Mr. Allen has a diverse background including experience as a senior executive, investment banker and finance/M&A lawyer. He has been involved in more than $5 billion of equity, debt and M&A transactions, and has been a Board member of a number of public companies. He has also worked internationally, in regions including, Central, Eastern and Western Europe, Canada and the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Mr. Allen was previously the President of a precious metals company with producing assets in southern Africa. During his tenure, Mr. Allen managed more than 1,000 employees and more than doubled revenues. Mr. Allen received his L.L.B. and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta.