We don’t promote stocks; we promote businesses. A publicly trading company is a consumer product fighting for attention. First, consumers don’t buy what they don’t know about. That’s where The Howard Group comes in. Next, consumers have to see more value for their dollar than buying a competing product. There are thousands! That’s where The Howard Group’s business, capital market and communication expertise makes the difference.
We do give our clients one-on-one service. While every company’s needs are different we know the objectives are the same; increased liquidity and share value.
- Far reaching, interactive, response driven online financial & social media campaigns.
- Building messaging that succinctly reflects a business & its potential.
- Organization & management of investment community and institutional meetings.
- Retail investor specific programs.
- Ongoing feedback on what the market is saying about you.
- The HG online Insight Live blog.
- The HG annual investor conference.
- Financial press & media.
- Newsletter coverage.
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 was merged in late 2008 creating a Columbian energy company with 11 thousand barrels a day of production, no debt, $200 million in cash and a market cap of $750 million. 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 - Senior Associate
Jeff joined The Howard Group in 2007. He brings with him extensive experiences 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 - Senior Associate
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.
Lisa Montanini - Associate
Lisa managed an alternative health clinic for several years while working towards obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Culture from the University of Calgary.
During that time, she developed her skills in several areas including product research and the development of various media marketing presentations.
Following her graduation, she assumed a human resources and corporate communications role with a mid-sized oil and gas company, focusing primarily on local recruitment strategies and business development solutions. Lisa joined The Howard Group team in 2012.
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 he is a President's Class graduate of Harvard Business School.
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.
Rachel Halford - Office Administrator
Rachel joined The Howard Group in 2007. She is a master juggler who supports & manages the daily needs and activities of The Howard Group while simultaneously keeping diverse personalities in check.
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. She was offered a Director of Sales position before taking time off to raise her two boys.