Management

Joseph Wan – Founder and Group Chairman

Mr. Wan obtained his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Wan is specialized in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, takeover, direct investment and project finance. Over his 30 years tenure in the field, he has extensive experience in dealing with international and Chinese clients.

From 1978 to 1993, Mr. Wan held various senior positions in the corporate banking and investments division of major international banks, including Citibank (Hong Kong), Credit Commercial de France and First National Bank of Chicago. Mr. Wan founded Goldwyn Capital Limited, a company providing investment advisory services for initial public offerings, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions and fund raising exercises. Mr. Wan founded Baron Group International in 2000 with presence in North America (Canada) and Asia Pacific (Hong Kong and Macau).

David Eaton - Chairman, Baron Canada

David Eaton has been involved the capital markets since 1981, starting as a floor trader at the Vancouver Stock Exchange.  Throughout his career he has been active in all aspects of the corporate finance industry, consulting to both public and private companies in the areas of investor relations, financing and corporate transactions.  His experience and involvement in businesses spans many industries including real estate, mining, tourism, retail, manufacturing and marketing and distribution.

Mr. Eaton also serves as CEO of Jayden Resources Inc. and has served as a Director or consultant to many Canadian public companies including:

  • Confederation Minerals Ltd.
  • Novo Resources Corp.
  • Kariana Resources Inc.
  • Delon Resources Corp.
  • Finore Mining Inc.
  • Healthspace Data Systems Ltd.

Since 2007 he has been Chairman at Baron Global Financial Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Member Firm VBG Group.  Baron Global Financial Canada Ltd. provides merchant banking services in the areas of financing, transaction planning, corporate transactions, public listings and ongoing public company management.

Herrick Lau - Managing Director, Baron Canada

Mr. Herrick Lau is Managing Director of Baron Global Financial Canada Ltd., a merchant banking firm based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Mr. Lau is an experienced investment banking professional who has conducted transactions in initial public offerings, reverse takeovers, financings, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, and various advisory services. Through his over 20 years of experience in financial management and corporate finance, Mr. Lau is experienced in developing financing strategy, liaising with external parties, devising business development plans and maintaining compliance with corporate governance.

Mr. Lau also has experience as a senior financial executive in public companies.  Mr. Lau has acted as CFO and/or director for various Canadian public companies, including the following:

  • Novo Resources Corp.
  • Jayden Resources Inc.
  • ICN Resources Ltd.
  • Evolving Gold Corp.
  • Copper One Inc.
  • Mindoro Resources Ltd.
  • Kariana Resources Inc.
  • Crownia Holdings Ltd.
  • ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd.

Mr. Lau obtained his bachelor and master degrees in Business and Economics from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, Canada and is a charter holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.