Board of Directors

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Timothy Hodgson

Chairman and Director
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Timothy Hodgson

Chairman and Director

Timothy Hodgson is a Managing Partner of Alignvest Management Corporation. Previously, Mr. Hodgson also served as the Chairman and a Director of AQX, where he was responsible for leading the team in sourcing, evaluating, and executing a qualifying acquisition. Prior to joining Alignvest Management Corporation, Mr. Hodgson was Special Advisor to Governor Mark Carney at the Bank of Canada from 2010 to 2012.

From 1990 to 2010, Mr. Hodgson held various positions in New York, London, Silicon Valley and Toronto with Goldman Sachs. From 2005 to 2010, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Canada with overall responsibilities for the firm’s operations, client relationships and regulatory matters in the region. Mr. Hodgson advised Goldman Sachs Capital Partners on its $1.5 billion acquisition of specialty television assets from Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. in 2007 to form CanWest Media Works Inc., and served as a board member of CanWest Media Works Inc. following the acquisition. CanWest Media Works Inc. was subsequently acquired by Shaw Communications for $2.0 billion in 2010. Mr. Hodgson currently sits on the boards of PSP Investments where he chairs the Investment Committee which oversees net investments of $116.8 billion as at March 31, 2016, MEG Energy Corp., KGS-Alpha Capital Markets L.P., The Global Risk Institute, The Ivey School of Business and The Next36. Mr. Hodgson served on the board of Bridgepoint Health for 8 years until July 2014. Mr. Hodgson holds a Masters of Business Administration from The Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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Reza Satchu

President, CEO and Director
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Reza Satchu

President, CEO and Director

Reza Satchu is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Alignvest Management Corporation and a Director of Trilogy International Partners Inc. and KGS-Alpha Capital Markets L.P. Previously, Mr. Satchu was also the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of AQX, where he was responsible for leading the team in sourcing, evaluating, and executing the qualifying acquisition. He has co-founded, built and/or managed several operating businesses from inception including: Alignvest Management Corporation, SupplierMarket, a supply chain software company with over 125 employees and investors that included KKR & Co. L.P. executives and Sequoia Capital, which was sold to Ariba Inc. for share consideration implying an enterprise value of US$924 million; StorageNow, which became one of Canada’s largest self-storage companies prior to being sold to InStorage REIT for cash consideration of $110 million; and KGS-Alpha Capital Markets L.P., a U.S. fixed-income broker dealer with over US$215 million of equity capital. Previously, Mr. Satchu spent 12 years in New York City where he was a General Partner at Fenway Partners, a US$1.4 billion private equity firm focused on acquiring leading middle market companies typically from families or large corporations and a Financial Analyst at Merrill Lynch in the High Yield Finance and Restructuring Group.

Mr. Satchu is the founding Chairman of Next Canada and The Next 36, an intensive set of entrepreneurship programs for Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs, which is funded and supported by many of Canada’s leading Chief Executive Officers and entrepreneurs. From 2003 to 2009, he was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, where he taught Economics of Entrepreneurship, a class that for six years was rated by students as the best class/learning experience at the University of Toronto. Mr. Satchu has received “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™” Award and the 2011 Management Achievement Award from McGill University. Mr. Satchu was also a board member at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Foundation where he served as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Satchu is a member of the Advisory Board of the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School and he served as the Co-Chair of the Harvard Business School Class of 1996 20th year reunion. Mr. Satchu holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University.

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Vince Hemmer

CIO and Director
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Vince Hemmer

CIO and Director

Vince Hemmer was a Director of AQX, where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing the qualifying acquisition. Prior to this, he was a Principal at GTCR, a Chicago-based private equity firm which, since its founding in 1980, has invested more than $10 billion of capital in over 200 companies. Mr. Hemmer spent 13 years at GTCR. He led the consumer products team, invested extensively in the business services sector and served on the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Hemmer served on many of GTCR’s portfolio companies boards, including Prestige Brands, listed on the NYSE, Synagro Technologies, which was listed on NASDAQ, and numerous private boards including Alliant Resources Group, Coinmach, Health!Quest, Wilton Brands, Student Transportation of America and Fairmount Food Group. Prior to GTCR, Mr. Hemmer worked as a management consultant for Monitor Company and in the Leveraged Finance group of Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Hemmer has a longstanding commitment to philanthropy and previously served as Chairman of the National Board of Directors for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Mr. Hemmer holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, studied at the London School of Economics, and graduated with honors as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Azim Jamal

Director
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Azim Jamal

Director

Azim Jamal is the co-founder and President and CEO of PR Seniors Housing Management Ltd. (formerly, Retirement Concepts Seniors Services Ltd.), which was one of Canada’s largest privately-held providers of senior care with 25 seniors communities and over 4,000 beds across British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec. PR Seniors Housing Management Ltd. and Cedar Tree Investment Canada Inc. (an affiliate of the Anbang Insurance Group) completed a partnership transaction valued at over $1 billion in February 2017 with respect to 23 of its seniors communities, wherein PR Seniors Housing Management Ltd.’s subsidiaries continues to manage the day-to-day operations at these communities. The company has been family owned and operated since 1988, and Dr. Jamal has held his title since 2006. Azim Jamal is also the co-founder and CEO of Pacific Reach Properties Ltd., which holds a large portfolio of commercial properties in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Phoenix and Los Angeles. The company has been family owned and operated since 2006, and Dr. Jamal has held his title since 2006. Dr. Jamal holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of British Columbia Medical School and completed his residency from the University of British Columbia Family Practice Residency Program.

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Adam Jiwan

Director
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Adam Jiwan

Director

Adam Jiwan is co-founder and co-Managing Partner of Ridge Capital Road Partners LLC, which holds or has held control or significant influence positions in a handful of private businesses in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Mr. Jiwan is also currently a controlling shareholder and co-Chairman of TrialWorks, a leading provider of legal software in the United States, and was previously a Director of AQX, where he played a role in the sourcing and evaluation of potential qualifying acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Jiwan was a Partner of TPG-Axon Capital Management, L.P., a global multi-strategy hedge fund that managed, at its peak, $16 billion of capital. While at TPG-Axon, Mr. Jiwan held several leadership positions, helped establish the European presence of the firm and served as the co-head of Asia. Prior to joining TPG-Axon, Mr. Jiwan spent several years working for Soros Fund Management LLC, reporting directly to its Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Jiwan commenced his career in the private equity group of The Blackstone Group. Mr. Jiwan has led teams that have made substantial investments in private and public companies across several major industry groups and regions of the world.

Mr. Jiwan was a seed investor and is a founding board member of Avant Credit, a leading on-line consumer finance business in the United States. Avant Credit is a pioneer in the on-line lending space, and Mr. Jiwan was actively involved in developing Avant Credit’s strategy and capital markets efforts. Avant Credit has raised in excess of US$1 billion of funding since its inception in 2012, including having raised over US$300 million of equity from investors including General Atlantic LLC, Tiger Global, KKR & Co. L.P. and Peter Thiel. Mr. Jiwan has served on numerous boards of directors and advisors, including: (i) Future Finance Loan Corporation, a European private student lender that has helped students at over 130 universities fund their education, where Mr. Jiwan is a co-founder and non-executive Chairman; (ii) BFRE, a Brazilian private real estate finance company, which was subsequently sold to affiliates of BTG Pactual; (iii) GP Investimentos, one of Latin America’s leading private equity firms, where he served on its shareholder advisory board; (iv) NewPoint Re, a Bermuda-based reinsurance business; and (v) Kaletra QD product development program with Abbott Pharmaceuticals, where he served on the Joint Oversight Committee. Mr. Jiwan is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was a recipient of the Detur Prize and John Harvard Scholarship for academic excellence. Mr. Jiwan serves as a co-Chair of his Class’s Leadership Gift Committee.

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Anthony Lacavera

Director
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Anthony Lacavera

Director

Anthony Lacavera is Chairman of Globalive Capital Inc. and a Director of Trilogy International Partners Inc. He played a role during the due diligence and execution of AQX’s qualifying acquisition with Trilogy. He is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of WIND Mobile Canada. Mr. Lacavera founded WIND Mobile Canada in 2008 and was instrumental in building the company into the leading challenger wireless company in Canada. WIND Mobile Canada grew from a start-up in 2008 into a company with approximately $500 million of revenue, $80 million in EBITDA, and 1 million subscribers in 2015. The company also had 1,200 employees, an advanced wireless network with coverage in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta, and a retail network of 300 stores, dealers, and other points of presence. In 2016, Shaw Communications acquired WIND Mobile Canada for $1.6 billion. Mr. Lacavera currently serves on the board of Founders Advantage Capital Corp., and previously served on the boards of Frankly Inc., Keek Inc., Lingo Media Corporation, and Vogogo Inc. Mr. Lacavera was named Canada’s CEO of the Year in 2010 by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2006 and one of the 50 Most Influential Torontonians by Toronto Life Magazine in 2013. Mr. Lacavera is an Honorary Fellow of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto and is a member of the University of Toronto Engineering Hall of Distinction. In 2007, Mr. Lacavera founded the Shamba Foundation, the charitable arm of Globalive.

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Nadir Mohamed

Chairman (AMC) and Director
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Nadir Mohamed

Chairman (AMC) and Director

Nadir Mohamed is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alignvest Management Corporation and a Director of Trilogy International Partners Inc. Previously, Mr. Mohamed served as a Director of AQX, where he played a role in the sourcing and evaluation of potential qualifying acquisitions. He also played a role during the due diligence and execution of AQX’s qualifying acquisition with Trilogy. Mr. Mohamed is a highly accomplished operating executive who was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Communications, the TSX and NYSE listed media and telecommunications company with an enterprise value in excess of $45 billion. Under his leadership, Rogers Communications became the largest wireless carrier in Canada, delivered best in class cable and wireless margins and significantly strengthened its balance sheet. Before serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Communications, Mr. Mohamed was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the company’s Communications Group. Prior to that, Mr. Mohamed was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Wireless, Inc. Before joining Rogers Wireless, Inc. in 1999, he had held senior positions at Telus Communications and at BC Telecom. Mr. Mohamed currently serves on the Board of Directors of TD Financial Group, and as the Chair of Scale Up Ventures. Mr. Mohamed has been named one of the world’s most successful immigrants by Bloomberg and he was honoured by the United Nations Association in Canada at their 2013 Global Citizens Dinner. Mr. Mohamed graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and holds a CA and FCA designation.

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Andy Moysiuk

Director
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Andy Moysiuk

Director

Andy Moysiuk is a Partner of Alignvest Management Corporation and serves on the Board of Directors and its various investment committees. Previously, he was a Director of AQX, where he played a role in the sourcing and evaluation of potential qualifying acquisitions. Prior to this, Mr. Moysiuk was the Managing Partner of HOOPP Capital Partners, through which HOOPP conducted its private equity and special situations investment business. HOOPP is Canada’s largest private trust, and among Canada’s largest pension plans with $70.4 billion in net assets as at December 31, 2016. Over a 14-year period, Mr. Moysiuk led the creation and development of a significant institutional private equity business and portfolio, which generated exceptional investment performance. Mr. Moysiuk built and led the senior team responsible for investments of approximately $4 billion, $1 billion of which was executed in direct investments, with the remainder invested in specialty partnerships and joint ventures with differentiated private equity and related strategies.

During his tenure, the HOOPP Capital Partners track record exceeded a 14% average annual return. The private investments in which HOOPP’s involvement was publicly disclosed included: Teranet, which is the Internet-enabled on-line land registry system in Ontario. HOOPP was an initial private equity investor at Teranet’s founding, remained the largest shareholder when the company was taken public on the TSX, and eventually sold its stake into a $2.0 billion take-over bid in 2008; and Ducati Motorcycle Company, initially an NYSE/Milan listed Italian sport motorcycle manufacturer, which was the subject of a deleveraging capital increase, taken private and eventually sold to Volkswagen/Audi Group in 2012 for US$1.1 billion.

Previously, Mr. Moysiuk was a Partner at KPMG LLP, a global professional services firm, and a founding Officer and Director in its affiliate through which the firm undertook its corporate finance advisory activities. Mr. Moysiuk is a member of the Supervisory Board of 17Capital, a global specialty private equity firm based in London, UK with offices in New York. He served for many years on the Investment Committee of the Pension Board for the United Church of Canada, a successful pension plan managing assets in excess of $1.3 billion. Mr. Moysiuk is a member of the Institute for Corporate Directors, and a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program. Mr. Moysiuk holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant.

