Managing Director, CIBC Innovation Banking
Number of Transactions (last 2 years): One as an investor, two banking portfolio companies.
Number of Transactions (Career): 15. Almost all as an investor and Board member
Area of M&A Expertise: Herding cats
Company Specialty: CIBC banks technology companies. we see several exits in our portfolio each year.
One piece of advice for entrepreneurs that relates to M&A: Take meetings with your ecosystem partners including your competitors from the start.
Fun Fact: My 8 year old is now a better skier than me.
Former VC now part of a team at CIBC focused on lending to and banking technology companies. Father of 3, husband of 1, soccer and field hockey coach, skier, pinballer. Engineering from Queen’s, MBA from UBC.Vancouver Program Toronto Program