Executive Co-Chairman of the Board and Founder
Anthony Durkacz is currently a Director and Executive Vice President at First Republic Capital Corporation, which he joined in January 2014. First Republic has acted as the exclusive agent of the company and has raised approximately $53 million of equity capital to date.
Previously, Mr. Durkacz was President of Capital Ideas Investor Relations and before that Director and CFO of Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSXV: SPN). He was instrumental in the financing and public listing of the mobile marketing company with operations in Canada, USA, Mexico and India.
Mr. Durkacz is also the owner and President of Fortius Research & Trading Corp., which provides financial and investor relations consulting services to micro and small cap companies in various sectors and develops investment strategies for high net worth individuals. He also served as COO and CFO of MKU Canada Inc. engaging in mergers and acquisitions globally, and from 2002 to 2006 he served as the CFO of Astris Energi Inc., a dually listed public company in the USA and Canada which was acquired by an international conglomerate.
He began his career at TD Securities on the capital markets trading floor. Mr. Durkacz holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Brock University with a major in Accounting and Finance.