Brian P. Lupien | Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lupien served as Till’s Chief Financial Officer since March 2016 and as Treasurer since April 2014. Mr. Lupien oversaw the formation of Till Capital and its listing on Nasdaq in 2015. From 2000 to 2014, Mr. Lupien was an independent consultant specializing in investment fund and personal wealth management. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Lupien has experience in accounting and reporting responsibilities for public and private companies, investment funds, and non-profit organizations. Prior to 2000, Mr. Lupien worked as an audit manager in the San Francisco Bay area for a variety of clients across multiple industries. A graduate of the University of California at Davis, Mr. Lupien earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 majoring in Managerial Economics and gained his Certified Public Accountant designation in 2000. Brian Lupien is the son-in-law of Till’s Chief Investment Officer and director, William Lupien.
William A. Lupien | Chief Investment Officer
For over 45 years, Mr. William A. Lupien has been an innovator in the public financial markets. His career in the securities business began at the California-based brokerage firm of Mitchum, Jones & Templeton (MJT), Inc. in 1965, where he eventually served as President. In 1983, as CEO and Chairman of Instinet Corporation, he successfully expanded the market reach of the world’s first electronic stock trading system. As Chairman and CEO of OptiMark Technologies Inc. he co-invented the OptiMark trading system designed for stock markets around the world. From 2005 until the merger, Mr. Lupien served as the investment manager of Kudu Partners LP.
Mr. Lupien served on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee dedicated to the development of a national market system and also served as a Governor of the Pacific Stock Exchange. He has previously served as Chairman of Instinet (1983 – 1989), MJT (1989 – 1996), and Optimark US Equities Inc. (1996 – 2001), and as Director of Energy Metals Corp., Gold One International Ltd., Uranium One Inc. and Midway Gold Corp. He is the co-author, with David Nassar, of the book Market Evaluation and Analysis for Swing Trading, and is a co-author of several papers on trading technology and early-stage company evaluation. Mr. Lupien is also a co-inventor on multiple patents related to electronic securities trading. He is a graduate of San Diego State University.
Please view https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Lupien for additional information.
Weiying Mary Zhu | Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Zhu was appointed Chief Financial Officer effective July 1, 2019. Prior to her appointment, Ms Zhu has been Corporate Controller of Till since April of 2015 and also Treasurer since March 2016. Ms Zhu is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) with over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining Till, she served in various accounting and finance positions at Hecla Mining Company (1996 – 2015). a U.S. silver producer with operating mines in Alaska, Idaho, and Mexico, and a growing gold producer with operating mines in Quebec, Canada, and Nevada. Ms. Zhu holds a master degree in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in International Finance.