Mr. Fowlie was the President and CEO of RDM Corporation, a public company providing specialized hardware and software solutions in the electronic payment industry from March 2011 to April 2017. From July 2006 until March 2011, Mr. Fowlie was a private consultant. From January 2005 until July 2006, Mr. Fowlie held the position of Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media, of Harris Corporation, formerly Leitch Technology Corporation (Leitch), a company that was engaged in the design, development, and distribution of audio and video infrastructure to the professional video industry. From 1998 to January 2005, Mr. Fowlie held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Inscriber Technology Corporation (Inscriber), a computer software company. Inscriber was acquired by Leitch in January 2005. Prior to Inscriber, Mr. Fowlie was a partner with KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants, where he worked from 1984 to February 1998. Mr. Fowlie is currently a director of Open Text Corporation, a public company traded on the TSX and NASDAQ exchanges. Mr. Fowlie is also a director of Dye & Durham Corporation. Mr. Fowlie received a B.B.A. (Honours) from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Accountant/Chartered Professional Accountant.
Ms. Hastings has worked in the banking industry for the over thirty years holding credit and enterprise risk positions at Canadian financial institutions, with a specific focus on oversight of Capital Markets businesses. She holds an HBA from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from York University.
She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Rotman Financial Risk Management program.
Senior Advisor, Growth Equity
John MacKinlay is a Senior Advisor to Growth Equity clients and funds. Most recently John advised Omers Platform Investments and was responsible for exploring strategic opportunities for OMERS Platform Investments in the area of Financial Services, Fintech as well as Agriculture and Food Technology.
Prior to joining OMERS Platform Investments, John led PwC Canada’s Financial Services Consulting & Deals Practice and prior to that, John was the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Corporate Development for National Australian Bank’s Americas business unit. John started his career in Corporate Finance with CIBC.
Partner, Growth Equity at BDC Capital, Toronto
Loren Rafeson is Partner, Growth Equity at BDC Capital in Toronto. He has close to 15 years’ experience in private equity and corporate finance, and has worked and lived in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since joining BDC Capital in 2018, Loren has focused on helping leading Canadian companies scale globally as well as executing ownership transition transactions.
Before joining BDC, Loren was a Principal at VERTU Capital, a technology-focused private equity firm, where he evaluated growth equity and buyout investment opportunities. Before that, he worked at Spectrum Capital Partners, a Canadian mid-market private investment firm, and Serone Capital Management, a UK-based investment management firm. He also worked at BMO Capital Partners, the merchant banking division of Bank of Montreal. Loren began his career at TD Securities.
Loren received a BBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and an MBA from INSEAD. In addition, he is a CFA charterholder. Loren also serves on the board of several BDC Capital portfolio companies.
David Reeve is founder and CEO of InvestorCOM. Over the last 25 years, InvestorCOM (and its predecessor companies) has built long-term outsourcing relationships with Canada’s leading financial services firms. From 1984 – 1992, David held a variety of marketing management roles at IBM Canada Ltd. His expertise is in developing high-performance outsourcing relationships with leading financial services organizations. David graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Economics. He has served on the board of Pathways to Education and is current board chair of Outward Bound Canada.