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Wally has been investing in Energy Technology for over 25 years. He runs EnerTech's Canadian operations from Toronto.
Prior to EnerTech, Wally was a Managing Director with RBC Capital Partners ($1.2 Billion Fund) where he was responsible for the bank's Venture Capital fund (Energy Technology and Advanced Technology Fund) which was part of RBC's Investment Banking Division (RBC Capital Markets). He has an extensive background in the Venture Capital business which includes a series of successful IPO’s, M&A and turnaround transactions throughout his 35 year career in the finance business.
In addition to Wally’s extensive finance background, he previously produced and hosted the weekly financial television show "Money Week" which featured over 200 guest interviews from Canadian and U.S. money managers over a 14 year period. He was also involved in politics and sat as a local Councilor in the Town of Milton (three terms) and sat on the Board of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (Chair of finance).
Wally has been very active in the Canadian Venture Capital market and previously sat on the board of the Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA), Sustainable Development Technology Canada Member Council (SDTC) and the Cleantech Group Advisory Board. He currently sits on the board of the Venture Capital Association of Alberta (VCAA).
Wally also sits on the boards of EnerTech portfolio companies Powerside and Aperia Technologies (Observer). Wally was previously on the Board of several successfully exited portfolio companies including Distech Controls (sold to Acuity Brands for $318 Million), HPC Energy Services ( sold to TriWest in 2018), Sofdesk (Sold to EnPhase in 2020) and IPKeys Power partners (Sold to Parsons Corp in 2023). In 2017 Wally was appointed to the NHL Coaches Association Advisory Board. In 2018, Wally was appointed to the Advisory Board at Cornell University/Tech's Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP).
Wally received a BA from the University of Western Ontario and has completed a number of securities-related courses and programs including the Canadian Securities Institute (CSC program) and Canadian Investment Finance (CIF I, II &III).