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Donald Walker

Director
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Donald Walker

Director

Donald Walker was previously a Director of AQX, where he played a role in the sourcing and evaluation of potential qualifying acquisitions. Donald Walker is currently the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Magna International, the TSX and NYSE-listed global automotive supplier with 317 manufacturing operations and 102 product development, engineering and sales centers in 29 countries. Magna International currently has approximately 155,000 employees and generated sales in 2016 of US$36.4 billion with a current enterprise value in excess of $25 billion. In 2015, Magna International was named Forbes Magazine’s most trustworthy large cap company in America. Mr. Walker was the recipient of the 2014 Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year award. Since Mr. Walker was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Magna in November 2010, Magna has completed over ten acquisitions. Mr. Walker previously served as Magna International’s Co-Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2010 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 2001. He was formerly the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Intier Automotive Inc. from 2001 to 2005, one of Magna International’s former “spinco” public subsidiaries. Prior to joining Magna International in 1987, Mr. Walker spent seven years at General Motors Company in various engineering and manufacturing positions. He is currently the Chair (since October 2011, previously Co-Chair since 2002) of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council with the Canadian federal and provincial governments. Mr. Walker is also the past Chairman of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association. Mr. Walker graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BA Sc. Mechanical Engineering degree.

Additional Team Members

  • Donald Raymond
    Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer
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    Donald Raymond

    Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

    Don Raymond is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Alignvest Management Corporation. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University and past Chair of its Investment Committee. Don is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Chair Emeritus of the International Centre for Pension Management, both at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Don is also a member of the Investments and Risk Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and serves on the Board of Directors of Great-West Lifeco Inc.

    Prior to joining Alignvest in 2014, Don was the Chief Investment Strategist for the $220 billion CPP Investment Board (CPPIB) where he devoted 12½ years of his career to helping build CPPIB into a leading global investment organization. Don built CPPIB’s Public Market Investments department from inception and was also its first Chief Investment Strategist. In this role, he chaired CPPIB’s Investment Planning Committee, responsible for overseeing the portfolio design and management of one of the fastest-growing pools of capital in the world. He was also the principal architect of CPPIB’s innovative Total Portfolio Approach, and was instrumental in the development of the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Investing (UNPRI), as well as their adoption by CPPIB in 2005.

    Prior to joining CPPIB in 2001, Don worked for Goldman Sachs, first in Toronto as a top-ranked fixed-income strategist before moving into a global equity and fixed-income portfolio management role in New York. He began his investment career in the fixed-income derivatives department of Burns Fry, a predecessor of BMO Capital Markets. Prior to developing an interest in finance, Don worked for Schlumberger in China and trained as a pilot in the Canadian military. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and a CFA charter.

  • Rupert Adams
    Partner, Alignvest UK LLP
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    Rupert Adams

    Partner, Alignvest UK LLP

    Rupert Adams is a Partner of Alignvest UK LLP, and is in charge of building Alignvest’s presence in Europe. Mr. Adams has strong relationships with several large family businesses in Canada and elsewhere. Prior to joining Alignvest, Mr. Adams was a partner at London-based MAB Partners, a multi-billion dollar independent alternative investment group offering sophisticated investors access to alternative investment funds, with a focus on hedge funds and private equity. He was responsible for building the firm’s business in parts of Europe, Asia, and Canada. Prior to this role, he was the founding partner of Hampton Investment Management and portfolio manager of the Hampton Global Emerging Markets Fund, an equity long/short fund run out of London which he launched in 2007.

    Previously, Mr. Adams spent three years at Matterhorn Investment Management, a London-based Investment Manager that manages three global emerging markets funds, which he helped build from inception in 2002 into a business managing over $500 million.

    Between 1992 and 2003, Mr. Adams spent 11 years with Deutsche Bank and Indosuez Bank as an equity analyst in the Asian banking sector and as an equity research broker.

    Mr. Adams has also been actively involved with a Zurich-based family office, where he has advised a senior member of one of the leading European families on his overall investments and portfolio strategy.

    Mr. Adams holds an MA in Modern History from the University of St. Andrews, holds the UK SII Certificate in Investment Management, and has been an approved person on the UK Financial Services Register since 2002.

  • Celia Chan
    Vice President, Finance
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    Celia Chan

    Vice President, Finance

    Celia Chan is the Vice President of Finance at Alignvest Management Corporation. Ms. Chan was previously the Controller since joining Alignvest in 2013. Prior to joining Alignvest, Ms. Chan was a Manager at Ernst & Young LLP, a global professional services firm, where she specialized in providing audit and advisory services to clients in the financial services industry, specifically asset management companies.

    Ms. Chan is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance from the University of Toronto.

