SOURCE: Discover Energy Corp.

Discover Energy

January 26, 2016 06:30 ET

Discover Energy Appoints New CFO and General Council

Dean Smurthwaite Brings an Extensive and Strong Background in

Structured Finance, Mergers, Securities Registration and Compliance

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - January 26, 2016) - Discover Energy Corp. is excited to announce the appointment of Dean Smurthwaite as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel. Dean has skills and experience that are critical to supporting Discover Energy's continued growth and success. As CFO/GC, he will have the global responsibility over financial governance and reporting and will provide guidance and support for all legal and contractual issues for Discover Energy Corp. and its divisions.

Dean is a JD/CPA who began his career as an auditor and worked as an accountant doing financial reporting and developing forecast models and budgets. He is also an attorney with an extensive background in structured finance, mergers, due diligence, and securities registration and compliance. 

Mr. Smurthwaite also has an entrepreneurial spirit. He founded P3XBRL, Inc., an accounting software and services business that specializes in extensible Business Reporting Language ("XBRL") which he grew to 24 employees, and he continues to sit on the Board of P3XBRL, Inc. He has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector preparing financial models, legal documents and arranging financing for various projects helping them to achieve desired tax treatments and financial outcomes. 

Dean graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, and received his Masters of Accountancy from the University of Virginia. Dean graduated Cum Laude with his Juris Doctorate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He holds both, a law license and his CPA credentials.

"We are looking forward to having Dean on board. His extensive experience will be an asset to the company and his knowledge and mentorship skills are particularly valuable to our finance, HR and IT team. Dean is a family man and we wish him the very best in his new role in the Discover family," said Steve Nam, Chairman of Discover Energy Corp.

About Discover Energy Corp. Discover Energy Corp. is pushing the envelope with brand new technologies, enabling Original Equipment Manufacturers the ability to innovate their products and giving users enhanced productivity. Extensive field experience drives us to innovate, optimize and manufacture lead acid batteries and AE systems for distribution through our knowledge based sales and service network. Discover Energy Corp. brings not only world class products, but also unsurpassed customer service to back them up worldwide.

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