WHO WE ARE

Bitvo’s Cryptocurrency Exchange & Trading Experts

Pamela L. Draper PRESIDENT & CEO
Prior to joining Bitvo, Pamela Draper spent almost 14 years in investment and corporate banking at top-tier Canadian banks. In various roles, she focused on raising capital for North American growth-oriented companies across industry sectors. She holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
Summer Bradko GENERAL COUNSEL
Summer Bradko is General Counsel for Bitvo Inc. and is responsible for managing legal and regulatory compliance risk for Bitvo and its affiliates. She has almost 20 years of broad based legal experience and has spent the majority of her career working in financial services. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta. Active in her community, Summer currently serves as a director of the Edmonton Humane Society.
Brenda L. Krause CFO & CCO
Brenda Krause is a CPA,CMA with over 20 years of experience providing strategic, financial, and operational leadership to global and domestic companies. Ms. Krause brings considerable experience in scaling up organizations, streamlining business processes , internal controls, system implementations, and workforce planning. She is also adept in identifying opportunities, managing risks, and problem solving.
Beryl-Ann S. Shillingford PRODUCT MANAGER
Beryl-Ann Shillingford has 15 years’ experience in Program Management in the payments field. Prior to her current role at Bitvo, she was the Operational Accounting Manager in the Prepaid Division for DirectCash Payments Inc., a publicly traded financial services company. She has been responsible for project management and client implementation of innovative solutions for business, focusing on efficiency and service.
Yiannis Kanatas CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADING
Yiannis Kanatas is core member of Bitvo’s Sales, Trading and Operations team. He has obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and is currently a Level III Candidate for the CFA program. Prior to Bitvo, Yiannis spent time in the foreign currency exchange industry, which later translated into a passion for cryptocurrencies. Yiannis also serves as the National Treasurer for the Sons of Pericles, an international non-profit organization. When he's not on the trading desk, you can find him on the golf course.
Joel Johnson CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADING
Prior to joining Bitvo, Joel Johnson attended Saint Francis Xavier University, graduating from the Gerald Schwartz School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance. He is currently an integral part of Bitvo’s operations, sales, and trading team. Joel is a dedicated, hardworking, cryptocurrency enthusiast, striving to help educate the public and grow the industry as whole.

Advisory Board

Pamela L. Draper
Prior to joining Bitvo, Pamela Draper spent almost 14 years in investment and corporate banking at top-tier Canadian banks. In various roles, she focused on raising capital for North American growth-oriented companies across industry sectors. She holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
Jeffrey J. Smith
Jeffrey Smith has more than 30 years’ experience operating, financing, growing and managing large-scale international financial services businesses. He is a co-founder of DC Bank, as well as the President and CEO. From 1997 to 2017 Mr. Smith was the President and CEO and largest shareholder of DirectCash Payments Inc., a publicly traded international financial services company.
Amanda J. Showalter
Prior to her current role as Chief Operating Officer at DC Bank, she served as Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Acquisitions for DirectCash Payments Inc., a publicly traded financial services business. Ms. Showalter has 15 years’ experience in international operations, business valuation, corporate finance, financial management and investor relations. Amanda Showalter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Masters of Business Administration in Finance.
Gary H. Dundas
Gary Dundas was most recently Director and CFO of Canadian International Oil Corporation and prior to that was CFO with Avenex Energy Corp. and Maxx Petroleum. Mr. Dundas has served as a Director on a number of public and private company boards over the past 16 years. He has obtained Bachelor of Commerce and MBA degrees from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CMA.
R. Bradley Hurtubise
Brad Hurtubise was an investment banker and energy executive and has over two decades of experience in Director roles at publicly traded energy, technology and financial services companies, and was Director at DirectCash Payments Inc. from 2007 to 2017. Mr. Hurtubise holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder.
Susan M. Anderson
Susan Anderson is the President and CEO of Cannonball Capital Inc., which invests in venture companies, private and public equities, and commercial real estate. She is a G7 Fellow at Creative Destruction Lab (Rockies). She is a co-founder of DC Bank. Ms. Anderson earned a degree in Commerce from the University of Calgary, and a Law degree from the University of Alberta.

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McCarthy Tétrault LLP Legal Advisors
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Legal Advisors

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