Since 1995, Mr. Hromyk has been Principal of First Finance Limited and its predecessor, Century Capital Management Ltd., Private Equity firms with a proven track record of returning significant value to stakeholders by making early mover strategic investments in advance of developing markets or cycles through both private and public companies. Mr. Hromyk has supported and operated chemical and energy operations domestically in the Permian Basin, Central and South Texas, Arkansas, Alberta and internationally.
An active investor, Mr. Hromyk has been involved with companies developing a diverse range of technologies, from enhanced and conventional hydrocarbon recovery processes to wireless infrastructure and has participated in numerous industrial and commercial real estate developments. Mr. Hromyk has served as a director of several private companies that became publicly traded on NASDAQ, NYSE, TSX. Mr. Hromyk studied Economics at Chaminade University and the University of British Columbia.
Executive Vice-President of Corporate Development
Mr. Smyth has over 18 years’ business experience spanning financial services, investment banking, business leadership and operations in both developed and emerging markets. Mr. Smyth has served as a board member, executive director, and senior advisor to private and public organizations focused on operating or investing within the energy and natural resources sectors. Since 2019 Mr. Smyth has been Managing Director Europe for the First Finance group of companies, developing and supporting the group’s private equity investments and projects including a first-mover development company for green hydrogen production in Europe, and Evolution Terminals, a Netherlands-based developer of tank terminal and port infrastructure for the bulk storage and handling of clean and sustainable energy products.
With over 15 years of experience in corporate accounting, operations, financing, corporate restructuring and the integration of acquisitions, Mr. Hidalgo is responsible for financial management and operations. He is a Managing Partner at Turquino Equity LLC which is a firm that focuses on private equity investments. Formerly, he was the controller and operations manager for the largest subsidiary of WPCS International Incorporated.
Prior roles included managing accounting functions for several Australian subsidiaries. After graduating Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree in Accounting, he began his career as an accountant for Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP focused on preparing financial statements and partnership allocations for hedge funds and private equity firms.