Our partners have deep experience in growth financing, having led transactions that placed several billion of equity capital, as well as M&A transactions including advising, due diligence, structuring and closing. Our advisors complement the team with diverse backgrounds and industries, supporting deal evaluation, execution, and portfolio company governance.
Fady Nakhla's was most recently responsible for sourcing, structuring and executing M&A transactions at a mid-market private equity firm. Fady’s previous experience includes multiple acquisitions for a mid-market private equity corporation. Fady was an Executive Director with Deloitte's Corporate Finance practice sourcing and executing capital raises and M&A mandates. Fady previously worked with National Bank's Equity Capital Markets desk, where he was responsible for raising public and private equity, as well as convertible debentures. Fady holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce from McMaster University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Michael Mantia was most recently sourcing and executing transactions for a mid-market private equity firm. Prior to that, Michael worked for Grant Thornton’s transactions group where he specialized on complex valuations, and buy-side and sell-side advisory services to mid-market businesses. Michael began his career with Grant Thornton’s Assurance Practice providing audit-related services to mid-market companies.
Since 2014 David has led a team of over 14,000 team members across Canada, responsible for providing innovative communications, information and entertainment solutions for customers at home, at work and on the go. David joined TELUS in 2004, most recently serving as Chief Marketing Officer until 2014. In this role, David led the team responsible for all aspects of consumer marketing including the development and management of TELUS’ full range of products and services for consumer and small business customers. . Before joining TELUS, David spent over 14 years in the consulting industry, specializing in helping clients leverage leading-edge technologies to drive breakthrough business performance. David was the Country Managing Director for BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting), where he had national responsibility for the Consumer, Industrial, Technology and Life Sciences Industry Practices. Based in Toronto, David is a professional engineer and holds an MBA from York University, as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering from Queen’s University. David also serves on the Board of Directors of Great-West Lifeco (which includes the boards of Great West Life, Canada Life and London Life).
Robert brings with him over 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, and real estate. Mr. Waxman is currently the CFO of Skyline Investments Inc., Prior to this appointment; Mr. Waxman led Deloitte’s Real Estate Practice’s Finance Modernization & Effectiveness advisory group and advised CFO clients on real estate operating efficiencies, financing, and capital markets. Previously Mr. Waxman held the CFO position at real estate company CHC Student Housing Group of Companies, which specializes in student housing real estate investments. Robert has worked for 17 years in the capital markets including equity research and asset management. Robert has an undergraduate degree from Sir Wilfred Laurier, holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well as a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant designation.