- James Paterson, Chair & Chief Executive Officer
- Rick Torriero, Chief Financial Officer
- Terry Edwards, Chief Operating Officer
- David Redekop, Chief Corporate Development Officer
- Cooper Harrison, Corporate Controller
Board of Directors
Our Directors include seasoned professionals with a unique combination of experience, education and skills who are well positioned to support the needs of a growing business.
Our Directors also participate as investors which gives each of us a financial stake in the success of Decisive Dividend Corporation.
Bruce is the founder and portfolio manager of StoneCastle Investment Management Inc. Prior to StoneCastle Bruce worked with some of the largest investment dealers in Canada and the USA and brings over 20 years of experience to investment management.
Bruce is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in finance. Bruce has earned multiple designations in the investment management industry. These include the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation. He has served as President of the Okanagan CFA Society, is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI), and a Member of the Canadian CAIA Society.
Bruce manages the Redwood Equity Growth and Income Growth portfolios for Redwood Asset Management. In addition to the two mutual funds, he manages the StoneCastle Fund, a private fund for high net worth individuals, corporations and institutions. Bruce is a frequent guest on Business News Network (BNN) and is often quoted by reporters in the Globe & Mail, National Post and Bloomberg.
Michael is a Corporate Director and business executive who currently serves as President & Co-Founder of SightQuest Technology Inc., an entrepreneurial company that has developed and is starting to commercialize SightSeer™, high-tech electronic glasses that give sight to those with reduced vision.
Formerly President & CEO of FEI Canada, a national professional association of financial executives from 2007-2017, Michael gained broad management and financial expertise through his senior executive roles with RBC Financial Group, BCE Inc., Sprint Canada and Psion Teklogix.
Terry has been the Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Decisive Dividend Corporation since its inception in 2012. He has extensive experience in senior leadership roles in financial services and legal services.
Until October 2017, Terry was the Chief Operating Officer for Pushor Mitchell Lawyers where he was responsible for leading the strategic and business operations of the largest law firm outside the lower mainland in B.C. Prior to joining Pushor Mitchell in 2005, he was with CIBC for over twenty years. At CIBC he held several leadership positions and executive roles across the country including Vice President, Southern Ontario where he was responsible for the retail and business banking operations of 150 branches. Prior to that he was Vice President, Surrey & Fraser Valley, British Columbia and before that he held numerous leadership roles of increasing responsibility in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
He has completed the Harvard Business School General Manager Program, the Canadian Securities Course, is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and holds a Business Administration Degree from the University of Regina.
Peter has a broad range of executive management experience having held executive and senior management positions with various companies in the manufacturing sector. He is President of his own management consulting company, PDJ & Associates, and is President of and Facilitator for the Okanagan Peer Mentoring Groups for company executives.
Previous roles include Vice President at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters B.C. Division, President at Whitewater Composites Ltd / FormaShape, and President & CEO at Avcorp Industries Inc. He also worked in Africa with Coopers & Lybrand and in the Bahamas with First City Bank of New York before relocating to Vancouver in 1974.
At the B.C. division of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, he was very involved as a Director, Chair and Vice President.
At Whitewater Composites / FormaShape, under Peter’s leadership the Company became the industry leader in North America in resin transfer moulding, volume production and were awarded “Innovative Organization of the Year” by the Okanagan Science & Technology Council, and “Big Business of the Year Business Excellence Award” by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, and “Canadian Innovation Award for Productivity Enhancement” by the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association. The Company was a leader in Lean Manufacturing under Peter’s leadership.
At Avcorp Industries, Peter ran the largest aerospace company in B.C. and was responsible for establishing the first facility purpose-built for flexible integrated cellular manufacturing in B.C. and the first Canadian company in its industry to use high-speed, flexible manufacturing cells to produce components.
Peter has also been Director of the Canuck Place Hospice Board; Member of the Manufacturing Advisory Committee of the B.C. Competition Council; Chair of the Steering Committee of the Okanagan Composite Manufacturers Group; Director of the American Composites Manufacturers Association; Director of the Vancouver Board of Trade; Director of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada; as well as a Director of other associations and companies.
Peter has also been recognized with a number of awards including the Gold Entrepreneurial Award from the National Canadian Productivity Awards Organization and Executive of the Year by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Award of Merit by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada.
