Managing Director, President
After attending University with Majors in Economics, Finance and Philosophy, Ottavio Cavalcanti began his business career in the banking sector. His father, a prominent banker in South America, exposed Ottavio to elite business circles starting at a young age. Following banking, Ottavio successfully worked in the real estate sales sector for a number of years.
As an experienced operator of businesses in a several countries, Ottavio elevates CHF to the international business arena.His flare for communicating with people, in any of five languages, has presented business opportunities both here and abroad. Ottavio’s intuitive business skills, contacts, knowledge of languages and enthusiastic personality provide our clients with a global approach to investor relations and further access into investor communities.
Chief Executive Officer
Cathy Hume has built her career in Investor Relations specializing in small cap companies upon recognizing their intrinsic needs from the point of view of a Toronto retail broker, a position she held for 11 years. Cathy’s integrity and personable personality has fostered enduring business relationships and has permitted her IR portfolio of clients to grow exclusively from referrals since 1993.
Cathy has volunteered over the years by supporting several not-for-profit organizations as well as professional associations. She was Co-Chair of Women In Mining, Toronto, and an instructor of Ryerson University’s course “Resource Valuation, Financing, and Investor Relations” offered by The Chang School of Business as part of its Certificate in Mining Management.
Cathy is a dedicated board member of The Townships Project, a South African-focused charity. She is also a mentor in External Business for the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre.
Tel: 416.868.1079 x 231
MBA, CFA, IR Professional
Mr. Leshchyshen is the former Director of Corporate Development and Investor Relations with Century Global Commodities Corp. Prior to that he was a Vice President of CHF Investor Relations | Capital Markets for a number of years. He has had extensive research and analytical experience with several prominent equity research and credit-rating organizations, including eResearch, Northern Securities, St. James Securities, Dominion Bond Rating Service and McNeil Mantha Inc. He has written research and valuation reports on small cap mining and oil and gas companies, as well as other industrial and technology companies. Bob has served on the board of directors of a number of mining, health care and technology small cap companies. He received a MBA degree from the University of Toronto in 1975 and received a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation in 1990. Bob returned to CHF in early 2017.
Executive Vice President
Carole Rowsell is a business executive with a depth of experience in leading the training and development programs for four national companies along with holding general management positions at these organizations. For over 25 years, Carole has worked with companies during their start up and transition phases to help them recognize the challenges and rewards inherent to growing business organizations. Her communication and leadership skills have also been put to work in the volunteer sector serving both the local and the international community. Overall, Carole’s communication skills, leadership and commitment enhance the quality of the service CHF provides to clients. Carole holds an Honours B.Comm. degree.
Tel: 416.868.1079 x224
Graphic Designer/Administrative Assistant
John Arcena graduated from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Graphic Design with honours and has been designing and assisting in graphic/administration for the past seven years. His flair for design has allowed him to creatively produce pieces from retail graphics, brochures, posters and advertisements that were published nationally. He enjoys using color, playing with typography and communicating through visual mediums. John work’s as graphic designer/administrative support assistant full-time, where he enjoys working in a busy office environment designing marketing materials for CHF clients.
Tel: 416.868.1079 x 221
Investor Relations Associate
Iryna Zheliasko holds an Honours degree in Public Relations / Corporate Communications and Government Relations. She is a multilingual speaker and an excellent communicator who likes taking initiatives and exploring new creative paths. Iryna possesses a wide range of communication skills including writing, research, digital and social media marketing, event management and media relations, as well as outstanding work ethics and human skills. Her previous work experience with writing press releases and blog posts, organizing press conferences, events and business meetings, public speaking, and growing brands’ digital and social media presence and engagement accounts for her being a valuable member of CHF Capital Markets team.
Tel: 416.868.1079 x 229