Team

Barry Gordon
Chairman (Toronto)

Barry Gordon’s career began in 1966, when he joined Playfair & Company as a research assistant. By age 26, Barry was retail sales manager and a shareholder. During the 1970s, Barry worked as an institutional salesman. In 1979, he joined BBN in Toronto, and became President of the company eight years later. By 1994, Barry had founded a new brokerage firm called Eagle and Partners Inc., an equal partnership with Dundee Bancorp Inc. In 1998, Barry expanded the firm by purchasing Deacon and Company. Dundee eventually purchased Barry’s interest in Eagle and Partners and changed the name of the firm to Dundee Securities Inc., where Barry assumed the role of Vice-Chairman and Director of Dundee Securities. In the spring of 2006, Barry founded Primary Capital Inc. as a limited market dealer. He continues to leverage his decades of experience in the Canadian capital markets and relationships with investors to create value for his clients.


Email: bgordon@primarycapital.ca
Phone: 416-619-3169
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Robert Pollock
CEO (Toronto)

Rob Pollock served as Senior Vice President of Quest Capital Corp. (TSX: QC, AMEX: QCC and AIM: QCC) from September 2003 to October 2006. Rob was formerly Vice President - Investment Banking at Dundee Securities Corporation and has 19 years of experience in the Canadian capital markets with specific experience in merchant banking, institutional sales and investment banking. Rob holds an MBA from St. Mary’s University and BA from Queen’s University. He is currently a Corporate Director for INV Metals Inc and Merus Labs International Inc.


Email: rpollock@primarycapital.ca
Phone: 416-619-3166
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Rick Cohen
Managing Director (Vancouver)

Rick Cohen joined Primary Capital as a Managing Director in 2011. Prior to that he was with Dundee Securities from 1998-2010 as a Managing Director in Investment Banking. Rick was also a mining analyst with Goepel McDermid (1991-1998), BBN James Capel (1986-1991) and Prudential Bache Securities (1983-1986). From 1979 to 1981, Rick worked as a mill metallurgist for Utah Mines Ltd. at their Island Copper Mine. He has traveled to more than 50 countries looking at mining projects over his career. Rick received his B.A.Sc. in Mineral Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1979 and his MBA from the University of Western Ontario in 1983. Mr. Cohen is designated as a Professional Engineer in the Provinces of British Columbia and Ontario. He is currently a director of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. and Kaizen Discovery Inc. and he is a former director of Peregrine Metals Ltd. which was acquired by Stillwater Mining Company in 2011.


Email: rcohen@primarycapital.ca
Phone: 604-566-8722

 

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Rob Klassen
Managing Director (Vancouver)

Rob Klassen served as the Managing Director of Investment Banking at Dundee Securities from 2001 to 2010. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Mining Research with Goepel Shields from 1996 to 2001. Rob has 20 years of experience in the Canadian capital markets with specific expertise in mining research and investment banking. He earned a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Saskatchewan and MBA from the University of Western Ontario. He’s also a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, the CIM and the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia.


Email: rklassen@primarycapital.ca
Phone: 604-566-8721

 

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Olav Langelaar
Managing Director (Vancouver)

Olav Langelaar served as a Director, for Dundee Securities Investment Banking 2007 to 2011. Prior to that, he had industry experience, including roles with Ospraie Gold and Amerigo Resources (VP Corporate Development), Placer Dome (Manager of Corporate Finance and Insurance), Cameco, Cominco, and Agrium (Engineer, Maintenance and Construction). Olav has 19 years in the Canadian capital markets with specific expertise in mining operations and investment banking. He earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia and the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia.


Email: olangelaar@primarycapital.ca
Phone: 604-566-8723

 

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Michael Bester
Sales (Toronto)

Michael Bester has 24 years in the Canadian capital markets starting with Richardson Greenshields Ltd in 1987. He Co-founded Market Street Investment House in 1991, an independent brokerage firm acquired by First Marathon Securities in 1996. Michael served as a vice-president of retail sales until the acquisition by National Bank Financial. In 2005, he joined Haywood Securities serving both retail and institutional clients before joining Primary capital in 2007. He earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph 1987.


Email: mbester@primarycapital.ca
Phone: 604-619-3160
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