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Who We Are

An alternative commercial lender

 

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1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801
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Quantius Team 

 
 
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Hassan Khan

Hassan Khan is Co-Founder and CEO at Quantius. A passionate believer in Canada’s merits and future potential, he is committed to the path of growing Canada as a global technology, innovation and sustainability role model, as well as helping to develop our next generation of successful, civic minded, business leaders. Hassan excels at fuelling innovation, building great teams, identifying clear strategies and compelling stories for organizations to rally around, and then driving world-class execution.
hkhan@quantius.ca

While in the Army, he built his leadership foundation through heading progressively larger teams in time constrained, adverse conditions where success was a national priority and failure meant loss of life. During this time, he developed entrepreneurial technology solutions for new digital capabilities needed in conflict regions like the Former Yugoslavia andAfghanistan; created integrated communications capabilities for security and emergency response agencies to cooperate for events like the G8 and BC forest fires; as well as developing new software applications platforms to handle increased capacity and virtual training needs for the Canadian forces. In 2005, he was recognized for his performance as the #1 ranked Signals Captain in the Army and promoted to Major. His service culminated in him leading all the IT and telecommunications support for the Canadian Forces trades training and directing technology policy for the Army, Navy and Air Force in central Canada. Hassan’s next challenge was with the global consultancy, McKinsey & Company. He served the leadership of emerging market companies and countries achieve growth in their technology related sectors, and developed investment strategies for institutional investors focused on innovative SMEs in these markets. Hassan’s work also covered multi-billion dollar objectives for Fortune 100 clients across business and investment strategy, strategic technology partnerships, capital governance optimization, as well as Lean IT and operations transformations. He was fortunate enough to have the chance to help corporate leaders step change their businesses with new technology disruptors (e.g., Big Data, Cloud) across hightech, telecom, finance, healthcare, defence, biotech, and natural resources sectors in over 15 countries and 50 cities. A computer engineering graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada, Hassan currently resides in Toronto. He is an active mentor to young professionals working in tech, finance, defence and government; is currently authoring a book; and manages to occasionally squeeze in time to travel, scuba dive and do Crossfit.
 

 

CHIEF CREDIT OFFICER

Len Kofman 

Len Kofman brings over 10 years of experience in Corporate Finance and Risk Management. Most recently Len was the Chief Risk Officer at Bridging Finance, an alternative lender focusing on both Factoring and Asset Based Lending transactions. Len developed the risk infrastructure including Credit Policies, Key Process Controls and a Risk Rating framework. Len adjudicated and approved every transaction in the portfolio and had responsibility for client contact and day-to-day account management. During Len’s time at Bridging Finance the fund grew from a private office to a Retail Fund with over $100MM AUM.
lkofman@quantius.ca

 
Prior to Bridging Finance Len worked at Sunlife Financial as Director, Credit Portfolio Management. His responsibilities included updating lending limits and enhancing the quantitative framework used to measure risk in the credit portfolio. Len reviewed a number of high profile companies to create an independent credit viewpoint on the risk of material investment transactions. Prior to SunLife, Len Kofman held a number of roles at BMO in Risk Management and Corporate Finance. As a Senior Account Manager, he managed a portfolio of over $600MM in loans spanning both public and private companies in a wide number of sectors. Additionally, he was responsible for underwriting new business. In the risk department at BMO, Len was the Senior Manager in the Economic Capital and Basel Pillar II group, responsible for leading a team of quantitative modelers. Additionally, Len co-led a project to see how Economic Capital could be used within the organization in conjunction with regulatory capital. Len graduated from the University of Michigan with a Masters in Applied Science and from University of Toronto with a Bachelors of Applied Science.
 
