Since 1988 The Howard Group has been providing Corporate Communication and Capital Market services for micro and small-cap companies. Our multi-disciplined team with extensive backgrounds ranging from new media marketing through finance and journalism provide companies with the strategic direction and exposure to successfully target investment audiences.

MEET THE HOWARD GROUP

Grant Howard

Grant Howard

President

Grant founded The Howard Group in 1988.

He is also President and owner of Accolade Capital, General Partner for the Insight Limited Partnership II, which was launched in early 2008. Accolade is governed by an independent Board of Directors comprised of successful entrepreneurs. Insight LP I, which was launched in late 2003 and came to term in 2011 provided its partners with positive real returns. The investment focus is on micro and small cap opportunities.

He served as a director of Solana Resources for 10 years until it merged with Gran Tierra Energy in late 2008, creating a Columbia focused energy company with a market cap of $750 million that subsequently rose to a high of $2 billion.

Grant was a 5 year member of the Advisory Committee to the Bissett School of Management at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, a former director of the Calgary Angel Network and served on a number of charitable organizations.

Prior to forming The Howard Group, he enjoyed a multifaceted ten-year career as a television and radio journalist and seven years as a crisis communications and media advisor with his long-term clients including the Calgary City Police and the XV Winter Olympics Organizing Committee.

Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker

Vice President

Jeff joined The Howard Group in early 2007 and brings with him extensive experience in small business operations and sales & marketing.

Prior to The Howard Group, Jeff oversaw Investor Relations for a mid-tier oil and gas company and was a Financial Advisor at a major investment/insurance company for three years.

Dave Burwell

Dave Burwell

Vice President

Dave joined The Howard Group in 2007. He has a full and diverse marketing/communications background and a specialization in online marketing.

Prior to joining The Howard Group, Dave held marketing positions at Shaw Communications, Rare Method, Regional Governments of Niagara & Halton and the Canadian Red Cross.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business - Marketing from Brock University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from Niagara College.

Harvey Brovald

Harvey Brovald

Analyst

Harvey Brovald has been associated with The Howard Group since 2006. He has over 35 years experience in sales, sales management and executive management with both multinational technology corporations and successful entrepreneurial start-up companies.

Harvey has worked with organizations such as IBM, Wang Canada Limited, Prime Computer and Bull HN Information Systems and Sonic Mobility. Currently, Harvey devotes his time to micro-cap business analysis, new ventures and small business in a mentoring and strategic advisory capacity. Harvey is also co-manager and advisor with Accolade Capital, General Partner for the Insight Limited Partnerships I and II.

Harvey holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., and attended the President’s Class at Harvard Business School.

David Gordon

David Gordon

Executive Consultant

David worked with The Howard Group from 2003 to 2007 and rejoined the team in 2015 as an Executive Consultant. David’s focus is the analysis of business and marketing plans, capital structures and human resources to properly prepare companies that are planning to enter the public market.

David previously held positions as an Investment Analyst with AIC Ltd, as an Investment Banking Associate with CIBC, as a Management Consultant with Western Management Consultants and is currently working as the Leader of Strategy and Performance for the City of Calgary Water Utility.

David holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation, is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and has a Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary

Judy Howard

Judy Howard

Controller

Judy has been involved in The Howard Group since its inception.

She was a former executive assistant to the President and CEO of a Toronto Stock Exchange listed intermediate oil and gas company. In addition to her accounting role, her duties include resource planning and allocation and budgeting.

Shannon Neustaeter

Shannon Neustaeter

Coordinator

Prior to joining The Howard Group, Shannon worked as an Office Manager for over 10 years in both the private and public sectors.

Michelle Blake

Michelle Blake

Marketing and Design Specialist

Michelle has been working with the Howard Group since 2008. She brings with her more than 10 years of graphic design experience and has worked directly for Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank in the UK as a graphic artist before moving back to Canada.

Michelle then quickly climbed the corporate ladder of a global hotel chain gaining extensive sales and marketing experience and understands how to communicate and message company’s efforts effectively.