About Us

Management & Directors

Matt Wayrynen

CEO, COO

Mr. Wayrynen provides experience in resource company management, venture capital, startup financing, and mergers and acquisitions. He is an original co-founder and former President and CEO of TrichoScience Innovations Inc., which became Replicel Life Sciences Inc. As a director of Quinto Mining, he helped raise millions of dollars and advanced a Quebec iron ore property to a viable project. Quinto sold to Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines in June 2008 for a share value equal to $175 million. (Consolidated Thompson was eventually sold to Cliffs Resources for $4.9 billion). Mr. Wayrynen has also been involved in the evaluation of investment opportunities in solar projects in Italy. was formerly active in the real estate industry as a licensed salesman and licensed agent nominee in charge of real estate for multiple retail projects throughout the greater Vancouver area. In addition, he was a licensed securities professional for over 10 years. Currently, he is also a director of several publicly-listed resource companies.


John C. Kozak

Vice President

Mr. Kozak is a proven senior executive who excels in corporate finance and strategic planning with extensive experience in Capital Markets and Software. As COO for a corporate finance firm specializing in raising venture capital for technology firms, he had oversight for the firm’s corporate finance associates and screening/selection of companies seeking financing and ongoing operations. During this time, Mr. Kozak provided access to capital for nearly 40 companies. From 2004 through 2010, he was Director, President & CEO for a publicly traded manufacturing company. During his involvement in the firms’ private placement in early 2004, Mr. Kozak was asked to take on the executive role because of his corporate finance, business development and operational skills. He was directly responsible for, and executed several rounds of, equity and debt financing for the firm. Under his leadership, revenue increased from approximately $900,000 to $12,500,000. Mr. Kozak has contributed at the Board of Directors level for over twenty years in both publicly traded and private companies. He has also worked throughout North America, managed a division in Europe and setup distribution agreements with firms in China and Australia.


Franklin Wong

Principal

Mr. Wong is a senior business development executive with over thirty years’ experience in the telecommunications and computer industries. He specializes in business development, alliances, mergers and acquisitions in the high technology and telecommunications industries. Some of Mr. Wong’s previous experience includes Vice President Alliances and Business Development for MetroNet Communications Group Inc. (now Allstream), where he negotiated and structured many of the acquisitions that provided MetroNet with its growth and led to its eventual acquisition by AT&T Canada LDS (now Allstream). Prior to this role, Mr. Wong held progressively more senior positions at AT&T Communications Canada, culminating as Managing Director, Business Development. While there he oversaw, directed, and project managed the implementation of contractual obligations between AT&T corporate and Unitel Communications.


Marion Fraser

Director

Marion Fraser is considered one of the foremost practitioners of sustainable energy policy and programs in Ontario. With 28 years of experience in the energy sector, she pioneered demand side management programs at Ontario Hydro contributing to saving over 1200 megawatts of electricity from 1989 to 1993. She applied this experience to an active consulting practice until she was recruited to head Enbridge Gas Distribution’s demand side management efforts where she spearheaded programs saving customers $700 million over three years and delivering a shareholder incentive of $13 million under an innovative regulatory framework which she helped establish. When the McGuinty government was elected in Ontario in 2003, although she had not been active politically, it hired Ms. Fraser to ensure that sustainability was a key element in energy policy. Ms. Fraser is a visionary leader who has had great success in building results oriented teams as well as innovative partnerships across multiple organizations engaging people in private and public sector organizations as well as non-governmental agencies.


Kym Anthony

Director

Kym Anthony is an experienced and seasoned banking executive who has extensive national and international experience in the banking industry. He received a B.A. from Simon Fraser University and an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario.

Mr. Anthony was the President and Chief Executive officer of National Bank Financial, the investment banking and capital markets unit of National Bank of Canada. Prior to that, he was Chair and Chief Executive Officer of TD Securities and a Vice-chair of TD Bank. Mr. Anthony is the former Chair of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada.


Steven Marshall

Director

Steve Marshall co-founded Hybrid Financial Ltd., and is responsible for the successful execution of the Company’s business plan. Prior to Hybrid Financial, Mr. Marshall was founder and CEO of OpenSky Capital —- the largest marketer of structured products in Canada with over $3 billion in assets sold. He was responsible for the company’s overall operations and was directly involved in the development of products, and negotiations with issuers including Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale, BNP, JP Morgan, Citibank, National Bank of Canada and BMO Capital Markets. In this role, he built a team of 40 investment and operations professionals. Before founding OpenSky, Mr. Marshall was a Senior Vice President at a major wealth management firm, where he was responsible for over $1 billion of institutional assets and $900 million of high net worth assets. Mr. Marshall earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Windsor and an Executive Management diploma from Queen’s University.


Gary Robertson

Director

Gary Robertson, CFP, has over 20 years experience as financial advisor in Greater Moncton, New Brunswick, and has extensive experience in managing several private businesses over the past 40 years. He is currently employed in the financial planning industry with Hollis Wealth Management, Director, Private Client Group and continues to own and direct several businesses in the Greater Moncton Area. Mr. Robertson is a director of several junior mining firms: Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd., Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd, Coral Gold Resources Ltd., Levon Resources Inc., Mill Bay Ventures and Sage Gold Inc.