The Shotgun Fund


The Shotgun Fund™ís Advisory Board is an outstanding resource for the companies in which we invest.

ROBERT CROSS has more that 15 years of experience in the international resource equity markets. He is Chairman of Northern Orion Resources Inc., and Founder and Chairman of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. In 2002 he was Chairman of EAGC Ventures, which purchased a 120,000 ounces per year South African gold mining operation. The company was subsequently sold to Bema Gold Corporation of which he is now a director. Between 1996 and 1998 he was the Chairman and CEO of Yorkton Securities Inc. From 1987 to 1994 he was a Partner – Investment Banking of Gordon Capital Corporation in Toronto. He has a degree in Engineering for the University of Waterloo, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987.

PIERRE GAGNON studied Commerce at the University of Toronto and is an Associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. In 1988, he joined Brukar Inc., a manufacturer of industrial components for the food equipment industry as president. Mr. Gagnon is currently managing director of Chancery Investments Inc., an investment company. He is a director of publicly listed Baymount Incorporated and Spot Coffee (Canada) Inc. as well as a number of private companies. Mr. Gagnon was the chair of Copernicus Educational Products Inc. from 2006 to 2009. He is also a director of Halton Healthcare Services Foundation and Oakville Galleries.

JOHN KETTLEWELL received his Engineering and Masters degrees from the University of Alberta. In 1971 he joined Purity Packaging Limited, which by 1983 had evolved into Innopac with 20 manufacturing plants throughout North America. In 1986 Mr. Kettlewell and his brother sold their interest in Innopac and have been involved in various manufacturing companies since. Mr. Kettlewell was a founding director and shareholder in two venture capital companies, Altimira Capital and Zaleski Sherwood of New York. At present Mr. Kettlewell serves on the advisory committee for the Shotgun Fund, is an director for several privately held companies, and manages his own investment company.

WARREN KETTLEWELL studied Business Administration at Ryerson. He was President of Purity Packaging and later President and C.E.O. of Innopac, a TSE company with 20 manufacturing plants throughout North America. Since 1986 he has acted in the capacity of President, Director or Chairman of a number of privately held companies and venture capital organisations.

ROBERT RUBINOFF attended the University of Western Ontario and New York University. Mr. Rubinoff was President of Leeds Sportswear Ltd. and held numerous positions at Commonwealth Holiday Inns of Canada Ltd., latterly as Executive Vice-President and Director. He is currently President of Inglewood Holdings and Sheffield Inc. (US); Director of The Equitable Trust Co. and The Huron University College Foundation; member of the Mount Sinai Hospital Board of Directors and Vice-Chairman of the Mount Sinai HospitalFoundation.

RALPH ZARBONI received a B.Comm in Business and Economics from Loyola of Montreal.  Mr. Zarboni is a rubber and plastics chemist and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials in London, England. Over the last 30 years, Mr. Zarboni has distinguished himself in a variety of positions within Canada’s industrial sector.  As president and CEO of Tarxien Corporation, Mr. Zarboni built a viable, consolidated automotive plastic parts supplier.  Mr. Zarboni managed turnaround situations with both the Enfield Corporation and, before that, various divisions of General Electric. Mr. Zarboni is currently President of Rossiter Ventures Corporation, an investment company, Chairman and CEO of The EM Plastic and Electrical Products Limited.  EM distributes quality products to the sign, display, screen printing, plastic fabrication, digital imaging and glazing markets across Canada.

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