MEMBER

DIRECTORY

Storyboard is comprised of a team of dynamic individuals with a passion for investor relations and corporate communications.

Our dedicated investor relations advisors bring years of

experience, fresh ideas, and pride to their work. 

 

We are all committed to helping companies share their story

with stakeholders in the most effective way possible.

Linda Armstrong BA, CPIR 

SVP, Investor Relations Advisory & Business Development

Linda’s results-oriented leadership style, and a strong background in capital markets and financial analysis, have empowered her to manage and develop successful investor relations programs for over 15 years in a variety of sectors. Prior to her investor relations career, she led successful business development and marketing teams as Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Corporate Development with BCE Emergis.

 

Linda enjoys building solid relationships with the investing community and communicating corporate advantages to achieve fair valuations. These relationships, and communication skills, allow her to effectively provide the investing community with the detailed information they need to make informed decisions and investments. 

 

On top of bringing her unique skills to Storyboard, Linda also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Canadian Investor Relations Institute (Ontario) and Horizons for Youth.

 

Linda earned her Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies from the University of Western Ontario. She has also completed the Canadian Securities Course and earned the designation of CPIR, Certified Professional in Investor Relations, from the IVEY Business School and the Canadian Investor Relations Institute.

Justin Canivet BA Hons., CFA

VP, Investor Relations Advisory

Justin brings over 25 years of tenure in the global capital markets, highlighted by close to 12 years of corporate strategy and business development work with Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. Throughout his Bay Street career Justin has consulted with numerous company executives,​ and in doing so, has cultivated a formidable ecosystem of professional advisors which he regularly leverages for the benefit of his clients. His sectors of expertise include real estate, technology, clean technology, resources, life sciences (including cannabis and cannabinoids) and financial services. For international companies considering Canada as a platform for raising growth capital, Justin has proven himself invaluable for brokering introductions to retail brokers, institutional investors, investment bankers and securities lawyers.

 

Justin has been instrumental in helping his clients navigate the process of raising capital and taking companies public. Justin works diligently with each of his clients to build and implement successful investor relations programs. As Head, Business development for TSX and TSX Venture Exchange, Justin was involved in over 150 “go-public” transactions. 

 

Justin brings much perspective to Storyboard Communications having also managed the Investor Relations function for dual-listed Delano Technologies (TSX/NASDAQ) and having spent time working on both the buy-side (Sceptre Investment Counsel) and sell-side (Yorkton Securities) of Bay Street. In addition, Justin currently sits on the Advisory Board for Denver-based Good Earth Minerals (www.goodearthmineralsllc.com).

 

Justin earned his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Finance and

Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has also been awarded the Chartered Financial

Analyst (CFA) designation by The CFA Institute.

Jo-Anne Chow

Senior Associate, Creative & Design Direction

Jo-Anne is a strategic creative leader with 20 years’ agency and corporate hands-on experience working in design, branding, and advertising for Fortune 500 companies. She has built and executed inspiring creative programs for companies across many sectors including the technology, public service, financial services, and automotive industries.

 

Marketing savvy, with proven successful concept execution for multi-channel campaigns in advertising, live events, art-direction, product marketing, videos, presentations, and social media, Jo-Anne helps companies put their best face forward.

 

Jo-Anne supports Storyboard’s clients in executing impactful communications and creative work with her roll-up-your-sleeves attitude.

 

Jo-Anne studied Graphic Design at Durham College and Fine Art at Guelph University.

Chris Gostling

Senior Associate, Branding & Communications

Chris brings 20 years of experience in helping organizations tell a better story. His focus has been leading client teams through the restructuring of corporate communications, collateral requirements, and brand identity.

 

With a foundation in design and content creation, Chris has the experience in developing both print and digital communications. This includes investment relations collateral, and corporate discovery material. 

 

From the analysis of an organization’s existing efforts, through an entire brand strategy rollout, Chris can align teams of developers, data scientists, and communicators around one vision and rationale. He provides thought leadership, and attention to detail, to deliver on objectives.

 

His industry experience extends through financial services, pharmaceutical, life science, technology, cannabis, food & beverage & consulting.

 

Chris studied Graphic Design at Canadore College in North Bay, ON, and was recognized by Marketing Magazine as one of Canada’s “One’s To Watch - 30 under 30”.

Enrique Latina

Manager, Corporate Development and Strategic Advisory

Enrique is a corporate development strategist who works directly with executives in both private and public companies to grow their brands and identify needs in their corporate communications and investor relations. Using his passion for healthcare research in corporate communications, he provides in-depth knowledge of the capital markets and strategy for healthcare and biotech companies.