 

 

PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Lally Rementilla

Lally Rementilla is an accomplished finance leader and angel investor with more than 25 years of driving the profitable growth of leading technology companies – from startups to global businesses – and for advocating the advancement and inclusion of women in innovation-based companies.
lrementilla@quantius.ca

Prior to joining quantius, she served as Vice President of Finance and Administration at Nulogy Corporation, an award-winning (Deloitte Fast 50 and North America Fast 500) and fast-growing supply-chain software solutions provider that has been building a platform for personalized products. Prior to Nulogy, Lally served as Vice President of Finance at Lavalife Corp., where she played an instrumental role in selling the company for more than $152 million. Her career started in the telecom industry at AT&T/Lucent Technologies Canada, holding progressive positions leading up to Area Vice President Finance and Contract management, where she helped drive more than $1 billion worth of telecom network buildout contracts. Lally is currently a board director and investment committee member of Vancouver-based Pique Ventures Investments (VCC). She has also served as a director on the boards of the Information Technology Association of Canada, Canadian Women in Communications, and Innoversity. Lally has a BA in Communications from the Ateneo de Manila University, earned an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, and is a CPA, CMA.
 

 

Managing director, risk & insurance solutions

James Loder

James Loder has held various senior underwriting positions in his insurance career which spans nearly three decades. He has over 19 years of experience in the Bermuda marketplace, 15 as an underwriter and 4 as a broker. Jim’s current interests lie in the consulting and advisory arena with special focus on the convergence of third party/alternative and traditional reinsurance based capital. From 1999 to 2014 Jim held various underwriting positions with XL in Bermuda. He most recently served as the global head of the CSI (Complex Situational Insurance) underwriting for XL.

This initiative within XL was charged to create bespoke insurance solutions to complex risk profiles. During this time as Chief Underwriting Officer of CSI, he worked on a number of truly innovative insurance-based transactions including credit-sensitive structures addressing regulatory capital relief, collateral valuation for asset classes such as intellectual property, proven oil and gas reserves and alternative energy. Prior to this role he was the Chief Underwriting Officer of XL’s Bermuda Professional Liability Underwriting division, which also included regional responsibility for underwriting matters within XL’s Latin America region joint venture in Brazil. He began his career in the insurance industry in 1985 as an underwriter for St. Paul Companies (Travelers) in their Chicago and Home Offices. From 1987 to 1995 James was a retail broker (professional lines) for a large independent brokerage based out of Minneapolis Minnesota. Prior to joining XL, James spent four years with Aon Group (Bermuda) Limited as Vice President of Professional Liability. James has served as a consultant and expert witness in insurance and industry M&A matters and has also instructed continuing education courses for insurance professionals. He has been a lecturer with the Bermuda Insurance Institute for over 10 years. He has also been a speaker at numerous regional and international conferences on the subjects of D&O and Professional Liability. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, with Honors, in History and Political Science from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1985.
 

 

ASSOCIATE

Sarim Zia 

Sarim Zia is a Business Associate and Credit Analyst at Quantius, as well as the Sector Lead for Clean Technology. He aspires to develop cross-sector business leadership that augments sustainable growth of the Canadian economy via empowerment of knowledge-based industries. Sarim firmly believes in the importance of enabling strong teams and is dedicated to unlocking their potential by developing creative financing and strategy solutions. 
szia@quantius.ca

After graduating in 2014, Sarim co-founded a tech startup to reduce food wastage through improved connectivity across different communities, retailers, restaurants, food banks and charities. Despite inexperience and an arid entrepreneurial climate, Sarim was able to build a strong team, develop a profitable and sustainable business model, and secure seed investment from a regional incubator to beta-test the app. 18 months from inception, the team successfully exited from the startup after being bought out by the incubator. This was Sarim’s first foray into entrepreneurship, one that gave him a sincere appreciation for the challenges many new innovators and businesses face. In 2015, Sarim relocated to Toronto, Canada to be closer to his family. Seeking opportunities in financial services to grow his cross-sector leadership skills, he joined Quantius. Sarim received his Bachelor of Science degree in International Economics from Georgetown’s Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar. In his off-time, he volunteers as the Executive VP of Growth for GivGro, a Vancouver based non-profit start-up, and plays for the local soccer team. He is an avid reader of postmodern literature and philosophy, an aspiring writer, a cinephile and music enthusiast.
 