Advisory Board

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Lee Lau

Advisor
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Lee Lau

Advisor

Lee Lau is a Partner and co-founder of Alignvest Management Corporation. Mr. Lau co-founded ATI Technologies in 1985 and was instrumental in building the company into one of the world’s largest suppliers of graphic chips and add-in boards to the personal computer industry. In addition to managing the company, Mr. Lau was ATI’s largest shareholder, first employee and responsible for innovation and development of all products. Mr. Lau helped build ATI into a TSX-listed and NASDAQ-listed global market leader, with annual sales in excess of $2.2 billion and over 3,000 employees. ATI was sold in 2006 to AMD for cash and stock consideration of $5.3 billion. Prior to founding ATI, Mr. Lau held various design engineering positions with Mitel, Motorola and Plessey. Mr. Lau holds a Masters in Engineering and a BASc from the University of Toronto.

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Joe Natale

Advisor
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Joe Natale

Advisor

Joe Natale is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Communications, the TSX-listed and NYSE-listed media and telecommunications company with an enterprise value in excess of $45 billion. Previously, Mr. Natale played a role in the evaluation and execution of AQX’s qualifying acquisition with Trilogy. Prior to joining Rogers Communications, Mr. Natale was President and CEO at Telus Communications, a TSX-listed and NYSE-listed media and telecommunications company with an enterprise value in excess of $35 billion. He first joined Telus Communications in 2003, holding a number of senior positions including President of Enterprise Solutions, President of Consumer Solutions and Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to 2003, Mr. Natale held successive senior leadership roles within the Consulting group at KPMG LLP, which he joined after it acquired the company he co-founded, PNO Management Consultants Inc., in 1997. Mr. Natale currently sits on the Board of Directors at The Hospital for Sick Children, Celestica, Inc., Soulpepper Theatre Co. and the campaign cabinet of the United Way Toronto. He is a past recipient of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 Award. Mr. Natale holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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John Stanton

Advisor
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John Stanton

Advisor

John W. Stanton is the co-founder and Chairman of Trilogy International Partners Inc., the TSX-listed telecommunications company with an enterprise value in excess of $1.2 billion. Mr. Stanton was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Western Wireless and its predecessors from 1992 until Alltel’s acquisition of Western Wireless on August 1, 2005 for US$6 billion. Western Wireless was one of the largest providers of rural wireless communications services in the United States and through its subsidiary, Western Wireless International, was licensed to provide wireless communications services in 11 countries, including the Baltics, the Caucasus, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and the former Soviet Republics. Mr. Stanton was Chairman of the Board of Directors of T-Mobile USA Inc., formerly Voicestream, a former subsidiary of Western Wireless, from 1994 to 2004 and was Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile USA from February 1998 to March 2003. Voicestream was sold to Deutsche Telekom for $34 billion. Mr. Stanton served as a director of McCaw Cellular from 1986 to 1994, and as a director of LIN Broadcasting from 1990 to 1994, during which time it was a publicly traded company. McCaw Cellular was sold for U.S.$16 billion to the predecessor of AT&T Wireless. From 1983 to 1991, Mr. Stanton served in various capacities with McCaw Cellular, serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of McCaw Cellular from 1988 to September 1991 and as Chief Operating Officer of McCaw Cellular from 1985 to 1988. Mr. Stanton served as a director of Clearwire Corporation from 2008 to 2013, and was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clearwire Corporation from January 2011 to July 2013. Mr. Stanton serves on the board of directors of Trilogy International Partners Inc., Microsoft Corporation and Costco Wholesale Corporation, each of which are publicly traded companies. Mr. Stanton is also currently the Chairman of First Avenue Entertainment, which is the owner of the Seattle Mariners. Mr. Stanton has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Whitman College and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University.

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Helmut Swarovski

Advisor
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Helmut Swarovski

Advisor

Helmut Swarovski is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daniel Swarovski KG and a Director of Swarovski International Holdings. The Swarovski Group is a leading global producer of crystal, genuine gemstones, created stones, and finished products. The company is a private family business with 2015 sales of approximately $4.8 billion, approximately 31,000 employees, sales in approximately 170 countries, and approximately 2,680 stores worldwide. Mr. Swarovski´s responsibilities included glass melting technology with the optical purity needed for their finished product, “in-house” designing of their machines for grinding and cutting including electronic automation systems, crystal grinding and polishing, precision faceting and surface polishing all of which have been perfected by the company over the years to give Swarovski crystal it’s brilliant colour and light. Mr. Swarovski has spear-headed the company’s expansion over the past thirty years to become the largest manufacturer of cut crystal in the world, supplying the fashion jewelry industry, the fashion industry, the chandelier and art object industries, as well as manufacturing diverse consumer products sold under the company’s own brand. He received his degree in Industrial Engineering in Munich, Germany, is an Honorary Senator of the University of Innsbruck, received the Medal of “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” from the French Republic in 2001; the “Grand Decoration of Honor in Gold” for Services to the Republic of Austria in 2006; and the “Order of Merit” in Gold given by the Lutheran Church of Austria, 2007.

