Our Team

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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. He is currently serving as a Director of a public company.

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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.

Vik Moschitto
Vice President, Marketing and Operations
 

Mr. Moschitto is responsible for all data management, privacy and analytics to improve efficiency of business operations. In addition, he provides support on due diligence activities, marketing and sales and overall business strategy.

Mr. Moschitto was formerly a Vice-President of Customer Analytics for a leading Canadian Bank with extensive international offices. He managed product analytics, predictive model development, pricing decision engines and customer databases. He has extensive experience in business and sales planning, and the creation of direct and digital marketing campaigns to acquire, grow and retain customers.

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Phil Lefko

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
 

Mr. Lefko serves as Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. He is General Legal Counsel to River Birch & is a member of the Executive Team. He is an Ontario practicing lawyer with a focus on corporate finance & securities, M&A, corporate governance & general corporate matters. He has acted for both issuers & underwriters regarding public & private corporate financing transactions, as well as for acquirers & targets in domestic & cross-border mergers & acquisitions.