Board of Directors
Ross James Tocher
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
President and CEO of the Company since September 10, 2008. Previously, Mr. Tocher was a founder of Pan-Canadian Mortgage Group Inc., specializing in commercial mortgage investment and a co-founder of Gateway Casinos Ltd. Mr. Tocher was a trustee of the Gateway Casino Income Fund, Gateway Trust and director of Gateway G.P. Prior to January 2001, he was the President of Marsonn Packaging Ltd., a company specializing in the repackaging of foods. He co-founded Brew King Ltd., a manufacturer of commercial and consumer wine-making concentrates that achieved world wide sales as the largest non-commercial wine producer in North America before being sold, in 1997, to Andres Wines Ltd.
President and founder of Welsh Sales Solutions Ltd., a company that is focused on providing revenue for video screens and has exclusive contracts for many of the most successful out-of-home video networks in Canada and the United States, since 2002.
Chief Executive Officer since January 2013 and director since December 2012 of Cancen Oil Canada Inc., and energy services company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Previously, Managing Director – Head of Energy for the investment banking team Stonecap Securities Inc. from 2011 to December 2012. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Petersen provided investment banking expertise to Sprott Securities Inc., and founded a boutique banking firm , Persen Capital Corp., and sold his interest in that firm to Versant Partners Inc. Mr. Petersen is a Chartered Financial Analyst, member of the Association for Investment Management and Research and is a board member of the Canadian Association of Income Funds.
President of Genuine Advertising, a marketing company, since 2000. Mr Cowie has worked in the world of sales, marketing, and advertising for over 45 years.