Management Team

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Reza Satchu

President, CEO and Director
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Reza Satchu

President, CEO and Director

Reza Satchu is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Alignvest Management Corporation and a Director of Trilogy International Partners Inc. and KGS-Alpha Capital Markets L.P. Previously, Mr. Satchu was also the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of AQX, where he was responsible for leading the team in sourcing, evaluating, and executing the qualifying acquisition. He has co-founded, built and/or managed several operating businesses from inception including: Alignvest Management Corporation, SupplierMarket, a supply chain software company with over 125 employees and investors that included KKR & Co. L.P. executives and Sequoia Capital, which was sold to Ariba Inc. for share consideration implying an enterprise value of US$924 million; StorageNow, which became one of Canada’s largest self-storage companies prior to being sold to InStorage REIT for cash consideration of $110 million; and KGS-Alpha Capital Markets L.P., a U.S. fixed-income broker dealer with over US$215 million of equity capital. Previously, Mr. Satchu spent 12 years in New York City where he was a General Partner at Fenway Partners, a US$1.4 billion private equity firm focused on acquiring leading middle market companies typically from families or large corporations and a Financial Analyst at Merrill Lynch in the High Yield Finance and Restructuring Group.

Mr. Satchu is the founding Chairman of Next Canada and The Next 36, an intensive set of entrepreneurship programs for Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs, which is funded and supported by many of Canada’s leading Chief Executive Officers and entrepreneurs. From 2003 to 2009, he was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, where he taught Economics of Entrepreneurship, a class that for six years was rated by students as the best class/learning experience at the University of Toronto. Mr. Satchu has received “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™” Award and the 2011 Management Achievement Award from McGill University. Mr. Satchu was also a board member at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Foundation where he served as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Satchu is a member of the Advisory Board of the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School and he served as the Co-Chair of the Harvard Business School Class of 1996 20th year reunion. Mr. Satchu holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University.

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Vince Hemmer

CIO and Director
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Vince Hemmer

CIO and Director

Vince Hemmer was a Director of AQX, where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing the qualifying acquisition. Prior to this, he was a Principal at GTCR, a Chicago-based private equity firm which, since its founding in 1980, has invested more than $10 billion of capital in over 200 companies. Mr. Hemmer spent 13 years at GTCR. He led the consumer products team, invested extensively in the business services sector and served on the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Hemmer served on many of GTCR’s portfolio companies boards, including Prestige Brands, listed on the NYSE, Synagro Technologies, which was listed on NASDAQ, and numerous private boards including Alliant Resources Group, Coinmach, Health!Quest, Wilton Brands, Student Transportation of America and Fairmount Food Group. Prior to GTCR, Mr. Hemmer worked as a management consultant for Monitor Company and in the Leveraged Finance group of Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Hemmer has a longstanding commitment to philanthropy and previously served as Chairman of the National Board of Directors for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Mr. Hemmer holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, studied at the London School of Economics, and graduated with honors as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Sanjil Shah

CFO and Corporate Secretary
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Sanjil Shah

CFO and Corporate Secretary

Sanjil Shah is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary and a Partner of Alignvest Management Corporation. Mr. Shah is also the Chief Financial Officer of Alignvest Capital Management Inc. and Alignvest Investment Management Corporation. Previously, Mr. Shah also served as the Chief Financial Officer for AQX, where he was responsible for the financial management of the company as well as for executing the qualifying acquisition. Prior to joining Alignvest, Mr. Shah was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of StorageNow, a retail real estate business that acquired, developed and operated 11 self-storage stores in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The portfolio was successfully built over a four-year period and sold to InStorage REIT for cash consideration of $110 million. During this period, Mr. Shah directly managed approximately 50 retail and management employees. Prior to joining StorageNow, Mr. Shah was a Senior Manager at KPMG LLP, a global professional services firm, where he specialized in providing audit and advisory services to publicly-listed technology companies in Canada and the United States. Mr. Shah has also been an instructor at York University’s Schulich School of Business, the University of Toronto and with the Chartered Accountants of Ontario’s School of Accountancy. Mr. Shah holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Professional Accountant (Illinois).

