Keith R. Harris is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the investment banking business. He is a corporate director and consultant.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of Edgecrest Capital (investment bank boutique) having been a founder of the firm in July 2013.
Since July 2012, Mr. Harris has been a director and audit committee chair of Maudore Minerals Ltd. (Exchange: MAO) and a director of Smart Employee Benefits Inc. (Exchange: SEB). He is also a director of Whiteknight Acquisitions III Inc., a Capital Pool Company listed on the Exchange under the symbol WKA.P.
Previously, he was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. the Canadian broker-dealer subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp., a financial holding company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
In 2002, he was a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of a Canadian investment bank boutique, Westwind Partners Inc., which was sold to Thomas Weisel Partners Group (“TWPG”) in 2008. TWPG was bought by Stifel in 2010.
Mr. Harris received a B. Comm. from the University of Toronto in 1975 and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1977 with Ernst & Young.