River Birch Global Water Inc
River Birch Global Water Inc

  • About Our Management

    Peter K. Deacon, President & CEO

    Peter Deacon is the President and CEO of both River Birch Global Water Inc., and Deacon Global Capital Corp., a hybrid cross between a merchant bank and a private equity group. 

    Over the years, Peter has developed a wide network of international funding sources including private equity firms, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds and high net worth individuals.

    Prior to founding Deacon Global, Peter worked at Dundee Securities Ltd (formerly Deacon Capital Corporation) for 8 years with his father and business partner, helping to manage approximately $400 Million for a select group of private clients and small institutions.  Peter's specific focus was dealing with sophisticated individuals and small hedge funds, focusing on trading execution and options strategies, as well as helping to structure brokered and non-brokered private placements.  

    Mr. Deacon was also a Presidents Club Candidate at RBC Dominion Securities, Canada's largest bank-owned brokerage firm before leaving to become Vice President, Business Development for a small, niche resource-based hedge fund. 

    Mr. Deacon is American educated with a BBA in Business Management from a  private business University in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    Phil Lefko, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

    Mr. Lefko is Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. He is General Legal Counsel to River Birch and is a member of the Executive Team. He is an Ontario practicing lawyer with a focus on corporate finance and securities, M&A, corporate governance and general corporate matters. 

    Mr. Lefko has acted for both issuers and underwriters regarding public and private corporate financing transactions, as well as for acquirers and targets in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Lefko has experience in both asset and share purchase transactions, and corporate restructurings involving both public and private companies. He also assists companies in financing, takeover bids, corporate governance, public disclosure and other securities law related matters and advising corporate boards. 

    Mr. Lefko has practical experience working with businesses in the renewable energy sector, energy services, retail, resource, technology, biomedical sciences, manufacturing and service industries.   

    Ray Kolynchuk, Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

    Mr. Kolynchuk is a member of the Executive Team and manages mergers & acquisitions, business operations and supports all corporate financings. He has extensive experience through serving as Director, Mergers & Acquisitions for Deacon Global Capital Corp. and is the Chief Executive Officer of the global group of companies – Global Capital Innovation Corp. and Global Target Marketing Corp. 

    Mr. Kolynchuk has a background in mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, business strategy, and management consulting in Canada, USA and Europe, as well as international project development financing engagements covering hospitals, energy and housing projects (Asia, Africa).        

    Mr. Kolynchuk is currently a Director with the Canadian subsidiary of the French telecom company SBE. Mr. Kolynchuk has an MBA, University of Windsor and Honours Bachelor of Commerce, from Laurentian University.