Plaza Ventures’ dedicated team of investment professionals brings high ethical standards, strategic thinking, financial ingenuity and complete transparency to all our stakeholders. Our investment and operational models are shared openly with everyone we meet. Our investors know that we go the extra mile to help out in difficult situations and work very hard to deliver positive outcomes. Our portfolio entrepreneurs value our advice, our open sharing of knowledge and connections, and our willingness to roll up our sleeves when required. We love what we do and it is contagious.
Lawyer and investor with extensive experience advising public and private companies, as well as private equity clients in a wide range of corporate transactions from seed to $26B. Practiced Corporate M&A and securities law at two prominent New York law firms. B.A. York University, JD Osgoode Hall, MBA Schulich School of Business, LL.M Columbia Law School. Member of the Bar of New York State and the Supreme Court of the United States.
High -tech operations veteran with senior management roles in IT, telecom, aerospace, enterprise SaaS. NASDAQ IPO experience at C-level. COO of first SaaS company in Canada. Acted as early advisor & interim CEO for several start-ups, managing private placements and M&A. On several Boards. Deep technology background coupled with strong business strategy and marketing skills. BSc Co-op Physics, University of Waterloo.
Seasoned early stage institutional tech investor having originated, managed and completed dozens of transactions. Arranged significant private placement financings for PE and tech investments. Frequent public speaker on tech start-ups and venture capital. On the boards of several companies, accelerators and charities. LLM Oxford University, MSc University of New South Wales, H.BA University of Toronto.
Technology executive with extensive experience advising multi-national corporations on optimizing their tax and financial structure. As finance leader for a high-growth SaaS company scaled up operations and managed business sale to a private equity firm. Financial and strategy advisor to a number of early and mid-stage tech companies. MBA and HBA Ivey Business School, Chartered Professional Accountant member of the Ontario Institute (CA).
Tech and capital markets enthusiast currently pursuing his Bachelor of Commerce at Queen’s University. Background in operations and business development at early-stage tech startups. Experience with financial modelling, design, PR, equity research and investment fund management. Intimately familiar with the technology space, strong passion for VC and the startup ecosystem.
Experienced researcher with 10 co-authored publications (3 as first-author) in prestigious scientific journals. By focusing on climate and healthcare problems, developed new methods for carbon recycling, cancer detection and solar energy capture. In addition owns the patent for next generation bio-sensing technology. Masters in Material Science and Engineering from MIT, PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Toronto.
Experience working in marketing, strategy and risk management within small businesses and large multi-national corporations. Helped launch a successful retail-focused venture. Strong passion for utilizing marketing to help facilitate and manage growth, as well as visibility and community relations. BA, Psychology from Western University.