Michael G. (“Mick”) Thomson, LL.B., 58 years of age, is a resident of Calgary, Alberta. After graduating from law school, at the University of Ottawa (1983), Mr. Thomson was engaged in the private practice of law, for eight years, with three Vancouver law firms. His preferred area of practice was corporate law and securities transactions.
After working for 18 months as the Legal Counsel, Corporate Finance & Listings, at the Vancouver Stock Exchange (a predecessor the TSX Venture Exchange), Mr. Thomson joined C.M. Oliver & Company Limited, a founder member firm of the VSE. He then joined Research Capital Corporation. At both Securities Dealers, he was a member of the “New Names” and Risk Assessment Committees. Mick focused on raising capital for emerging growth issuers in various industry sectors.
Since 1998, Mick has been the President of Independent Capital Partners Inc., a corporate finance consulting firm focused on assisting client companies in “going public” transactions. Over the last ten years, Mick has been the founder/principal of ten publicly traded companies operating in industry sectors ranging from natural resources to advanced materials. He is a member of the Listings Advisory Committee (Calgary) for the TSX Venture Exchange.