entities including Penn West Petroleum Ltd. and AltaGas Ltd.

Daryl is a member of the Association of Petroleum Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Society of Petroleum Engineering and the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers.

 

Steve

STEPHEN P. MCCOACH, CPA, CA

Stephen is a Director for Qwest Investment Management Corp. Stephen is also the Chairman of Knightswood Financial Corp., a publicly traded merchant banking company. Stephen also holds the positions of Chairman and Director of Trilogy Bancorp. Ltd., a venture capital and merchant banking company formed in 1989. Additionally, Stephen is a founder and/or director of several private and publicly traded companies in a variety of industries.

Stephen received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University and became a chartered accountant with KPMG. Stephen is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants.

In Stephen’s spare time he enjoys boating and travelling.