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Eric Strychaluk is a Partner at Massey Capital where he leads manufacturing operations across the entire portfolio of companies.
Strychaluk is a manufacturing veteran with a +35 year background in the design and manufacturing of custom niche architectural products using a wide variety of processes and CNC equipment in sheet metal fabrication, millwork, machining, custom glass & stone and electronics.
Prior to joining Massey Capital, Strychaluk co-founded Mainline Industries in 1987 – starting in the tool & die industry and eventually a manufacturer of custom elevator interiors and signal control fixtures. In 2004 Mainline partnered with DMG Spa of Rome, Italy, a market leader in Europe, to create MAD Elevator Inc. which has since grown to be North America’s largest fixture supplier with over +300 employees. The DMG group is now a global vendor to elevator industry OEM’s with manufacturing facilities in Italy, France, India, Germany and China and customers in over 50 countries.
Eric is holds a B.Sc in Earth Sciences from Brock University and resides in Toronto with his wife Sandra.
Patrick Alpaugh is an Analyst at Massey Capital and is involved in evaluating, modelling and due diligence of platform and bolt-on acquisitions. He also works closely alongside our portfolio companies in areas that include sales, operations improvement and market research.
Currently, Alpaugh is working on platform acquisition due diligence as well as conducting analysis and research to identify new bolt-on acquisitions. His work also includes preparing financial models for potential platform and bolt-on acquisitions.
Previously, Alpaugh has worked for Allturf Ltd. and Dol Turf Restoration where his projects have included specialized sales, logistics and turf management.
Alpaugh completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a research specialist concentration from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2020. He also completed an associate’s degree in Turfgrass Management in 2021. He currently lives in Barrie and enjoys playing hockey and golf, skateboarding and reading.
Carol Dowler is the Human Resource Business Partner at Massey Capital. She holds overall HR responsibility for Massey Capital and its portfolio of companies.
Dowler has over 20 years of Human Resources experience in various industries including construction, consumer electronics & technology, loyalty and consumer packaged goods.
Dowler’s expertise lies in people strategy, full cycle recruitment, performance management, training & development, compensation & benefits management, and health & safety, with a strong focus on employee relations & engagement. Dowler places a large emphasis on each employee’s complete employment experience. She guides and encourages all levels of staff to perform at their very best to achieve business goals. Her ability to engage, consult and coach all levels in the organization in a professional and caring manner is one of her greatest assets. Her good sense of humour helps as well!
Carol holds a degree in Business Administration from Sheridan College and is a passionate soccer fan and a frequent traveler who appreciates experiencing different religions, cultures, languages as well as food!
Rica Lam is a Corporate Analyst at Massey Capital executing on projects across the portfolio in areas that include M&A, business development, treasury, marketing and finance.
Lam’s projects at Massey Capital have included (i) supporting evaluating, modelling, due diligence, negotiating and closing the acquisition of Signature Plastics Ltd. (ii) preparing financial models and conducting industry/competitor analysis for potential platform acquisitions, (iii) the implementation of new systems and processes at our head office and (iv) launching marketing campaigns and managing marketing initiatives for Massey Capital and its portfolio companies.
Lam completed her Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Honours Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences from the University of Western Ontario in 2019. She currently lives in Toronto and enjoys cycling and spending time outdoors with her friends and family.
Sandra Kosziwka is the Director of Finance at Massey Capital where she has overall finance, accounting and treasury responsibility for all portfolio companies.
Kosziwka has an extensive +20-year background in Finance & Accounting including controllership, treasury, financial planning & analyses, and process reengineering.
From 2001 to 2016, Kosziwka held Senior Manager positions in the Finance and Technology areas of CIBC and TD where she provided complex financial planning and analyses support to the Technology, Risk and Enterprise Architecture teams. Prior to joining the financial industry, she held various financial positions at Mount Sinai Hospital, The Mortgage Insurance Company of Canada, Progressive Insurance and Jim Pattison Sign Group.
Kosziwka, a CMA, holds a Bachelor of Administrative & Commercial Studies degree from the University of Western Ontario. She lives in the Beaches neighborhood in Toronto with her husband Roman and enjoys bike trips, canoe tripping, travelling and yoga.
Connor Parker is an Operations Analyst at Massey Capital working alongside our portfolio companies performing tasks across all facets of our businesses including operations improvement, acquisition due diligence, business development, finance support, and market analysis.
Parker’s projects at Massey Capital have included (i) platform acquisition due diligence (ii) operational improvement (iii) conducting analysis and research to identify new sales leads and bolt-on acquisitions (iv) implementing new systems and processes (iv) conducting inventory analysis.
