Our Team

Wade K. Dawe

Wade K. Dawe

Principal, Chairman and CEO

Mr. Dawe is an accomplished entrepreneur, financier and investor, who strategically approaches each new business opportunity with measured risk-taking to drive value and strong shareholder returns. During his career, Mr. Dawe has completed deals valued in excess of $1 billion for both private and public companies. He has also founded or co-founded many successful companies, including Keeper Resources Inc. (2003), which was sold for $51.6 million in 2008, and Brigus Gold Corp (2010), which was acquired by Primero Mining Corp in 2014 in an all-share deal valued at $351 million. Since 2005, Mr. Dawe has been actively involved as the principal financier of TSX-listed biotechnology company Immunovaccine Inc. In addition, Mr. Dawe is also CEO and a Board Member of Torrent Capital, and serves as Board Chair of Pivot Technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University, where he established and personally funds the annual James R. Pearcey Entrepreneurial Scholarship, and also serves on the Advisory Board to the Faculty of Business Administration.

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Jim Megann

Jim Megann

Principal, Managing Director

In addition to holding the position of Managing Director, Mr. Megann is also an accomplished mining executive and business leader. He is a former Board Chair of Nwest Energy; a Director of Torrent Capital, a publicly-traded investment issuer; and a Director of Sona Nanotech, a nano technology developer currently listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange. Mr. Megann also brings more than 25 years of experience in the communications and marketing industry. Mr. Megann was awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 for his extensive community work. 

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Carl Sheppard

Carl Sheppard

Strategy Leader

Mr. Sheppard provides consulting services to Numus in the areas of opportunity analysis, business planning and corporate strategy. Mr. Sheppard is President and Managing Partner of Strategic Concepts, Inc. As a consultant, he has participated in the preparation of numerous strategic plans, cost/benefit reports and  business plans targeted at the identification and analysis of development opportunities. He is intimately familiar with the complexities associated with moving projects forward. Mr. Sheppard has a Master of Development Economics degree from Dalhousie University, a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from York University’s Glendon College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Memorial University where he majored in economics.

Charles Ackerman

Charles Ackerman

Corporate Development

Mr. Ackerman is a CPA, CA with extensive experience in corporate finance and development of high growth companies. Charles has successfully lead mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and private and public capital raises. He has served in a number of finance and corporate leadership roles developing and executing growth strategies, with private and public companies and family offices across Canada. Mr. Ackerman holds a Bachelor of Commerce from St. Mary’s University and is a member of CPA Canada and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia.

Heather Pomeroy, CPA, CA

Controller

Ms. Pomeroy has over ten years of experience working in financial roles at publicly-traded companies. Prior to her work with Numus Financial, Heather was the controller for Brigus Gold Corp. Ms. Pomeroy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St Francis Xavier University and is a member of CPA Canada and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia.

 

Paul Thomson

Investor Relations

Serving as the Manager of Investor Relations since our company’s inception, Mr. Thomson regularly provides investor relations services to companies listed on the TSX and TSXV Exchange. Prior to joining Numus Financial, he worked as an independent investment and insurance advisor. Mr. Thomson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Kings College, where he serves on the Board of Governors. He is also on the Alumni Association Executive board and serves on the Finance committee.