Management and Directors

David Wiley

President, CEO and Director

David Wiley has more than 20 years of experience in the capital markets. David is the founder of the company, and in his role oversees the management, direction and performance of KEWA Financial. Previously, David was the founder and CEO of Phoenix Coal, and later Nighthawk Gold, taking both companies from concept to trading publicly. David was a founding partner of Raven Hill Partners and he is a former partner of MHI Energy Partners, a private energy and mining company. In addition to his work with KEWA, David is a Director at INI Power Systems.

Bill Adams

President of New Cumberland Holding

Bill Adams manages the operations of Cumberland Surety and Newbridge Services. Bill has more than 32 years experience in mining and related expertise in bonding, regulatory, and reclamation monitoring / risk mitigation. Previously, and in addition to decades of on-the-ground experience, Bill was Director of the Division of Reclamation for the Kentucky Department of Surface Mining. Bill is recognized as a specialist in the development of technical underwriting data that allows carriers to safely underwrite reclamation bonds for coal mining companies.

Tom Elkins

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Elkins oversees corporate finance, regulatory, corporate development, and accounting for KEWA Financial. Tom has more than 10 years of experience in corporate finance, capital markets, and corporate development.  Previously, Tom was Vice President, Corporate Development for Nighthawk Gold and Vice President at Raven Hill Partners.

Brian Barr


Brian Barr has more than 40 years of experience in leadership roles with multiple companies in addition to extensive expertise in capital markets and governance. Among his leadership roles prior to KEWA, Brian was a director at Aviva Canada for 27 years; Chairman of Norwich Union Insurance; Chairman of Haley Industries; and Chairman of Acadia University.

James Falle


James Falle is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aviva Canada. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (F.C.A.) with more than 25 years of senior executive experience in the Canadian financial services business.

David Folkes


David Folkes has a broad and varied background in the insurance industry including wholesale, underwriting, program development, and claims support. He is recognizing as a specialist in excess and umbrella liability. David was most recently President of Folkes Insurance Agency, which he co-founded in 2011 focusing on retail insurance services to niche industries.


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