Jos Schmitt, CEO of NEO Exchange in Canada, recently on the AlphaShow hosted by Dr. Bak Nguyen to talk about the new Canadian “SPAC” called the Growth Acquisition Corporation (“G-Corp”). The aim of the publicly traded acquisition corporation, which was launched in April this year, is to help gap the financing of Mid-Size Growth Companies. According to the Exchange boss, this promises to change the entrepreneurial and financing landscape. With more than twenty-five years of experience in the financial services industry (both internationally and in Canada), Jos Schmitt is changing the stock exchange game in Canada with NEO, making it a level ground for all interested parties.
Watch the full interview here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYoWiGeiXls&t=2594s
As a renowned expert in the market infrastructure space, across asset classes and across geographies, Josh built the NEO Group with the support of a number of blue-chip Canadian financial institutions. Jos Schmitt is the Co-Founder, President & CEO of the NEO Group of companies, a bold and disruptive capital markets fintech organization comprised of the Aequitas NEO Exchange – a Tier 1 stock exchange fueling the innovation economy, and NEO Connect – a multi-asset distribution platform supporting mutual funds and private offerings. The belief at NEO is that an innovative re-focus on the fundamental values of a stock exchange can reverse the harmful behaviours of most for-profit stock exchanges and give companies, dealers, and investors access to a stronger, fairer, and more transparent stock exchange.
Prior to the NEO Group, Jos formed the Alpha Group of companies which included the Alpha Stock Exchange. As a member of the board of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), Jos possesses a strong sense of commitment to the community.
He is a member of advisory boards to the Ivey Business School at Western University and to the École des Sciences de la Gestion at Université du Quebec A Montréal.
He has also been a board member at the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation for 6 years through his active involvement with the WE charity (known as Free the Children)
Currently on the board for The Prosperity Project, a NFP that aims to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian women. ‘‘With this in mind, NEO, in consultation with the Canadian Securities Regulators, created the G-Corp to present unique investment opportunities in “quality private companies with an enterprise value between $50M and $500M.” – Jos Schmitt, President & CEO of NEO.
Dr. Bak Nguyen is the founder and CEO of Mdex & Co that he launched in 2003. A prolific motivator and speaker, he has written many books across the scopes of entrepreneurship, leadership, quest of identity, dentistry and medicine parenting, philosophy, and also books for children. His international collaborative initiative, THE ALPHAS was launched in 2020 that shares knowledge and resources to entrepreneurs across various verticals including doctors to thrive through the greatest pandemic and uncertain economic instability of our time, which means the AlphaShow delivers an opportunity to stand with some of the best leaders across industries.
To know more about his honorable work, visit his official website at https://baknguyen.com/.