Neil Selfe LLB
CEO and Managing Principal
Neil is the founder, CEO and Managing Principal of INFOR Financial Group. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, investment banker and lawyer. From 2006 until 2015, Mr. Selfe was a Managing Director and head of non-resource investment banking at GMP Securities L.P. Prior to that, he was co-founder and Managing Partner of Diversified Global Asset Management Corp., a multi-billion dollar hedge fund manager which is now The Carlyle Group’s hedge fund of funds platform. From 1995 to 2004, he was the Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Technology, Media and Telecom banking at RBC Capital Markets.
He also served on the advisory board of RBC Capital Partners, RBC’s merchant bank. Mr. Selfe started his career in accounting and law with Deloitte and Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt, respectively. During his career, Mr. Selfe has been the lead banker on over 400 financings, merger or acquisition transactions totaling over $150 billion in value including leading Canada’s largest technology IPO (Celestica Inc.), largest corporate restructuring (the spin-out of Nortel Networks from BCE), largest secondary share sale (sale of a majority of Scotiabank’s interest in CI Financial Corp.), largest blind pool (Element Financial Corp.) and Canada’s first non-investment grade rate reset preferred share financing (Equitable Group Inc.). Mr. Selfe is deeply involved in the community and, as the father of four children, devotes much of his time to coaching various sports teams. He was formerly a board member of the CAMH Foundation and the Empire Club of Canada. Currently, he serves on the board of several entrepreneurial companies and investment funds. Mr. Selfe joined the board of directors of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Foundation in 2012, Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital and is currently the Chair of the Marketing and Engagement Committee. Mr. Selfe is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and holds an LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from the University of Toronto majoring in commerce.
John Coady CPA, CA
CFO and Principal
John Coady is a Principal with INFOR. John previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of QuickPlay Media prior to its acquisition by Madison Dearborn. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Algorithmics Inc. (acquired by Fitch Ratings) and Solect Group (acquired by Amdocs).
Mr. Coady has extensive experience as an investor, founder and executive in growth oriented entrepreneurial companies. John serves on the Advisory Board of Walsingham Growth Partners and TierOne OSS. Mr. Coady earned his Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) from McGill University and his Chartered Accountant designation with Ernst and Young.
Ben Goldstein MBA, CPA, CA
Ben Goldstein is a Principal with INFOR. From 2006 until 2015, he was an investment banker with GMP Securities L.P. in Toronto where he covered a number of industries, most recently as a Senior Vice President, Investment Banking in Financial Institutions, Technology and Healthcare. Prior to GMP, Mr. Goldstein worked as an Investment Banker for an independent investment dealer in Toronto and he spent four years at Deloitte & Touche LLP in Toronto. Mr. Goldstein holds a Masters of Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business, York University and he is a CPA, CA.