Multiple Subsidiaries Serving a Common Goal

Subsidiaries

Making China’s Commercial Lending Space More Efficient and Transparent.

Peak Fintech Group is the parent company of a group of six innovative financial technology (Fintech) subsidiaries operating in China’s commercial lending industry. Through its subsidiaries, Peak uses technology, analytics and artificial intelligence to create an ecosystem of lenders, borrowers and other participants in China’s commercial lending space where lending operations are conducted rapidly, safely, efficiently and with the utmost transparency.

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Peak Group Management

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Johnson Joseph

MBA.

CEO, Peak Fintech Group

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Johnson Joseph, MBA.
CEO, Peak Fintech Group

Mr. Joseph has been the President and CEO of Peak Positioning since 2011. During that time he helped successfully guide the company through a number of challenging periods by being able to adapt and adjust the company’s business model to changing and difficult market conditions. Most notably, he led the company’s transition from being a software development company to an asset management company, and from a focus on ecommerce to the Chinese Fintech and financial services sectors. His vision of giving Canadian investors a well-managed and trustworthy vehicle to participate in some of China’s most promising tech sector opportunities is now the driving force behind Peak’s operations. Prior to becoming Peak’s CEO, Mr. Joseph spent 8 years in the financial services industry as an advisor with Investors Group, one of Canada’s largest mutual fund and asset management companies. Mr. Joseph holds an MBA in Information Technology from HEC Montreal (formerly École des hautes études commerciales) and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Texas Tech University.


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Liang Qiu

M. Sc.

CEO, Peak Group China

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Liang Qiu, M. Sc..
CEO, Peak Group China

Following a successful entrepreneurial career in Montreal as Founder and CEO of Ollwin International Limited, an e-commerce and IT solution service provider, Mr. Qiu moved to Wuxi, China in 2008 where he co-founded LongKey Software Technology (“LongKey”). Working in partnership with some of China’s largest telecoms and financial institutions, LongKey provides affordable cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) business management applications to small and medium size businesses. Mr. Qiu served as LongKey’s CTO from the date the company was created until he accepted the position of CEO of the Peak Group in China in 2016. In his role as CEO of Peak Group China, Mr. Qiu is responsible for the overall execution of the company’s strategic plan in China, both from a technological development and business development standpoint. He also serves as the main liaison between Peak and all of Peak’s Chinese subsidiaries. Mr. Qiu holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from McGill University.


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Jean Landreville

CPA, CA.

CFO, Peak Fintech Group

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Jean Landreville, CPA, CA
CFO, Peak Fintech Group

Mr. Landreville is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience, acquired in Europe and Canada, in strategic, financial and operational management of various sizes of companies ranging from SMEs to large corporations in a number of manufacturing and services sectors. From the beginning of his career in digital and print media, Mr. Landreville spearheaded several short and long-term financing, business start-ups, implementation of management systems and M&A projects. He then went on to continue his professional career as the Director of Finance of a high-profile international construction group in France where he ensured that the European group’s financing needs were met and contributed to the restructuring of the group’s financial and operational management. Back in Canada in the role of General Manager and VP Finance, Mr. Landreville successfully led several financial and operational restructurings through strategic and tactical initiatives to support business growth, contract negotiations, business flow optimization and human resource management. Mr. Landreville is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration HEC Montreal (formerly École des hautes études commerciales).


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Bin Xu

CPA, CGA, MBA.

Director of Finance, Peak Group China

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Bin Xu CPA, CGA, MBA.
Director of Finance, Peak Group China

Mr. Xu began his professional career in 2008 as a Financial Auditor with Ernst and Young in Shanghai and spent 4 years as the Finance Manager of a Shanghai-based international garment exporter. As head of the finance department, he helped the business successfully navigate through the complexity linked to the quickly evolving business environment at the time. Furthermore, his rich experience in managing relationships with the Chinese government and regulatory authorities was of critical value to the growth of the business. He moved to Montreal in 2015 where he most recently worked as a Financial Analyst at BNP Paribas Canada before joining Peak. His fluency in Mandarin, English and French, his previous experience as a financial auditor and his knowledge of international trade make him the ideal candidate for the key role he plays in the evolution of the operations of Peak’s group of companies in China. Mr. Xu is a CPA, CGA and holds an MBA from HEC Montreal (formerly École des hautes études commerciales).


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Mr. Changsheng Zhuo

B.Sc.

CEO, Asia Synergy Financial Capital

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Mr. Changsheng Zhuo, B. Sc.
CEO, Asia Synergy Financial Capital

Mr. Zhuo has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his professional career over 20 years ago as general manager of Licheng Garment Group Company Ltd., a leading Chinese clothing company. Less than 5 years later, he founded and served as the Chairman of Shanghai Chinguan Industrial Company Ltd., which at the time provided financial consulting and loan insurance services to SMEs in the apparel and supply-chain industries. Just prior to becoming CEO of ASFC in June 2018, Mr. Zhuo served as the general manager of financial services company Jiu Dong Ltd., which is currently Peak’s minority partner in ASFC. Leveraging his experience and knowledge of the various facets of Chinese financial services, and his understanding of complex financial software platforms, Mr. Zhuo is well suited to lead ASFC in establishing a reputation as an innovative financial services company, as well as significantly contribute to the overall success of the Peak Group in China. Mr. Zhuo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing.


