Meet The Fleet

Patrick Cole, President

Mr. Cole was appointed a director of Armada Mercantile Ltd. on April 19, 1991 and has served as President since July 2, 1991. Armada Mercantile is a group of financial services companies consisting of consulting, advisory, broker/dealer and trade finance. Mr. Cole is a seasoned merchant banker, previous FINRA broker/dealer, venture capitalist and financier who has participated and raised capital on behalf of private and public companies worldwide. He has cultivated relationships over the past 30 years with European banks, merchant banks, private equity firms, institutional investors and broker/dealers. Mr. Cole’s background specializes in the areas of capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, IPO’s, DPO’s, negotiating and structuring transactions on behalf of private and public companies. Mr. Cole invests a great deal of time with clients, portfolio companies, investors and shareholders, which he feels is key to future success. From 2005 – 2014, he was a partner and member of Redrock Trading Partners, a fully licensed FINRA broker/dealer. Prior to acquiring Armada Mercantile Ltd., he served as controlling shareholder and President of Quattro Resources Ltd. From August 1985 to August 1987, Mr. Cole held a Series 7 license with the stock brokerage firm of C.L. McKinney in Los Angeles.

Mark Varley, Chief Technology Officer and Analyst
Mark Varley provides managing consulting services such as investigation, analysis, and business development services including due diligence assessments, market research, and business plans. Mr. Varley holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in science from the University of British Columbia.

Phil Skinder, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Finance Canada
As President of Skinder Financial Services – a finance and consulting firm assisting early stage companies with their finance and business development needs. Mr. Skinder brings a proven network of key strategic contacts and resources to the Company. Skinder provides business development support, access to local expertise, financings, and assistance in the development and/or acquisition of new markets. Mr. Skinder has been active in the financial services industry since 1997. Mr. Skinder holds a BSc in Biochemistry/Microbiology and a Masters Degree in Education.

Dan Davis, Davis Commercial Credit, President
Dan Davis brings decades of experience working in commercial financing and the private sector to help businesses of all sizes to get the financing they need. As a leader in the private sector before transitioning to the world of commercial finance, Dan is very familiar with the challenges facing business owners in today’s economic climate. His 23 years of experience in the private sector give him the business acumen necessary to analyze a company’s current circumstances and devise strategies and solutions to help business owners meet their goals. Dan Davis also leverages his P&L expertise to offer financing options to improve business profitability, rather than focusing on the bottom line, “one size fits all” loan program strategies offered by traditional lending sources. Dan’s knowledge, combined with his expertise in commercial finance, give him the tools needed to work directly with clients in order to help them reach the next successful stage of development. Davis Commercial Finance has become a leader in commercial finance by offering the guidance and solutions business owners need, but cannot find anywhere else.

Thane Plummer, Managing Partner
Mr. Plummer is the managing partner at Redrock Trading Parnters, LLC. Mr. Plummer holds FINRA licenses 7, 24, 4 and 63.


associateArmada Mercantile Ltd. has a stable of transaction facilitators and partners who provide professional services worldwide.

These professionals include attorneys, accountants, FINRA broker/dealers, debt and equity firms, investment banking firms, M&A firms, investor relation firms, appraisal and fairness firms, business plan writers, business brokers and deal flow providers.

Corporate & Trade Finance

corp-1Patrick Cole, Corporate Finance, USA


corp-2Phil Skinder, Corporate Finance, Canada