Management and Directors of 360 Capital
George Tsafalas, Interim President and CEO, Director
George has extensive experience in senior operational management, corporate business development and corporate finance in the private and public sectors and is an entrepreneur. Currently he is a Senior Partner at Stadnyk and Partners Inc. He specializes in the execution of strategic budget plans and monitors the development of the portfolio programs, including review of the financial objectives and milestones. He has over ten years of senior management experience in the oil and gas sector, as well as in the hospitality industry and professional sports sectors. He has experience in the attraction of private equity capital, including angel investment groups and firms and has assisted in several successful equity capital fundraising efforts. Past positions include Independent Director at Friday Night Inc. (Quikflo Health Inc.), Interim CEO and President of Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc., CEO/President of Giant Exploration Inc., CFO of Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc., CEO and President of Canamex Resources Corp., and CFO of Canadian Energy Exploration Inc.
John Gan, Executive Vice President, Director
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, Director
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.
Tatiana Kovaleva, Chief Financial Officer
Tatiana Kovaleva has extensive experience working in the Capital Markets. Over the last twenty years she has served in the Capacity of Chief Financial Officer for multiple publicly traded companies.
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 of Branding & Marketing, Director
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.