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Investor Relations

Dave Mason , , , President

Dave Mason has been a member of the TMX Equicom team since 2000. He has provided strategic counsel to a diverse group of companies at all stages of development – private, IPO and public. Prior to joining TMX Equicom, Dave was a Vice President with the sales and marketing team at a mutual fund company. Over the course of 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 strategic insight comes from his unique combination of financial acumen, communication skills and relationship-building experience. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University.

Dave Feick , , , Senior Vice President, Western Canada

Dave Feick heads up our Calgary operations and oversees the requirements of Western Canadian based clients. With more than a decade of experience developing innovative communication and marketing strategies, the key to his success is his ability to provide invaluable advice to many of North America’s largest companies to solve strategic communications issues. Prior to joining TMX Equicom, Dave held various business development roles in the BCE group of companies and the newswire industry.

Craig Armitage , , , Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations

Craig is the head of the Toronto investor relations practice and is a financial communications specialist with 15 years of experience in investor relations and financial communications. During his career in IR, Craig has helped companies in a wide range of industries – including financial services, technology and industrial products – develop and execute high-impact communication programs. Craig's experience also includes advising companies during initial public offerings, secondary offerings, M&A transactions and crisis situations. Prior to joining TMX Equicom, Craig led the IR function for one of Canada’s fastest-growing mutual fund companies. Before beginning his career in IR, he worked in sales and marketing at an asset management company. Craig sits on the board of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute’s Ontario Chapter.

TMX Equicom Practice Group Leaders

Lawrence Chamberlain , , , Senior Vice President

Head of our Diversified Industries and Real Estate Practice, Lawrence Chamberlain is a seasoned strategic communications specialist with 15 years of broad-based investor relations experience. He has been responsible for the development and implementation of IR Programs for more than 40 Canadian publicly traded companies spanning a wide-range of industries and market capitalizations. Prior to joining TMX Equicom, Lawrence held increasingly senior account executive roles at two 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. 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. For several years, Lawrence was a judge for the CICA Corporate Reporting awards. Lawrence holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics and Joint Honors Bachelor degree in Economics and Professional Writing.

Ross Marshall , , , Senior Vice President

Ross Marshall manages the Healthcare and Cleantech group and is a seasoned communications professional with experience in corporate and political communications. Ross provides strategic planning, counsel and turnkey IR services to Canadian and U.S.-based life science companies at all stages of development. Prior to joining TMX Equicom in 2004, Ross worked in political communications within the House of Commons and Senate of Canada, as well as for the Governments of Ontario and Nova Scotia. This experience provides Ross with an extensive background in policy development, issues management, message development and stakeholder management. Ross holds an MBA in finance from the Schulich School of Business.

Michael Moore , , , Vice President, TMX Equicom USA

Michael Moore is a financial communications specialist with over 12 years experience in investor relations and corporate communications. Michael joined TMX Equicom in 2005, and now leads company’s investor relations efforts in the United States. Michael has extensive experience developing investor relations strategies that help companies raise visibility in the capital markets, improve liquidity and achieve a fair market valuation. Prior to joining TMX Equicom, Michael held senior positions at two US-based communications consulting firms where he worked with issuers in biotechnology, technology, industrials and resources. Michael’s experience also includes advisory around Initial Public Offerings and M&A.

Adam Peeler , , , Vice President

Adam leads TMX Equicom’s Healthcare and Cleantech Group. Since joining the company in 2008, he has provided strategic counsel, high-quality communication programs and relationship capital to public companies spanning a broad range of market capitalizations. He has worked collaboratively with healthcare management teams who have gone through FDA drug approvals, clinical failures, product launches, oversubscribed financings and transactions that haven’t closed. On the cleantech side, among other things, he has worked with management to evaluate M&A opportunities, U.S. listings, and how to effectively manage activist shareholders. Before joining TMX Equicom, he worked for a TSX and AMEX-listed biotechnology company developing a portfolio of cardiovascular drugs. Prior to that, Adam worked for several years as a financial journalist covering public companies on the TSX, NYSE and Nasdaq.

Joe Racanelli , , , Vice President

Joe Racanelli is head of TMX Equicom's Mining Group. He provides strategic capital markets counsel to public companies at various stages of development, bringing together more than 15 years of corporate communications, marketing, and investor relations experience. Joe helps clients build profile, address financing requirements and achieve fair market valuation through his financial communications expertise, deep contacts within the investment community and a strong understanding of disclosure requirements. Prior to joining TMX Equicom in 2008, Joe worked with a number of technology and strategic consulting firms. He is a graduate of Concordia, as well as the University of Toronto.

Kristen Dickson , , , Vice President, Technology and Financial Services

Kristen Dickson is the leader of the Technology and Financial Services Group. She joined TMX Equicom in 2006 after holding an in-house investor relations position for a US-based OTCBB listed technology company. Over the course of her career, Kristen has provided strategic counsel to public companies of varying size and at all stages of development, covering day-to-day IR strategies, as well as special projects such as IPOs, M&A and defending hostile takeovers. Kristen‘s professional experience also includes roles as a Business Analyst with a major Canadian bank’s e-technology department and a Marketing and Sales Analyst position at an independent, multi-asset class pricing and portfolio valuations service provider. Kristen holds an MSc from Boston University, and an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Strategic Design

Emily Gibbs , , , Vice President, Strategic Design

Emily Gibbs leads our Strategic Design team. Her ability to distill complex businesses and technologies into clear, compelling and often entertaining stories for investors gives our clients a competitive advantage. Emily helps executives, scientists and entrepreneurs to identify and articulate their core messages and to stand out in the crowded marketplace. Under her leadership, the Strategic Design team spends as much time exploring emerging technologies and markets as they do creating award-winning websites, annual reports and event presentations. Prior to TMX Equicom, Emily worked on branding and design for Sun Life, TD Waterhouse, Assante Asset Management, Sears, Benjamin Moore and led the marketing efforts of a global architecture firm.

Hugh Carter , , , Director, Strategic Design

As Director of Strategic Design, Hugh oversees the operations of the creative studio. His strong project management experience and ability to adapt to constantly changing deadlines and deliverables allow TMX Equicom to produce nearly 50 annual reports per year. For several years, Hugh was a judge for the CICA Corporate Reporting awards. He brings a deep understanding of all types of media to the team; his experience with print, pixels, video, animation and live events helps keep the Strategic Design team innovating and delivering. Hugh has been a member of the TMX Equicom team since 2003.