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We are on a mission to become Canada’s premier cryptocurrency exchange. With a focus on customer service, security, and transparency, we make cryptocurrency trading accessible for all Canadians.

Who we are

Bitvo’s Cryptocurrency Exchange & Trading Experts

Pamela L. Draper

PRESIDENT & CEO

Prior to joining Bitvo, Pamela Draper spent almost 14 years in investment and corporate banking at top-tier Canadian banks. In various roles, she focused on raising capital for North American growth-oriented companies across industry sectors. She holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.

Shane D. Thomson

HEAD OF CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADING

Shane Thomson brings 12 years of trading and banking experience, including experience trading various financial assets on behalf of banks and private and public companies as well as acting as an Associate, Equity Research at a top tier Canadian bank. Shane obtained his Bachelor of Commerce, Finance from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder.

Darryl J. Matthews

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Darryl Matthews has more than 20 years’ experience in the electronic payments industry, designing and building large-scale transaction processing systems. In that time, he has led global teams to deliver seamless payment processing to a wide variety of customers and businesses, with an eye to consistently delivering flexible, dependable solutions.

Nathan M. Montgomery

GENERAL COUNSEL

Nathan Montgomery has worked as both a lawyer and a risk management consultant over the last several years, representing public and private companies in connection with more than 50 financing and corporate transactions. His expertise includes equity and debt financings, mergers, as well as share purchase, asset purchase and restructuring transactions. He has been a guest speaker and panelist at the University of Calgary Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Kasia Czekanska

CHIEF ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING OFFICER

After earning her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary in 2008, Kasia Czekanska went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria. With a background in marketing and human resources, Ms. Czekanska has worked as a research assistant at a dynamic consulting firm, and as a human resources consultant for one of the Big Four accounting firms. 

Jan-Steyn Pieterse

Finance Manager

Jan-Steyn Pieterse is an experienced South African CA who completed his articles at a Big Four accounting firm in Johannesburg in 2014 and, upon relocation to Canada in 2018, also obtained his CPA designation. He brings 5 years’ experience in public sector auditing, including clients in the financial services and blockchain environments. This is complemented by operational accounting experience as a Financial Controller at a multi-national public corporation.   

Beryl-Ann S. Shillingford

PRODUCT MANAGER

Beryl-Ann Shillingford has 15 years’ experience in Program Management in the payments field. Prior to her current role at Bitvo, she was the Operational Accounting Manager in the Prepaid Division for DirectCash Payments Inc., a publicly traded financial services company. She has been responsible for project management and client implementation of innovative solutions for business, focusing on efficiency and service.

Advisory Board

Pamela L. Draper

Prior to joining Bitvo, Pamela Draper spent almost 14 years in investment and corporate banking at top-tier Canadian banks. In various roles, she focused on raising capital for North American growth-oriented companies across industry sectors. She holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.

Jeffrey J. Smith

Jeffrey Smith has more than 30 years’ experience operating, financing, growing and managing large-scale international financial services businesses. He is a co-founder of DC Bank, as well as the President and CEO. From 1997 to 2017 Mr. Smith was the President and CEO and largest shareholder of DirectCash Payments Inc., a publicly traded international financial services company.

Amanda J. Showalter

Prior to her current role as Chief Operating Officer at DC Bank, she served as Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Acquisitions for DirectCash Payments Inc., a publicly traded financial services business. Ms. Showalter has 15 years’ experience in international operations, business valuation, corporate finance, financial management and investor relations. Amanda Showalter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Masters of Business Administration in Finance.

Gary H. Dundas

Gary Dundas was most recently Director and CFO of Canadian International Oil Corporation and prior to that was CFO with Avenex Energy Corp. and Maxx Petroleum. Mr. Dundas has served as a Director on a number of public and private company boards over the past 16 years. He has obtained Bachelor of Commerce and MBA degrees from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CMA.

R. Bradley Hurtubise

Brad Hurtubise was an investment banker and energy executive and has over two decades of experience in Director roles at publicly traded energy, technology and financial services companies, and was Director at DirectCash Payments Inc. from 2007 to 2017. Mr. Hurtubise holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder.

Nathan M. Montgomery

Nathan Montgomery has worked as both a lawyer and a risk management consultant over the last several years, representing public and private companies in connection with more than 50 financing and corporate transactions. His expertise includes equity and debt financings, mergers, as well as share purchase, asset purchase and restructuring transactions. He has been a guest speaker and panelist at the University of Calgary Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Susan M. Anderson

Susan Anderson is the President and CEO of Cannonball Capital Inc., which invests in venture companies, private and public equities, and commercial real estate. She is a G7 Fellow at Creative Destruction Lab (Rockies). She is a co-founder of DC Bank. Ms. Anderson earned a degree in Commerce from the University of Calgary, and a Law degree from the University of Alberta.

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