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: Bill Buckley   Bill was President and CEO of Shawcor Ltd. from 2005 to 2014. During this time, he served as both a Director of Shawcor and as a Member of its Executive Committee. Bill led Shawcor through a period of rapid international growth and technology development which saw the company become the global leader in its field. Bill joined Shawcor in 1994 as Senior Vice President and held roles of increasing responsibility prior to becoming CEO. Before joining Shawcor, Bill spent 23 years with a, NYSE listed, international electrical/electronics components manufacturer, including five years as President of the Canadian and Australian operations. Bill has also served on the Supervisory Board of Sercel Holding S.A. and on the Board of Hammond Power Solutions Inc. Bill is a Professional Engineer with a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. Bill has completed the AMP program at the Harvard Business School and has attained the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Director: Bill Buckley

Bill was President and CEO of Shawcor Ltd. from 2005 to 2014. During this time, he served as both a Director of Shawcor and as a Member of its Executive Committee. Bill led Shawcor through a period of rapid international growth and technology development which saw the company become the global leader in its field. Bill joined Shawcor in 1994 as Senior Vice President and held roles of increasing responsibility prior to becoming CEO. Before joining Shawcor, Bill spent 23 years with a, NYSE listed, international electrical/electronics components manufacturer, including five years as President of the Canadian and Australian operations. Bill has also served on the Supervisory Board of Sercel Holding S.A. and on the Board of Hammond Power Solutions Inc. Bill is a Professional Engineer with a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. Bill has completed the AMP program at the Harvard Business School and has attained the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

  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.