Senior Vice-President and Head
Matt was appointed Senior Vice President & Head, Roynat Capital, in November 2018. In this role, he has national responsibility for Roynat Distribution and Equity across our network of Canadian offices. Matt brings over 20 years’ experience of complex transaction experience and has a strong track record of managing people and delivering results.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, Matt held a series of increasingly progressive roles at KPMG LLP (Canada & Americas). In his most recent role, Matt was Head of Deal Advisory, Americas, and was responsible for the growth and development of KPMG’s Deal Advisory business in Central and South America, including leadership selection and development. At the same time, Matt was the Global Lead Partner for a major public pension plan relationship, managing more than 70 KPMG partners in 10 countries.
He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and is a Certified Professional Accountant.
He and his wife, Liz, have three sons.
Vice-President and Head
“There are about fifty thousand Canadian mid-market businesses, and each of them has unique needs. It's only through understanding and insight that we can create financing solutions that fit. That's why depth of relationship is so important.”
Jason is active in many community organizations and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a graduate of the MBA and Bachelor of Commerce programs from the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan and has completed an Executive Education program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.
Vice President and Head
Technology & Innovation Banking
David Rozin is the Vice President & Head of Roynat’s Technology & Innovation Banking group overseeing a national team focused on supporting Technology companies of all stages, including venture. For over a decade Mr. Rozin has been keenly focused on the Technology sector, working with some of Canada’s most successful innovators and investors. Over this time, Mr. Rozin has developed deep subject matter expertise to support the unique financial needs of Technology entrepreneurs, spanning all life stages and sectors, including Clean Technology.
Mr. Rozin has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services with roles across Strategy, Finance and Commercial banking and holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) and earned a BA in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal.
Vice-President, Risk Management
Mark Saidi joined Roynat Capital as Vice President, Risk Management in May 2018. He is responsible for contributing to the quality growth of Roynat's Technology & Innovation Banking, Term Debt, Subordinated Debt, Mezzanine and Equity investment portfolios by overseeing all components of credit and risk management.
Mark has over 15 years’ experience in the commercial mid-market space as an account manager as well as leading distribution teams, credit risk management and special loans teams across Canada.
Prior to joining to Roynat Capital, Mark held progressively senior roles at a leading Canadian Financial institution. In his most recent role, Mark was responsible for mid-market credit risk management and special loans for the Prairie Region. Before becoming a Banker, Mark was a not for profit consultant in Ontario leading major gift and capital campaigns for various hospitals and universities.
Mark holds an MBA in specializing Finance from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. He is an active member of the community previously serving on boards for industry associations and for a hospital.
He and his wife Julia reside in Calgary with their three children and enjoys spending outdoor time with them in the Rockies.
Managing Director and Head
Roynat Equity Partners
As Managing Director and Head of Roynat Equity Partners, Mark is responsible for leading all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction execution and portfolio oversight. His mandate is to focus on opportunities across Canada and ensure that both Roynat Equity Partners’ and its portfolio companies’ goals are met.
Mark has extensive experience with investments and operations in small and medium sized businesses. Prior to joining Roynat, he was the head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Lynx Equity, a Toronto-based diversified private equity firm focused on acquiring small and medium-sized businesses. At Lynx, Mark was responsible for sourcing and executing new acquisitions, monitoring and overseeing existing portfolio companies, and developing the firm’s strategic direction. During his tenure at Lynx, the portfolio grew to 45 operating businesses with revenue in excess of $400M CAD.
Prior to working at Lynx, Mark was the CEO and founder of OutdoorPartnerMedia which grew to be a publicly-traded company with a market capitalization of $60 million and displays in major cities in the United States. Prior to founding OutdoorPartner, Mark worked as an investment banking professional at Salomon Smith Barney in New York, and a corporate lawyer at Heenan Blaikie in Toronto.
Mark received an LL.B/MBA from the University of Toronto, where he won the Hewlett Packard Award for top performance in Finance. He also graduated with honours from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in social science and statistics.
Roynat has a rich history as both a lender and investor with expertise in providing innovative long-term capital solutions for mid-sized companies though the use of senior term, subordinated debt, as well as mezzanine capital and common share equity. Together with our partners across Scotiabank, we offer a full suite of banking, wealth and specialized services to mid-market customers that few of our competitors canprovide.
Established to provide term financing to developing small and medium size business enterprises in Canada. This type of financing was not readily available from private enterprises and at that time the banks did not have broad powers to make loans secured by real estate.
In 1988 Montreal Trustco Inc. became our sole shareholder. Subsequently in 1989, BCE Inc. acquired Montreal Trust (and thereby Roynat). As our clients' needs for innovative, non-traditional financing solutions evolved, Roynat grew to its current national presence, and broad offering of financial solutions.
The Bank of Nova Scotia purchased Montreal Trust from BCE in April of 1994, and since that time Roynat has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Scotiabank.
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