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Developing corporate strategies and leading negotiations on acquisitions, dispositions, financings and financial restructurings, John and David help drive successful outcomes.

The firm’s managing partners are seasoned financial professionals with over 45 years of combined experience as advisors, debt and equity investors, and operating managers.

  John Kennedy, CPA, CA

John Kennedy, CPA, CA

John has spent the past decade in asset management and corporate advisory work, assisting both small and large corporations with their financing, acquisition and restructuring needs. As a current general partner of Traverse’s own private equity fund (a structured investment vehicle in the energy sector), as well as managing a large portfolio of private company investments in the venture capital sector, John has expertise from both the sourcing and the investing side of private equity investing, and subordinated debt financing. John attained his Chartered Accountant’s designation at Deloitte & Touche in Toronto and went on to integral financial roles in the formative years of Brookfield Office Properties during a time of exponential growth. John has gained international CFO expertise managing subsidiaries in France, Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States of America.

  David LaFrance, MBA, CMA

David LaFrance, MBA, CPA, CMA

David is a senior professional with over eighteen years experience as a corporate finance advisor, lender and investor to small and mid-market private and public companies. He draws on past experience and skills developed from CFO assignments, capital raising engagements, and his time heading and managing a portfolio of junior capital investments at a leading Canadian financial institution. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University, holds a CPA, CMA accounting designation and obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Queens University.

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1-200 North Service Rd W
Oakville, ON
L6M 2Y1
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