Our Company

President - Paul Benwell

Paul Benwell has over 45 years of experience in the financial markets, beginning in 1968 on the floor of the Montreal Stock Exchange. Paul has occupied many posts including Trader, Specialist and Market Maker, Compliance Specialist, Director of Trading, and Manager of Customer Support and Services for a variety of Canadian and American Companies.

Paul’s experience and career have taken him all across North America, and is well versed on the Canadian and American markets. In 2001, Paul helped co-found Jitneytrade, an agency-based executive broker, while working the pits of the Montreal Stock Exchange. His wealth of knowledge across a variety of sectors, and expertise on the industry, has made him an asset to TSX companies and markets over the course of his long and tenured career. He is currently the CEO and Head Partner of PBA, while residing just outside of Montreal, Canada.

Managing Partner - Sophy Cesar

Sophy Cesar has over 15 years of experience specializing in investor relations, communications, marketing, and branding. Prior to joining PBA, Sophy held the position of Vice President of Investor Relations at a leading TSX-V company where she developed the company’s investor relations strategic plan and spearheaded investor awareness campaigns. She also played a strategic role in two financings, raising over $3M leveraging her network to establish new investors and served as the key contact to the investment community.

From early 2012 to mid-2015 Sophy worked at Argex Titanium as the company’s Manager of Investor Relations. Her role was instrumental in attracting analyst and media coverage, significantly expanded retail, broker and institutional investors through numerous roadshows and online engagement. Sophy has worked with Maya Gold & Silver, helping raise $28M at a 32% premium to market, manage a share consolidation and transitioning the company from the TSXV to the TSX. More recently Sophy worked as an advisor for a deep tech AI start-up.

Current clients include Canadian North Resources ($245M market cap), which Sophy played a key role in bringing them public and currently heads Corporate Development and advises them in investor relations and public relations acting as their spokesperson.