Mission Ready appoints Aldwych Capital MD to board of directors

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Mission Ready Services Inc, a provider of protective personal equipment for military personnel, has named Mark Bishop to its board of directors Currently, Bishop is a managing director at Aldwych Capital Partners.


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Oct. 27, 2015) – Mission Ready Services Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MRS) (“Mission Ready” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Bishop to its Board of Directors. Currently a Managing Director at Aldwych Capital Partners headquartered in New York, Mr. Bishop holds a BA from Brown University and is a 20 year veteran in emerging markets investment banking with extensive expertise in structuring and placing complex cross-border transactions.

Mr. Bishop is a former Managing Director at INTL FCStone Securities, a global commodity risk management and trading company and also previously co-founded Provident Group, an emerging markets specialty investment bank. Previously Mr. Bishop was a Business Unit Manager with Salomon Brothers Inc. and worked in New York and Buenos Aires with its institutional Equities Sales and Trading Unit.

Mr. Bishop commented from New York, “I am honored to be working with Rod Reum, the Board of Directors and the rest of the MRS team to help create value for the Company and leverage my experience in the investment banking sector. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Rod and a number of the Company’s operating units for the past year and top to bottom, the MRS organization is staffed by some of the most dedicated and talented people I’ve worked with in the defense sector, a fact corroborated by the respect for MRS products and services within the defense community including elite arms of the US military.”

Mr. Bishop replaces David Smalley who resigned as a director on October 27, 2015 due to time commitments.

The Board of Directors and Management of the Company wish Mr. Smalley the very best in his future endeavors and express their sincere appreciation for his contributions during his tenure as a director of Mission Ready Services Inc.

About Aldwych Capital Partners
Aldwych Capital Partners, LLC is a specialized boutique investment bank that provides private equity placement, private debt placement, mergers and acquisitions advisory, valuations and opinions, pre-IPO liquidity, and distressed and special situation services. Aldwych caters to a wide array of sectors including energy, renewables, oil and gas, financial services, media, power and transmission, defense, and telecom. Aldwych Capital Partners, LLC is based in New York, New York with additional offices in Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Mumbai, India; and Lagos, Nigeria.

About Mission Ready Services Inc.
MRSI was created to meet a critical need of one of the world’s largest customers, the US Government and in particular the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Justice and various other agencies such as law enforcement, first responders and the many others worldwide that help to safeguard our health and security.

MRSI’s mission is to save lives and enhance the performance of military personnel, first responders, and those who protect us by working to ensure they are equipped with the best possible personal protective equipment.

For further information, visit the Company’s website at MissionReady.ca.