Board of Directors
CEO & Director
Mr. Jennings has more than 27 years of automotive dealership ownership and management experience and currently owns two domestic dealerships. Previously, he worked for the World Trade Centre in Toronto, the Toronto Harbourfront Commission and Revenue Canada. Mr. Jennings’ achievements in the automotive industry are well noted and he was the recipient of General Motor’s Triple Crown Award, Ford Motor Company President’s Award, and Honda Canada’s Excellence Award. His vast knowledge on automotive operations, finances and administration has led him to become the architect of PowerBand Exchange.
Barry McMillan, CPA
President & Director
As a Founder and recently retired President of RouteOne Canada Corp., Barry McMillan has had a profound impact on building and establishing RouteOne’s presence in the automotive finance industry as a premier technology partner. Under his leadership, RouteOne grew its network to include thousands of dealers and all major finance sources and industry leading dealer service provider integration partners that use RouteOne every day. A Certified Professional Accountant, Mr. McMillan spent much of his early career expanding his responsibilities in financial management with an international Telco and a major Canadian Bank.
Advisor & Director
Mr. Wasson is currently Vice President of Trez Capital Corporation, a non-bank commercial mortgage lender with over $1.5 billion under management. Mr. Wasson is also President of Marquis Ventures Inc., the TSX-V listed company, with whom PowerBand Exchange has entered an amalgamation agreement. Since July 2010, Mr. Wasson has served as the President of Larch Street Capital Management Corporation, a lender and syndicator of commercial real estate mortgages. From December 2005 to June 2010, Mr. Wasson served as the Senior Vice President of Quest Capital Corp.
Advisor & Director
Frank Ciaramella, brings over 35 years of experience in the areas of accounting, auditing, tax and management consulting to a vast variety of businesses over the years. He has held a Tax Manager’s position with a large independent CA Firm and as a Tax Partner in a local accounting firm in Hamilton, Ontario for over 12 years. Subsequently, in his own private practice, Mr. Ciaramella serviced numerous clients in all areas of taxation, including incorporations, amalgamations, estates and all areas of taxpayer representations and appeals with various government agencies.
Robert Kiesman is a lawyer and private business owner. He practiced corporate and securities law for seven years at Stikeman Elliott LLP in Vancouver, specializing in mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and TSX-V listings. Mr. Kiesman also serves on the board of the Provincial Health Services Authority, a public health authority with a budget of $2.8 billion that oversees ten health agencies in the Province of British Columbia. In addition to serving as a director, Mr. Kiesman also serves as the PHSA board secretary and chair of its Audit Committee. He has a BA in Political Studies from Trinity Western University and a law degree from the University of British Columbia.