We value our Advisory Board as a true strategic strength
of our business and a pillar of our growth. Our Board
provides organizational support through knowledge,
resources and contacts required to fulfill
our business objectives.
Richard Oyelowo CPA, CMA, FMA, CIM
Chairman, Storyboard Communications
Richard is a corporate finance and accounting professional with over ten years of experience, five of which have been dedicated to investor relations and corporate communications.
He is passionate about helping companies connect with their stakeholders in an impactful way. Over the course of his career, he realized that there was a better way for small and mid-cap companies to manage their investor relations, which led Richard to start Storyboard.
Richard completed a Commerce degree at the University of Guelph majoring in Management Economics in Industries and Finance and earned the Financial Management Advisor and Canadian Investment Manager designations through the Canadian Securities Institute. He completed the Certified Management Accounting Strategic Leadership Program and earned the CPA, CMA accounting designation.
Christopher LeGallais M.Sc., P.Geol
Executive Director, Storyboard Communications
Chris LeGallais is a corporate executive with over 35 years of experience. He developed the Storyboard Methodology for investor relations and corporate communications at one of Canada's largest global energy companies. He was recognized for "Most Progress in Investor Relations" by Canadian IR Magazine in 2010 and 2011, and "Best Investor Relations by Sector" by Canadian IR Magazine in 2011.
Chris, together with the Storyboard team, is transforming the corporate investor relations and communications space by employing this unique methodology. Combined with powerful data analytics technology, Storyboard has developed a suite of services to help corporations manage and improve their recognition within the capital markets.
Chris studied geosciences and holds a Masters degree from McGill University.
CMO & Co-Founder, Lunata Inc.
Anastassia has developed innovative, professional and successful digital marketing strategies for over a decade. Her background in public relations, marketing and social media has fine-tuned the skills needed to strengthen the online presence of any company.
Lunata Hair specializes in wireless and portable styling products, including hair straighteners and curling wands. A disrupter in the hair and styling industry, Lunata’s wireless products gives women gorgeous hair by combining traditional beauty techniques with effortless modern tech. In November 2018, Lunata Hair announced their new partnership with Joe Mimran, founder of Joe Fresh, Club Monaco, and Alfred Sung. As a Canadian entrepreneur, fashion designer, consultant and retailer, Mimran has been focusing on investing in branded, consumer-facing tech companies, like Lunata Hair, through Gibraltar & Company.
Anastassia has a MA in Digital Marketing from Hult International Business School, a HBA in Culture, Communication and IT from the University of Toronto, and an accreditation in Digital Communication from Sheridan College.
CEO, President, Virtua Research
Andy is Co-Founder, CEO and President of Virtua Research, a privately held financial services technology company focused on providing platform-based analytical tools and services specifically tailored to the market and competitive intelligence needs of publicly traded companies.
Andy has extensive experience and knowledge of the capital markets ecosystem having been an independent research consultant for select U.S based institutional investors. He was also President and Director of Boston based Detwiler, Mitchell and Company and President of their broker-dealer subsidiary, Fechtor, Detwiler, Mitchell & Co.
Andy has served National Association of Securities Dealers as a member of the District 11 Committee and has B.S. from the University of Vermont.
Co-Founder, CPO, Lane Technologies Inc.
As Lane’s Chief Product Officer, Kofi works with designers, developers and marketers to make world class workplace experiences more accessible. Before Lane, he co-founded an award-winning digital agency, was recognized in Marketing Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, and was awarded the UNICEF Global Standard for his role in a 3-year project to reduce mother and infant mortality in Ghana.
Prior to Lane, Kofi served as CPO at Usful and Founder and Creative Lead at Little Room Inc, an award-winning technology company specializing in digital, mobile and enterprise solutions with a creative approach to interactive design.
Principal, Capital Markets Initiatives, Eight Capital
Michelle is a Capital Markets professional with over a decade of experience in Institutional Marketing and related activities. She currently holds the position of Principal,Capital Markets Initiatives at Eight Capital, a 100% principal-owned Canadian full-service investment dealer. Michelle started her career in the financial industry in 2002 with a Canadian Bank. Prior to joining Eight Capital at the beginning of 2019, she spent nearly 15 year at Raymond James Ltd., and liaised on cross-border Corporate Marketing efforts with their parent company, Raymond James & Associates.
Michelle received an Honours BFA from Ryerson University in 2005. She is a continued member of Women in Capital Markets (WCM), and sits on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) since 2018.
CEO, Litchfield Hills Research LLC
Theodore has a strong understanding of the capital markets from his more than 20+ years' experience as a sell-side analyst and investment banker. As a research analyst he has won multiple Wall Street Journal All-Star awards and has been ranked in the top 10% by StarMine of all analysts globally. As a banker he helped raise over $500 million in more than two-dozen transactions.
Theodore holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and an MBA in Finance. Prior to working on Wall Street, he held senior financial positions at firms in the defence, computer hardware, healthcare, and insurance sectors.
He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the National Investor Relations Institute, the Canadian Investor Relations Institute, and the Penn Club NYC.
CEO & Co-Founder, Hoot Research Inc.
Jamie specializes in valuation, corporate and strategy planning for oil and gas companies. In early 2018, he co-founded Hoot Research Inc., a financial research, technology and consulting company focused on providing data and insights related to regulatory filings by Canadian-listed oil and gas companies. Hoot’s Resalytics service is an online SaaS tool that allows rapid and cost-effective benchmarking and valuation of TSX-listed companies with oil and gas reserves. Prior to that he was Executive VP of a public junior mining and oil and gas company with assets in Peru and Argentina.
From 2006 to 2015, Jamie worked as a sell-side equities analyst covering Canadian-listed oil and gas companies with international operations. He worked for TD Securities, Genuity Capital Markets (now Canaccord Genuity), and MGI Securities. Prior to that, Jamie worked for Wood Mackenzie, a global energy research and consulting firm based in the UK.
Jamie is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow with a M.Eng (with distinction) in Mechanical Engineering with Financial Management. He is fluent in French and German in addition to English, having lived and worked in both Switzerland and France in his youth. He also speaks basic Spanish.
Equity Trader, Mawer Investment Management
Jeff has a strong understanding of Capital Markets with over 13 years of experience. He is experienced in trading Fixed Income, Currencies and Global Equities. Over the past 5 years his time has been dedicated to helping build a Global Trading desk at Mawer Investment Management.
Jeff works closely with the entire research team to implement their investment decisions on behalf of client portfolios. He works to understand the company, thesis for investing, and valuation ranges behind investment decisions and then overlays market information on liquidity and timing to help implement the investment decision with the least impact possible.
Jeff graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce, a Major in Economics in Industry and Finance and is a CFA Charterholder.