Founder and Partner
Jonathan has been working in the asset management industry for the last fifteen years, primarily focused on investing in and operationally supporting small businesses and their owner-operators as they transition to new ownership. Jonathan is a proven partner that is not only capable of managing the sensitive transaction process with the seller but has also worked in full-time operational roles to drive value and process improvements.
Prior to founding TrussPoint, Jonathan was Senior Vice President, Private Equity and co-lead of the Canadian private equity investment team at Ardenton Capital Corporation. Ardenton invested in leading owner-operator businesses across North America and the United Kingdom. Prior to Ardenton, Jonathan was a Vice President at Ironbridge Equity Partners, a lower mid-market private equity firm, where he sourced, assessed, executed, and monitored private equity investments. While at Ironbridge, Jonathan was a highly active, hands-on partner to portfolio company CEOs and management teams, and supported in an interim capacity as Chief Financial Officer for two of the portfolio companies. In addition, Jonathan has past investment experience working on the minority, growth equity investment team at Export Development Canada (EDC) and on the direct private equity team at OMERS Private Equity. Jonathan started his career working in investment banking and assurance services for Ernst & Young. He has also served on the boards of several private equity-backed companies and is a past Co-Chair of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association’s Young Professionals Committee.
Jonathan holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Outside of the office, Jonathan stays active with his wife of ten years and two beautiful daughters who all love to travel, preferably to the beach!