Richard Grayston, PhD, MBA, BComm
Interim CEO and Director
Mr. Grayston has spent thirty years in public company management and as a finance and economics consultant. He sits on the board of several different public companies. Mr. Grayston received a Ph.D. in finance and economics from the University of Chicago in 1971, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1969 and a B. Comm. from the University of British Columbia in 1966 and became a Certified General Accountant in 1977.
Carlo Valente, BBA, CA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Valente is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant with over 19 years of international business development, corporate advisory, M&A, corporate finance and accounting experience. Since 2012, Mr. Valente has been leading the multi-disciplined business development team at King & Bay West Management Corp., a merchant bank and technical services group. During this time, Mr. Valente has also served as CFO of five different publicly listed and private companies which collectively raised more than CDN$200 million.
Prior to joining King & Bay West, Mr. Valente worked a total of 15 years for the Vancouver and Milan offices of PwC, most recently as managing director in the transaction advisory group. At PwC, Mr. Valente oversaw teams involved in extensive business, financial, operational, tax and IT due diligence on cross-border transactions for corporations, pension funds and private equity firms.
Carlo graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1997 with a BBA and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2000. He is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Ms. Paine has over 30 years’ experience as a senior paralegal, specializing in corporate, securities and regulatory matters both in Canada and the United States. For the past 10 years, Ms. Paine has acted as Corporate Secretary or Assistant Corporate Secretary for a number of public companies trading on various stock exchanges. In addition to being the Corporate Secretary of Logan Resources, she is currently the Corporate Secretary of Excelsior Mining Corp. (TSX and OTCQX), and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX) and Canada Jetlines Ltd. (TSX-V and OTCQB). Ms. Paine is also the Corporate Secretary of Xineoh Technologies Inc. and Voleo, Inc.