Dan McClure | Principal
Dan has over 20 years experience as an executive in the capital markets and has executive experience in media.
He has held key leadership positions in investment management, including Head of Research at I.G. Investment Management, a $100B+ asset manager, and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of alternative asset manager, CQI Capital Management. As a portfolio manager, Dan managed private and public assets, across a breadth of industries and growth equity mandates.
In addition to being a Principal at Blue Deer, he is the Executive Chairman of Trivirtus Capital, a private commercial real estate company. Prior to Blue Deer, he was the President of Bron Media.
Dan began his professional career in technology and investment banking and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business, and an Electrical Engineering degree from Queen’s University.
Brad White | Principal
Brad has over 20 years of experience as a portfolio manager with a focus on alternative investments including public equities, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital. Brad was a Co-founder of EdgeHill Partners, a $800mm+ alternative asset manager launched in 2010. Previously he was a Co-founder of Salida Capital, a $1bln+ alternative asset manager where over 8 years as portfolio manager his funds recorded 30% compounded returns until his departure to start EdgeHill in 2010.
In addition to being a Principal at Blue Deer, he is a Director of Orca Gold (TSXV:ORG) and Synaptive Medical. Prior to fund management, Brad worked as an energy analyst at Morgan Stanley, TD Securities, and BMO Nesbitt Burns compiling over 25 years of experience in capital markets. He is the Founder and benefactor of the Embley Park Foundation, a private philanthropic organization.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a CFA designation.
Ben Gallacher | Principal
Ben is a Co-founder and Principal at Blue Deer and is the Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Voxel AI. He is Advisor, Venture Capital and Private Equity, at Cannonball Capital, a family office based in Calgary, and he serves as a Director at Orthogonal, Panaxium, and Archeoptix. He is a Board Observer of Synaptive Medical and at Butler Hospitality.
Drafted to the NHL in 2010, Ben played four years as a scholar-athlete in Division I NCAA hockey, before graduating from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Ben is the Co-founder of the Lace Em Up Foundation for Kids — a charity that helps financially disadvantaged children play hockey — and leads its community outreach team. Ben is also the Co-founder and Director of the Cannonball Sport and Education Foundation, and is part of the Innovators group at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
Brad Trotter | Principal
Brad has 30 years of commercial real estate, financial services, and capital markets experience in leadership roles, spanning restructurings, turn-arounds, global expansions, M&A, joint venture and organic growth strategies.
Most recently, Brad served as Global Head of Debt at Timbercreek Asset Management and expanded the platform to the U.S. and Ireland. Prior to Timbercreek, Mr. Trotter spent over 26 years in leadership roles at General Electric. At GE Capital Real Estate he served as President of North America, managing a $22B portfolio of private direct debt, equity and JV investments across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Prior to leading the North American platform, he served as GE Capital Real Estate’s Managing Director of Canada ($5B) and was the European CFO ($20B, 18 countries).
Brad holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, Canada.
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