Jeffrey J. Smith
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Mr. Smith is a co-founder of DCBank and is the President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Smith is an entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in operating, financing, growing and managing large scale international financial services businesses. Mr. Smith was the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director and co-founder of DirectCash Payments Inc., a publicly traded financial services company with operations in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Mexico. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in business valuation, the public equity and debt capital markets. Mr. Smith has sourced, negotiated, financed and integrated numerous acquisitions in Canada and internationally. In 2013, Mr. Smith was honoured as Industry Person of the Year – Prepaid & Payments by Payments eXchange, and in 2005, he was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Prairies Region).
Amanda J. Showalter
Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Showalter joined DCBank in 2017 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Calgary. Prior to joining DCBank, Ms. Showalter was Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Acquisitions for DirectCash Payments Inc., a publicly traded financial services business from 2003 to 2017. Ms. Showalter has 15 years of experience in international operations, business valuation, corporate finance, financial management and investor relations.
Vice President, Finance
Ms. Krause joined DCBank in 2019 and is a designated CPA, CMA with 20+ years of experience in providing strategic, financial and operational leadership to global and domestic companies. Ms. Krause is adept in identifying opportunities, managing risks, and solving problems that create value for shareholders and owners. Ms. Krause also has considerable experience in scaling up organizations, streamlining business processes, internal controls, system implementations and workforce planning.
Benjamin J. Rootman
Mr. Rootman joined DCBank in 2019 and holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining DCBank, Mr. Rootman has held increasingly senior in-house legal positions including the roles of General Counsel and Vice President, Legal and Chief Compliance Officer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rootman worked in private practice with both national and regional law firms. Mr. Rootman has over 10 years of experience providing legal advice in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and compliance, financial services, business law and corporate governance for private and public companies in a variety of industries.