Richard T. Groome is Managing Partner of Notre-Dame Capital Inc. His expertise stems from financing small and mid-size emerging growth companies. Prior to NDC, Richard started Groome Capital, and created Canada’s leading underwriter of IPO’s, Private Placements and Secondary offerings on the Internet. The firm was sold to Desjardins in 2001. Mr. Groome joined a new and vibrant executive team with a very aggressive plan to grow Desjardins Securities into the top 10 securities firms in the country. Consequently, in 2005, Mr. Groome left Desjardins to set up what is now Notre-Dame Capital. Richard has been in the financial industry for more than 27 years at such firms as Groome Capital, Marleau Lemire Securities, Sprott Securities and Levesque Beaubien Geoffrion. Mr. Groome was a director of the CDNX Exchange, the predecessor of the TSX Venture exchange for several years and currently sits on the boards of directors of several private and public companies. He has a BA in Economics from McGill University. Mr. Groome has actively managed or participated in over 400 financings representing some $4 billion of small cap financings. Mr. Groome is very active in numerous philanthropic projects most notably underprivileged children and helping to support the protection of the environment.