Management and Directors of 360 Capital
John Gan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
John is the founder of 360 Capital Financial Services Group Inc. where he oversees the company’s expansion and business development in Canada, the USA, Greater China and South East Asia. Prior to founding 360 Capital, John worked as a stockbroker in Canada and a foreign exchange dealer for an Asian bank. He has served as Vice President of various insurance companies and was Regional Head for Allianz Asia-Pacific where he was responsible for agency development in eight countries. John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University, a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designation from the American College.
Throughout his career, John has been creating value and growth for organizations in his role as Board Member, Advisor, CEO, senior management, and strategic investor. He has been assisting in raising capital for companies since he first started in the capital markets as a stockbroker in 1981. In addition, he is a Special Advisor to the Canadian Securities Exchange where he advises on M&A and public listing transactions.
Nikita Chou, MBA, Senior Vice President
Nikita is co-founder and Senior Vice-President of 360 Capital, and Special Advisor to the Canadian Securities Exchange. Nikita is a seasoned business development and marketing executive, with over a decade of experience in the Financial Services and IT industry in Canada, the USA and Asia. Nikita is responsible for negotiating investment terms, conducting M&A activities and doing due diligence and providing corporate consulting for both private and public companies to enhance their business in global market. Nikita possesses extensive knowledge and experiences in international and cross-cultural negotiations and strategic planning, and currently focuses on assisting companies expand their business presence in North American, Asian and Chinese markets. Nikita holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in the United States.
Brayden R. Sutton, Vice-President & Chief Investment Officer
Brayden brings to 360 Capital an impressive track record of successfully managing a diverse portfolio of investments through Sutton Ventures Ltd., his wholly owned merchant bank that he founded. His sectors of specialization over the past 14 years include technology, media, health, clean energy and resource. His knowledge in these sectors is complimented by his considerable expertise in conducting due diligence. Brayden’s extensive experience in capital markets financing including restructurings, RTOs, IPOs, and M&As will greatly assist in fulfilling 360 Capital’s objectives of sourcing early-stage, high-growth opportunities in both the private and public sectors. He currently serves as a Director for Golden Hope Mines LTD (GLH.V), has served as the Executive Vice President for Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SL.C) and the VP, Business Development for Invictus MD Strategies (IMH.C). Brayden is also the founder of Cannabis Health Sciences Inc. as well as several other thriving digital initiatives.
Michael Ruggles, Investor Relations & Strategic Initiatives
Michael has over 15 years experience working in the investment industry. He has a considerable background in market making and investor relations, and has a thorough understanding of technical trading, proprietary trading, tactical asset allocation, and is an authorized private trader. He also has in-depth experience as a market technician and technical analyst. His most recent tenure was being the founder and manager of AlphaTech Capital Management from 2006 to 2016, where he provided investor relations, market making, technical and proprietary trading and tactical asset allocation services. He began his career when he joined TD Securities where he was responsible for generating new business, responsible for investment strategies, and creating investment plans. From 2001 to 2004 he worked for BMO Investments/Harris Private Banking where he managed a $20 million book of business at the branch level. His roles included relationship management, security selection / asset allocation and he prepared investment / financial plans. He earned his Canadian Securities Course with Honours in 2000, attended the University of the Fraser Valley in Business Administration from 1998 – 2001, and UBC Mortgage Finance in 1998.
Donald Gordon, CFA, MBA, Director
Don is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has been taking companies public as an independent corporate finance consultant since 1999. He acts in various capacities as principal, consultant, and independent due diligence representative for Issuers and Investment Dealers. Currently, he is Senior Advisor for the CSE (Canadian Securities Exchange) and Executive Director of the Canadian Listed Company Association. Previously, he held management positions in corporate finance and marketing with the Vancouver Stock Exchange for 17 years. He is past President and board member of the Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts, a CFA charter holder and holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of British Columbia.
Ullrich Schade, Director, Branding & Marketing
Ullrich founded and is currently president of NextPhase Strategy Marketing Inc. He has over 30 years of experience in branding and marketing communications. His marketing savvy, creative talent and business acumen built NextPhase into an integrated design, marketing, advertising, communications and public relations company, providing services to a wide range of clients. Before that, Ullrich worked as an art director and creative director for national advertising agencies in Toronto and Vancouver. He has created successful branding and marketing campaigns for numerous regional and international organizations including Canada Bread, Chevron, Sierra Wireless, Scott Paper, Telus and The Geo Group Inc. Ullrich is a past-president of the American Marketing Association BC Chapter, and has been involved in many investor and technology-based organizations as both founder and board member of VANTEC Angel Network and the Vancouver Enterprise Forum.
Joshua Siow, Senior Advisor & Regional Managing Partner
Joshua is the founder and principal of JF Virtus Pte Ltd, a Singapore based firm specializing in governance, risk management and compliance services. He has many years of extensive experience working in the public capital markets, having previously held senior management positions at the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Vancouver Stock Exchange (now the TSX Venture Exchange). Joshua has held positions in financial institutions in Canada and Singapore, and is currently a board member of a number of publicly listed companies.