Management Team

Mike Moen, MSc. EMPA MBA

President, COO & Director

Mike brings over 25 years of business experience in the private and public sector to PowerBand. He has an extensive background in working with technology companies in scaling and financing their operations in the United States, and elsewhere across the globe. He has worked with companies in New York, Silicon Valley, London and Canada. Mike has also worked in the public sector in the role of Canadian Foreign Service Officer Consul and Senior Economic Development Officer for the Province of Ontario. Previously, Mike worked on Wall Street with several hedge funds and investment banking firms, including Goldman Sachs. He has served as a strategic advisor to various technology companies in the financial services, insurance, Internet of Things, security and intelligence, online payments and cryptocurrency sectors. Mike has extensive experience in the automotive OEM, OES and dealer market, having worked with Toyota, FCA, GM, Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Continental and other global Original Equipment partners.

Gordon Cummings, CPA, CA, FCA (UK)

Chief Financial Officer

Gordon has over 29 years of experience in finance and management including senior managerial positions in 2 of the Big 4 audit firms; the positions of CFO and then subsequently CEO of a Canadian alternative investment manager; the roles of CFO followed by CEO of a gold-silver exploration and development company listed on the TSX and NYSE Amex; and most recently a senior finance role with one of Canada’s largest pension asset managers, with assets under management of over $140 billion.

Jamie Chown

VP Product Development

Mr. Chown has accumulated over 20 years of automotive retail experience from holding various management positions in both sales and service, leading to a position of group process and IT Manager for a large automotive group. Since 2009, Mr. Chown has been responsible for the PowerBand Exchange’s product development. He brings a deep knowledge of both automotive and technology sectors and continues to apply his skills and knowledge to drive the PowerBand Platform to become a leading, cloud-based, automotive retail solution. 

Richard Goldman, MBA

VP Corporate Development

Following completion of his MBA, Mr. Goldman worked in the investment banking division at Citigroup Inc. (“Citibank Canada”) in Toronto. He subsequently established a corporate finance advisory firm and has successfully provided financial, strategic and management expertise for numerous companies in multiple industries. Mr. Goldman has extensive public market experience having served as President, CFO and Director of a TSX-V listed company. Mr. Goldman was a Founder and Director of AutoSoldNow, which was acquired by PowerBand Exchange.

Sean Severin

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Severin has worked for 17 years in the field of information technology for companies focused on enterprise financial solutions, consumer and commercial credit integrations. His experience spans technology, product development, customer relations and management operations. Mr. Severin has managed daily IT operations, including development and data centre infrastructure. His experience and background enables him to become an integral part of the team that developed the technology behind PowerBand Exchange’s Finance Portal.

Peter Hucul

VP Sales

Mr. Hucul has over 30 years of automobile industry experience and has long recognized the need for dealers to be more creative in generating and retaining revenue. As Vice-President of MoneyBar Rewards Inc. in 2008, Mr. Hucul led the firm into the dealer space with its ground-breaking dealer currency and rewards program, DealerCard. After DealerCard was sold to Ackroo Inc. in 2011, Mr. Hucul continued to oversee sales and operations in Canada and the U.S. until he founded RevGen Results in 2014. Mr. Hucul also served as National Director of Sales for Creditor Resources. Under his guidance, the Creditor Resources sales team went on to receive the Top North American Agent status awarded by GE Capital. 

Gordon Swail

VP Dealer Development

Mr. Swail began his 30+ years of experience in the automotive industry in retail sales and F&I management. Mr. Swail’s passion for training and coaching led him to hold senior positions providing sales training and product support to dealers across Western Canada. For twenty years, Mr. Swail held the position of National Training Manager at the First Canadian Group of Companies. In 2012, Mr. Swail joined the IA/SAL group, where he helped recruit and develop a bilingual team of professional coaches delivering training and support services to all dealership departments. He spent the past two years assisting one of the largest private sale companies expand their business globally to markets such as France, Belgium, Australia, and the U.S.

Mitch Blanchard

VP Business Development - North America

Mitch is a seasoned automotive executive with over 25 years in the industry. He has led the financing of wholesale vehicles for distribution across Canada and the U.S., dramatically increasing revenues in a short period of time. He has worked with some of the largest automotive IT firms in the used vehicle remarketing space, providing insight into the intricacies of the industry. Mitch has also been involved in building new remarketing channels in the industry.

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