Michael is a Professional Engineer and MBA (both from University of Toronto) with over 25 years of merchant banking and senior management experience. Since 1996 he has been active in both principal investment and merchant banking activities through Liikfam Holdings Inc. and, more recently, at Fraser Mackenzie Merchant Capital. Michael, through Liikfam, was a partner in HSD Partners, a private equity investment firm, from 1998 to 2004.
His senior management experience includes CEO of Cymat Technologies Inc. from 1999 to 2004 (he is currently Executive Chairman); VP Corporate Development Slater Steel Inc. from 1993 to 1998; VP Development Horsham Corporation (predecessor to Trizec Corporation) from 1990 to 1993. Michael started his career with National Bank and was a founding member of their mezzanine real estate lending and investment group.
Michael also sits on several public and private company boards including Cymat Technologies Inc., Carthew Bay Technologies Inc., and Colorep Inc.