Independent Corporate Finance Advisory Specialists

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John Duguid

Managing Director


John is an experienced former corporate and investment banker whose industry experience includes: technology, energy and natural resources, engineering and construction, transportation, environmental, food and beverages, and financial services.

He has expertise with a broad range of capital markets products and services including: lending (structured, asset-based, working capital and term debt), equity capital, project advisory & financings, and business transition (divestitures, succession planning, mergers & acquisitions). He gained experience with cross border transactions and clients were based in North America and Europe. During his banking career, John served on the bank's Management and Risk Management Committees.

John provides clients with independent and objective advice on financial strategies for growth, restructuring, and projects and planning and guidance on business transitions.

At 8.00 am on September 22, 2010 John achieved his greatest and toughest personal accomplishment when he and his elder son, Cameron, climbed to Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro - Africa's highest mountain. At 5,895 metres, Kilimanjaro is the world's tallest free standing mountain and is the 4th highest of the Seven Summits - the highest mountains of each of the seven continents.

Rod Howland

Managing Director


Rod is a Senior Business Advisor specializing in debt and equity financing for growing companies. He helps his clients’ gain a competitive advantage by arranging financing that is tailored to the particular needs of the company. Rod draws on his extensive experience in banking, investment banking, venture capital and consulting to help clients overcome the challenges they face when trying to arrange financing for their businesses. He has particular expertise in helping companies develop appropriate financing strategies and preparing business plans.

In the course of his career Rod has served as Vice President Corporate Banking for a major chartered bank and held similar positions with a term lender, an investment dealer and a venture capital firm. Rod has financed the debt and equity requirements of both large and small companies in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, real estate and technology intensive businesses. He has also served as a member of the investment committee of a Toronto based mezzanine fund and as a director of both public and private companies.

Rod earned his degree in business administration from George Washington University, and is a Certified Management Consultant. He is member of the Association for Corporate Growth and CMC-Canada.