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Management and Board of Directors

MAURICE LEVESQUE

Mr. Levesque is a founder, Chairman and CEO of Qwest Investment Management Corp. He is also Chairman, CEO and Chief Compliance Officer of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. and Chairman, President and director of Heritage Bancorp Ltd.; both companies are subsidiaries of Qwest Investment Management Corp.  Mr. Levesque is Chairman, CEO and director of Qwest Funds Corp.

Mr. Levesque has over 35 years of experience in the Canadian financial industry and is recognized for his broad knowledge, skills and experience in the venture capital industry, financial services industry and for his leadership skills in new business formation and development. Mr. Levesque is a founder and/or a director of several private and publicly traded companies which operate in a variety of industries.

Mr. Levesque 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.

 

SOHAIL THOBANI, CPA, CGA, FCCA(UK), ACA

Sohail is the Director of Finance for Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd., and Qwest Investment Management Corp.  Sohail has over 18 years of financial reporting, financial control and management experience that he has obtained working with some of the biggest international and UK institutions such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays Bank and most recently Premium Credit Limited.  Sohail has managed and is recognized for leading various finance change projects in addition to heading IFRS implementation namely IFRS 9, IFRS 16.  He is a financial instruments accounting expert and has also been director of a UK based IFRS consulting firm Quantise Consulting Limited since 2012.

Sohail is a Canadian CPA, CGA a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant from UK and a Chartered Accountant from Pakistan.  He also holds master’s degree in Economics and bachelors’s degree in Commerce from University of Karachi.

 

Don Short

DON SHORT, CFA

Don is the Chief Investment Officer and a Director of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.

As Chief Investment Officer and Director, Don is responsible for leading Calgary-based portfolio management efforts in developing investment processes, monitoring existing investments, conducting investment analysis, designing, backtesting and implementing quantitative trading systems and performing strategic and financial due diligence across a wide range of industries and investment structures.

In addition to direct investment management activities Don is actively involved in mentoring professionals in the investment management process, identifying new investment strategies, developing investment products that fill a need in an evolving investment landscape and partnering with investment management firms to deliver new products.

Instrumental in originating, evaluating and structuring new business opportunities in the technology, media, resources and renewables sectors, by drawing on over 20 years of experience in the Canadian financial sector and an extensive network of industry relationships.

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

 

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.