Adam Giddens is a skilled capital markets professional with several years of experience in the industry. He has worked in a range of different positions from investor relations to business development and has helped raise money for both private and public companies across a wide range of industries. Mr Giddens holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a degree in Finance from the John Molson School of Business.
MS. LATIKA PRASAD HAS BEEN AN OFFICER AND/OR A DIRECTOR OF PRIVATE AND PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES FOR 30+ YEARS. SHE IS CURRENTLY A DIRECTOR OF TURMALINA METALS CORP. (TSX.V: TBX) AND WAS A DIRECTOR AND CORPORATE SECRETARY FROM APRIL 2017 TO JULY 2019. SHE IS ALSO THE CORPORATE SECRETARY OF REALGOLD RESOURCES CORP. SINCE DECEMBER 2016 AND PREVIOUSLY, DIRECTOR AT SOUTHERN EMPIRE RESOURCES CORP. FROM MARCH 2020 TO JUNE 2021 (TSX.V: SMP) AND DIRECTOR AND ASSISTANT CORPORATE SECRETARY AT WABI EXPLORATION INC. (CNSX: WAB) FROM SEPTEMBER 2015 TO JULY 2017. SHE SERVED AS THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF AZINCOURT RESOURCES INC. (TSX.V: AAZ) FROM OCTOBER 2011 UNTIL JUNE 2013 AND AS A DIRECTOR FROM MAY 2011 TO APRIL 2013.
BILL BEGAN HIS CAREER IN THE CAPITAL MARKETS AT FIRST MARATHON SECURITIES IN EQUITY RESEARCH ANALYSING GOLD COMPANIES. AFTER TRANSITIONING TO THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY SALES AT NATIONAL BANK FINANCIAL AND THEN CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON, BILL JOINED HAYWOOD SECURITIES INC. IN 2003. HE EVENTUALLY BECAME MANAGING DIRECTOR AND HEAD OF EQUITY SALES AT HAYWOOD. IN LATE 2020, WITH TWENTY FIVE YEARS IDENTIFYING, ANALYSING, CAPITAL RAISING AND STRATEGICALLY ADVISING BOTH INVESTMENT FUNDS AND CORPORATE ENTITIES ACROSS MANY SECTORS, BILL FORMED LACG CAPITAL INC. LACG’S MANDATE IS TO PROVIDE BESPOKE CAPITAL MARKETS ADVISORY SERVICES TO BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANIES IN THE EARLY STAGES OF GROWTH. BILL HOLDS A MASTER OF SCIENCE (ECONS) DEGREE FROM THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC WITH DISTINCTION, AND THE CFA DESIGNATION.
MS. SHORTER HAS OVER A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE IN PROVIDING REPORTING, ASSURANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES TO PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES, INCLUDING TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES. SHE LEFT PUBLIC PRACTICE IN 2011, WHERE SHE ACTED IN THE CAPACITY OF AUDIT MANAGER WITH A MAJOR CANADIAN ACCOUNTING FIRM, AND HAS SINCE TAKEN ON A VARIETY OF LEADERSHIP ROLES. HER DEPTH OF GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTING KNOWLEDGE INSURES EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION AND OVERSIGHT FOR FINANCIAL REPORTING, ADMINISTRATION AND INTERNAL CONTROLS DEVELOPMENT AND BUDGETING FOR NEXOPTIC. MS. SHORTER COMPLETED A BACHELOR OF COMMERCE WITH HONOURS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. SHE IS A CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT (CPA,CA) AND CERTIFIED INTERNAL AUDITOR.
Mr. Dhaliwal works as a financial consultant with a number of TSX-V and CSE listed companies in the resources and technology sector, including in the roles of CFO and controller. These companies are Canada-based with various international operations. His professional experience includes assistance on initial public offerings, continuous disclosure and financial reporting, implementation of accounting software, various equity financings and implementation of internal control policies. Mr. Dhaliwal graduated from Langara College, Vancouver, and holds a bachelor of accountancy.
ADAM ROSS, PRINCIPLE AT HIGHLAND CONTACT, HAS BUILT AN EXTENSIVE NETWORK OF CONTACTS IN HIS FIFTEEN YEARS IN THE FINANCE INDUSTRY. HE HAS STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH NUMEROUS INSTITUTIONS, BROKERS AND HIGH NET WORTH INVESTORS GLOBALLY, SPECIALIZING IN BOTH THE NORTH AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN MARKETS. BEGINNING HIS CAREER IN VANCOUVER, CANADA, ADAM HAS ALSO WORKED IN EUROPE AND THE UK. ADAM WORKED IN SWITZERLAND ON NUMEROUS FINANCINGS FOR A SWISS FAMILY OFFICE. HE ALSO FOUNDED HIGHLAND CONSULT. IN LONDON, UK WHERE HE PROVIDED CAPITAL MARKETS ADVISORY SERVICES.
BEN IS THE CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF AMUKA ESPORTS. HIS EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE TRANSCENDS MANY DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES. HE FOUNDED HIS OWN FILM PRODUCTION AND MEDIA COMPANY THAT SERVED AS ONE OF THE VERY EARLY DIGITAL AGENCIES WITH A FOCUS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND VIDEO CONTENT. HE LATER TRANSITIONED INTO THE INVESTMENT BANKING WORLD BY CO-FOUNDING AMUKA CAPITAL, AN EXEMPT MARKET DEALER THAT FOCUSED ON RAISING CAPITAL FOR REAL ESTATE, TECH AND EVENTUALLY ESPORTS COMPANIES. BEN HAS BEEN ACTIVE VERY ACTIVE IN THE ESPORTS INDUSTRY FOR THE PAST 6 YEARS AS AN INVESTOR, ADVISOR AND CONTENT CREATOR.
X1 Entertainment Group is a diversified portfolio company with assets across the gaming, esports, media, and entertainment industries.