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Mr. Haiqing Li

M. Mgt.

CEO, Asia Synergy Supply Chains

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Mr. Haiqing Li, M. Mgt.
CEO, Asia Synergy Supply Chain

Mr. Haiqing Li is an accomplished entrepreneur with deep ties to the supply-chain and financial services industries in Jiangyin. He is currently a member of the Jiangyin CPPCC (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) and vice president of the Jiangyin Youth Entrepreneur Association. His professional career spans more than 18 years during which he founded and managed a number of successful companies, including of Jiangsu Zhongpu Financial Outsourcing Service Ltd. (ZFOS). With support from local and regional governments, ZFOS provides a comprehensive service offering to Jiangyin’s supply-chain industry. In June 2019, ZFOS and Peak subsidiary Asia Synergy Data Solutions joined forces to create ASSC to complement ZFOS’ offering to the supply-chain, and Mr. Li was named CEO of ASSC. Mr. Li holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Management Science from Suzhou University of Science and Technology.


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Mr. Jiangang Qiu

CFP, BBA. Fin.

CEO, Asia Synergy Credit Solutions

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Mr. Jiangang Qiu, CFP, BBA. Fin.
CEO, Asia Synergy Credit Solutions

Mr. Qiu brings a unique blend of entrepreneurial and banking experience to his role of CEO of ASCS. His professional career of more than 25 years in the financial services industry saw him occupy positions at some of China’s most notable banks and financial institutions, including serving as Director of Credit at Ping An Bank. In 2015, after several years as an executive at China Construction Bank, one of China’s “Big Four” banks, he took the entrepreneurial plunge and founded Wenyi Financial Services Company Ltd. Wenyi was created as a turnkey credit outsourcing company to help banks meet the credit needs of SMEs. In December 2018, Peak acquired Wenyi’s operations, transferred them to ASCS and appointed Mr. Qiu CEO of ASCS. Mr. Qiu is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Nanjing University of Finance and Economics.


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Tiegang Li

B. Sc.

Jinxiaoer CEO

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Tiegang Li, B. Sc.
Jinxiaoer CEO

Tiegang started his career in the financial services industry in 2013 as Risk Control Director at Shanghai- based Financial Confidence Service Ltd. While there, he undertook the task of building a standardized risk control system that included borrower qualification scoring and risk control features. He went on to launch and operate Yatland Business Consulting Co., Ltd., a company active in the realm of vehicle and mortgage loan assistance. He eventually returned to Financial Confidence Service Ltd. as the company’s National General Manager where he managed 93 branch offices throughout China, all providing vehicle and mortgage loan related services. He eventually left that position to create Jinxiaoer in 2016 and grew the platform to over 40,000 registered loan sales reps by the end of 2018. Tiegang attended Shanghai Ocean University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics Management.


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John Roumeliotis

 

Director of Operations Peak Group China

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John Roumeliotis
Director of Operations Peak Group China

Prior to Joining Peak, John spent 8 years at LongKey Software Ltd. in Wuxi, where he served as Creative Director and later COO, responsible for the company’s brand and corporate image and managing a team of 40 designers, web developers and public relations managers. He left LongKey in 2016 and went on to create ChinaHow, a travel & business social media company providing services to business and leisure travelers as well as expats living in China. The ChinaHow app helps users in China find and connect with businesses and each other via a communication platform that supports text/voice messaging as well as file and photo sharing. Before moving to China in 2008, John had a successful career in Canada as a marketing executive. In 1992, he started a marketing firm in Montreal called BuyDesign Inc., which later became BlackInk Communication Inc. The firm attracted such high-profile clients as Abbott Laboratories, and the Montreal Forum (home of the Montreal Canadiens hockey club at the time).


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Mei Li

BEcon

Banking Business Development Manager, Peak Fintech Group

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Mei Li, BEcon
Banking Business Development Manager, Peak Fintech Group

Ms. Li spent almost 20 years working in China’s commercial banking industry where she occupied various management positions at some of the country’s largest banks, including the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and Ping An Bank among others. She took on increasingly important roles and responsibilities at each institution, going from product manager at China Everbright Bank, to corporate business risk control manager at Industrial Bank Co., to supply-chain financing general manager at Bank of East Asia. Having spent most of her professional career in China’s regulatory, financial and economic hubs, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen (known as China’s Silicon Valley) and Hangzhou (often rated as China’s best commercial city by Forbes Magazine), she has extensive knowledge of the country’s banking regulations, the regional characteristics of the sector and the opportunities they offer. She moved to Montreal in 2017 where she ran a successful financial consulting company before joining the Peak Group in the fall of 2019. In her role as Banking Business Development Manager, she helps the Peak Group identify and assess opportunities in the Chinese banking sector, as well as ways to work with Canadian banks for the benefit of Canadian companies operating in China. Ms. Li is a graduate of the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Trade.


