Leadership and Teamwork


The chief distinction between companies that are merely good and those that are great is the kind of people they have brought together. We have built a team with diverse skills and backgrounds, who share an overriding commitment to build value for every company we work with.

Collectively, our people bring ideas, expertise, and wide-ranging networks of colleagues in the investment and financial communities.

Mark T. Brown, B.Comm., CPA, C.A.

Mark T. Brown, B.Comm., CPA, C.A.


Mr. Brown received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of British Columbia in 1990 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. Mr. Brown is an officer and director of a number of public and private companies and his corporate activities include transactions, financings and corporate financial planning. He managed the financial departments of two TSE 300 mining corporations: Eldorado Gold and Miramar Mining. He is a founder of Rare Element Resources Ltd., which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE AMEX. Between 1990 and 1994, Mr. Brown worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is currently a director and /or officer of various other public companies.

Robert J. Doyle, B.Sc., CPA, CA

Robert J. Doyle, B.Sc., CPA, CA

Senior VP

Mr. Doyle has over 20 years of experience in the strategy of emerging companies, operations, finance, mergers and acquisitions in the US and Canada. He has successfully completed more than $1.0B in mergers, acquisitions.  Mr. Doyle is currently the President of a K-7 education software company and has served on the board of Providence Health Care as well as the president of a hearing research charity.  Mr. Doyle graduated with a psychology degree from the University of B.C., before becoming a Chartered Accountant in 1983.

Winnie Wong, B.Comm., CPA, C.A.

VP Client Services

Ms. Wong graduated from Queen’s University and worked with Deloitte & Touche, where she received her C.A.  She has also worked with Pivotal Corporation, a leader in software development for customer relationship management before joining POC.  At POC, she manages the financial administration team and helps our management group on corporate finance projects.  Currently, she is serving as the CFO and Corporate Secretary of various public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Jess Alfonso, MSIA, M.B.A


Mr. Alfonso is the president of Seamark Development, where he provides consulting, investing and financing services to business ventures in Canada and internationally.  He has experience as a private lender to many entrepreneurial firms and was a director of SunRipe Products Ltd. of Kelowna, B.C.

Eric Cardey | Associate

George Plant | Associate

Alastair Sinclair | Associate

Ross Stringer | Associate

Ted Trueman | Associate

John J. Brown, B. Comm., C.A. | Founder

John Brown, who passed away in 2002 at age 69, was the founder and director of Pacific Opportunity. John graduated from the University of BC with a B.Comm, and went on to become a Chartered Accountant.

His vision, which still drives our company, was of a financial management company that would give small companies the benefits of professional management. His reputation for integrity attracted skilled and creative financial managers to our firm.