 
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PRINCIPAL

Christiane Wherry

Christiane Wherry is an entrepreneurial leader with track record of successfully launching new capabilities, organizations and ventures. With a combination of corporate advisory experience at a global consultancy and over 7 years of public sector expertise, she has knowledge spikes in large-scale digital transformations, IP-based strategies and operational optimization. She is also the co-founder and Managing Director at Quantius Education Foundation, a registered non-profit aimed to grow the size and diversity of Canada's knowledge-based labour force. She is a candidate for Master of Laws (LL.M) specializing in the laws of innovation and disruptive technology at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. 
cwherry@quantius.ca

Prior to joining Quantius, Christiane worked as a management consultant at a global consultancy where she delivered value for clients through strategy and operational advisory. A former economist for the governments of Canada and Ontario, she advised fiscal and infrastructure policies, and delivering large large-scale technology transformations. Academically, she is a Master of Laws candidate at University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and received a Master's degree in Economic Policy from the London School of Economics in the U.K. She is also candidate for Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
 

 

Board of Directors

 

Chair, Board of Directors

Hassan Khan

Hassan Khan is Co-Founder and CEO at Quantius. A passionate believer in Canada’s merits and future potential, he is committed to the path of growing Canada as a global technology, innovation and sustainability role model, as well as helping to develop our next generation of successful, civic minded, business leaders. Hassan excels at fuelling innovation, building great teams, identifying clear strategies and compelling stories for organizations to rally around, and then driving world-class execution. 

While in the Army, he built his leadership foundation through heading progressively larger teams in time constrained, adverse conditions where success was a national priority and failure meant loss of life. During this time he developed entrepreneurial technology solutions for new digital capabilities needed in conflict regions like the Former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan; created integrated communications capabilities for security and emergency response agencies to cooperate for events like the G8 and BC forest fires; as well as developing new software applications platforms to handle increased capacity and virtual training needs for the Canadian forces. In 2005, he was recognized for his performance as the #1 ranked Signals Captain in the Army and promoted to Major. His service culminated in him leading all the IT and telecommunications support for the Canadian Forces trades training and directing technology policy for the Army, Navy and Air Force in central Canada. Hassan’s next challenge was with the global consultancy, McKinsey & Company. He served the leadership of emerging market companies and countries achieve growth in their technology related sectors, and developed investment strategies for institutional investors focused on innovative SMEs in these markets. Hassan’s work also covered multi-billion dollar objectives for Fortune 100 clients across business and investment strategy, strategic technology partnerships, capital governance optimization, as well as Lean IT and operations transformations. He was fortunate enough to have the chance to help corporate leaders step change their businesses with new technology disruptors (e.g., Big Data, Cloud) across high tech, telecom, finance, healthcare, defence, biotech, and natural resources sectors in over 15 countries and 50 cities. Hassan is a computer engineering graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada.

 

Member, Board of Directors

Diana L. Graham

Diana L. Graham is a retired executive from Ally Financial, Solomon Edwards on behalf of the FDIC, JP Morgan Chase/Washington Mutual and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. During the height of the financial crisis, Ms. Graham worked on behalf of the U.S. FDIC in the closure of banks. She also served on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Superintendent of Bankruptcy. 

Ms. Graham’s risk management expertise includes governance, credit, operational, market and enterprise risk management. She has the practical experience of building a risk framework, risk appetite, material risk registry and implementing appropriate governance and controls. Ms. Graham provides advice on corporate governance and appropriate risk frameworks within both regulated and unregulated companies. Ms. Graham received her M.B.A. From Stern School of Business, New York University.

 

Member, Board of Directors

Nicolas A.C. Mumford

Nicholas Mumford manages the assets of Harcourt Capital Services Ltd, which is the Mumford Family office. Prior to assuming the duties at Harcourt Capital he was a managing partner at GMP Investment management. His primary duties there were risk management for the funds and managing research and new product development at GMP IM. Risk Management at GMP IM included an active hedging strategy that the Risk Management team executed in conjunction with the CIO.