Peter has a Chartered Accountancy Degree (FCA) from the United Kingdom.
Robert was first elected Chief of Westbank First Nation Council from 1986 to 1996, was returned to office in 2002 to 2016. He proudly served his community for 24 years.
After passing the bar in 1984, he entered the private practice of law until becoming involved in aboriginal governance. He was subsequently appointed as the Chairman of the First Nations Lands Advisory Board and was elected as a Task Group member of the First Nations Summit. His experience led to an invitation to become involved in B.C. treaty negotiations representing the Chiefs of British Columbia. He is also an Okanagan business owner with several successful enterprises over the past 25 years. His latest venture is Indigenous World.
He is currently Chair of the Board for Peace Hills Trust, Chair of the First Nations Lands Advisory Board and Advisory Board member of Pacific Futures Energy Corp. He has previously been appointed to a number of boards and committees including: Board of Governor member for UBC & UBCO (2006-2007); Board member of BC Small Business Roundtable; Director, National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (1996-1999); President and Director, First Nations Finance Authority (1995-1997); Director, All Nations Trust Company (1988-1991); Member, Premier’s Advisory Committee (1988-1990); Director, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce (1986-1987) and Founding Director, Kelowna Friendship Society (1971).
Robert obtained his Business Administration diploma from the Okanagan University College and his Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Victoria. He has also been recognized with a number of awards including: Recipient of B.C. Aboriginal Business Awards Individual Achievement Award (2016); AFOA – Xerox Leadership Award, National Category (2013); Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012); the Order of Canada (2006); the Okanagan College Distinguished Alumni Award; Recipient of the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation; President’s Award, Westbank Chamber of Commerce; and the B.C. Academic Scholarship Award.
Warren has over 20 years of marketing experience and a strong track record of business building in the food production and consumer goods industries. Prior to joining Temple Lifestyle, his previous roles included Senior Key Account Manager at Pepsico Beverages Canada, Regional Director West at Heineken Canada Inc., Western Regional Sales Manager at Sun Rype Products, Business Development Manager at ConAgra Foods, and Key Account Manager at Reckitt Benckiser.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He was an active member in the Food Executives Club of Vancouver for fourteen years and the Calgary Food and Drug Executives for three years.
James is a Partner with Pushor Mitchell LLP where his law practice includes a wide range of business law matters, real estate law and estate planning.
He acts as counsel for over 300 Corporations and Societies and has been involved in a broad range of business law transactions including formations, mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, corporate finance transactions, franchising, technology/licensing agreements and securities compliance. His extensive real estate practice includes clients which are developers, purchasers, vendors and investors, for the full spectrum of real estate transactions consisting primarily of commercial property and development projects on freehold or leasehold land, in addition to typical leasing and residential transactions.
James is a past President of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, a Past President of the Kelowna Art Gallery, a Past President of the Kelowna Bar Association and a Past Director of the Central Okanagan Community Futures Development Corporation.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta and a Juris Doctor (law degree) from the University of Saskatchewan. He began practicing law in 1996, joined Pushor Mitchell LLP in 2000 and became a Partner in 2003.
Tim has over twenty five years oilfield experience. He was a founder and director of Dalen Drilling Services Ltd, a Directional Drilling service company. Tim’s role in the company was Vice President of Business Development & General Manager, responsible for overall running of the company. Dalen was acquired in 2003 by Weatherford International where it continues to be a profitable entity.
In 2003 he founded United Oilfield International, a Canadian solids control equipment & service provider with operations in Canada, United States and Peru and remained as President and Director from its inception until 2014 when the company was acquired by a US based strategic buyer.
Tim’s current roles include:
He founded Canadian Nitrogen Services in 2005 and has been President and Director since its inception. It is a Canadian based N2 pumping service utilizing membrane technology with operations in Canada, United States and Saudi Arabia.
Tim is also the Founder and Director of a privately held engineering / construction company currently working on E&P projects in the Middle East and a Founder of Petro Toro Inc., a Peruvian focused Oil & Gas Exploration Company.
David has an extensive entrepreneurial background with over seventeen years of experience with start-up companies; corporate and public company leadership and management; transaction structuring; business, technology and product development; with specific experience in the mineral exploration, transportation, and technologies business.
