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.
Mark Wellings P. Eng., MBA
Mark Wellings is a Principal with INFOR Financial. Mark previously spent 18 years at GMP Securities L.P. where he co-founded the firm’s corporate finance mining practice. Mark has advised on some of the Canadian mining industry’s largest transactions, both in equity financing and M&A.
Mr. Wellings has experience working in the mining industry both in Canada and Australia with a variety of companies and roles acquiring valuable experience in exploration, development and production. Mark holds a B.A.Sc (Geological Engineering) from the University of Windsor, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is a Professional Engineer. Mr. Wellings is on the Board of Directors of a number of public companies and not-for-profit organizations including Superior Gold Inc. (Chair Person), Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (Director), Contact Gold Corp. (Director), Eurotin Inc. (CEO and Director) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) (Director).
Jens Mayer MBA
Jens Mayer is a Principal with INFOR Financial. Jens has 20 plus years of experience as a mining investment banker and was Head/Co-Head of Investment Banking and the Resource Group at Canaccord Genuity from 2000-2016. While at Canaccord Genuity, Jens helped build the firm from a small regional dealer to Canada’s largest independent investment bank with a global reach.
Through his career, Mr. Mayer has advised on numerous M&A transactions while at Gordon Capital, Yorkton Securities, Canaccord Genuity and now at INFOR Financial. Jens holds an H.B.Sc. from Brock University and an MBA from Queen’s University.
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.
Neville Dastoor P. Eng., MBA, CFA
Neville Dastoor is a Principal with INFOR Financial. From 2004-2016, Neville was part of the mining team at Canaccord Genuity in Toronto and Vancouver where he was most recently a Director in the mining investment banking group. While there, Neville successfully advised clients on transactions ranging from M&A and restructurings to IPOs and financings. Prior to joining the investment banking team at Canaccord Genuity, Neville was in mining equity research from 2004-2006 where he covered many of the Canadian listed precious metals producers. From 2008-2013, Neville served on the TSX Venture Exchange Local Advisory Committee. Prior to joining Canaccord Genuity, Neville worked as a structural engineer in Toronto.
Mr. Dastoor holds a B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He also holds a Professional Engineering designation and is a CFA charterholder.
Stephen Boland CFA
Principal, Capital Markets
Stephen Boland is a Principal within INFOR Financial’s Capital Markets division. He previously
spent 10 years as Managing Director at GMP Securities L.P. as the senior Financial Services
Research Analyst, where he covered a diversified range of small to large capitalization financial
services companies, fintech companies and conglomerates. Overall, he has worked in
institutional research for 17 years.
Prior to GMP, Mr. Boland was named top stock picker covering non-bank financials by
StarMine., and spent two years as Director of Equity Research at CIBC World Markets as the
Diversified Financial Services analyst. From 1995 to 2001 he was the Manager of Treasury and
Investor Relations at Manulife Financial. Mr. Boland holds a Bachelor of Commerce from
Ryerson University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Paul Liebovitz MBA
Principal & Group Head
Paul Liebovitz is a Principal and Group Head with INFOR Financial with 30 years of experience as an investment banker and private equity investor. Paul was Managing Director at TD Capital, a division of TD Bank, where he was a member of the Mezzanine Fund Investment Committee overseeing in excess of $1 billion in investments. Paul brings valuable experience in special situation lending and restructuring, including acting as a principal in structuring and investing in all levels of the capital structure. He provides in-house capability to combine restructuring analysis with broad industry expertise to assist clients in raising new debt, equity, or executing M&A transactions.
Mr. Liebovitz holds an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto and an MBA from McMaster University.