Brian had an extensive career with Heinz Canada as Country Head and Managing Director leading all commercial and supply chain operations nationwide. He served as Chair of the Food and Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) Foodservice Council and as a member of the FCPC Industry Affairs Council, GS1 Foodservice Board and the Nielsen Advisory Council. Brian holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University. He also completed post-graduate executive studies at Western University, Ivey School of Business (1993/1999) and York University, Schulich Business School (2003).
Jane is a senior financial executive with over 30 years in the energy industry. She has served in executive positions to oversee and advise companies on a wide range of areas including regulatory, credit and market risk management, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Gauthier was the CFO for an Alberta energy technology company that was sold in 2014. It was one of the largest transactions that closed in Alberta/Canada for that period. Ms. Gauthier is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.
Raj is a senior financial executive with over 15 years of experience. He has worked as Vice President, Corporate Development and M&A for an energy technology company. He has also worked as an investment banker with two major Canadian banks, advising on transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $4 Billion, in a variety of industries including, manufacturing, distribution, energy, infrastructure, mining, technology and healthcare. Raj holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.
Jim has over 20 years of experience in investment and corporate banking at Canadian and global investment banks. Prior to becoming an independent investment banker, Jim was Managing Director and Co-Head of Mining at Macquarie Capital in Canada. Previously, Jim was Managing Director at a Canadian bank where he was responsible for managing several businesses including Credit Capital Markets, Derivatives Marketing and developing a mid-cap Mining business. Jim was also a member of the Senior Credit Committee, Investment Banking Operating Committee and Equity/Debt Capital Markets Committees.
Mark is an experienced management executive, public and private company board member, and private equity investor. He was formerly the CEO of a NYSE-Amex company, in addition to Domino's Pizza of Canada, and has led 2 go-public transactions. A veteran entrepreneur and investment banker, he is a former Vice President of J.P. Morgan & Co., where he ran the US Hedge Fund Equity Derivatives structured products business. He holds an undergraduate business degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States.