Brady Fletcher Named To Lead TSX Venture Exchange

TORONTO, October 25, 2016

TSX Venture Exchange, Canada’s premier public venture market, today announced the appointment of Brady Fletcher as Managing Director, effective October 31, 2016.

Based in Vancouver, Mr. Fletcher has spent his career in Canada’s venture market, with specialized experience working with small companies to develop financing, M&A and business development strategies. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of Vancouver-based Sea to Sky Equities Inc., an independent advisory practice working with early stage companies. Mr. Fletcher was also Founder & CEO of Blackbook Technologies Inc., a start-up technology firm. Previously, he served as Director of Strategic Relationships at Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital and held senior investment banking positions at Canaccord Genuity Corp.

“We are proud to welcome Brady Fletcher, a dynamic presence in Canada’s venture community, as the new leader of TSX Venture Exchange,” said Nick Thadaney, President and CEO, Global Equity Capital Markets, TMX Group. “Brady brings a unique and broad perspective to the role, with career experience as an investment banker, a strategic advisor as well as an entrepreneur. His reputation among our key client and stakeholder groups and demonstrated commitment to the success of ambitious, early-stage Canadian companies will prove valuable assets in leading TSXV into the crucial next phase of its evolution.”

Mr. Fletcher, who holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Queen’s University, will be responsible for developing and implementing a multi-faceted strategy to drive sustainable long-term growth and optimize the TSXV client experience for all issuers and investors, in line with TSXV’s important public interest mandate. His priority focus areas will include advancing the stakeholder-driven TSXV revitalization initiative, expanding the scope of Canada’s early stage capital formation ecosystem to better support innovative entrepreneurs from all sectors and deploying new technologies and digital strategies to more efficiently serve the marketplace. Mr. Fletcher will report to Ungad Chadda, President, Capital Formation, Equity Capital Markets, TMX Group.