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Founding Partner, Toronto, ON
Adrian started his career in Boston at McKinsey & Company in 2005 with a primary focus on private equity engagements before joining McKinsey Global Institute in San Francisco researching carbon productivity. Repatriating to Canada, Adrian joined OPTrust Private Markets Group, the newly formed $5 billion private investment firm investing in infrastructure and private equity during the financial crisis taking a board of directors role in building Firelight Infrastructure, an upstart renewable power company.
After experiencing a workplace fatality in a prior portfolio company, Adrian teamed up with partners to pursue entrepreneurship to build eCompliance in 2012, a health & safety software company. eCompliance went on to become one of the 50 fastest growing tech companies in Canada, employing over 100 people and was successful in its stated mission of eliminating 1 million workplace injuries. eCompliance received a $40 million investment from Alcumus and Adrian went on to lead their North American operation before its $1 billion sale to Apax Partners. He still considers himself a Safety Nerd.
Adrian serves as a Director for Discovery Solutions and NeoAssist.
He proudly grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Hamilton, Canada and graduated summa cum laude from McMaster University.
Founding Partner, Calgary, AB
Quinten takes pride in building businesses the right way. In 2017, Quinten bought into a software company (MuniSight) that needed a turnaround. After taking the reins as President, he was able to transform the business in less than 3 years. To execute this transformation Quinten had to dig deep and rebuild the sales, product, customer success, and leadership teams from the ground up. After mentoring a Vice President to take over operations in late 2019, Quinten turned his attention to buying another business.
Prior to MuniSight, Quinten was an Operations Engineer with Shell Canada, where he ran refinery operations for certain plant units. His experience at Shell formed the foundation of his leadership skills and built a strong analytical foundation.
He holds a degree in chemical engineering from Queen’s University in Canada, and an MBA from INSEAD. He is registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Alberta and is also a member of the A100 – a group of successful entrepreneurs who are focused on diversifying Alberta’s economy. Quinten is currently an Instructor at the University of Calgary, where he teaches a finance course to MBA students. He lives in Calgary, AB.
Quinten serves as a Director for Discovery Solutions.
Associate, Calgary, AB
Dylan grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta before moving to Calgary with his family in his early teenage years. After playing NCAA golf at California Baptist University, Dylan decided to move back to Canada and attend the University of Victoria where he studied Economics and continued golf as a member of the varsity team, competing in the NAIA. Having the itch to experience life outside of North America, Dylan was fortunate enough to do one semester of his University degree at Stirling University in Scotland.
Dylan’s professional career began in Calgary with Grant Thornton in 2014, where he articled and received his Chartered Professional Accountant designation. After receiving his accounting designation, Dylan moved to KPMG where he was part of the Deal Advisory team specializing in valuations. While with KPMG, he had the opportunity to work with some of the major pension funds in Canada, including the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teacher Pension Plan, along with a secondment with Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada assisting with renewable energy projects.
In 2018, Dylan started working with ATB Capital, a private equity fund investing minority interests in companies throughout Alberta. While at ATB Capital, he reviewed and provided due diligence on investment opportunities, and led operational improvement and financial advisory to the portfolio companies.
Dylan is an avid sports fan and likes to spend his free time with his wife and two dogs, and lives in Calgary, AB.
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