Mr. Spivak has close to 30 years of capital markets and corporate finance experience, having built a career as an investment banker, capital markets advisor and CFO for both private and NYSE listed companies. Currently, Mr. Spivak serves as President of Brockstreet Capital, an investment and corporate finance advisory firm. Prior to founding Brockstreet, Mr. Spivak was Group CFO and SVP Corporate Development of Persis Holdings Ltd., a private investment company based in Vancouver, Canada.
Mr. Spivak also served as CFO of Seaspan Corporation, the world’s largest containership lessor. Mr. Spivak spent over 17 years at Citigroup as an investment banker, holding numerous positions, including Managing Director in the Investment Banking and US Equity Capital Markets Groups, Canadian Head of Global Capital Structuring and Chief Operating Officer of Citigroup Global Markets Canada. Mr. Spivak spent half a decade in New York where he led Citigroup’s SPAC business and was recognized by Brendan Wood as a TopGun Banker for US Equity Capital Markets. He is currently a Director of Höegh LNG Partners LP and a past member of the TSX Listings Advisory Committee.
Mr. Pesner is President of Hermitage Canada Finance Inc., a firm that specializes in investment banking services. Previously he was a Senior Partner in Financial Advisory Services at KPMG, prior to which he was National Executive, Corporate Recovery Partner.
Mr. Pesner is a Chartered Accountant, a licensed Trustee in Bankruptcy and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Professional. Mr. Pesner also serves on the Board of the public companies Le Chateau Inc., Quest Rare Minerals Inc., Richmont Mines Inc. and Well.ca.
Mr. Wittmann has 35 years of experience in financial services and capital markets, primarily in foreign exchange and interest rate trading. He was most recently President and CEO of Jameson Bank, a founding partner of Knightsbridge Foreign Exchange Inc, and previously held the position of SVP of Commercial Foreign Exchange at Travelex Americas.
He was also Managing Director, Global Foreign Exchange Sales and Trading at RBC Capital Markets for over 15 years. He is past president of The Financial Markets Association of Canada, past member of the Canadian Foreign Exchange Committee, and former Chair of The Canadian Committee for Professionalism.