Most recently, Parker has assisted in the platform acquisition of Signature Plastics Ltd. Parker will assume the role of Operations Manager at Signature Plastics Ltd., a leading plastic manufacturer that serves the construction, refrigeration, point of purchase, furniture, and other industries in the North American market.
Parker completed his Bachelor of Economics from McMaster University in 2018. He currently lives in Toronto and enjoys playing hockey and golf, travelling, and spending quality time outdoors with friends.
Zahra Al-Wasiti is the Marketing Manager at Massey Capital where she has overall marketing responsibility for a portfolio of companies.
Al-Wasiti is an experienced strategic business marketing manager who has a passion for delivering effective multi-channel marketing campaigns. Her diverse background includes working with small and mid-market companies in the manufacturing, CNC, distribution, and consumer packaged goods industries.
With over 12 years of experience, Zahra’s expertise lies in shaping and executing the vision for growth marketing to drive customer acquisition and new product adoption via strategic marketing initiatives that include; digital marketing, lead generation, social media, product marketing, email and brand marketing management.
Prior to joining Massey Capital, Al-Wasiti has senior marketing roles at Mikon Machinery Ltd, MPLC Ltd and NRS Converting Ltd.
Zahra holds an Executive MBA degree from Ivey Business School in London, Ontario. She currently lives in Toronto and enjoys reading, watching movies and travelling.
John Kosziwka is an Operations Analyst at Massey Capital working alongside our portfolio companies performing tasks across all facets of our businesses including operational efficiency, financial analysis, and project management.
John is currently working as an Operations Analyst for A.O. Wilson, a leading supplier in the Canadian beverage industry. His primary responsibilities include (i) assisting in the smooth transition of new platform and/or bolt-on acquisitions; and (ii) supporting management teams in the research, design & execution of operational efficiency projects in areas such as purchasing, finance, pre-production, production.
Previously, John worked at Dol Turf, where he assisted in a large project involving the restructuring of the company’s costing and quoting system.
Kosziwka completed his Bachelor of Economics from Guelph University in 2018. He lives in Erin and enjoys sports, good food, and cottage weekends.
Adam Bortolussi is an innovative entrepreneur with a powerful skillset to transform and propel lower mid-market companies to the next level.
Bortolussi’s greatest asset is his ability to create value by combining long-term strategic thinking and effectively mobilizing change through top and bottom-line growth initiatives.
Today, Bortolussi leads the design and execution of major growth, operational and technology initiatives across the entire Massey portfolio of companies.
Prior to joining Massey Capital as Partner, Bortolussi:
Served as the Executive VP, Strategy & Operations at FirstService Corporation (TSX: FSV) – the largest residential property management company in the world. Bortolussi was instrumental in developing and executing on a strategy that transformed its largest business unit FirstService Residential from a holding company of over 40 small to medium acquisitions to a $1B+ industry leading brand built for scale with 15,000 employees and 100+ offices across North America.
Practiced as a Management Consultant at Deloitte Consulting as part of its Strategy & Operations practice. He served large enterprise clients in retail, oil & gas and public sector specializing in post M&A integration, cost reduction and revenue enhancement initiatives.
Spent the early part of his career at Cintas Corporation (NDQ: CTAS), a leading multinational facility services provider where he rose through the general management ranks to take on a number of progressive market and regional leadership positions.
Bortolussi holds a BA in Economics from Western University and an HBA and MBA from the Ivey Business School in London, Ontario. He currently resides with his wife and two kids in Toronto, Ontario.
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Andrea Bocanegra is the Director of Human Resources where she has overall talent management, health and safety, talent acquisition and employee relations responsibility for Massey Capital and its full portfolio of companies.
Bocanegra is a Human Resources professional with over 25 years of international experience, the last 16 developed in Canada. Her passion is building HR capacity through diversity, inclusion, equity, compliance, and innovation.
Prior to joining Massey Capital, Bocanegra held senior leadership roles at Kellogg’s, GFP/Georgia Pacific, DDI, Yamana Gold and Colt Automation. She possesses an entrepreneurial, collaborative, tactical and strategic growth mindset.
Bocanegra holds a Bachelor of Sciences of Education from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, a Master’s in HR Management from IDEA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a postgraduate degree in Human Resources Strategy from the University of Berkely California. She is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Bocanegra is an active member of many prominent HR organizations, including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is also a College Lecturer, and a Certified SuccessFinder Practitioner, among other HR certifications.
Bocanegra also enjoys mentoring and developing teams where she shares her knowledge and passion for HR. A key focus in her career is to build trusting relationships and credibility at all levels of the organization. She lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her family and enjoys kayaking, hiking, teaching and yoga.
