Interim Business Financing Team

Tony Gulotta Tony Gulotta

Senior Vice President, Business Financing, Canada

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Tony Gulotta is Senior Vice President, Business Financing for Canada since 2018.

In this role, Mr. Gulotta provides leadership in support of the business development, sales strategies and credit management for the Quebec and Ontario teams. He joined Fiera Private Debt in 2017 at the inception of the company in Ontario where he held the position of Vice President and Group Lead, Business and Real Estate Financing for the Toronto office. With his broad experience and expertise in financing, risk management, business development and sales management, he contributes to the success of the fund’s growth across Canada.

Mr. Gulotta has over 35 years of mixed real estate (ICI) and commercial financing experience. Prior to joining Fiera Private Debt, he managed a territory composed of $2.5 billion in deposits and loans in Eastern Ontario with CIBC. Subsequently with HSBC, he was responsible for managing a commercial and real estate banking team in Toronto. Over his career, he has had experience in managing a real estate portfolio of over $400 million for First City Trust throughout Quebec and the Maritimes.

Tony Gulotta holds a Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University as well as FICB, CFP and PFP designations.

Daniel Patenaude Daniel Patenaude MBA, BBA

Managing Director, Business Financing

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With more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry, mostly in business financing and international trade, Daniel Patenaude joined the Fiera Private Debt Team in 2017.

An experienced business industry leader, Mr. Patenaude has held several strategic positions, helping bring a number of complex projects to fruition during his career. He has also led teams of account managers, cash management specialists and financial analysts. Mr. Patenaude also headed the National Bank’s Corporate Financing Group, leading a team of major accounts financing professionals responsible for mergers & acquisitions for Quebec.

Holding a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in international trade and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA), specialized in finance from HEC Montréal, Daniel Patenaude has an important network of business contacts.

Dino Fracassi Dino Fracassi CFA, BBA

Managing Director, Business Financing

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Dino Fracassi joined the Business Financing Team in June 2017.

Mr. Fracassi has over 20 years lending experience, covering a wide range of businesses from small private companies to large publicly traded corporations. In his most recent role, he was a key contributor to Scotiabank’s Toronto-GTA Structured Commercial Banking team where he managed a loan book of over $500 million of assets. Prior to this role, Mr. Fracassi worked at HSBC Bank Canada where he led a commercial banking team and helped establish a leverage finance team. The leverage finance team worked closely with private equity sponsors by providing leveraged credit facilities in support of sponsor backed M&A activity. Earlier in his career, Mr. Fracassi held credit adjudication roles at Credit Suisse Canada and Scotiabank-Global Risk Management.

Dino Fracassi holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (BBA) from Ryerson University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Society Toronto.

Jonathan Norris Jonathan Norris MBA, BCom

Managing Director, Business Financing

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Jonathan Norris joined the Business Financing Team in July 2019.

With more than 22 years lending experience, Jonathan Norris has held roles within the commercial banking division of the Scotiabank and subsequently Roynat Capital’s merchant banking group with a focus on senior and junior investments in Canadian companies. Most recently, Mr. Norris was a Principal at Third Eye Capital Corporation, a leading Toronto-based alternative private debt investor where he was instrumental in all aspects of the investment cycle for Canadian and U.S. corporations.

Jonathan Norris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (BCom) from Mount Allison University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Dalhousie University.

Andrew Bassin Andrew Bassin MMA

Director, Business Financing

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Elliott Venessy Elliott Venessy MSc

Associate Director, Business Financing

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Stella Nguyen Stella Nguyen CFA

Associate Director, Business Financing

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Gabriel Gamache Gabriel Gamache BBA

Financial Analyst, Business Financing

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Gabriel Gamache joined Fiera Private Debt in 2015 and he has been a member of the Business Financing Team since 2020.

As a Financial Analyst, Mr. Gamache is responsible for supporting the Business Financing Team in the risk management of the loan portfolio and the financial analysis of new investment opportunities. Previously, he held the position of Analyst within the Real Estate Financing Team, where he was in charge of conducting due diligence as well as analyzing various types of construction projects.

Mr. Gamache holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) with a specialization in Finance from the Université du Québec à Montréal.