Co-founder and Managing Director of Trinity Venture Partners Inc., a boutique merchant bank.
Veteran founder, investor, operator and advisor to disruptive companies, he began his career practicing in the areas of corporate commercial, securities, finance and mergers and acquisitions at a leading international law firm.
Successfully raised hundreds of millions for various companies and navigated value creation, various exits and liquidity events for investors and shareholders.
Bachelor of Science Major in Anatomy and Cell Biology and Minor in Psychology from McGill University.
Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor.
Co-founder of Global Canna Brands which was granted the first ever tier 3 cultivation license in Jamaica.
Sold first cannabis startup Truverra to Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX:FIRE).
Has advised on M&A and other financings in excess of $50M.
Former Ontario health minister responsible for one of the largest health care systems in North America (2014 – 2018).
Former elected Member of Ontario Provincial Parliament with Cabinet positions in Health, Economic Development and Trade, Children and Youth Services, and Immigration.
Government of Canada Chair, Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.
Physician and public health specialist with more than thirty years’ experience in public policy, complex diplomacy, international affairs, health care, media and economic development at the intersection of business, politics and complex social and political circumstances.
Proven negotiator and navigator at the highest levels of government and bureaucracy.
Mr. Mark Lawson is private equity & investment banking executive with over 20 years of experience in the North American capital markets and is the Managing Partner at Clermont Capital Partners.
He was previously an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in New York where he was involved in the execution of over $6 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions, $8 billion worth of debt offerings and $500 million of equity financings in the healthcare, technology, and media & telecom sectors.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Statistical Sciences from The University of Western Ontario, Canada and his MBA from The Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Former Chief Operating Officer at Loblaws, Canada’s largest food and drug retailer.
38 years experience within the retail industry. Extensive background in merchandising, supply chain management, digital, marketing and innovative strategies.
Served on various private and public boards.