 

Enrique has a deep understanding of both the challenges and opportunities in the healthcare and biotech sectors. Known for his decisive and customer service-focused style, he adeptly communicates corporate key messages and positioning, making him an invaluable team player.

 

Enrique earned his Bachelor of Science in biology and medical sciences from Western University as well as completing an exchange program in Zambia focused on HIV-prevention.

Carly Lund

Senior Associate, Sponsorships and Events

Carly is a seasoned producer who is passionate about collecting, blending and presenting both emerging trends and classical elements essential for good design, good entertaining and good brand marketing. She applies all that she has gathered to create experiences for her clients.

Carly has been producing events for over eight years and as a result not only sees the end vision, but every step along the way. She has executed large-scale events, conferences, award shows and experiences for brands and organizations including Ford, Brookfield, BlueCat Securities, Pureleaf, Michaels Kors, eOne, TIFF and SickKids.

Mohammad Mahasneh

SVP, Corporate Development & Strategic Advisory

Mohammad is a seasoned communications strategist and consultant. He brings global experience and specialized focus in executive communication and counsel, corporate communications, reputation and crisis management, and public affairs.

Results oriented and a firm believer in research-based audience profiling, Mohammad is passionate about designing and implementing effective campaigns for his consulting clients, and most recently for Donohue Learning Technologies. He has extensive experience in executing advocacy and stakeholder relations and took the lead on several major lobbying and public opinion influencing campaigns - harnessing his skills in key message development and audience persuasion.

 

Mohammad is multi-lingual (English, French, Arabic); holds a BA in Political Science and Government from Concordia University and a certificate in Digital Strategy & Communications Management from the University of Toronto.

Gregory McKenzie BA Honours

Senior Associate, Web Development

Gregory is a content-oriented creative developer who leads a team of digital multimedia experts that specialize in everything from website development to applications, custom programming, video, photography and audio production.

 

Gregory has delivered hundreds of projects within a variety of sectors, successfully providing turn-key solutions to a diverse group of clients for over a decade.

 

Gregory earned his Honours Bachelor of Arts at Wilfrid Laurier University where he focused on communications technologies and multimedia development.

Josh Nehme

SVP, Operations

Josh is a communications and business development professional with over fifteen years’ experience dedicated to sales and operations. He oversees the timely and consistent delivery of services, products, and solutions for Storyboard’s team members, partners, and clients.

 

In his previous role, Josh successfully led the internal sales and business development function, while performing many duties related to day-to-day operations, increasing efficiency across the organization.

 

Josh is passionate about developing relationships at all levels and providing exemplary customer service that builds brand loyalty through efficiency and quality. Josh uses this passion to ensure Storyboard clients find their voice and tell their authentic story. 

Josh studied Business Studies at Concordia University and Music Theory at the McGill University Faculty of Music (now the Schulich School of Music of McGill University).

Jeff Pritchard

VP, Investor Relations Advisory

Jeff has been involved in the investor relations and marketing field for his entire career. He has spent the past 20 years in the junior gold mining business. He was one of the founding members of Capital Gold Corporation and led their investor relations program. Jeff was extensively involved with the company’s equity raises, bank financing and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange. CGC acquired an exploration project in Sonora, Mexico that the company then developed into a producing gold mine. During that time its market cap grew from $US10 million to $US340 million, upon its sale to AuRico Gold.

He was then asked by the senior management of Argonaut Gold (TSX:AR) to assist in setting up their investor relations program and mentor the IR manager.  Argonaut went from an initial valuation of $CDN 150 million to a $CDN1 billion market cap in just over three years.  

Prior to his mining career, he worked in sports marketing field, including stints with both the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League.

Jacob Reeleder

Senior Associate, Content Creation

Jacob’s diverse set of skills come from years working in the education and writing sectors. Teaching presentation skills to business professionals, writing TV scripts and creative pieces, and providing strong SEO analytics insights on website and content are the unique skills he has blended together to help many different companies tell their unique story. 

 

Jacob uses data analytics, SEO, and best-practices for organic content that develops a clear message for clients to share with their stakeholders. At Storyboard, he is here to help clients elevate their story. 

 

Jacob earned his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from St. Thomas University.

Ashit Savani MSc, MBA, CFA

VP, Investor Relations Advisory

Ashit has over 25 years of experience in Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance and Accounting both in Canada and USA in various industries.

