Directors and Officers

Following the completion of the Qualifying Transaction, all of the current directors and officers of Essex have remained as directors and officers of the Resulting Issuer. The current roster of directors and officers of the Issuer are as follows:

  • Richard Galdi

    Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

    Mr. Galdi was formerly President of Michigan-based Great Lakes Angels, an angel investment group. Previously, he held the posts of Chairman/CEO of StarShowz Corp., an entertainment services company he helped found and manage in 1989. Over the intervening years, Mr. Galdi was also a principal investor in several venture capital funds.

  • Michael Labiak

    Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice-President and Secretary

    Mr. Labiak is a successful entrepreneur, active investor and general partner in ventures that went on to become listed companies. His investment portfolio and business interests encompass a wide range of endeavors from healthcare to automotive, real estate and energy production.

  • Julian Hawkins

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Hawkins is a Chartered Accountant in Ontario, England and Wales, and holds a Masters of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge in the UK. From 1998 through 2007, he worked in the Toronto office of PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is currently an Associate at Howie & Partners LLP and lectures on accounting and auditing matters at the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business.

  • Jason Krueger


    Mr. Krueger is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is presently Executive Vice President and Director, Leader Energy Services (TSX:LEA), previously President, Redwood Capital Corporation, and formerly President, CEO & Director, Summus Capital Corporation.

  • Michael Magnus


    Mr. Magnus is presently also President/CEO & Director, Shear Wind, Inc. (TSX:SWX); formerly Executive VP Clearwater Seafood Income Fund; previously Executive VP Condiment Division, Kraft Foods, Inc.

  • Consultants and Professionals

    Corporate counsel is the firm of Wildeboer Dellelce, Suite 800 Wildeboer Dellelce Place, 365 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5H 2V1

    Auditor is BDO Canada LLP, 200 Bay Street, 33rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J8.

    Registrar and transfer agent is Equity Financial Trust Company, 200 University Avenue, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4H1.

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