Penny Green, LLB

Director, President & CEO 

Penny is Co-Founder, President and CEO of The Yield Growth Corp. Penny has been recognized on PROFIT Magazine’s W100 list of top Canadian female entrepreneurs. Under her leadership as CEO, her law firm Bacchus Law was in the PROFIT 500 Fastest Growing companies in 2015 and 2016. Penny has deep experience in capital markets and has been involved in over 100 going public transactions. Penny was also a Co-Founder of Merus Labs Inc. (TSX:MSL, NASDAQ:MSLI-Q) which was acquired by Norgine B.V. in July 2017.

Penny regularly participates as a speaker for keynotes and panels on Fintech, Capital-raising and Blockchain including CryptoHQ alongside the World Economic Forum in Davos. Penny has been featured in The National Post, The Globe and Mail, BNN, Chatelaine, Business in Vancouver and more. Penny Green is also a published author for Forbes and a member of the invite-only, Forbes Technology Council.

Spiros Margaris

Director

Spiros Margaris, holder of a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Toronto and is a venture capitalist and thought leader in the FinTech and InsurTech industries. He is a frequent speaker at international FinTech and InsurTech conferences and publishes articles on innovation and thought leadership.

Krystal Pineo

Director

Krystal has 8 years of venture capital experience, as an early stage investor and fund raiser. Krystal is the founder, chief financial officer and director of KP Capital Inc, a family office that invests in early stage start-ups, as well as providing corporate advisory services.  Krystal has also championed women empowerment causes and has done charitable work and fund raising for the Portland Hotel Society, a lower east side women’s shelter providing recovery services for marginalized homeless women.

Rick Huang

CFO

Rick Huang served as CFO of Hanwei Energy Services corporation (TSX: HE). Rick has also served as CFO of other publicly traded companies where he has managed all aspects of finance, banking, compliance, accounting, reporting, internal control, admin, supporting the board of directors in financial oversight. He also has supervised all aspects of accounting for various subsidiary companies in Canada, China, Russia and Kazakhstan and consolidations under IFRS. He has worked on investor relations activities, roadshows AGM preparations, and licensing agreements and has led various public equity financing projects raising funds of up to $90 million and leading acquisitions of up to $80 million. Rick has done negotiations for international joint ventures, including drafting shareholders’ agreements, establishing international legal entities, and assets transfers. Rick also serves as Chair of the Audit Committee for Datable Technology Corp. (TSXV: TTM) and previously Chair of the Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee of Poydras Gaming Finance Corp. (TSXV: PYD)

Amy Frankel

VP Licensing

Amy Frankel has over 15 years of experience working with consumer product companies. In her various roles as in-house counsel, Amy has gained vast experience building, protecting and expanding international brands. Previously, Amy was Co-General Counsel of Aritzia LP (TSX: ATZ) and Associate General Counsel of Skechers USA Inc. (NYSE: SKX). Her expertise includes negotiating inbound and outbound licensing deals, developing intellectual property strategies and managing international intellectual property portfolios. Amy’s experience also includes corporate governance for private and public US and Canadian companies, as well as a wide breadth of commercial matters, including distribution agreements and technology contracts. Amy started her career as a business litigator in Los Angeles, appearing before numerous state and federal courts before moving in-house with Skechers. Amy practiced law in California for 10 years prior to moving to Vancouver, BC. In 2008, she was admitted to the Law Society of British Columbia. Amy obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings. She is licensed in California and British Columbia.