In the end projects and work always comes down to people. It is our greatest resource.
We have a small group of business professionals and consultants who are dedicated to our client’s success – not only ours. Unlike many professional firms – we don’t have juniors working on projects once they start. We don’t have analysts and report writers trying to be corporate advisors.
Richard W. Evans actually works on all of the Company’s reports and projects with assistance from up to five analysts and consultants who provide support. At the same time, we are a “fixed fee” driven assurance and advisory business – where clients have cost certainty.
We want to assist clients that we believe we can really help. We can provide more details as to our staff, associates and advisors upon request. So whether your needs are assurance related (e.g., valuation) or advisory (e.g., strategic M&A) please consider us as we believe that we can strategically and tactically help you and your firm. We believe you have come to the right place for insightful, expert assistance and services with a focus on “helping you”.
Richard W. Evans, MBA, CBV, ASA
Assurance/Advisory Services and Corporate Oversight
Richard has almost thirty-five years of business and management experience having worked with firms in a variety of industries and business sectors. He has extensive experience within the high technology, media & entertainment, health sciences and cannabis / medical marketplaces.
Since 1993 Richard W. Evans has been involved in the financial services and management consulting fields and has been involved in the preparation of over 2,500 technical and assessment reports, business plans, valuations, and feasibility studies.
Richard Evans is a Principal of RwE. He has more than ten years of management experience in the high-tech field where he held various positions in sales, marketing, channels management and senior management positions.
Prior to focusing on expanding and diversifying a small financial consulting firm, Richard was extensively involved in the high technology sector in Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest where he served for two years as the General Manager of Sidus Systems Inc. At Sidus he was directly responsible for managing the firm’s C$15 million business operation throughout Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.
Previous to this, he spent almost nine years with Digital Equipment of Canada Limited where he was involved in a technical support, sales, marketing, project management and eventually channels management capacity. Richard has been actively involved in the above professional services with hundreds of companies and has served as a Board Member for a select number of public and private firms.
His area of professional expertise is in the micro-cap to mid-cap technology, health science, media & entertainment and cannabis / medical companies, especially firms needing assistance with their valuations, business plans, operating plans and valuations. He has undertaken both buy side and sell side engagements.
Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), 2007
CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED BUSINESS VALUATORS
Chartered Business Valuator (CBV), 2001
UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND – PORTLAND, OREGON
Master of Business Administration Degree, 1982
Beta Gama Sigma
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY – BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Bachelor Degree, 1980
Specific Employment History
Owner/Principal – 2008 to Present
EVANS & EVANS, INC. – Vancouver, B.C.
Owner/Principal – 1993 to 2008
SIDUS SYSTEMS, INC. – Vancouver, B.C.
Western Canada Branch Manager – 1991 to 1993
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT OF CANADA LTD. – Vancouver, B.C.
Marketing and Channel – 1982 to 1993
Richard has also trained, supervised and managed a small group in his previous firm and was the lead professional to produce due diligence, valuation and business planning reports. He has directly undertaken work used on and relied upon by private companies, public companies and regulatory bodies in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. He has undertaken valuation and expert report work for submission to the Courts in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Australia.
Richard also has extensive and direct experience in undertaking strategic investment banking activities with many companies. He has also been directly involved in a number of “go-public” and related public capital market transactions, as well as other U.S public/private company transactions. He has personally directed and completed a number of large domestic and international M&A transactions involving complex negotiations.
Richard is extensively involved in sports coaching management and volunteer work throughout B.C. helping young adults and volunteer associations.
Brian Thomas, Dip. B.A., Certified Risk Manager
Marketing/Sales and Advisory Services
Brian has thirty years experience as a Business Consultant and Advisor providing sales, marketing, business planning, financing and risk management solutions and services to private and public companies.
Brian holds the position of Senior Vice-President- Corporate Finance / Advisory Services. Brian has been working with Richard Evans for almost twenty three years.
Brian arranges and assists with explaining and presenting the core professional services of RwE. Brian has a detailed understanding of explaining the process of valuations, business plans and professional assurance/advisory services.
Brian has a thorough understanding of sourcing and arranging capital through equity, debt, bridge, angel investors, financing forums and other equity and debt sources. He also assists companies in the process of accessing the private capital markets as well as the process of going public.
Brian has also vast experience with the Capital Pool Company (“CPC”) program created and provided by the TSE Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”). He has been involved with and organized his own CPC and has worked with a number of CPC and public companies. Brian is intimate with the process of listing a CPC as well as how Qualifying Transactions (“QT”) are completed within CPCs. He has a detailed working knowledge of the type and style of NI 41-110 compliant business plans, valuations, fairness opinions, share structures needed to complete QT transactions.
Brian also works closely with the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) where he has relationships with their management and review staff. Brian also acts as a Corporate Finance Consultant to private companies wanting to secure capital and/or consider listing. Brian has long-term, well-established relationships with important capital market advisors and experts, such as accountants, lawyers, brokerage firms, investor relations firms, public companies and source of new capital.
Brian was the President and Director of Technology Growth Partners Corp., a Capital Pool Company, which traded on the TSX-V whose qualifying transaction was VantagePoint Systems, Inc. (TSX-V:VPG) from 2002 until 2008 when VPG was acquired and privatized through a transaction with Solar Soft Systems Inc., a portfolio company of Marlin Equity Partners LLC.
Brian has served as an Account Manager and Insurance Broker providing sales, marketing, and financial solutions to private and public emerging growth companies with Aon Reed Stenhouse, a leading international commercial insurance broker. He holds a Certified Risk Management diploma from The Insurance Institute of Canada and the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia. Brian also holds a Business Administration Diploma from Red River Community College in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Brian is active with many interests including cycling, golf, skiing, hockey, hiking, fishing and a big fan of Vancouver’s sports and concert offerings.