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Your Vision, Our Mission

United in Your Company's Journey Toward Success
/ Our Story

Welcome to Grove

Founded on the principle of collaborative growth, Grove has become a trusted source of professional expertise. Our journey began with a simple yet powerful idea: to align our services so closely with our clients' needs that their success becomes our success. Over the years, we have committed deeply to this philosophy, growing alongside our clients and empowering businesses of all sizes with strategic insights and tailored solutions.

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/ Our Approach

Client-Centric, Results-Driven

At Grove, our method is grounded in a deep understanding of your unique business environment. We immerse ourselves in your challenges and opportunities, developing solutions that are thoughtfully tailored to your needs. Our team doesn’t just work for you; we collaborate with you, ensuring that our efforts free you to concentrate on what your company does best.

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/ Our Team

Committed to Your Success

Our greatest asset is our team—a diverse group of experts, each specialized in their field. From seasoned corporate advisors to skilled financial strategists, our team brings together a wealth of talent, united by a shared commitment to your business. They are more than just professionals; they are partners in your success, always striving to deliver outstanding results for your company.

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Finance & Accounting
Partha Vangal
Accounting & Controller
Partha Vangal, a Chartered Accountant from India, worked for several years there before moving to Canada where he continued his career in accounting at El DuPont Canada and Norcast Castings Company Ltd, managing their daily banking activities, accounts payable, and assisting internal audit efforts.
Finance & Accounting
Hang Phan
Hang Phan moved to Canada from Vietnam where she started her journey in accounting and bookkeeping working for a company that provided third-party administration to mutual funds.
Finance & Accounting
Ann Nguyen
Ann Nguyen is a graduate from the University of Toulon with a degree in Finance and the Business Administration Accounting program at George Brown College, Ann brings her knowledge and expertise to Grove and our clients as a member of the Accounting and Finance team.
Finance & Accounting
Hatem Kawar, P. ENG, MBA
Senior Controller & CFO
Hatem Kawar has been a controller and/or CFO for several public mining companies in Canada for the past 20 years and acted as a project manager for an industrial minerals operation in Saudi Arabia.
Finance & Accounting
Rebecca Hudson, CPA, CA
Accounting & CFO
Rebecca Hudson, CPA, CA, brings extensive experience as a former CFO of publicly traded resource companies to her role at Grove. She is skilled in financial reporting, internal controls, and IFRS compliance, and excels in leading diverse, cross-functional teams. Rebecca's fluency in Spanish enhances Grove’s service capabilities across Latin America.
Finance & Accounting
Donna McLean
Director, Accounting Services
Donna McLean has served as CFO and Controller for numerous publicly traded and private companies, managing financial reporting and controls as well as corporate secretarial admin for established and emerging businesses, operating in a variety of business sectors.
Finance & Accounting
Amrit Kaur
Amrit Kaur, a skilled bookkeeper, joined Grove with a Bachelor of Commerce from India and a graduate certificate in Professional Accounting Practice from Humber College. She enhanced her expertise with a four-month internship at a local CPA firm during her studies.
Capital Markets
Annika Fairhurst
Client Communications
Annika Fairhurst is a communications assistant with a background in research and data entry. Annika holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and History from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Issuer Services
Capital Markets
Conor Shanahan
Associate, Client Development
Conor joins us with a background in financial mathematics from the re-insurance & consulting industry. Conor brings his knowledge and expertise to Grove and our clients as a member of the Issuer & Client Services team. Conor holds a Honours Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto majoring in finance.
Issuer Services
Danielle Cavalcante
Manager, AGM Connect
Danielle brings 15 years of experience in the securities transfer agency business to Grove. She has a strong track record of executing AGMs for public and private companies in Canada and the US. Her extensive knowledge of securities regulations enhances her role at AGM Connect and the Grove team.
Finance & Accounting
Farooq Akhter, CPA, CA
Farooq Akhter is a seasoned finance executive with expertise in leadership, M&As, IFRS reporting, and compliance. With two decades of experience, including a start at PwC, he has served as CFO and VP Finance in the healthcare and hospitality sectors, focusing on financial strategy and operational improvements.
