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DAVIDsTEA apoints two to board

Staff Writer | Mount Royal, QC, Canada | August 27, 2018
DAVIDsTEADAVIDsTEA, a specialty tea and tea accessory retailer, announced the appointment of Anne Darche and Susan L. Burkman to its board of directors as independent directors.
Anne Darche is a marketing and consumer-trends specialist with a 20-year career in Montreal advertising agencies, primarily as a co-owner, VP for strategic planning and president.

Ms. Darche serves as a director of Groupe Germain Hôtels, Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC), and 48North Cannabis Corp.

Ms. Darche holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Université Laval and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Université de Sherbrooke and is a Chartered Director.

Susan L. Burkman is an experienced financial consulting executive. Throughout her 35 years in the investment banking industry, she has successfully led equity, M&A, and valuation and fairness opinion transactions for Canadian companies across numerous industries.

Since 2007, she has been majority shareholder and President of Burkman Capital Corporation, an investment banking boutique located in Bromont, Québec.

From 1997 to 2007, she was a partner at Griffiths McBurney and Partners and a Director at GMP Securities where she led the Investment Banking Group in Montreal.

Prior thereto, Ms. Burkman was President of Mathurin-Burkman Inc., an investment banking boutique, a Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of McNeil Mantha Inc., then a publicly-traded Canadian securities brokerage firm, and held positions with Wood Gundy Securities in Toronto and with the Corporate Banking division of Bank of Montreal.

Ms. Burkman started her professional career as an auditor with KPMG at its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Toronto, Ontario offices.

Since 2012, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of Olameter Inc., a provider of outsourced utility solutions in North America based in Montreal.

Ms. Burkman holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree and Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh and became a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania.