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Alex Shteriev, M.B.A. CBI*

Managing Director, Partner
Tel: (416) 228-1200 Ext. 212
Email: alex@beaconbrokerage.ca

Alex joined Beacon after spending time as a business intermediary, and a number of years in managerial direct investment and advisory roles with SEE Capital Management, and Robert Charles Lesser & Co. Alex has an MBA from Emory University, and an undergraduate degree from the American University of Paris. Alex brings to the team sound understanding of the deal negotiation, and structuring process, and is also responsible for Beacon’s hiring and mandatory training process for new associates. Alex is fluent in English, French, Russian, and Bulgarian, he is a member of the IBBA, and is an avid basketball and soccer player.

M. Will Fischtein, J.D. M.B.A. CBI**

Founder, Partner
Tel: (416) 228-1200 Ext. 330
Email: will@beaconbrokerage.ca

Will brings over a decade of deal facilitation and transactional experience as a business intermediary and serial entrepreneur. Will has experience in real estate development, asset and property management accumulated in his experience as a practicing commercial litigation attorney. Will was a past Treasurer and served on the Board of Directors of the International Business Brokers Association – Canada Chapter from 2009 to 2012.

Sven Brennecke, M.B.A. CBV

Associate
Tel: (416) 228-1200
Email: sven@beaconbrokerage.ca

Sven brings over 20 years of professional experience to the team at Beacon. His forte is in Business Valuation, Business Planning and Corporate Strategy having executed numerous engagements for clients. He holds a BComm from the University of Windsor as well as an MBA with a Finance Specialization from the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, holding the CBV designation. Sven can provide an unbiased assessment of a business that is fair to both the buyer and seller, which takes into account the sellers’ requirement on exit.

Samantha Botnick, B. Comm.

Analyst
Tel: (416) 228-1200 Ext. 304
Email: samantha@beaconbrokerage.ca

Samantha is responsible for valuing and preparing the marketing materials for acquisition opportunities, as well as assisting buyers with buy-side M&A processes. Samantha has received her Bachelor of Commerce in Finance while working full time in the retail industry. She has a strong background working with financial statements, and data analysis through various internship positions. She has thorough understanding of business valuation and M&A processes through her education in Commerce. In her free time, she enjoys staying active and volunteering at animal shelters.

Glenn Jackson, BA (Hons.)*

Associate
Tel: (416) 228-1200 Ext. 213
Email: glenn@beaconbrokerage.ca

Glenn joined the Beacon team in May, 2014. Most recently, Glenn was an account executive with one of Canada’s largest business brokerage firms, Robbinex Inc. and was responsible for assisting business owners in the evaluation and sales process of their business. He has extensive experience in all aspects of both small and mid-sized businesses and has been responsible for establishing manufacturing and distribution outlets in Vancouver, BC and Seattle, Washington. As well, Glenn has been co-owner of a number of mid sized businesses, and has successfully built and sold those companies to both private equity firms, corporate entities, as well as individual investors.

Michael Paterson, M.B.A., M.A.*, Manager – Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo

Associate
Tel: (416) 228-1200 Ext. 217
Email: michael@beaconbrokerage.ca

Michael joins Beacon from Robbinex where he spent four years as a business intermediary working on M&A transactions in the Golden Triangle region of Ontario. Prior to that, he spent six years in the financial services industry specializing in succession planning for owners of small and mid-sized businesses. Michael earned an MBA at Dalhousie University and an MA at the University of Guelph with a focus on finance and investment policy, respectively. In his free time, Michael serves on the Executive Committee of Guelph’s CIBC Run for the Cure and is an active participant in several other charities and many local sporting events.

April Harbottle, B.Comm (Hons), CSC, APM, Manager- Ancaster, Hamilton, Niagara

Transition Architect
Tel: (416) 228-1200 Ext. 216
Email: april@beaconbrokerage.ca

April is a highly experienced financial services professional and has had an extensive and varied career in banking, with roles in corporate finance, as well as technology and regulatory mandates. Multi-disciplinary and transformative, she held a number of high profile strategic and functional positions at major financial institutions before moving into consulting services and leadership in the implementation of business growth and compliance initiatives.Her passion for “deal-making” has recently led her to move into mid-market business sales and consulting. She also leads a “Transition Architect” team that provides direction and support for companies preparing to sell or transition in the near future.

* Sales Representative ** Broker of Record
Rick Odegaard**

Tel: (519) 854-4661
Email: rick@beaconbrokerage.ca

A graduate in economics from the University of Western Ontario, Rick has owned and operated businesses in the food distribution and pharmaceutical supply areas. After over 27 years in commercial real estate and business brokerage, he decided to enhance his company’s professionalism by aligning with a very talented brokerage that is Beacon. Rick has served his industry by volunteering, elected as president of his local association as well as serving on the board of directors of the provincial organization. He is a past chair/president of a number of charities and community organizations, understanding the need to give back to a community that has treated him well. Rick is married, has two grown children, plays golf poorly, gets wet canoeing, and cycles weather permitting.

Mike Evans, HBA (Ivey), CPA, CA*

Tel: (519) 673-2156
Email: mike@beaconbrokerage.ca

Mike has 30 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant, providing tax, financial and other advice. He has counseled businesses to enable them to deal effectively in meeting their business and personal goals, and coached them through times of stress. Mike provides targeted, practical and timely advice with confidentiality and integrity. Mike has served as Treasurer of the London Food Bank for over 25 years and is a member of the annual Business Cares Food Drive Committee. He stays active by road and trail biking, golf, squash and refereeing ringette.

* Sales Representative ** Broker of Record


Jason Koo

Broker
Tel: (416) 228-1200 Ext. 312
Email: jkoo@beaconbrokerage.ca

Before joining Beacon, Jason facilitated major transactions in the Manufacturing Industry such as Aerospace, Automotive, Plastics, Food Processing, Machinery including Elevator manufacturing, and energy. Over 20 years of professional experience in Mergers and Acquisitions has taken him all over the world with dealings in Canada, United States, South Korea, Mexico, Israel, England and Switzerland. From 1995 to 2000, as Director of Business Development of a Korean conglomerate, he initiated new projects through Technology Transfers, Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures. With his experience in the field of M&A he continues to apply his skills with a focus on the Manufacturing Industry.

* Sales Representative ** Broker of Record
April Harbottle

April Harbottle, B.Comm (Hons), CSC, APM

Transition Architect
Tel: (416) 228-1200 Ext. 216
Email: april@beaconbrokerage.ca

April is a highly experienced financial services professional and has had an extensive and varied career in banking, with roles in corporate finance, as well as technology and regulatory mandates. Multi-disciplinary and transformative, she held a number of high profile strategic and functional positions at major financial institutions before moving into consulting services and leadership in the implementation of business growth and compliance initiatives.Her passion for “deal-making” has recently led her to move into mid-market business sales and consulting. She also leads a “Transition Architect” team that provides direction and support for companies preparing to sell or transition in the near future.

* Sales Representative ** Broker of Record