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John Wires
Start-up Legal Advisor

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Bernd Petak, Advisor,
Global Debt Markets

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Sunny Shao
Social Media Advisor

John Wires was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2011. He is a member of the Advocates’ Society and practices corporate commercial law with a focus on internet and...
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Bernd Petak is Chief Operating Officer of a Fintech company based in Vancouver and serving the global debt markets. He is also Investment Partner at
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Prior to returning to complete her MBA, Sunny worked as a strategic marketing and communications professional in the manufacturing and financial services industries. Throughout her experience...
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Douglas Cumming
Research & Innovation

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Robin Ford, Advisor, Governance and Regulation

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Scott Loong
Quebec Advisor

Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., CFA, is a Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Research Chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University. His research interests include...
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After 25 years as a public sector lawyer and regulator, Robin is now consulting in the areas of financial services regulation, governance, and compliance. She has extensive experience working with...
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Scott Loong is an associate at Ferst Capital Partners (FCP), a Fintech foundry and venture capital fund based in Montreal, Quebec. Previous to joining with FCP, Scott worked as a business lawyer ...
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Alixe Cormick, Advisor, Securities and Financings

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Alan Wunsche, Advisor, Blockchain

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Jeff Musson, Advisor, Entrepreneur in Residence

Alixe is the founder of Venture Law Corporation in Vancouver, BC. Alixe concentrates her legal practice in the areas of initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, reverse takeovers...
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Alan is a leading blockchain finance technologist focused on new blockchain business models and the disruptive impacts of blockchain on global wealth distribution. He is CEO & Chief Token Officer...
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Jeff is an accomplished entrepreneur with 10 years experience in achieving corporate goals. As President of; a leading software development company...
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Peter-Paul Van Hoeken, Advisor, Investment Crowdfunding

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Lauren Linton, Advisor
Events and Partnerships

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Richard Remillard, Advisor,
Policy / Strategy

Peter-Paul is Founder and CEO of FrontFundr, a FinTech company focused on supporting start-ups and young ventures in Canada with access to capital through innovative online investment-based funding...
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Lauren is a marketing and communications consultant with expertise in association management and in the Canadian innovation arena. From 2001-2014, Lauren was the...
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Richard is the President of Remillard Consulting Group, an Ottawa-based consulting firm specializing in providing clients with solutions to business issues and public policies involving the....
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Christopher Charlesworth, Advisor, Crowdfunding

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Michael R. King, Advisor, Research & Education

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Carlos Pinto Lobos
Advisor, Compliance

Chris holds an MBA from the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, The University of Toronto, and an Honours Bachelor of Political Science from The University of Western Ontario.
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Michael, Tangerine Chair in Finance, Co-Director, Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab - Ivey Business School, Canada’s first research centre studying the impact of Fintech on banking and financial services. .....
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Carlos Pinto Lobo is the Chief Compliance Officer at The SVX and an accomplished, compliance, governance and risk management professional with over 25 years of extensive experience....
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Cato Pastoll, Advisor
P2P Lending

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Brad Kerr, Advisor, Entertainment and Media

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Beverly Brooks, Advisor, Senior Economist

Cato Pastoll the CEO and Co-Founder of Lending Loop, Canada’s first peer-to-peer lending marketplace for business lending. Prior to starting Lending Loop, Cato served as the ....
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Brad Brad is the CEO and Co-Founder of FundingNomad – an equity-based crowdfunding platform for the best entertainment investment opportunities for accredited and retail investors.
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Beverly Brooks President, Brooks Communications, is an investor relations expert and an economist who has advised Cabinet Ministers and senior private sector executives on financial and communications.
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Paul Niederer, Advisor
Equity Crowdfunding

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David Lucatch
Advisor, Fintech/Crypto

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Bundeep Rangar, Advisor,
Global Debt Markets

Paul Niederer is one of the world’s leading authorities in equity based crowdfunding, investor aggregation and trust based blockchain driven systems and has personally been involved with successfully assisting..
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David David Lucatch is a graduate of the University of Toronto, (Commerce and Economics) and an Arbor Award recipient. As an active entrepreneur in the global Internet arena since 1995...
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Bundeep Rangar Singh has more than 20 years' combined experience in finance, banking, consultancy, technology and media. He has incubated and is the CEO of Fineqia Limited, an international platform...
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Amar Nijjar, Advisor, Commercial Real Estate

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Tabitha Creighton, Advisor, Diversity

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Jason Saltzman, Advisor, Securities and Financings

Amar is the Founder of R2 Capital-Investments. He is responsible for strategic direction, business development, operations, and sits on R2s Board of Directors and Investment Committee.
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Tabitha is a veteran founder, most recently as CEO of InvestNextDoor, the first debt-securities crowdfunding platform for small business. She continues to be a director and advisor of...
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Jason Saltzman is a partner in Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP’s Toronto office practising in corporate finance and securities law, with an emphasis on securities offerings, mergers ....
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Sherwood Neiss, Advisor, Global Markets

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Peggy Van De Plassche, Advisor

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Charlene Cieslik, Advisor, AML and Compliance

Sherwood Neiss co-authored the “Crowdfunding Exemption Framework” which became the basis of Title III of the U.S. JOBS Act to legalize equity and lending-based crowdfunding.
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Peggy and her team lead the strategic partnerships for CIBC. Previously, Peggy started Fintech ventures, invested in the space, consulted for large and small entities, and worked at...
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Charlene is the Chief Anti Money Laundering Officer of Coinsquare, Canada's most secure digital asset exchange for buying bitcoin, ethereum, and other digital currencies. During her 20-year career...
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Sue Britton, Advisor, Innovation & Partnerships

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Paul Schulte, Advisor, Banking and Financial Services

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Sue is a product innovation and growth strategy addict with a passion for customer needs and persevering to get new products to market to address them.
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Paul is the Founder and Managing Editor of Shulte Research with 30 years of banking & financial services including equity & fixed income research (buy & sell) in emerging markets.
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