Peak Group Independent Directors

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Charles-Andre Tessier

LL. L.

Director, Member of Governance and Nomination Committee

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Charles-Andre Tessier, LL. L.
Director, Member of Governance and Nomination Committee

Mr. Tessier is a business lawyer and advisor working mainly in the IT, telecom and manufacturing sectors servicing companies such R3D Consulting Inc., DMR Group Inc., BioChem Pharma, and BCF Business Lawyers LLP. He sits on the board of a number of private and public companies and non-profit organizations and sat on the Executive Committee of the Association of Canadian General Counsel. Mr. Tessier holds a Civil Law degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from the University of Ottawa and has been a member of the Barreau du Quebec since 1980.


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Mark Dumas

B.Sc.

Director, Chair of Human Capital and Compensation Committee, Member of Audit Committee

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Mark Dumas, B.Sc.
Director, Chair of Human Capital and Compensation Committee, Member of Audit Committee, Peak Fintech Group

Mark Dumas is an experienced executive and entrepreneur, having founded and been a key part of several companies and organizations. Mark is currently Chief Strategy Officer at Culmen International, a private equity backed multinational corporation which has grown significantly since Culmen hired Mark through its acquisition of a subsidiary of one of Mark's companies. Prior to Culmen, Mark founded, grew, and sold PlanetRisk (2014-2018), which provided solutions for commercial and government customers such as Apple and Starbucks to forecast and manage security risk. Prior to PlanetRisk, Mark was a key part of the Corporate Development team as a Vice President at then NASDAQ-listed GeoEye (2010-2013) where he played an active role in M&A. Prior to GeoEye, Mark founded, grew, and sold SPADAC (2002-2010), which was a technical sciences company that developed machine learning solutions and provided services to forecast risks and threats for the US Government. SPADAC paced the Inc.500 for several years of rapid growth. Since its founding in 2016, Mark has been the Managing Director of Riverbend Capital 96, a venture capital firm. Mark is a seasoned M&A executive on buy side, sell side, and general fundraising, and has been a part of over 45 M&A deals and counting. Mark holds 2 patents and 1 pending patent, is a Distinguished Fellow from the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.


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Michael Pesner

CPA, CA

Director, Chair of Audit Committee, Member of Governance and Nomination Committee & Human Capital and Compensation Committee

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Michael Pesner, CPA, CA
Director, Chair of Audit Committee, Member of Governance and Nomination Committee & Human Capital and Compensation Committee

Michael is President of Hermitage Canada Finance Inc., a company he founded in 2002 that provides financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions as well as financial advisory services to public and private corporations in diverse industries. Prior to that, he spent 26 years at KPMG and predecessor firms where he accumulated a considerable amount of experience in financial management, corporate governance, and investment banking, including M&A transactions as well as debt and equity financing. His past and present directorship experience includes KPMG, David's Tea, Fonds Régional de Montréal, FTQ, Well.ca, Le Château, SAQ (Société des alcools du Québec) and Wallbridge Mining to name just a few. His roles in various capacities including Lead Director, Audit Committee Chair, and Governance Committee Chair at such high- profile organizations earned him the distinction of being named as one of Quebec's Top 10 Corporate Directors in Montreal's Les Affaires newspaper.


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Sheldon Inwentash

B.Comm., CA., CPA., LL.D

Peak Group Strategic Advisor

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Sheldon Inwentash, B.Comm., CA., CPA., LL.D
Peak Group Strategic Advisor

Sheldon is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of ThreeD Capital Inc. He has more than 30 years of investing experience. He co- founded Visible Genetics, the first commercial pharmacogenomics company, in 1994 and exited in 2001 to Bayer. Through two decades leading Pinetree Capital, Sheldon created significant shareholder value through early investments in various companies. He obtained his B.Comm from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. In 2007, he was an Ontario finalist for the Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year award. In 2012, Sheldon received an honorary degree, doctor of laws (LL.D) from the University of Toronto for his valuable leadership as an entrepreneur, his philanthropy, and inspirational commitment to making a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families.


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Dana Ades-Landy

B.Sc., MBA

Director, Chair of Governance and Nomination Committee, Member of Audit Committee & Human Capital and Compensation Committee

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Dana Ades-Landy, B.Sc., MBA
Director, Chair of Governance and Nomination Committee, Member of Audit Committee & Human Capital and Compensation Committee

Dana has 25+ years of experience in strategic development and governance in the banking and financial services sector, currently holding a position with the National Bank of Canada. Prior to that she has held senior positions at KPMG, Laurentian Bank of Canada and Scotiabank before serving as CEO of the Quebec chapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Ms. Ades-Landy is a well-known advocate for the advancement of women in business, acting as the President and Chair of the Financial Women’s Association of Quebec for 10 years, named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2007 and 2009.
Ms. Ades-Landy sits on the board of several high-profile organizations, including Alithya Group Inc., a leader in digital transformation and strategy, and BFL Insurance, the largest private insurance brokerage in Canada. Ms. Ades-Landy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Concordia University