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.
Adam Lomax, Oxygen Funding, President and CEO
Mr. Lomax graduated from Duke University and was immediately hired as the first IS person in a quickly growing retail insurance firm. Mr. Lomax’s team produced customized information systems for the retail agency, wholesale agency, insurance company (50 states), premium finance company, claims TPA, and actuarial support. Mr. Lomax joined the executive team and managed IS, sales, the association, and helped to sell the firm to a public company. After 19 years, Mr. Lomax left the insurance world and co-founded Oxygen Funding, Inc. Mr. Lomax’ role included operations, underwriting, customer service, business development and ultimately as President and CEO. Mr. Lomax has worked with other finance companies by providing underwriting and co-factoring support. Many factoring companies refer their more difficult prospects to Mr. Lomax because of his abilities to figure out what is needed and how to properly structure a solution. Henceforth, the average tenure of our clientele is 2-3 years longer than industry averages.
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.
Armada 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.