Mr. Mumford was the CEO of Centerline Financial an AAA rated derivative products company and a member of the Centerline executive committee. Centerline Financial was a joint venture between Natixis Bank and Centerline Capital, (formerly, CHC, NYSE). In addition to his responsibility for Centerline Financial Mr. Mumford managed the Centerline Senior Secured Loan program. Before moving from Natixis to Centerline, Mr. Mumford was responsible for the credit portfolio at Natixis, North America. The Natixis credit portfolio had approximately $9 billion of assets invested in North American corporate bonds and loans, credit derivatives and structured credit securities. The credit derivative transactions included default swaps, options and correlation transactions. Mr. Mumford started his banking career Citibank he founded the Credit Derivatives business. Before he started the Credit Derivatives business he was a cross currency and interest rate swap trader. He graduated With Distinction from the University of Western Ontario MBA Program and has Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Physics from The Royal Military College of Canada. After graduating from The Royal Military College he served in the Canadian Forces in Germany. During his service with the Canadian Forces there were no major global or European conflicts. He is married to Isabelle Mumford and they have 3 adult children.

 
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Member, Board of Directors

Faye Thorek

Faye Thorek brings over 40 years of recruitment experience to her work as a Partner at Thorek/Scott and Partners.  Faye is a respected and accomplished Executive Search consultant, known for her keen insight and compassionate dedication to her work. Faye envisions herself as an advocate for those seeking to develop their teams. Over the course of her career, Faye has consulted numerous companies on how to best craft their strategic vision and then taken the lead on executing that mandate.

As an expert in the field, she is often requested to share her knowledge, and has spoken on recruitment and search issues to a wide range of audiences, including Women in Capital Markets. Faye has extensive experience conducting executive search assignments with an emphasis on roles strategically important to the success of an organization. Faye’s clients have come to rely on her to provide talent to achieve long-term value in their organization. Outside of the office, Faye is also a committed investor in people. She is a strong advocate for local community involvement and is herself the spearhead of several initiatives. She currently volunteers with the Out of the Cold program, the Hammer Band, and Tax Clinics for Working Families; is a sponsor of the Hammer Band and Breakfast & Lunch program for elementary schools in need; and is a co-founder of both the Thorek/Scott and Partners Scholarship for the MMF program at U of T and the Thorek Award for Volunteerism at Bereaved Families of Ontario. Faye also lends her time acting as a Mentor for both Bishop’s University and Women in Leadership, has sat on the Professional Development Steering Committee at HRPAO and is a former member of the Board at BFO and the North York Harvest Food Bank.

 
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Member, Board of Directors

Peter Waugh

Peter Waugh is Managing Partner of Mercana Growth Partners, a Toronto based merchant banking business dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs pursue aggressive growth strategies. Peter has been advising businesses for over 30 years in the areas of business development, leadership and organizational effectiveness, corporate finance and governance in a wide range of industries. He is a consummate connector, always looking to match the needs of the business with the right resources to unlock growth potential, usually involving uniquely talented people and specialized forms of financing.

Prior to founding Mercana in 2009, he was President of EnGrowth Business Solutions Inc., which provided assistance to several privately owned businesses in the areas of succession planning, business transformation, organizational effectiveness and corporate finance. Peter’s earlier career includes 18 years with RBC Royal Bank, including senior leadership roles in the areas of commercial banking, risk management, deposit products, and global technology and operations. Prior to RBC, Peter was VP, Finance of a publicly listed plastic products manufacturer and AVP a mid-market corporate finance boutique. He has served as a director of Titanium Transportation Group Inc., and is presently a director of Transition-Path Inc. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, and has his Chartered Directors designation.