Ahren Cadieux is an entrepreneur and creative thinker who founded New Republic Design House, a design agency based in Toronto that focuses on brand design, lead generation, digital marketing, and sales growth for the past ten years. A strong belief guides Ahren’s work in design as a problem-solving tool to recognize and form relationships between ideas and reality, which drives company’s growth.
After spending nearly a decade working in marketing and design for brands and start-ups, Ahren has been a critical player taking companies such as Egan Visuals and Standard Metal Hardware Manufacturing Ltd. to the next level. Ahren has grown these companies by spearheading key sales and marketing initiatives that generate leads, increase brand recognition, and drive sales.
Ahren has created meaningful design solutions and experiences for various companies, including CIBC, Live Nation, Bolle, and Sony. In addition to his marketing and branding experience, Ahren played professional beach volleyball for ten years for the National Team and is now coaching the next generation of athletes in Canada to reach their goal to podium in the Olympics.
Sudesh Mehta is the Controller at Massey Capital where he has overall finance, accounting and treasury responsibility for a portfolio of manufacturing companies.
Mehta has an extensive +30-year background with a proven track record leading finance teams in manufacturing, distribution, and service companies.
From, 1988 to 2018, Mehta held Senior Manager positions in Finance at Eurofase Inc., a wholesaler of lighting products, Egan Visual Corporation, a manufacturer of visual communication systems, Artaflex Inc., an electronics manufacturer, Alcan Packaging Weston, a $23 billion multi-national manufacturer of aluminum and packaging products, Genpak LP, a flexographic printing/packaging manufacturer with $50M+ annual sales, The Benson Group of Companies, a manufacturing and distribution company with $30M+ annual sales & Digital Media Networks Corporation, a satellite information service company with $5M+ annual sales.
Mehta, a CMA and CPA, holds a B. Com. and an MBA from the University of Toronto and currently lives in Markham.
Adam Bortolussi is a 15+ year seasoned operations executive with a powerful combination of strategy, operations and technology innovation that has proven to propel small, medium and large companies to the next level.
Most recently, Bortolussi spent 7 years as Corporate Vice President, Strategy & Operations at FirstService Corporation – the largest residential property management company in North America. Bortolussi was instrumental in developing and executing on a strategy that turned FirstService Corporation from a holding company of over 40 small to medium acquisitions to a single operating industry leading brand with a more centralized and streamlined service delivery model. Bortolussi had leadership over corporate strategy and governance, property operations, customer experience, technology innovation, project management, training and development and reporting & analytics.
Bortolussi also worked as a Management Consultant at Deloitte Consulting as part of its Strategy & Operations practice servicing large enterprise clients on large scale business transformation initiatives focused on cost reduction and revenue enhancement from design through to implementation.
Bortolussi spent the early part of his career at Cintas Corporation, a leading multinational facility services provider where he rotated through various management positions in production, sales, service, finance & accounting that established a strong fundamental understanding of the cross-functional mechanics of an organization and a talent for leading people that saw him rise quickly through the ranks to take on a number of progressive market and regional leadership positions.
Roman Kocur is an entrepreneur with an accomplished +25 year background in leadership, operations, business development, finance and M&A.
Prior to founding Massey Capital in 2016, Kocur was a member of senior teams that built three public companies (FSV, CIGI & GAC) to collective market caps of +$6.0 billion.
During his career, he led teams of +4,000 across Canada and the U.S, closed +100 acquisitions and has been involved in industry consolidations, growth stories, turn-arounds, start-ups and initial public offerings.
From 2012 to 2016, Kocur served as Regional President at FirstService Corporation (TSX:FSV) – the largest residential property management firm in the world. From 2003 to 2011, he held a variety of positions at FSV including SVP Strategy & Corporate Development and Managing Director, Corporate Development. Prior to joining FSV, Kocur spent five years at Geac Computer Corporation Limited (TSX:GAC), one of the largest technology companies in Canada, where he served as Director, Global M&A, Group Controller, and Director, Global Financial Planning & Analysis. An industry veteran, he previously held senior financial positions at subsidiaries of Jim Pattison Group and Canadian Tire, and began his career at PWC.
Kocur, a CPA, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management. He lives in the Beaches neighbourhood in Toronto with his wife Sandra and enjoys reading, golf, biking and travel.
Scott Newhouse is an entrepreneur recognized as a top “out of the box” operations leader, with core strengths in organizational efficiency, growth strategy implementation and dynamic culture creation.
Prior to joining Massey Capital as Partner, Newhouse founded, built, and sold a number of firms; including:
CTL Corp, an indirect non-prime auto finance firm. As its President and COO, Newhouse was instrumental in building the platform and forming the team that grew the portfolio from $0 in 2010 to $180 million in 2015. CTL (now iA Auto Finance) was acquired by Industrial Alliance in 2015.
