John has worked as a stockbroker in Canada and a foreign exchange dealer for an Asian bank. He has served as Vice President of various insurance companies and was Regional Head for Allianz Asia-Pacific where he was responsible for agency development in eight countries. John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University, a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designation from the American College. Throughout his career, John has been creating value and growth for organizations in his role as Board Member, Advisor, CEO, senior management, and strategic investor. He has been assisting in raising capital for companies since he first started in the capital markets as a stockbroker in 1981. In addition, he is a Special Advisor to the Canadian Securities Exchange where he advises on M&A and public listing transactions.