CORPORATE | OPERATIONS | INVESTMENT
Mosaic’s management team has an extensive breadth and depth of experience gained through many years in private equity investing, fund management, public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, financings, venture capital, and corporate turn-arounds.
John Mackay, Executive Chairman
John is a co-founder, Executive Chairman and Director of Mosaic Capital Corporation. He has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur taking his first company public in 1988. For 11 years, he practiced law, as a Partner at McCarthy Tetrault LLP in the Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions group, where he was involved with over $1 billion worth of transactions. Over the past 15 years John has been involved in starting, acquiring and running many successful private and public companies in a wide variety of businesses, in both domestic and international markets. John’s involvement in these businesses include corporate finance, strategic development, business plan execution, M&A execution and litigation.
John is past Chair of the Securities Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association and is a past member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Alberta Securities Commission. He received a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Durham in the United Kingdom in 1993 and has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta since 1994.
John is an advisor to the founder and executive director of Branch Out Neurological Foundation, an innovative and high growth foundation which provides grants to researchers at Canadian universities who are accelerating research into both technology based and non-pharmacological therapies for neurological disorders.
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Mark Gardhouse, Chief Executive Officer
Mark has over 30 years of experience as a financial professional in the Canadian private equity industry. He has worked in both direct investing functions and senior leadership roles in merchant banking and private equity, for a number of Canadian financial institutions, including several Canadian charter banks. Prior to joining Mosaic in 2016, Mark was president and CEO of a $500 million revenue operating conglomerate with over 1,200 employees, President and COO of a Toronto based alternative asset management firm, and Managing Director/Group head with RoyNat Capital Inc. (a division of Scotiabank). At RoyNat Capital he led the middle market internal equity buyout group where he successfully invested in numerous industries including financial services, auto parts manufacturing, heavy industrial products, distribution and food manufacturing and wholesaling.
Mark has extensive past board experience with a number of Canadian private and public companies. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an Honours under graduate degree from the University of Toronto.
Harold Kunik, President
Harold is a co-founder, President and Director of Mosaic Capital Corporation. He has over 20 years of experience as a private equity and venture capital fund manager, in corporate turn-arounds and restructurings. He began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick, hanlding corporate restructurings and business planning for clients across a broad range of industries. He then joined Western New Ventures Capital Corporation, a private equity firm where he became a partner and played a key role as chief financial officer and as a director of several of the investee companies. In 2001, he joined Avenir Capital Corporation, a private equity fund, as Managing Director, Investments, and later managed the Avenir Growth Fund. Harold is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Accountant (CA).
Monty Balderston, Chief Financial Officer
Monty is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 20 years of experience in both public and private entities in oil and natural gas services, industrial services, multi-family real estate, tourism, consulting and audit. Most recently, Monty was with Northern Frontier Corp, an integrated industrial and environmental services business as Executive Vice President and CFO, and prior to that he held executive finance and management roles with Silica North Resources, Peak Energy Services, International Properties Group.
Monty articled with Price Waterhouse (now PwC) and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and a finance diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).
Cam Deller, Vice President, Corporate Development
Cam has nearly 20 years of investment and capital markets experience including roles within both private and public equity investing, corporate planning and development, and investor relations. Most recently, Cam contributed to the corporate development and investor relations initiatives at Bonavista Energy and Gibson Energy. He has also held positions at several investment management firms such as RoyNat Capital Inc. and Sentry Investments Inc. gaining private equity, corporate governance and public oil and gas equity investment experience. Cam graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder (2003).
Tracy Hill, Manager, Financial Reporting
Tracy brings more than 12 years of experience in finance with her to Mosaic. She has worked for several small to large companies in a variety of industries, developing and integrating processes and systems, working with management and boards on internal and external reporting, mergers and acquisitions, budgets and strategic analysis. Tracy has her Certified Management Accountants (CMA) designation (2005).