Josef Vejvoda, CIM, ICD.D

Josef Vejvoda, CIM, ICD.D, Interim CEO and Chairman of the Board

Josef Vejvoda acts as a special advisor to K2 & Associates Investment Management Inc., a multi-strategy investment fund. Previously Mr. Vejvoda was a portfolio manager at K2 from Aug 2013 and became K2’s Chief Executive Officer in Oct 2018 and Chief Compliance Officer in Mar 2017, until stepping back from administrative duties in March 2021 to focus solely on special projects.

Mr. Vejvoda has over twenty-five years of extensive capital markets experience and has held senior management roles at a number of the country’s largest financial institutions including Merrill Lynch Canada, National Bank Financial, and TD Securities. Mr. Vejvoda has served on numerous public company boards and has contributed to the realization of significant increases in shareholder value. Mr. Vejvoda has served as a director of Moneta Gold since July 2019 and assumed the role of Interim CEO in July 2023. Mr. Vejvoda was a director of ShoreTel Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOR) from Oct 2015 until the company’s sale to Mitel Networks for US$540 million in Sep 2017. Mr. Vejvoda served as a director of Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX:DDC, NYSE:DDC) from Jan 2016 until the company was sold for US$1.2 billion to Washington Corporate in Nov 2017. He also previously served on the board of Acerus Pharma (TSX:ASP) and was a member of the Strategic Review Committee from Dec 2015 until Jun 2016, when a control block purchase was enacted by the company’s chairman. Additionally, Mr. Vejvoda also served as a director of PNI Digital Media Inc. (TSX: PN) from Mar 2013 to Jul 2014 and presided over the company’s sale to Staples Inc. for almost $75 million.

Mr. Vejvoda graduated from Queen’s University with a bachelor degree in computer science. He has also earned the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation from the Canadian Securities Institute and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors having achieved the ICD.D designation.