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Andre Mousseau

COO
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Andre Mousseau

COO

Andre Mousseau is a Partner at Alignvest Private Capital. Previously, Mr. Mousseau also served as the Chief Operating Officer of AQX, where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing the qualifying acquisition. Before joining Alignvest Private Capital, Mr. Mousseau was a Portfolio Manager in the Long Term Equities group at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. With $175.6 billion in net assets as of December 31, 2016, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada. The Long Term Equities group focused on investments, both public and private, with steady cash flow and growth potential that can hold their value and act as a hedge against inflation. During Mr. Mousseau’s tenure, the Long Term Equities group made investments in Camelot Group plc, Impark Corp., Baybridge Seniors Housing and Aircastle Ltd. Prior to joining OTPP, Mr. Mousseau was a Principal at EdgeStone Capital Partners, one of Canada’s leading independent private equity managers. Mr. Mousseau joined EdgeStone as an Associate in 2006 and worked on a variety of successful investments, portfolio company initiatives and exits across multiple industries. Before EdgeStone Mr. Mousseau started his career in investment banking with CIBC World Markets and Genuity Capital Markets. Mr. Mousseau is a director of Edgewood Health Network, a portfolio investment of Alignvest. Previously, Mr. Mousseau served on the boards of Impark Corp., one of North America’s largest parking management providers, Premier Lotteries, OTPP’s holding company for lottery management investments, and Aurigen Reinsurance, a Bermuda-based life reinsurance provider focused on the reinsurance of life insurance policies of North American residents, and was an alternate board member of Camelot Group PLC, the operator of the UK National Lottery. Mr. Mousseau earned a Masters of Business Administration at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario where he graduated as an Ivey Scholar, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from McGill University.

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Andrew Kennedy

Vice President
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Andrew Kennedy

Vice President

Andrew Kennedy is a Vice President at Alignvest Management Corporation. Before joining Alignvest, Mr. Kennedy was a Vice President in the Renewable Power Investment group at Brookfield Asset Management. Brookfield is a global alternative asset manager with over $200 billion in assets under management with a focus on property, renewable energy, infrastructure and private equity. The Renewable Power Investment group makes investments in renewable power generation assets for Brookfield’s private and public funds on a global basis. During his time at Brookfield, Mr. Kennedy was directly involved in sourcing and executing renewable power transactions in North America totalling $1.3 billion in value.

Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Kennedy was a Vice President at TD Securities Inc., a top-tier investment bank in Canada. Mr. Kennedy joined TD Securities as an Associate in 2005 and worked on a variety of successful mandates advising power and utility organizations on financings, acquisitions and divestitures with a total value of over $7 billion.

Mr. Kennedy earned a Masters of Business Administration at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario where he was on the Dean’s Honor List and an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Western Ontario.

Greg-Duggan

Greg Duggan

Senior Associate
Greg-Duggan

Greg Duggan

Senior Associate

Greg Duggan is a Senior Associate at Alignvest Management Corporation.

Before joining Alignvest, Mr. Duggan was an Associate at Onex Partners focused on evaluating private equity investments across a number of industries, including Onex’s investments in BBAM, FLY Leasing, and Meridian Aviation. As part of his role, Mr. Duggan was also involved in fundraising efforts for a strategy-agnostic aircraft leasing platform. Mr. Duggan began his career in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse in Toronto where he advised companies on M&A, equity, and debt transactions with coverage focused on the natural resource and diversified sectors.

Mr. Duggan earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, and is a CFA charterholder.

Tomas-Kwong

Tomas Kwong

Associate
Tomas-Kwong

Tomas Kwong

Associate

Tomas Kwong is an Associate at Alignvest Management Corporation. Prior to joining Alignvest, Mr. Kwong was an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse in Toronto. As a generalist at Credit Suisse, he was responsible for evaluating and executing transactions across all industries. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Kwong was a senior associate in Valuations at Deloitte Financial Advisory in Toronto.

Mr. Kwong earned an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and holds a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation.