Leveraging management's real-world breadth of expertise in financing assets at every stage in their life cycle, we are frequently able to pinpoint actual collateral values and their associated depreciation schedules more accurately than traditional lenders. This expertise translates to more aggressive financing terms than many other lenders in the marketplace are able to offer.
President, Knightsbridge Capital Group
Dean is the founder of Knightsbridge Capital Group and has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, business development and in commercial finance. He spent several years at GE Capital in various capacities in both risk management and business management. Dean founded Knightsbridge Capital in 2007, actively participating in a lending, equity and advising capacity since that time. He holds a degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Saskatchewan and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Turnaround Management Association – Northwest Chapter and various other entities.
Chair of Credit Committee
Barry is the principal of Maynards Industries and the lead order of Maynards Capital. He began his career apprenticing at Maynards, then subsequently bought the business outright with a partner in the early 1970’s. Since that time he has led Maynards to become a global leader in valuation and liquidation, now with 7 offices globally.
Barry continues to drive a culture for growth and brings a wealth of expertise in business and asset valuation to the Fund. He is actively involved in the community and acts as the Chairman of the Credit Committee for Maynards Capital.
Stephen J. Davies
SVP and Chief Risk Officer, Maynbridge Capital Canada
Stephen is an experienced risk management leader with a deep background in direct lending, insurance, credit adjudication and portfolio management. During Stephen’s 21 year career with Export Development Canada (EDC) he held numerous positions throughout the organization, primarily in underwriting and risk management, and he led several high profile corporate projects – most notably establishing a $1.0 billion debtor-in-possession (DIP) fund and developing a $5.4 billion receivables factoring program in connection with the Canada/U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement.
Prior to joining Knightsbridge Capital Group, Stephen was managing EDC's Loan Sales and Syndications Desk and Special Risks Team where he was responsible for overseeing the execution of all risk management strategies on EDC’s $55 billion commercial loan portfolio (e.g. loan sales, credit insurance and CDS), the restructuring of distressed credits in EDC’s $1.2 billion impaired loan portfolio and all treaty and facultative reinsurance on EDC’s insurance portfolios.
Stephen has a Finance degree with a major in Economics from Bishop’s University and he holds IFC and CSC accreditations from the Canadian Securities Institute.
VP, Portfolio Management, Maynbridge Capital Canada
Ian joined Knightsbridge in July 2019. He began his finance career in 2009 with the Commercial Lending Group of the Toronto Dominion Bank, where he worked as an underwriter in both the Thunder Bay and Windsor markets, and then in TD's Special Loans Group in Toronto. During his five-year tenure at TD, Ian received exposure to a wide variety of industries and distressed debt situations across the country. He transitioned to the asset-based lending market with Callidus Capital in 2015 where he was involved in the underwriting and portfolio management of a cross-borders, distressed debt portfolio.
Ian holds an H.B. Comm degree with a major in Finance from Lakehead University. In 2014, he was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Tyler St. Pierre
AVP, Portfolio Management, Maynbridge Capital Canada
Tyler joined Maynards Industries in 2009 as an accountant in the industrial division where over the following six years he developed expertise in the auction and liquidation sector. He was promoted to Maynards Capital in 2015 where he is now responsible for portfolio management for Canadian investments. Tyler is a Chartered Professional Accountant with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University.
VP Business Development, Prairies, Maynbridge Capital Canada
Shaka brings to Maynards Capital more than 15 years of banking and financing experience in Western Canada. He is also wealth of business development experience through his time in the private sector. Shaka is an entrepreneur and is able to effectively assist his clients through his own combined experience in finance and formerly operating his own business. Shaka is responsible for Business Development for the Prairies.
SVP, Maynbridge Capital US
Aaron is a Chartered Accountant and joined Maynards Industries in 2009. He previously worked for EY in the Transaction Advisory Services group in both Canada and the US, predominantly working in the Restructuring group on files such as Air Canada and Skeena Cellulose. During his time he also worked closely with numerous private equity groups in funding transactions on both sides of the border. Aaron is active in the community being a director of Easters Seals and serving on a committee with BC Children’s hospital. He is an SVP for Maynbridge Capital US.
Director, Legal Affairs & Compliance, Knightsbridge Capital Group
Louise is a corporate lawyer specializing in banking, real estate and general commercial law. Having practised as an associate with a top-tier national firm in Calgary and Vancouver, she has extensive experience advising both financial institutions and corporate borrowers on high-level transactions, including asset-based lending, project financing, syndicated bank transactions, cross-border and acquisition financing. Having worked on a variety of deals involving industries such as energy and resources, real property, equipment, mining and marine, Louise brings a wealth of experience to her role. Louise also previously acted as legal advisor for western Canada in the equipment financing division at a major financial institution and specialised in advising on all legal aspects of equipment loan, lease and mortgage transactions. Louise is responsible for internal corporate legal matters and provides advice on compliance, structuring and documentation issues for our deal portfolios. Louise is a member of the British Columbia Law Society, the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.
"We needed a lender that was able to respond quickly to sudden unexpected demands our bank was making to our account. We found ourselves under enormous pressure trying to make the bank happy, distracting key people in the business and creating a very stressful environment for everyone.
Maynbridge Capital was able to provide a term sheet within hours and funding within days to relieve most of the pressure from the bank, allowing us to refocus on fixing the problems. They remained involved and supportive during our entire time working with them. We would definitely refer Maynbridge Capital to anyone truly seeking a partner to help through times of debt restructuring, turnaround and growth."
— McCaw North Drilling & Blasting
“I have no hesitation in recommending MaynBridge Capital as a viable financing solution. MaynBridge were responsive, patient and effective and provided valuable advice on the restructuring process and how to improve our balance sheet. We are now in the final stages of obtaining traditional bank financing and we would not have got here if it were not for MaynBridge.”
— Shelburne Wood Protection Ltd.