Executive Chair: Paul Sparkes   Paul is an accomplished business executive and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in media, Finance , public affairs and politics. Paul has over a decade of experience in the broadcast and media industry, and has also held senior positions in the public service sector including with the Government of Canada.

Executive Chair: Paul Sparkes

Paul is an accomplished business executive and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in media, Finance , public affairs and politics. Paul has over a decade of experience in the broadcast and media industry, and has also held senior positions in the public service sector including with the Government of Canada.

  CEO: Francis   Michaud   Francis holds a CPA/CGA and a B.Comm (honors) degree from the Queen’s School of Business. He began his career in public accounting with Deloitte and Touche LLP performing audit, compliance, and special engagement across a wide variety of industries. Francis is also a bilingual finance executive with proven track record of achievements in demanding environments and financially challenging times.

CEO: Francis Michaud

Francis holds a CPA/CGA and a B.Comm (honors) degree from the Queen’s School of Business. He began his career in public accounting with Deloitte and Touche LLP performing audit, compliance, and special engagement across a wide variety of industries. Francis is also a bilingual finance executive with proven track record of achievements in demanding environments and financially challenging times.

 
  Director: Andrew Blott   Andrew Blott founded Quantum Capital in 2004 and led the firm’s investment in Apache Industrial Services, Don Best Sports, Skyway Canada Limited and RailCrew Express. Prior to founding Quantum, Mr. Blott spent ten years on Wall Street originating and structuring Leverage Buyouts, Mergers & Acquisitions and Leverage Finance transactions at firms including Credit Suisse First Boston, Salomon Smith Barney, Banc of America Securities and CIBC World Markets. Mr. Blott is a Director of Apache Industrial Services, a leading provider of multi-craft industrial services to the North American process and industrial infrastructure markets; Skyway Canada Limited, an industry leading Canadian scaffolding services provider; SIR Corp, a leading Canadian casual dining restaurant chain with multiple brands including Jack Astor’s; Lone Star Texas Grill, a Texas themed Canadian restaurant chain; and RailCrew Xpress, an industry leading provider of logistics services to the US Class One railways. Mr. Blott holds officer positions and is Chairman of the Audit Committees of Apache Industrial Services, Skyway Canada, RailCrew Xpress and Lone Star Texas Grill. Mr. Blott also serves on the Audit Committees of SIR Corp.  He has played an active board member role and been a member of the Young Presidents Organization since 2008.

Director: Andrew Blott

Andrew Blott founded Quantum Capital in 2004 and led the firm’s investment in Apache Industrial Services, Don Best Sports, Skyway Canada Limited and RailCrew Express. Prior to founding Quantum, Mr. Blott spent ten years on Wall Street originating and structuring Leverage Buyouts, Mergers & Acquisitions and Leverage Finance transactions at firms including Credit Suisse First Boston, Salomon Smith Barney, Banc of America Securities and CIBC World Markets. Mr. Blott is a Director of Apache Industrial Services, a leading provider of multi-craft industrial services to the North American process and industrial infrastructure markets; Skyway Canada Limited, an industry leading Canadian scaffolding services provider; SIR Corp, a leading Canadian casual dining restaurant chain with multiple brands including Jack Astor’s; Lone Star Texas Grill, a Texas themed Canadian restaurant chain; and RailCrew Xpress, an industry leading provider of logistics services to the US Class One railways. Mr. Blott holds officer positions and is Chairman of the Audit Committees of Apache Industrial Services, Skyway Canada, RailCrew Xpress and Lone Star Texas Grill. Mr. Blott also serves on the Audit Committees of SIR Corp.  He has played an active board member role and been a member of the Young Presidents Organization since 2008.

  Director: Curt Cronin   As a former Navy SEAL, Curt is an expert in leading high-performance teams in a variety of settings. Having been deployed thirteen times over 16 years, Curt has transferred this specific skill set and has reinforced his fundamental belief that the competitive edge for any organization rests on the power on an aligned team.

Director: Curt Cronin

As a former Navy SEAL, Curt is an expert in leading high-performance teams in a variety of settings. Having been deployed thirteen times over 16 years, Curt has transferred this specific skill set and has reinforced his fundamental belief that the competitive edge for any organization rests on the power on an aligned team.