President and Chief Executive Officer of Vancouver based Krystal Financial Corp., which provides ongoing strategic and financial consulting services and capital to public and private businesses. Prior to Krystal Financial, Mr. Holland served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trimin Capital Corp. (formerly Trimin Enterprises Inc.), a TSX-listed management company that held equity investments in a number of operating businesses; Vice President of Finance with the Equity Group of Companies which financed public companies involved in mining exploration in Canada; and Vice President, Finance of the Granisle Group of Companies which were involved in the acquisition, development, syndication, and management of commercial and multi-unit residential real estate. Mr. Holland is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and has a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Holland also serves as a director of a number of private and public companies in a variety of industries.
President of Barney River Investments Limited, a privately owned real estate investment and management company in Toronto, Ontario since 1997. Mr. Manji received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McGill University, and his Law Degree from the University of British Columbia and was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1994. Mr. Manji oversees investments in real estate, including apartment buildings, hotels and condominium developments.
Partner in Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Barristers and Solicitors. Mr. Oppenheim is a senior member of the firm's Business Law group, managing partner of the firm’s London office, and a member of the firm's Board. He served as the Calgary office managing partner from January 2002 to December 2006 and a senator of the University of Calgary until May 2010. Mr. Oppenheim received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1974 and an LLB from the University of Calgary in 1981. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program, and is an Institute Certified Director, ICD-D (2008).
Mr. Poladian is currently Chief Executive Officer of FAM REIT, a diversified Canadian commercial property REIT listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (F.UN:TSX). Shant has more than a decade of experience in the public securities industry including as Equity Research Analyst, and Managing Director, covering real estate/REITs at Canaccord Genuity Corp, from 2003 and 2012; and Equity Research Associate at BMO Nesbitt Burns from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Poladian earned his Chartered Accountant (Ontario) designation in 2001, following three years of employment at Deloitte & Touche LLP providing Assurance and Advisory services. He also earned his Certified Public Accountant certificate in the state of Delaware. Mr. Poladian has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.
Mr. Shaikh is an independent businessman with extensive experience in finance, oil and gas operations and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Shaikh is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Shaikh graduated from the University of Calgary (Faculty of Management) in 1977. Mr. Shaikh is currently the Vice Chair of Education Matters, a Calgary Public School Board Trustee, a Board member of the Canadian Association of Police Boards, the Chartered Accountants' Education Foundation, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority and is also Honorary Investment Counsellor for the Government of Pakistan. Mr. Shaikh is the Chair of the Calgary Police Commission and currently also serves as a member of the board of Provident Energy Ltd., Pace Oil and Gas Ltd., Charger Energy Corp. and Hawk Exploration Ltd.
Owner and President & Chief Executive Officer of Ananda Holdings Ltd., a private company with Area Development Rights for Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza for the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, and the right of first offer to expand throughout Canada. Ananda currently has 15 stores in operation.
From May 1990 to September 2009, Mr. van der Lee served as President & CEO of Rogers Retail, Richmond, British Columbia. During Mr. van der Lee’s tenure with Rogers he was responsible for expanding the company’s network of company stores from 33 to over 400 locations. Mr. van der Lee has been in multi-unit retailing in Canada for the past 35 years and has extensive experience in store operations, real estate and store development, marketing and strategic planning. Mr. van der Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business Administration from the University of Alberta in 1975.