The Team

Andy DeFrancesco

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • 26+ years of capital markets experience with a focus on private equity, and significant experience in energy, hospitality, retail and CPG.
  • Previously Partner & Executive Director of Kahala Group which was sold to MTY Food Group

Paul Kania, CPA

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • 14+ years corporate finance experience, and is the Founder of PLK Accounting & Finance.
  • Previously worked at MNP LLP in Toronto, Berdon LLP, and Brookfield Asset Management Corporate Finance in New York.

Alex Spiro

  • Vice-Chairman
  • Well-known litigator, former prosecutor, and successful investor. Chairman of Glassbridge Enterprises and advisor to many groundbreaking companies.
  • Mr. Spiro earned his JD from Harvard Law School where he continues to lecture and write on a variety of topics.

Richard Waxman

  • President
  • Chief Analyst at SOL Global Investments, focusing on private equity in the small-cap sector.
  • Holds an MBA and LLB with previous experience in equity research and corporate credit covering a range of industries.

Jacob Carbonaro

  • Senior Analyst
  • Experience in capital markets and investing in public and private companies from venture capital to small cap
  • Previously worked in investment banking with a focus on growth capital, and holds an MBA with a specialization in finance from the Smith School of Business


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