Meet the Team

We have decades of experience among our management and board. Fountain brings knowledge from a broad range of disciplines and industries. The team at Fountain have developed extensive capital markets relationships allowing Fountain to access to deal flow that others could not.

Management

Andrew Parks
CEO / Director
Mike Leskovec
CFO

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. Leskovec is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over sixteen years of financial experience with publicly listed companies and capital markets. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Nighthawk Gold Corp. (TSX:NHK) and as a Vice-President of Northfield Capital Corporation (TSXV:NFD/A), where he has gained experience working with publicly listed companies, assisting with investment analysis, financings, corporate structuring and go public transactions in Canada.

Mr. Leskovec earned his Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) designation while working in the audit and assurance practice for Smith Nixon LLP and has his Honours Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) Degree from Brock University.

Board of Directors

Paul Kelly
Chairman
Cesare Fazari
Director
Morris Prychidny
Director
Roger Daher
Director
Michael Galloro
Director

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.

Based in Toronto, Mr. Fazari is a co-founder of Northwood Developments Inc., a diversified commercial construction company that has been operating in the greater Toronto area since 1991. He has a vast portfolio of over one million square feet of real estate holdings which include hundreds of residential units and hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial office space, commercial retail, industrial space and land. Mr. Fazari has been the seed Venture Capital investor in many successful public companies such as The Hydropothecary Corporation (TSXV), iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (CSE) and Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (CSE), among others.

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.