Board of Directors
MICHAEL RAPPS- Chairman
Mr. Michael Rapps is Vice President Investments for Clarke Inc., a publicly traded investment holding company based in Halifax and Managing Director of Geosam Capital Inc., a private investment company focused on investing in small and mid-capitalization companies, with a focus on real estate and industrial investments. Prior to joining Geosam, Mr. Rapps practiced law at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. Mr. Rapps holds a BCL and an LLB from McGill University. Mr. Rapps serves on the Board of Holloway Lodging Corp., Supremex Inc., Bonnett’s Energy Corp. and Clarke Inc.
BLAIR COOK, C.A., M.B.A.
Mr. Blair Cook has worked across various industries and sectors during his career in a variety senior financial roles. In 2008, Blair was the CFO of a diversified Canadian public company, Clarke Inc. In 2007, he was CFO of Armco Capital, one of Atlantic Canadas largest real estate development companies, which was also named as one of Canadas 50 Best Privately Managed Companies. And in 2006, he was CFO of Fishery Products International USA, one of the largest seafood processors in the United States. Blair continues to serve in a director capacity for a number of non-profit and Canadian publically listed organizations. Prior to 2006, Blair worked in business development in the utility industry for seven years for two of North Americas leading utilities. Blair attained his CA in 1995 while working for Grant Thornton in financial services. He also has an MBA from the Sobey School of Business at St. Marys University. In addition to his industry and public practice experience, Blair has been dedicated to education, learning and development throughout his career. Blair has been a regular lecturer, facilitator, course coordinator, and author for the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy and a number of other provincial chartered accountant institutes across Canada since 1996. Blair is also a faculty member of St. Marys University specializing in various intermediate and advanced accounting courses. In 2009, Blair joined Smartfirm, a leading e-learning organization and developer of on-line, interactive and innovative professional courses.
Mr. Armoyan is President of Geosam Capital Inc. and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Clarke Inc. (TSX:CKI). Mr. Armoyan is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions and capitalizing on turn-around opportunities. He has led a number of companies to solid business results over the last 30 years. Mr. Armoyan also serves on the Board of Holloway Lodging REIT (TSX: HLR.UN), Supremex Inc. (TSX: SXP), and General Donlee Canada Inc. (TSX: GDI).