Harmony Management, a property management and cleaning services provider. As President and CEO, Newhouse built the firm from 0 units in 2012 to 6,500, 35,000 hours of annual cleaning and $3.9 billion in real estate assets under management. Harmony was sold to Associa headquartered in Dallas, TX, the largest residential property management firm in North America.
S & S Properties Group, a real estate investment group specializing in multi-unit student residential properties. As Managing Partner, Newhouse grew the portfolio to over 80 units from 1998-2016, with multiple “build and flips” each year. Newhouse sold the majority of its holdings in 2016 to a London land developer.
Versara, a specialty finance firm focused in personal injury litigation financing. As a Partner in Versara, Newhouse helped develop a strong performing and sizeable book of loans. Versara was acquired by a private equity firm in 2016.
Prior to founding the above companies, Newhouse was Vice President of FirstService Residential, Ontario (TSX:FSV). In this role, Newhouse was oversaw the management of 40,000+ units (asset value of $14 billion) in the Province of Ontario. In this role, Newhouse was instrumental in starting up the Residences of the Ritz Carlton, Toronto.
Newhouse sits on numerous boards, acting in capacities that range from General Manager to President. Newhouse is a graduate from University of Toronto and holds various designations from industry related colleges/universities.
Anam Chaudry is the Finance Manager at Massey Capital where she has senior finance and accounting responsibility for a portfolio of companies.
Chaudhry has +8-year diverse background in Finance & Accounting from the property management, vehicle financing industries and auto repair industries. Chaudhry held senior financial roles at Industrial Alliance Auto Finance (formerly CTL), Harmony Management Ltd. and Canadian Auto Repair Holdings Inc.
Chaudhry is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. Chaudhry lives in Oakville with her husband, 2 young kids and enjoys travelling and cooking in her free time.
Andrew Kocur is a Senior Associate at Massey Capital with overall responsibility for sourcing, evaluating, modelling, due diligence, negotiating and closing all platform and bolt-on acquisitions.
Kocur works closely with Massey Capital’s operations, finance, legal, tax, engineering, technology, HR and insurance teams throughout every deal process. Kocur has strong relationships with lenders and is responsible for securing optimal senior debt financing structures when needed.
Over the past 4 years, Kocur has led and closed numerous acquisitions including M.K. Rittenhouse & Sons Ltd., MSU Mississauga Ltd., Working Walls Solutions Inc., Precision Turf Technologies Inc., Exact Furniture Ltd., Standard Metal Hardware Manufacturing Ltd., Dol Turf Restoration Ltd., and Signature Plastics Ltd.
Kocur completed his Bachelor of Economics from McMaster University in 2017. He was a member of the McMaster Marauders Varsity Volleyball team that won 4 OUA provincial gold medals, 4 CIS national medals and was selected as a CIS All-Canadian in 2016. He currently lives in Toronto and enjoys playing sports, camping and travelling.
Sami Masri is a Senior Associate at Massey Capital where he has responsibility for operations engineering and finance projects. Concurrently, Masri is Vice President of Sales & Operations and equity partner at Standard Metal, one of Massey Capital’s portfolio companies.
Considered Massey Capital’s operational “swiss army knife”, Masri enjoys problem solving, building culture, engaging clients, and leveraging the power of technology
Prior to joining Massey Capital, Masri was (i) a member of the debt advisory team at 4Front Capital Partners (ii) at RBC Capital Markets in derivative transactions that included interest rate, options, equity and structured products and (iii) an Associate at Monarch Wealth. Masri began his career at CIBC on an enterprise technology project team.
Masri holds a B.A. Honours degree in Economics from Carleton University. He lives in Toronto with his wife Ashley and enjoys cycling, travelling and cooking backyard feasts on his smoker barbeque.
Connor Santoni is an Operations Analyst at Massey Capital working alongside our portfolio companies performing tasks across all facets of the business including market analysis for sales generation, marketing campaigns and operations.
Concurrently, Santoni is Operations Manager at Whiteboard.com, a new e-commerce start-up division owned by one of Massey Capital’s portfolio companies.
Over the past 2 years, Santoni has worked at numerous Massey portfolio companies including long tenures at Standard Metal Hardware Ltd., and MSU Mississauga Ltd. His projects have included sales lead generation, marketing initiatives, inventory management, and process re-engineering.
Santoni completed his Bachelor of Commerce with a Minor in Economics from McMaster University in 2019. He was a member of the McMaster Men’s Varsity Volleyball team that won 4 OUA gold medals and 4 CIS medals. Santoni was a two time Captain and named an Academic All-Canadian for both the 2017-18, and 2018-19 seasons. He currently lives in Toronto and enjoys sports, and spending time with his friends and family.