A Chartered Accountant, Mr. Ford is a leading specialist in all aspects of venture capital and bridge financing, with more than 40 years of experience creating and implementing financial development plans for client enterprises in Canada and the United States. Edward Ford has designed and managed a wide range of public marketing financing arrangements, private placements, investment syndicates and tax shelter instruments to fund the growth programs of client companies. He specializes in organizing emerging companies for their first public financing arrangements, and providing interim "seed" capital, developing financial control and management systems, designing capital structure, and managing all legal, regulatory and marketing functions preparatory to a public offering. He has extensive experience in securities markets, working with companies listed on the Canadian stock exchanges, and NASDAQ in the United States. He is a recognized authority on market-making and after-market management.