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Executive

John Jacobi, B.Comm, MBA
President and Director

John founded Terra Funds, which specializes in resource based investment products for the energy and mining sectors. John has been offering alternative investment products to investors since 1993 and has helped raise over $300 million in limited partnership financings. He is also the President, CEO and a director of the Terra Flow-Through Limited Partnerships offered since 2005. John has also been President of Linden Mills Investments Inc. since 2005. Prior to 1993, he held a number of senior management positions with high technology start-ups. John has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen's University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.

Tracey Pierson
Director, Marketing & Operations

Tracey joined Terra in September 2005, bringing over 20 years of project management experience with marketing and printing firms to the company. Tracey assisted in establishing and administering Terra's office policies and procedures. Her attention to detail and organizational skills have proved to be a great fit. Tracey continues to play a key role in refining Terra's operations and also oversees the development and implementation of Terra's marketing and web presence.

Carolyn Shier
Client & Dealer Relations

Carolyn joined Terra in October 2012, demonstrating excellent attention to detail and administrative skills. Carolyn assists in managing the administrative requirements of Terra's operations. Carolyn also plays an essential role in implementing refined and efficient operating procedures. Carolyn is a graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Physical Education.


Advisory Board

Don Hunter, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Advisory Board Member

Mr. Hunter was appointed to the advisory board of Terra Fund Management Ltd. in June 2005. Mr. Hunter is a professional director. Prior to July 2005, he was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP since 1982. He was the audit engagement partner on a number of Canada's largest financial services companies in the banking, investment and asset management sectors. In 2009, Mr Hunter was elected FCA designation by the Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario that honours members who have given outstanding service to the profession and brought distinction to it. Mr. Hunter also currently chairs the Board of Knowledge First Financial, an RESP provider and chairs the Independent Review Committee of CIBC Asset Management. He has been on the Accounting and Auditing Advisory panel of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, has lectured at the University of Toronto and the CPA Ontario and has participated on numerous community boards. Mr. Hunter has an MBA from York University, a B.E.Sc. (Engineering) from the University of Western Ontario.


Portfolio Manager

Greg Bay, B. Comm, CFA
Cypress Capital Management Ltd.
Co-Founder & President

The selection and portfolio management of Terra's funds is entrusted to Cypress Capital Management Ltd., an experienced investment firm, whose professionals share Terra's value-oriented philosophy.

Cypress Capital Management Ltd. (Cypress) will source and direct investments for the Partnership. Greg Bay has been retained by the General Partner to manage the Partnership's investment portfolio. Mr. Bay is co-founder and President of Cypress which manages over $2 billion in assets for individuals, families, foundations and corporations, as well as pensions and other institutional investors.

Mr. Bay has over 29 years experience investing in the resource sector and brings established relationships in the industry, which will assist the Partnership in sourcing quality flow-through offerings. He and his team have a particularly strong capability in the small and medium capitalization areas where the majority of flow-through offerings occur. Mr. Bay is a director of numerous public and private companies including Hyperion Exploration Corp., Santonia Energy Ltd., Waldron Energy Corporation, Marquee Energy Ltd. and Mullen Group Ltd.

 
 
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