Mr. Bennett is a private investor and advisor to a number of companies. He recently participated as a principal investor, director and executive in the successful leveraged buyout and subsequent sale of a Canadian food ingredient manufacturing company. Mr. Bennett’s career includes six years in the renewable energy industry – first as a Vice President and Director of Helios Energy Inc., a developer of large-scale solar energy projects, and then as a consultant to Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure on its acquisition of the Grand Renewable Solar Project. Prior to his involvement in renewable energy, Mr. Bennett was Vice President of Investment Banking at Cormark Securities Inc., one of Canada’s leading independent investment dealers. In this role, Mr. Bennett was involved in public and private equity transactions, structuring corporate and project debt offerings and negotiating mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Bennett holds an Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a CFA charterholder.