CFA, MBA, CPA (in progress) - VP Finance
Prior to joining Axis, Ms. Stepanova spent 5 years as Group Financial Controller at Innovative Composites Inc., a publicly traded technology company listed on the TSX Venture exchange. At Innovative Ms. Stepanova designed and implemented the system of internal controls and accounting policies required for financial reporting for 4 newly merged public and private entities based in Canada & US. Ms. Stepanova headed 5 annual audits and assisted on equity financings of $20 million and convertible debentures of over $5 million. Before joining Innovative, Ms. Stepanova was employed by Dynamotive Energy Systems, a Vancouver based public company. At Dynamotive, Ms. Stepanova assisted the CEO and CFO in project debt and equity financing of over US$40 million, for several newly identified international project opportunities. Ms. Stepanova obtained her MBA from the University of British Columbia, she is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Professional Accountant candidate in progress.