 

Advisors 

 

Advisor

Dr. David E. Martin

Father, Partner, Friend, Voice for those who have been unheard, Linguist, Mathematician, Steward.  These are some of the attributes of David.  Translator of Integral Accounting, Managing Partner of Purple Bridge Funds, Founder of M·CAM®, the international leader in innovation finance, trade, and intangible asset finance, Founder of Mosaic Technologies, Founder of IDEAMED, Professor, Lecturer, Chairman, CEO.  These are some of the efforts he’s engaged.  But above all else, David is simply a man awake.

From the halls of parliaments to HBO comedy and documentary films such as the internationally acclaimed and multiply awarded Patent Wars and Future Dreaming, Dr. David Martin takes on some of the world’s most complex economic and social themes using solutions that he’s successfully deployed in his work with over 160 countries. With current work including financial engineering and investment, public speaking and writing, he has also served as an advisor to numerous Central Banks, global economic forums, the World Bank and International Finance Corporation and national governments around the world. He has been instrumental in rebuilding lives and livelihoods in post-conflict, post-colonial, and environmentally devastated regions of the world. He is the architect for the world’s first public equity quantitative market index based on human innovation. Dr. Martin has publications in law, medicine, engineering, finance, and education. He maintains active research in the fields of linguistic genomics, fractal financial-risk modelling, and cellular membrane ionic signaling. In a televised speech in 2006, David correctly forecast the U.S. housing financial crisis and identified it as a catalyst for the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. His investment funds, banking businesses and global trade network return extraordinary results by measuring all the field effects of every endeavour. He is the author of the novel Coup D’Twelve: The Enterprise that Bought the Presidency – now optioned for theatrical release. Described as a futurist, fulcrum ninja, economist and global business executive, David disarms the most ardent pessimists, showing that with flexible perspective, we can tackle any perceived problem and achieve extraordinary outcomes. David has been honored to share life with a most amazing family and with friendships that are incomparable. He works to honor Thomas Jefferson’s maxim; “He who Lights his taper at mine, receives Light without Darkening me!

 

Advisor

Brian D'Costa

Brian is a founding partner of Algonquin Capital; a boutique specializing in alternative fixed income.Prior to starting Algonquin Capital, Brian was the Global Head of Fixed Income and Rates for CIBC where he was responsible for the bank’s entire bond and rate trading business, overseeing 40 traders globally.  Before that, Brian spent 11 years with TD Securities, where he was the Global Head of Vanilla Interest Rate Derivatives, managing trading teams in Toronto, London, Tokyo and Sydney.

Before building a career in trading, Brian spent seven years in the Canadian Armed Forces where he served as a Captain in the Airborne Regiment and participated in a peacekeeping tour in Iraq. When not in the office, Brian can usually be found in the gym, at a hockey rink or undertaking an ambitious gardening project.

 

Advisor

Wayne Henderson

Mr. Wayne J. Henderson serves as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Director of Henderson Capital Group Inc. He also serves as a Consultant to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Henderson has over 30 years of experience in providing sophisticated solutions to an extensive array of Public and Private clients in Canada and the U.S.

Prior to forming his own consulting company, he was Managing Director of CIBC World Markets, Investment Banking, and a Vice President, Corporate Banking CIBC. Earlier assignments with CIBC included Head of Corporate Risk Management for British Columbia. Mr. Henderson is the Chairman and Chair of the Nominating Committee at BC Medical Innovation Fund and is a candidate to receive his 'ICD' designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a Director for the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs in BC and Chair of its E-Series Program. Mr. Henderson served as a Director of Infowave Software Inc., since May 10, 2006. His past public service involvement includes Vice-Chair, BC Technology Industries Association; Director, Air Canada (Golf) Championship; Chair, Finance Division, BC Children’s Hospital Telethon; Governor, Business Council of BC; Director, Vancouver Board of Trade; Director, Vancouver International Finance Center, and Member, BC Housing Advisory Board. Mr. Henderson served as a Director of Napier Environmental Technologies Inc. since July 19, 2004