Prior to founding DCF Capital Partners Derek served as CFO for several venture and private equity-backed technology and services companies where he was directly involved in raising several rounds of equity and debt to fund growth and acquisitions. He has led and advised clients on multiple buy-side and sell-side acquisitions and across North America and Europe. He helped grow an early stage Waterloo-based enterprise software company leading to its strategic sale to Intel. As CFO of North America’s largest powerline airborne imaging company, he helped lead its growth from $10 million to $45 million in revenue from 2009 to 2013 including four acquisitions and three rounds of financing.
Since 2001 Derek has also acted as an independent director for several private companies helping them address growth issues including financing, operations, leadership, and M&A.
Derek is a Chartered Accountant (Ontario and BC) and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is also a CFO member of AceTech Ontario.
Principal, Transaction Advisory Services
Jessica is senior management professional with a strong background in IT, business and sustainability, and backed by professional project management training.
With more than fifteen years experience working in and running IT departments for venture-backed high-growth companies, large corporations, government, cultural institutions, non-profits and member associations, Jessica has an excellent understanding of the challenges and opportunities each of these organizational models. Jessica holds a BCom, PMP certification, and an MBA in Sustainable Business.