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Wrong James Kofman?

James E. Kofman

Chairman

ZENN Motor Company

HQ Phone:  (416) 535-8395

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ZENN Motor Company

85 Scarsdale Road Suite 100

Toronto, Ontario,M3B 2R2

Canada

Company Description

The Company's mission is to be the provider of leading edge energy storage solutions and related technologies. The Company's current business strategy is to focus on licensing and partnership opportunities across a broad spectrum of industries and applications...more

Background Information

Employment History

Vice Chairman

Cormark Securities Inc.


Vice Chairman and Managing Director

UBS Inc


Partner

Osler , Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


Chairman

Argonaut Gold Inc


President

JEK Inc


Affiliations

The Law Society

Member


The Law Society of Upper Canada

Member


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ZENN Motor Company

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James Kofman
CEO & Chairman of the Board


Board of Directors - Argonaut Gold Inc.

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James E. Kofman
Mr. James E. Kofman has over 27 years of experience in the mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance sectors. He most recently served as Managing Director and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for UBS Securities Canada Inc. from 1996 to 2009. Previously, from 1982 to 1996, Mr. Kofman served as a Partner in Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Barristers and Solicitors focused on international corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Kofman has vast experience working in the mining sector in equity and debt financings as well as mergers and acquisitions. He is currently Vice-Chairman, Cormark Securities and Chairman, ZENN Motor Company.


Who Might Buy Zenn Motors?

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Zenn Motor Chairman and interim CEO James Kofman said Zenn was "...disappointed that the agreed timeline has not been met." Shareholders had been expecting that the third party verification would happen by today, as laid out in the revised agreement announced May 29th.


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Things at ZENN Motor (TSX:V.ZNN, Stock Forum) aren't so Zen as the Toronto-based manufacturer of emission-free, energy efficient transportation waved goodbye to its Chairman and interim CEO, James Kofman, when Kofman submitted his walking papers effective May 19, 2014, in the wake of the infamous drawn-out EEStor battery fiasco.
Mr. Kofman agreed to consult during the executive transition. According to the news release, the parade didn't end with Kofman as another director at the company, Allen Gregg, offered his resignation effective May 19, 2014, but the bloodletting still wasn't over with the out-going Kofman and Gregg as ZENN also told Jamin Patrick that his transition consulting contract would not be extended.


Clean Break » electric vehicles

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A day later, at ZENN's AGM in Toronto, company chairman and chief executive James Kofman gave EEStor investors and groupies a clearer picture of what to expect in the months ahead, and spoke about the state of ZENN's relationship with EEStor, which hasn't disclosed anything publicly since 2009.
"The relationship between ZENN and EEStor is as strong as it's ever been, and certainly stronger than it's been in many, many years," Kofman said. A number of directors have kept a regular dialogue with him, and also have visited with EEStor in Texas," said Kofman, in an effort to give investors more confidence that ZENN isn't oblivious to what's going down in Austin. "We now have a very clear agreement with EEStor which provides for a mechanism for them to publicly reveal where their technology is, and to do so certified by a third-party expert in the near term." Kofman continued: "Dick is a very secretive person, he's very careful about his patents, and we respect that. "We're expecting this before the summer, if not well before that time," said Kofman. "It's coming, and it's very specific on what needs to be disclosed. So we're excited." He said EEStor continues to file patents and work on its patent portfolio. "That's critical because there's a lot of competition out there. But Kofman made clear that whatever developments there are at EEStor the technology, for all its potential, isn't going to change the world tomorrow. "I think we've recognized that technology doesn't just happen overnight. So even if there is in the near term some public disclosure that says where you are, it doesn't mean you can just plug it into your Chevy Volt... It's likely the EEStor technology will be used in some of the simpler applications well before automotive." Asked by one shareholder about EEStor's competitive advantage against other up-and-coming technologies and startups, Kofman replied: "I don't want to put words in Dick's mouth. Kofman dismissed the idea. The reason why this update should not be dismissed as just another EEStor striptease is that it's coming from Kofman, who is highly respected in the Toronto financial community and has his own reputation to protect. (See this little backgrounder prepared by TheEEStory.com). A veteran investment banker who worked at UBS Canada until 2009, Kofman joined Cormark Securities last fall as its vice-chairman. He holds that role in parallel to his dual chairman/CEO role at EEStor, which he first joined as a director in March 2011. As one Cormark colleague of Kofman's told me recently: "He's far too busy here, and it's far too lucrative, for him to waste time at ZENN unless he felt it was ultimately worth it." Kofman, it should be pointed out, isn't getting paid. He's taking stock options only in the hopes that his contributions to ZENN will pay off. If nothing happens, he gets zero back - pretty much the same position ZENN shareholders are in. Shareholders seem to like the message. Tags: EEStor, James Kofman, ZENN


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