The Company has assembled a diverse team with successful track records in the food industry, product development, manufacturing, construction, energy and investment banking. Management will be comprised of a small dynamic team for optimal efficiency and rapid capitalization of strategic opportunities with the compliments of a diverse team of Advisors.
R. Mackenzie Loree
CEO & Director
Mr. Loree has over 15 years experience in the energy industry, both in the private and public markets. Through his career Mr. Loree has developed various energy related patents and has been involved in the start up of various oil and gas service entities, exploration companies, real estate holding companies and an investment firm.
Most notably, Mr. Lorees development of Loree Holdings Ltd which is a diversified holding company with interests in public ventures, E&P investments, patents, service entities, professional services and real estate holdings.
Anthony Chan CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Chan has over 25 years of experience in accounting and auditing as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). Mr. Chan is the principal of a Canadian public accounting practice firm in Vancouver, British Columbia, which is CPAB and PCAOB registrant.
His specialized areas of practice and experience includes; providing auditing services to public companies listed on TSX, TSXV, CNSX, OTCBB & Pink Sheets; providing CFO services to Canadian public companies to ensure compliance with relevant financial reporting and regulatory requirements; and providing consulting services and assistance to private companies preparing to be listed on various Canadian Stock Exchanges through mergers & acquisitions (RTO by shell and CPC companies).
Arthur H. Kwan, MBA, CFA
Mr. Kwan will act as an independent director and has over 18 years of investment banking, capital markets, and private equity experience. He is currently the CEO and Co-Portfolio Manager of CannaIncome Fund, a private investment company focused on the cannabis sector. In addition, he is also the Managing Partner of Athena Capital Advisors, a merchant and investment banking boutique advisory firm focused on the energy and cannabis sectors.
Mr. Kwan has led the origination, negotiation, and execution of many investment banking transactions including: mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings, short-form prospectus offerings, private placements of equity, debt, and hybrid securities, and restructurings. Over his career, he has originated, advised, negotiated, and executed on transactions with an aggregate value exceeding $1 billion. He has been involved as an investor, financier, and advisor to several cannabis and cannabis-related companies.
Mr. Tucker has been a long-term shareholder and supporter of Cerus Energy’s predecessor, Petrostar Petroleum. He sees new and dynamic opportunities for Cerus Energy and is committed to bringing his expertise and insight to foster the company’s long-term success.
Len brings over 14 years of investment management experience, having worked as an Investment Advisor at Merrill Lynch, CIBC Wood Gundy and RBC Dominion Securities. As a special advisor with the Department of National Defence he initiated the overhaul and reinvestment of a $125-million fund, exposing him to major institutional asset managers. Len brings project management and equipment procurement experience garnered as an engineering project manager at National Defence. As an environmental assessment scientist at the Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Len acquired regulatory expertise in numerous resource sectors. Specifically, his work covered the Canadian mining and offshore oil and gas industry, namely the Terra Nova Offshore Petroleum Development Project and the Voisey’s Bay Mine & Mill Project.
Through these resource projects, he worked with numerous stakeholders at all levels and interests, from private citizens and provincial governments, to Aboriginal communities and private sector developers.
Mr. Carpenter is an educator in Saskatchewan, active investor and long-time shareholder of the company. Mr. Carpenter has over 20 years of personal investment experience combined with previous board experience with a TSX Venture Exchange company. Mr. Carpenter brings invaluable audit and compensation committee experience from his previous work as an independent director.
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