Governance & Regulatory
Helga Fairhurst
Corporate Secretary
Helga Fairhurst has over 15 years of experience providing corporate administrative and secretarial services to public companies listed on the TSX, TSXV, and CSE within the mining industry. Helga has worked for several mineral exploration companies including U.S. Silver Corporation (now U.S. Silver and Gold Inc.), Carlisle Goldfields Limited, and 55 North Mining Inc.
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Mark Lough, MBA
Director, Strategic Affairs
Mark brings a dynamic approach to building corporate relationships at Grove, known for his strategic acumen in negotiations and calm presence under pressure. He has extensive management consulting experience with entities like Microsoft and major Canadian banks. Additionally, Mark is an entrepreneur who has led a boutique architectural firm and a real estate holding company.
Governance & Regulatory
Namrata Malhotra
Corporate Secretary
Namrata brings extensive experience in corporate governance and regulatory compliance to Grove. Previously, she was the Assistant Vice-President of Corporate Secretarial and Compliance at an Indian fintech startup. Now in Canada, Namrata serves as Corporate Secretary for several Grove clients, providing key support in compliance and governance.
Finance & Accounting
Geoff Kritzinger, CA
Geoff Kritzinger was a Partner at Shimmerman Penn LLP, managing a large audit practice from 2001 to 2008. Since then, he has served as CFO and advisor to various public and private companies through his accounting practice. For nearly twelve years, Geoff has worked with Grove and its clients, providing hands-on and advisory services to meet strict reporting standards while managing overhead costs.
Stephen Coates
Founder & CEO
Stephen Coates founded Grove in 2003 to develop entrepreneurial businesses globally. With over 20 years in small-cap and natural resources sectors, he has led as Chairman and CEO, and currently advises various companies. His expertise includes financial structuring and strategic communications. Stephen graduated from Kings College at Western University, Canada.
Barrington Miller
Barrington Miller brings over 20 years of financial services experience, most recently as the Director of Issuer Engagement at the Canadian Securities Exchange, where he led retention and educational initiatives. Previously, he was a professional trader with Dundee Securities and Raymond James in Toronto, and a commodities trader in New York and Haiti. Barrington is a Princeton University graduate.
Issuer Services
Sarah Morrison
COO & Director, Issuer Services
Sarah Morrison brings over two decades of financial services experience to Grove, managing public company administration, compliance, corporate governance, M&A, and financing. Previously the Managing Director of a securities firm in Toronto, she transformed it into a leading service provider for numerous public and private entities.
Capital Markets
Nicholas Konkin
Director, Capital Markets
Nicholas Konkin brings over a decade of business development expertise in resource and technology sectors, coupled with wealth management and investor relations experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Planning. Previously with Carlisle Goldfields, Nicholas is now CEO of EV Minerals (CSE: EVM) and a Director at Graycliff Exploration (CSE: GRAY).
Governance & Regulatory
Catherine Beckett
Catherine Beckett has over 20 years of experience in corporate secretarial services and regulatory support for companies listed on TSX, CSE, and ASX. Her expertise in regulatory compliance is enhanced by her mineral exploration background. Catherine, a University of Toronto geology graduate, has been instrumental at Grove for over ten years.
Finance & Accounting
Jessica Rutt
Operations, Accounting
Jessica Rutt has been with Grove for fifteen years handling financial, administrative, and investor relations functions. Based in the United Kingdom, Jessica manages relationships in the UK and Europe, as well as provides hands-on accounting management to Grove’s clients.
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/ Our Services

Diverse Expertise, Singular Focus

From corporate governance and regulatory compliance to capital markets and investor relations, our suite of services covers every aspect of corporate and financial needs. Yet, despite this diversity, our focus remains singular: to elevate your business with precision, integrity, and a personalized touch.

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/ Our Commitment

Your Goals, Our Guarantee

In a world of constant change, one thing remains constant at Grove—our commitment to your success. We pledge to be a steadfast partner, adapting to your evolving needs and the shifting market landscape, always keeping your company's best interests at heart. Working with Grove means having a dedicated, expert partner supporting your business goals every step of the way.

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