Steven H. Goldman
Interim President, CEO and Director
Steven H. Goldman graduated from Carleton University in 1976 (B.A., President’s Medal) and from Queen’s University in 1980 (J.D.). He was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1982.
He is a senior partner in the Toronto law firm of Goldman Hine LLP (www.goldmanhine.com) and the author of numerous articles concerning various aspects of franchising and insolvency law, commercial litigation, oppression remedies, shareholder and partnership disputes. He is also a frequent lecturer in those areas. He also provides strategic advice to businesses facing major litigation and insolvency issues.
He has been listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading litigation practitioner in franchising law in the Greater Toronto Area for more than 10 years, and has been listed previously in the Best Lawyers in Canada. Steven’s franchise law practice is split between acting for franchisors and franchisees. He also acts as a mediator and arbitrator in franchise and commercial disputes.
From December 21, 2007 until December 31, 2009, Steven was the President and CEO of both Speedy Corporation and Minute Corporation and successfully led the restructuring and turnaround of both the Speedy Auto Service and Minute Muffler franchise systems (with approximately 160 total retail stores located across Canada).
Steven is a member of the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association Franchise Section, member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, and the Institute of Corporate Directors. He was co-chair of the 12th Annual Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Conference held on November 6, 2012 in Toronto.
Steven is a former director Select Sands Corp. (SNS.V) and Tribute Pharmaceuticals Inc., recently merged with Pozen Corp. on February 5, 2016, now known as Aralez Pharmaceutical, listed on the Nasdaq Exchange (symbol: ARLZ). He is a former director of Centric Health Corp. (formerly known as Alegro Health), the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus and Fiber.
Rasool Mohammad, B.Sc.
Mr. Mohammad has worked in mining and mineral exploration industry throughout the Americas. He graduated from the NWFP University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan in 1991 with a B.Sc. (Mining Engineering). He has over 20 years of work experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry. He speaks English, Spanish, Urdu and Pashto. Mr. Mohammad is COO / Director of Select Sands Corp (V.SNS).
Darren Urquhart, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Urquhart is a chartered professional accountant with twenty years of experience working in public practice and industry. Mr. Urquhart operates his own public practice accounting firm offering chief financial officer and accounting services to TSX Venture Exchange listed companies in Vancouver. He has also served as director for some of his corporate clients. Mr. Urquhart began his career working as an audit accountant with Grant Thornton LLP, then later worked as a senior tax accountant with Lohn Caulder Chartered Accountants. Mr. Urquhart obtained his chartered accountant designation in 2001 and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. In 1995, Mr. Urquhart graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor degree of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering.
Robert D. Luffman, CPA, CMA
Robert D. (Rob) Luffman, a Canadian CPA, CMA (certified management accountant), has close to 30 years of financial experience in a variety of businesses and charitable endeavors. Rob currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Gracetree Investments, LLC, a family office in Bristol, Tennessee. Gracetree has numerous successful investments in the pharmaceutical industry, real estate, information technology, and other private businesses. Rob began his career as an accountant at the United Co-operatives of Ontario and served for 13 years as a Division Controller of what is now AGC Glass North America, a Japanese-owned international automotive, residential and commercial glass manufacturer. Rob is serving or has served on a number of corporate and charitable boards.
Mr. Luffman received his designation from the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario in 1992 and is currently a member of ACAUS (Association of Chartered Accountants in the U.S.)