The Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada is proud
to announce the appointment of new EMDA Directors – Frank
Laferriere and Marty Gunderson.
Frank Laferriere is currently the Senior Vice President, Chief
Operating Officer and a Director of Portland Investment Counsel
Inc. Prior to joining Portland, he was the Chief Financial Officer,
Chief Operating Officer and Board Member for Manulife Securities
Inc. Frank also worked with the Canadian Federal Government
where he was a regulator with the Office of the Superintendent of
Financial Institutions, and the Canada Revenue Agency.
Frank has also served on many industry related boards and
committees. Most notably the Board of Directors for the Investment
Dealers Association of Canada (predecessor to IIROC), the Mutual
Fund Dealers Association Policy Advisory Committee, and the Board of
Directors for the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments.
Marty Gunderson is an expert who helps companies navigate
through the exempt market. He has served in a variety of
leadership positions in the industry, from sales to issuer to dealer.
Marty started in the financial and investment industry in 1990. He
has won awards and exceeded corporate goals while working
with some of nation’s leading banking and investment institutions,
including TD, Assante Financial and Walton International Group;
where he was a top producing land banking consultant.
The EMDA Board of Directors welcomes both Frank and
Marty to the EMDA national Board.
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Precipice Capital has added more depth to its roster with the
addition of Philip Bassil who will be joining the firm as Managing
Director, Power & Utilities.
“I was fortunate enough to have had the experience of
collaborating with Phil on a previous project which gave me a first-
hand look at his dedication to his clients and his craft,” said Chris
Dobbin, President of Precipice Capital. “His skill set is well-suited
for our firm as we continue to build Atlantic Canada’s leading
independent bank and corporate finance firm.”
Precipice, a Halifax based corporate finance advisory firm,
has quickly gained traction in the marketplace since being
established by Dobbin at the beginning of 2010. In addition to
mergers and acquisitions, the boutique finance firm also provides
financing and debt restructuring, business sales, recapitalizations
and private equity sponsored transactions among other services.
Bassil had previously worked with BSM Global Partners
Inc. as a Managing Director, with Beacon Securities as a Utilities
and Special Situations Equity Analyst and with Scotia Capital in
Toronto. “Phil is tapped into the energy industry, which will support
our quest to focus more of our efforts in that field and broaden our
service offerings,” said Dobbin. “We’re seeing continued demand
for specialized services in the electric and pipeline utilities, energy
services and alternative energy sectors.”
Bassil joins Dobbin, Jillian Murray and Melanie Smith to
round out the Precipice Capital team. “I’ve long respected Chris’
integrity, persistence and strong focus on delivering high-quality
results for his clients; principles I always operate from,” said
Bassil. “I’m pleased to be joining such a high-caliber team and
to have the opportunity to leverage my experience on Bay Street,
and in the power and utilities arena, through the national reach of
Precipice’s corporate finance and investment banking platform.”
For more Information visit www.precipicecapital.com
Bassil Joins Precipice Capital