Our Team


Peter K. Deacon
President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Deacon is responsible for all aspects of the business, including corporate strategy, acquisitions & financings. He has extensive experience in financial services and developed a wide network of international funding sources including private equity firms, family offices, hedge funds & HNW individuals.


He is the President and CEO of Deacon Global Capital Corp., a hybrid between a merchant bank-private equity group. 


Andrew Cormier

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Cormier is the Chief Financial Officer for the company and all related subsidiaries and joins River Birch following more than a decade serving in senior accounting roles with leading insurance companies in Canada and Bermuda. Mr. Cormier has an extensive international accounting and finance background including taxation and treatment of cross border transactions. His comprehensive knowledge in financial reporting standards and compliance along with his experience in IFRS, US and Canadian GAAP as well as statutory requirements across multiple jurisdictions positions River Birch well for achieving its objectives for entry into new markets and global expansion. Mr. Cormier is a Canadian CPA, CGA experienced in operational finance, analysis and reporting. He completed his public accounting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Cormier holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia.

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Clark Hicks
Project Manager / Technical Consultant


Clark joined the River Birch Team as a full-time Project Manager and Technical Consultant in December 2021.  Clark is a General Contractor with 30 years experience with an emphasis in design – build and O&M, with international companies specializing in wastewater treatment, RO water making and oily emulsion recovery. He has designed and built facilities for sewage and industrial waste streams, upstream/midstream produced water recycling, frac water and tank bottoms recycling, oily fluid separation, desalination, water making and water treatment. Over his career, he has designed, built and O&M of facilities in Washington state, Texas, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Belize, Colombia S.A., The Bahamas and the U.A.E. Technology aggragator and Project Director.