Our Financial Advisory Board
The Prime Quadrant financial advisory board is a group of sophisticated investors, business leaders, and clients who assist with strategic thinking about the role that Prime Quadrant can play in re-defining financial services and expanding its reach in Canada.
Richard J. G. Boxer has been President of Buckingham Capital Corporation since October 1992. Richard is currently the Director of Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Manitou Capital Corporation, Member of Advisory Council at Roundtable Capital Partners, and has served as Director of Nerium Biotechnology, Dynamic Oil & Gas Exploration., AlarmForce Industries, Schneider Power, Brass Capital Corp., Chrome Capital, Dominion Energy, Lingo Media Inc. and Lingo Media Corporation, CDI Education Corporation, Blacksteel Energy Inc. and Water Capital Inc. Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queens University in 1971, and MBA from York University, and is a Chartered Accountant.
Guy Burry is the Chair of Craigellachie Corporation and serves as a director for several organizations, including Greenchip Financial Corporation; Axsium Group; St. George’s College Foundation Chair; The Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund; and Enactus Canada. Guy chairs York University’s Pension Fund Investment Committee and is former Chair of the University’s Investment Committee. He was formally a Governor of York University (including Executive Committee), Vice Chair of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, Chair of TAF’s Finance and Investment Committee; Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions (Chair of Talent and Compensation Committee – former Chair of Finance and Audit); a Governor on the Royal St. George’s College Board and Vice Chair of Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare.
William A. Moir was most recently Chief Brand and Marketing Officer of Tim Hortons, a position he held from March 2008 until May 2014. Bill continues to serve as the President of the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation. Mr. Moir joined Tim Hortons in 1990 as Vice President of Marketing and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Marketing in 1997. Prior to joining Tim Hortons, Mr. Moir gained extensive marketing management experience, holding key positions with K-Tel, Shell Oil and Labatt Breweries. In addition to his role at Tim Hortons, Mr. Moir is a Director and past Chairman of the Coffee Association of Canada. Mr. Moir holds an Honors Business degree from the University of Manitoba.
After retiring from heading Dylex, Lionel Robins has devoted time and energy to many philanthropic causes, raising millions of dollars over the years to help those in need. An active member of the community, Lionel has served on the Board of Directors of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation for ten years as well as four years as Chairman of the Foundation. He is a past board member of the Betel Centre for Geriatric Care, the Board of Governors of Mount Sinai Hospital, the Board of Governors of Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and a member of the executive Group of the UJA Federation. Lionel is currently President of a private investment firm. He has been actively involved in the development and management of several real estate ventures over the past 25 years.
David Schroeder was, most recently, the Chief Executive Officer of DBRS, the fourth largest bond rating agency in the world. Prior to taking the reins of the company, he served as its Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2008. Before assuming his two most recent positions on the Executive Committee, David headed up the Consumer Products, Food Retail, Merchandising, and Grain groups and, prior to that, was a member of a variety of analytical groups on the fundamental side of the business since 1993. Upon exiting DBRS, David now serves as President & Chairman of Colonial House Capital Limited, and focused on running his family office.
Brian Shaw, CFA, is a financial industry executive with particular expertise in capital market and investing activities, and is a private investor and corporate advisor. Brian was the Chairman and CEO of CIBC World Markets from 2005 through 2008 and prior to that managed the Global Equities Division for a number of years. He is currently a Corporate Director for Encana Corporation, as well as NuVista Energy Ltd. (an oil and gas resource company), Manulife Bank of Canada (a private chartered bank), Manulife Trust Company (a private trust company) and Ivey Canadian Exploration Ltd. (a private exploration company). Brian has also served on the boards of Patheon Inc., PrairieSky Royalty Ltd., and was the Chairman of TMX IP Governance Committee.
Larry Torkin was the founding partner of the law firm Torkin, Manes LLP, serving as its managing partner and chief financial officer. In that capacity, he was actively involved with the growth of the firm from its inception in 1974 till 1997, when it comprised of 40 partners and associates and 65 staff members. He was awarded a Q.C. designation in 1987. After his retirement, Larry served a leadership role in the Real Estate Capital Markets Division of a publicly traded securities firm, where he was involved in the securitization and public distribution of real estate investments in Canada, and assisted with several underwritings of real estate companies and REITS. Larry A. Torkin graduated with honours from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1971 and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1973.
As co-founder of LaBarge Weinstein LLP and the former Managing Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Debbie has 30 years of experience acting on behalf of public and private companies, venture capital funds, and investment bankers. She has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous Canadian and U.S. public offerings including JDS Fitel Inc., GSI Lumonics Inc., JetForm Corporation and MOSAID Technologies Limited. Debbie has taken the lead role in well over 160 M&A’s, including the sale of companies to Cisco, Ericsson, Microsoft, RIM, Salesforce.com, PMC-Sierra, and Alcatel Lucent. Debbie is a recipient of numerous industry awards and sits on a number of corporate boards, including Open Text Corporation, ZIM Corporation, and Spotwave Wireless Inc., along with a number of non-profit boards.