Incite Capital Markets


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About Incite Capital Markets.

Incite Capital Markets is more than just a capital markets advisory firm, it is a connection to professionals in the investment, research, and investment banking community, and to a select group of Investor Relations & Communications professionals across North America. Through Incite Capital Markets, you’re able to access these relationships and their proven results.

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Darren Seed



Darren is the President of Incite Capital Markets Inc. Mr. Seed has worked extensively in both the Canadian and American markets with over 20 years of capital markets and communications experience across various industries including Biotech, Fuel Cell, High Tech and the venture capital arena. For the past 16 years, Mr. Seed held executive-level investor relations and communications positions for companies inter-listed on the TSX and NASDAQ stock exchanges.

Mr. Seed has raised in excess of $750 million for previous companies and developed comprehensive and successful IR programs with an international reach, resulting in significant increases and diversification in institutional shareholder ownership. Awarded "Best Investor Relations Officer – Small or Mid-Cap" by the Globe and Mail and IR Magazine Canada in 2010, Mr. Seed brings a comprehensive and established approach to investor relations and communications. In communications, Mr. Seed has been responsible for the strategic development and management of a global brand across 79 countries. Mr. Seed, a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute ("CIRI") since 2005, was on CIRI's National Board of Directors until 2017.

Eric Negraeff



Eric Negraeff is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience while working in capital markets as a professional trader and investment advisor. Beginning his career at C.M. Oliver & Company as a trader on the US desk, Mr. Negraeff honed his skills to become a successful proprietary trader creating a profitable division designed to take advantage of unique arbitrage opportunities.

Mr. Negraeff then went on to manage a proprietary trading desk where he designed trading strategies and managed credit risk for high net worth and institutional clientele. For the past 15 years, Mr. Negraeff has been an investment advisor at PI Financial specializing in helping clients build their portfolio and raising capital for small to mid-size companies (both public and private) across multiple industries. 

Clayton Paradis



Clayton brings over 15 years of capital markets and investor relations experience to his clients. Most recently, Clayton lead the investor relations function for one of Canada’s largest energy companies with shareholders and joint venture partners geographically dispersed throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to his career in investor relations, Clayton worked for two of Canada’s largest financial institutions in equity research as an energy analyst, one of which was a number one ranked Royalty Trust Research Team - Brendan Wood Survey 2005. His efforts in investor relations have been recognized by industry and peers through recognition of being among the top five companies in Canada for the “Most Progress in Investor Relations” twice in his career in the IR Magazine Investor Perceptions Study. Clayton is a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) and holds an MBA – Finance from the University of Calgary and a Bachelors of Management from the University of Lethbridge.

Kristian Schneck



Kristian Schneck is a capital markets professional with over 15 years of experience covering buy side, sell side, and corporate business development roles within the Canadian energy space. Most recently Mr. Schneck led the natural resources equity and commodity research team for a large Canadian pension fund manager with a primary focus on long-only active portfolio management. In addition, Mr. Schneck has several years of experience as a published equity research analyst covering Canadian exploration and production companies. Prior to his capital markets career, Mr. Schneck was a successful sales and marketing executive within the software and technology sectors in Seattle, WA.

Mr. Schneck brings a diverse skill set centered on strategic planning and advising, corporate and asset valuations, global equity and commodity markets, and forging strong relationships. Mr. Schneck obtained his MBA from the University of Alberta, in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, both from Indiana University.

Heather Kerklaan



Heather is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of British Columbia with a focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Prior to starting the MBA, Heather spent over six years working for a publicly listed clean technology company where she held a variety of roles in marketing, communications and investor relations. Heather received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. She is an active community member and current Chair of the United Way of the Lower Mainland’s GenNext Cabinet, an organization working to engage and retain the next generation of philanthropists.


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