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
Mr. Pieterse was appointed as Vice President, Finance of DCBank in November 2018. Mr. Pieterse is an experienced Chartered Accountant who obtained his qualification at Deloitte in Johannesburg in 2014 and, upon relocation to Calgary in 2018, obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation. He brings 5 years’ experience in public sector auditing, which included clients in the financial services environment, and 2 years’ operational accounting experience as a Financial Controller at Famous Brands Limited.
Mr. Montgomery has worked as both a lawyer and a risk management consultant over the last several years, representing public and private companies in connection with more than 50 financing and corporate transactions. His expertise includes equity and debt financings, mergers, as well as share purchase, asset purchase and restructuring transactions. He has been a guest speaker and panelist at the University of Calgary Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.