Fountain is a Canadian based merchant bank that advises and invests in companies with potential for significant growth. We focus on both small to mid-sized private and public companies that require financing of five hundred thousand and greater. Along with providing capital, Fountain provides advisory services that range from go-public to mergers and acquisitions. Fountain brings a wealth of experience from a broad range of disciplines and industries. We have a strong network to leverage in order to strategically assist our client companies in executing on their plans.
Fountain Asset Corp has the experience and the expertise to assist our clients grow their business. We bring significant value to our clients with extensive knowledge in a diverse group of sectors. Fountain is allowing our investors to gain access to early round financings that they otherwise could not. This can be seen below with a select number our transactions we have participated in:
Mr. Parks is currently the CEO and director of the company. He has over 10 years of experience in capital markets. Prior to joining Fountain Asset Corp. in 2017, he was most recently a partner and registered portfolio manager at a successful Toronto based asset manager. Furthermore, he has several years of experience as a research analyst and trader at long short asset managers.
Mr. Parks is a CFA and holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Mr. Davis is a Charted Professional Accountant of Canada (Alberta). He graduated with honours from University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked as an auditor of both public and private companies. Mr. Davis has experience being a Controller of several companies in a variety of industries. He currently serves as a director at Lancaster Capital Advisory Corp, where he provides accounting and advisory services to a number of publicly-listed issuers.
Mr. Kelly has experience within the North American steel industry. He was the former President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Slater Steel Inc. from May 1998 to May 2004, which was a multidivisional specialty steel company formerly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Kelly was President, Chief Operating Officer and a director, from June 2004 to September 2007, of Harris Steel Group Inc., a multidivisional fabricator, manufacturer and steel trading group formerly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has experience in dealing with public markets as well as an extensive background in M&A and financial structuring. Mr. Kelly obtained a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.
Mr. Prychidny is a Chartered Accountant with more than 35 years of experience in the mining and real -estate industries. Mr. Prychidny brings strong portfolio management and financing expertise through his roles in a number of publicly-listed investment and mining companies. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Nighthawk Gold Corp., a TSX-listed Canadian-based exploration company focused on acquiring and developing gold mineral properties in the Northwest Territories, Canada; the Chief Financial Officer and a director of Orion Capital Incorporated, a Toronto-based asset management company with a focus on investing in the junior mining and real estate sectors; a director and Audit Committee member of Northfield Capital Corporation (TSXV), a public corporation with investments in excess of $100 million predominantly in the mineral resource sector; and a director and the chairman of the Audit Committee of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSXV), a company focused on developing its extensive mineral rights package located in the historical Cariboo Mining District of central British Columbia. Mr. Prychidny holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
Roger Daher has been a licensed pharmacist for over 28 years and he is currently a practicing owner/partner in seven Ontario Pharmasave pharmacies. Since 2010, Mr. Daher has been a member of the Pharmasave Ontario Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee; he is currently the treasurer/secretary and Audit Committee Chairman for Pharmasave. Mr. Daher also serves as a director for a number of other public companies, including GreenSpace Brands Inc. (TSXV), Aumento Capital VI Corp. (TSXV), and SkyScape Capital Inc. (TSXV), where he is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Daher obtained his Bachelor Science, Pharmacy, from the University of Toronto in 1989.
Mr. Galloro is an accomplished financial executive with over 20 years of experience. Mr. Galloro gained public markets experience engaged as a Vice President of Finance for a TSXV listed company operating in the payment processing industry. He then pursued a consulting career focused primarily on the small and mid-cap space working closely with emerging private and publicly listed companies operating globally assisting with financings, M&A, corporate structuring and go public transactions, both in Canada and the US. Michael earned his Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) designation while working in the financial institutions practice for KPMG LLP and has his Honours Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) Degree from Brock University.