Leadership

Peter Bakema
Peter BakemaCEO
Mr. Bakema has thirty seven year track record of successfully creating and developing businesses from the ground up. He has overseen multiple organizations with a human resource development of several hundred employees and contractors. His extensive background in business management, capitalization, mergers and acquisitions has been combined with years of hands on leadership experience in the medical device arena. This has given him the ability to adapt quickly to an ever changing healthcare sector. As the Chairman and CEO of CVR Global for the last ten years, Mr. Bakema is responsible for the direction of CVR Global with an emphasis on a sound business infrastructure that is capable of rapid scalability and regulatory compliance.
Tony Robinson
Tony RobinsonChief Operations Officer
Mr. Robinson is a passionate leader, seasoned by guiding multiple organizations within the medical device field. His experience encompasses management of operational, marketing, regulatory, and financial areas on domestic and global stages, with a specialization in successfully meeting both regulatory and business needs. He has earned a degree from the University of Michigan, as well as an MBA in Healthcare Management. Mr. Robinson has been immersed in the day to day workings of CVR Global Inc. over the past eight years, driving progress and growth across all key clinical and operational functions, with a focus on both the end user acceptance and market commercialization. Previously, Mr. Robinson was responsible for the management of regulatory actives for a recognized global medical device manufacturer, placing over 25,000 SKU’s into the healthcare marketplace. This was preceded by a role with a top tiered clinical care organization as Director of Marketing.
Erwin Wong
Erwin WongCFO & Board Director
Mr. Wong earned his Bachelor’s of Commerce at the University of British Columbia in 1990. After articling with Cooper’s & Lybrand, Mr. Wong attained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1994. Mr. Wong has previously worked as the director of Asian operations for a national institutional brokerage house focused on the small to mid-cap market, and acted as the Vice-President of Finance for a publicly-listed Asian based group with interests in real estate and telecommunications. Mr. Wong has also acted as a director for various Mainland Chinese based enterprises, including a China-based transportation/logistics group and a Hebei Province based chemicals concern.
Ron Birch
Ron BirchBoard Director
Mr. Birch has been President of Big Bar Resources Corporation, since November 2008 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until September 2016. Mr. Birch served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Okana Ventures Inc. from May 9, 2005 to June 2008. Mr. Birch has 17 years of experience with the Bank of Nova Scotia in various positions and locations throughout the Province of British Columbia, lastly as Branch Manager in Prince Rupert, B.C. He worked for 7 years as a retail stock broker with CM Oliver & Co., Ltd. and Pacific International Securities Inc. in Vancouver. During this time, Mr. Birch also took courses for Options and Commodities and was successful in completing these courses and obtaining certificates and licenses for each. Mr. Birch has been providing consulting services through Janron Consulting Inc. since 1991 and services of a Public Relations Coordinator through Bircress Corporate Relations since 1993. From 1985 to 1991, he was a licensed Stock, Commodities and Options Broker. He has been a Director of Big Bar Resources Corporation since November 14, 2008. Mr. Birch served as a Director of Okana Ventures Inc. from May 9, 2005 to June 2008 and Jupiter Enterprises Inc. since March 12, 1999.
Jeremy Poirier
Jeremy PoirierDirector
Mr. Poirier worked in the Public market space for over 10 years. Mr. Poirier has both raised money for a number of different public companies as well as represented over 30 public companies well owning his own Investor Relations firm. Mr. Poirier obtained courses in both Business Law and Accounting from the University of BCIT. Before joining Pure Energy Minerals Mr. Poirier was working with a number of junior resource stocks including a public Lithium company assisting in bringing Investor Awareness and raising capital. Mr. Poirier has also served on various board and officer positions with several companies in the private sector including a large cosmetic company across Canada.
Benjamin Asuncion
Benjamin AsuncionDirector
Benjamin Asuncion has over a decade of experience in the capital markets and resources sector. Mr. Asuncion was at Haywood Securities Inc., a privately owned Canadian brokerage firm, in equity research from 2007 through to 2016. As a research analyst, he covered companies of varying sizes and stages. Prior to joining Haywood, Benjamin was involved in the management of an endowment fund at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Mr. Asuncion holds a Bachelor of Business degree from SFU with concentrations in finance, accounting and management science. Mr. Asuncion currently holds a senior management position with a publicly listed company.
Paul Blunden, M.D.
Paul Blunden, M.D.Board of Directors - Medical Advisor
Dr. Blunden is a board certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology with over twenty years in practice. Currently acting as the vice president and partner of a large multi-million dollar multi-provider practice servicing urban, suburban and rural patients. He has previously served as a department chairman for a major health system and has been a member of the executive leadership committee focused on fiscal management, quality improvement and recruiting. Mr. Blunden specializes in both Micro and Macro level managerial decision making with an emphasis on patient care and efficient business/medical coalescing.
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