David was previously Chief Financial Officer for Trigon Uranium Corp, a uranium exploration company and publicly listed on the TSX-V; Chief Financial Officer for Cirond Networks Inc., a wireless solutions and security business enterprises and publicly listed on the OTCBB exchange; Chief Financial Officer and Director for Hawkair Aviation Services Ltd, an airline operating business; and Chief Financial Officer at Boltons Capital Corporation, a public company on the TSX Venture; Controller for Workfire Technologies, an internet start-up venture that he co-founded and sold for approximately $200 million to Packeteer, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company.
David has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Accountant.
- Bruce Campbell
- Michael Conway
- Peter Jeffrey
- Robert Louie
- Tim Pirie, Lead Independent Director
Good corporate governance involves having appropriate processes and structures for decision making in place that will protect the interests of all stakeholders. The stakeholders’ trust is developed by having governance systems and programs in place that promote ethics and integrity and make communication as transparent as possible. At Decisive Dividend Corporation (the “Company”), we are committed to sound corporate governance.
The Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) believes that sound corporate governance practices are in the best interest of all shareholders and contribute to prudent and effective decision making by both the Board and management. The Board supports thorough and effective corporate governance standards and is committed to delivering value to all shareholders by assuming explicit responsibility for the stewardship of the Company.
The Board has adopted a written mandate setting out its responsibilities and duties which include: management of the Company’s business and affairs; appointment, remuneration, performance and succession planning for senior officers of the Company; developing and approving Company strategy and monitoring performance against that strategy; approving and monitoring compliance with all significant Company policies, applicable laws and regulations; timely reporting of performance of the Company and / or material developments to shareholders and regulators; and reviewing financial performance and reporting.
The Board has established the following standing committees:
- Audit Committee
- Governance & Compensation Committee
- Risk Committee
The Company has an Audit Committee that is responsible for: the oversight and supervision of accounting and financial reporting practices and procedures; the adequacy of internal accounting controls and procedures; and the integrity of financial statements. The Audit Committee is also responsible for overseeing the work of the Company’s external auditor. All members of the audit committee are required to be independent and financially literate as required by relevant stock exchange or securities commission governance policies. The Company has adopted an Audit Committee Charter that details the responsibilities, authority and procedures for the committee. The members of the audit committee are:
- Michael Conway, Chair
- Bruce Campbell
- Robert Louie
Governance and Compensation Committee
The Company has a Governance and Compensation Committee that is responsible for: development of and compliance with corporate governance policies and procedures; recommending candidates for election to the Board and its committees; assessing the development and performance of the board; establishing and administering compensation for members of the Board, executives, and senior officers; compensation, development and retention of employees; succession planning for senior officers; and general compensation and human resource policies and issues. The Company has adopted a Governance and Compensation Charter that details the responsibilities, authority and procedures for the committee. The members of the governance and compensation committee are:
- Tim Pirie, Chair
- Bruce Campbell
- Warren Matheos
The Company has a Risk Committee that is responsible for: identifying and assessing our principal risks and overseeing the programs, procedures and controls in place to manage them; reviewing the risk impact of the business plan and new initiatives; oversight of the risk management function and compliance with risk management policies. The Company has adopted a Risk Charter that details the responsibilities, authority and procedures for the committee. The members of the Risk Committee are:
- Peter Jeffrey, Chair
- Terry Edwards
- Tim Pirie
The Decisive Way
Our values… what we stand for and the way we want it to be.
We respect our customers, work to understand their needs and help them succeed. Our goal is to exceed their expectations in value, quality and delivery.
We seek to deliver excellence, continuous improvement and respond quickly to change. We focus on quality in everything we do.
We trust, respect and support each other. We do what we say we are going to do and apply the highest standards in our dealings with employees, customers, suppliers, partners and shareholders.
We strive to provide our people with the resources and support they need to be successful. We encourage teamwork and share in the rewards of our success. We work hard and have some fun while doing it. We are “in this together”.
We work to maintain high standards when it comes to the safety and health of our people. We owe it to ourselves, our families, and each other.
We conduct our business in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. We obey all laws, rules and regulations in the communities where we do business – that’s a given.
We are serious about our business and delivering shareholder value. We strive to provide sustainable and growing dividends to our shareholders. We keep the “best interests of Decisive Dividend” foremost in our actions and decisions.
The Company has adopted the following policies to ensure business is conducted in an honest and ethical manner, reflecting the highest standards of integrity and compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.