Over the years, Ashit has collaboratively led numerous shareholder value enhancing initiatives and honed his skills in effectively messaging strategic initiatives and financial performance to different levels of audience. Ashit is decisive and service focused and his keen understanding of capital markets and ability to adeptly communicate the corporate story makes him an invaluable team player.

Ashit has earned his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting & Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance & Accounting, Master of Science (MSc) in Finance and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Lawrence Smith MBA, CFA 

VP, Investor Relations Advisory

Lawrence’s experience in investment management, equity research, banking and industry goes back over 25 years. He has a demonstrated track record of providing value-added investment advice and a commitment to stakeholder value. 

 

His client-focused and ethical investment strategies focus on investor relations strategic programs, portfolio management, equities analysis and valuation, investment research, corporate finance, capital markets and business development. This range of expertise and interests make Lawrence a huge asset to the Storyboard team. 

Lawrence earned his Bachelor of Arts from Western University in 1980, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor in 1982 and his MBA from the University of Toronto in 1984. He is also a CFA charter-holder.

Brent Somerville BA

VP, Investor Relations Advisory

Brent’s 25 years of international sales and management experience in Asia, Europe and North America, have given him a deep understanding of capital markets, investor relations, and building businesses. 

 

While working for Thomson Reuters in Asia, and IHS Markit in North America, Brent focused on delivering investment solutions to buy and sell side analysts and fund managers. Brent has also been able to start and build successful companies in Europe and Canada, by providing operational insights, expertise, and a global network that clients may leverage for success. 

 

Brent has served on the board of directors for both private and public companies in Canada and the US, and most recently worked with Gravitas Financial in Toronto. Brent brings his extensive institutional investor experience to the Storyboard team.   

 

Brent earned his BA degree in Finance and Economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Brittany Stone BComm

Associate, Business Development

Brittany is a natural problem-solver with a talent for spotting underlying trends hidden within the facts and figures of any task. Resourceful and organized, she facilitates projects to help ensure success for Storyboard's initiatives

 

She enjoys collaborating and working on dynamic projects. Her strong communication and analytical skills enhance her ability to effectively manage and nurture projects from inception to fruition.

 

Brittany earned her Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Management Science from Ted Rogers School of Management. 

Mara Strazdins B.Sc. Hons. 

VP, Investor Relations Advisory

Mara’s expertise comes from more than 20 years as a corporate communications and investor relations executive within the mining industry. 

 

For the last 12 years, she has focused on investor relations, while working at CHF, Wallbridge Mining Company, Duluth Metals, and Zenyatta Ventures, where her experience, instinct, and connections helped her flourish. 

 

Mara brings her proven track record of designing and executing investor relations and corporate communications strategies, for companies listed on the TSX, to Storyboard. Coupled with her solid understanding of Canadian and U.S capital markets and excellent relationships within the financial community, Mara’s experience makes her a powerful addition to the team. 

 

Mara earned her Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Toronto.

Savana Tagliafierro

Associate, Graphic Design

Savana is a graphic design and creative arts professional who is passionate about developing visual experiences at Storyboard to convey key messages in an effective way.

 

She works directly with the operations team to assist with the timely and consistent delivery of services, products, and solutions for Storyboard’s team members, partners, and clients.

 

Savana studied Graphic Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) and is currently expanding her knowledge-base with additional studies at the George Brown College School of Design in Toronto.

Eugene Van Den Berg MBA, CMC 

VP, Investor Relations Advisory

Eugene is a dedicated and experienced finance professional with a keen understanding of global financial markets and the factors that influence the investment management, capital, and funding decision-making process. He has a solid foundation in Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Finance Transformation, Accounting, Project- and Infrastructure Finance & Investment. 

 

Eugene’s passion is to integrate strategy with advanced financial modeling to support telling the “Growth” and “Credit” stories that encourage collaboration, teamwork and building relations. With over 20 years experience in diverse industries, Eugene brings his deep insights and expertise to his role at Storyboard.

 

Eugene earned a Masters Degree in Business Management, a Bachelors degree in Accounting & Investment Management, a Diploma in Computer Information Systems & Business, and the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation.

Robert Wiseman CFA, FRM, CIPM 

VP, Investor Relations Advisory

Robert’s 27 years of experience in the financial sector set him apart by providing deep insights into investment analysis, portfolio management, investment performance measurement, and risk evaluation.   

 

Robert brings a keen understanding of global financial markets and the factors that influence the investment management decision-making process to the Storyboard team. 

 

His vast network, and his enjoyment of fast-paced, collaborative work environments, make him an excellent fit at Storyboard. 

 

Robert earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Western University.