Team

Management

Stephen Reid

President & CEOsreid@advantagecapital.ca

Stephen has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Group West Corporation, an investment company founded by Stephen since January 1996. Stephen served as Senior Vice President of Business Development of Alaris Royalty Corp. from July 2008 until March 2015. His role with Alaris was to create and build relationships with all sources of investment leads. In 2004, Stephen co-founded Alaris IGF Corp., the general partner of Alaris Income Growth Fund L.P., which invested in a diversified portfolio of private businesses in exchange for royalties or distributions from the portfolio companies, with the principal objective of generating stable and predictable cash flows for dividend payments to its securityholders. From 2004 to 2008, Stephen oversaw the business development efforts of Alaris IGF Corp. and increased the company’s presence among the advisory referral networks across North America. In July 2008, Alaris Royalty Corp. acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding units of Alaris Income Growth Fund L.P. and all of the outstanding shares of Alaris IGF Corp.

Stephen holds an Honours degree in Business Administration.

Darren Prins

Chief Financial Officerdprins@advantagecapital.ca

Darren is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience in financial reporting, auditing, risk management, budgeting and forecasting, as well as international tax planning. Most recently, Darren served as Chief Financial Officer for Timmins Gold Corp, a gold mining company with operating and development assets in Mexico, listed on both the TSX and NYSE MKT exchanges, where he had significant involvement with acquisitions and financing transactions. While completing his Chartered Accountant designation with Ernst & Young, Darren worked in a variety of industries, with a specialization in financial services.

Darren holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University (Finance Major) as well as a Diploma in Accounting from the University of British Columbia.

James Bell

Chief Operating Officerjbell@advantagecapital.ca

James is a corporate and securities lawyer with over 15 years of experience. James has served as General Counsel for Olympia Financial Group Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Olympia Trust Company (a non-deposit taking trust company) for the last six years and was a partner of an international law firm prior thereto. In addition, James serves as a director of Paramount Resources Ltd. (a publicly-traded energy company).

James holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Allan Bezanson

Executive VP, Capital Marketsabezanson@advantagecapital.ca

Allan is responsible for developing, analyzing and executing the capital market profile for the company. He began his career in Calgary, where he developed deep industry experience, structuring, financing and participating in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions for Nowsco Well Service ltd. He opened up subsidiaries in Europe, Russia, Middle and Far East and was posted to the Netherlands and Guernsey during his time with the company. Allan upon leaving Nowsco established a Financial service company in Barbados where he managed accounts for clients including a leading mortgage company and several Canadian investment banks. While in Barbados, Allan became a founding partner of a fixed income arbitrage fund. Allan returned to Calgary in 1998 and formed a boutique advisory firm specializing in private equity and capital raises for select accounts, structuring, financing and investing in a notable private equity transaction with a leading Canadian private equity firm. He advised on a number of going private transactions and developed strong relationship in the private equity and public company arena. Allan currently sits on three public boards and serves on the audit committees of both, Montana Exploration Ltd. and I Look About Inc. Allan previously served as interim CEO and director of FCF Capital Inc. He successfully negotiated the acquisition of Advantage Investments (Alberta ) Ltd along with the letter agreement with Stephen Reid to form the nucleus of today’s company.

Allan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University.

Amar S. Leekha, MBA

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets & Investmentsaleekha@advantagecapital.ca

Amar is actively involved with building and maintaining relationships to source investment opportunities, transaction related due diligence as well as leading capital raising initiatives. Prior to joining FA Capital, Amar worked in Investment Banking with Scotiabank’s Diversified Industries Group where he had senior roles on the execution of numerous mandates with both strategic operators and financial sponsors across debt and equity financings and Mergers & Acquisitions. Amar also spent several years in Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking and Corporate Credit with both Royal Bank of Canada and ATB Financial.

Amar holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Finance & International Business) from Simon Fraser University.

Harpreet Padda, MBA, CFA

Senior Vice President & Co-Head, Investmentshpadda@advantagecapital.ca

Harpreet is actively involved in leading the initiative of building and maintaining relationships to source investment opportunities, transaction related due diligence as well as overseeing the life cycle of acquisitions from sourcing to deal closing. Prior to joining FA Capital, Harpreet worked as a Vice President in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Commercial Banking team where he played a leading role in the credit approval process for financial sponsors and strategic operators. Harpreet also worked in Commercial and Corporate Banking with ATB Financial, as well as Investment Banking with BMO Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets.

Harpreet holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, an MBA from the University of Toronto and a BSc (Finance) from Canisius College, where he played NCAA Division I baseball.

Michelle Chambers, CPA, CA

Senior Vice President, Financemchambers@advantagecapital.ca

Michelle is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience in financial accounting and reporting, auditing and management reporting. Prior to joining FA Capital, Michelle worked in a number of financial accounting lead roles, including most recently with Talisman Energy and Total E&P Canada Ltd. She also has experience working as a Corporate Controller for a TSXV listed entity.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the Haskayne School of Business and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Akosha Cartmell, CPA, CA

Senior Manager, Transactionsacartmell@advantagecapital.ca

Akosha is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive accounting, tax and advisory experience in the private enterprise sector in several industries including finance, manufacturing, hospitality, oil & gas, and engineering. Akosha works with the founders and management teams of potential investee’s, performing due diligence, and closing transactions. Akosha previously worked for TOM Capital Associates, a Calgary-based family-owned private equity firm, in the role of Controller managing the accounting and tax aspects of several acquisitions. Previous to that, Akosha worked with KPMG, specializing in both audit and tax.

Akosha completed her Chartered Accountant designation with KPMG and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Accounting Major) from Mount Royal University.

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