Charles Taerk

President & Chief Executive Officer, Faircourt Asset Management - Sub-Advisor

Mr. Taerk is a co-founder of Faircourt Asset Management Inc. Mr. Taerk has been President and CEO since inception of Faircourt in 2002. From 1999 to 2001, Vice President and Managing Director for Charles Schwab Canada, Co., and a member of its Executive Committee. His responsibilities included leading the development of Investment Banking, Syndication as well as Institutional Research. Prior to that, Mr. Taerk was in the Corporate Finance group at Porthmeor Securities, where he worked from 1996 to 1999, rising to director in 1998.

During the period 1994 to 1996, Mr. Taerk founded Faircourt Capital Corporation, a boutique corporate finance advisory business, working with private Canadian companies. Prior to that, Mr. Taerk spent eight years with a major Canadian bank in the mid-market corporate lending area.

Mr. Taerk graduated with a Masters from the School of International Affairs at the Graduate School of the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. He received his B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1986.