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W. Robert (Bob) Blades

Bob Blades is the Principal of Liquid Capital Corporate Finance Inc., which provides alternative lending services to small and medium-sized businesses.

Bob’s career has spanned 40 years in the financial services sector in Canada.  The first twenty years with a Canadian Chartered Bank, where he maintained senior positions focusing on commercial credit, loan work outs and managing commercial lending units. The last twenty years were spent in alternative lending.  Bob was one of the first asset based lenders in Canada representing a USA firm in 1993.  In 1997 Bob joined GE Capital as their Senior Vice President managing their Business Credit Group providing Asset Based Loans $3 Million to $35 Million in Canada. In 2002 he was instrumental in setting up Greenfield Financial Group Inc., a TSX listed company providing Asset Based Loans up to $10 Million.

Bob now uses his wealth of experience at Liquid Capital Corporate Finance Inc. to assist small business owners, not only in finding alternative lending, but also in seeking professional assistance in every aspect of running a company. Ethical and reliable, Bob has a great deal of empathy for business owners. He is proud to say that he once assisted a company involved with an unscrupulous lender, who had demanded, for no real reason. The company was forced to pay them out in 10 days or suffer a penalty of $100,000 when applying to renew their credit. Bob was able to complete due diligence and help the customer pay out the lender within the 10 day time frame. He continued to work with this company for a further year and was able to help them secure financing at much more favorable terms.

Bob has a significant contact base in the financial service sector.

Bob and his wife Cheryl have lived in the GTA since 1980 and have a son, Todd. He enjoys great family life, alpine skiing, gourmet cooking and fine wines with his wife.

Glen Dalzell

Glen is the VP Sales & Marketing for Liquid Capital Corp. which operates a network of 85 independently owned and operated offices across Canada and the United States. Liquid Capital offers a wide array of working capital and trade finance products including factoring, ABL, P.O. financing, leasing and Merchant Cash Advance.

Glen has been in the factoring and ABL industry since 1999. Prior to joining the industry, Glen garnered a wide range of experience in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments. He is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Toronto.

Glen is a member of the Advisory Board for the International Factoring Association (IFA) based in Avila Beach, California. The IFA is the largest association of commercial finance companies in the world. Glen is also a founding member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer for IFA Canada, the Canadian chapter of the IFA. Glen is actively involved with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and the Commercial Finance Association (CFA). He is also Liquid Capital’s resident “wine geek”.

Wayne Watts

Wayne Watts

Wayne Watts owns Liquid Capital Prairie Corp, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which offers a variety of financial tools to help businesses gain working capital.

Wayne has a Bachelor’s of Commerce from the University of Calgary. Before opening Liquid Capital Prairie Corp, Wayne spent 14 years at RBC and 15 years selling and renting vehicles. Honest and fair minded, Wayne really cares about all the people he works with. He combines this passion for helping people with the knowledge and experience necessary to use the vast array of financial tools offered through Liquid Capital to help businesses succeed. This combination of customer service, knowledge and experience was integral when Wayne assisted a group of employees released from a major company after an attempt to buy the subsidiary they worked at.  Wayne was able to work with them and with his help the new company they formed was bought out within 2 years.

An active member of the local business community, Wayne is a member of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, the North Saskatoon Business Association and the Saskatchewan Capital Network. He also has a keen interest in politics and volunteers at all levels of elections. When not in the office or volunteering, Wayne enjoys playing golf, hockey, reading, travelling and spending time with his lovely wife and children.

Clarence Rebeiro

Clarence Rebeiro

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Clarence Rebeiro owns and operates Liquid Capital Finnovation, which provides innovative financing solutions to businesses that do not qualify for traditional bank financing. Offering a range of services including full and spot factoring, letters of credit, trade financing, and SR&ED financing with initial funding available in a matter of days, Liquid Capital Finnovation focuses on assisting clients in the Greater Montreal area and surrounding regions.

Clarence is a seasoned financial professional with over 13 years of experience in corporate finance, financial analysis, and business valuations. He is a CFA charterholder with an MBA in Finance from McGill University. He possesses extensive knowledge of a numerous industries including commercial printing, pharmaceutical/biotechnology and financial services. Clarence is always available to meet with local businesses to discuss their own liquidity needs or those of their clients.

Français

Clarence Rebeiro possède et exploite Liquid Capital Finnovation, une société qui fournit des solutions de financement innovantes aux entreprises qui ne sont pas admissibles au financement bancaire traditionnel. Cette société fournit toute une gamme de services, dont l’affacturage complet et partiel, la préparation de lettres de crédit, le financement commercial et le financement RS&DE [recherche scientifique et développement expérimental]. Le financement initial est mis à la disposition des entreprises clientes dans les quelques jours suivant la demande. Liquid Capital Finnovation se concentre à servir ses clients de l’agglomération montréalaise et de la région avoisinante.

Clarence est un professionnel financier chevronné comptant plus de 13 ans d’expérience en financement commercial, en analyse financière et en évaluation d’entreprise. Il est titulaire de la charte CFA et détient un MBA en finance de l’Université McGill. Il possède une connaissance approfondie de nombreux secteurs, y compris l’impression commerciale, l’industrie pharmaceutique/la biotechnologie et les services financiers. Clarence est toujours disposé à rencontrer les entreprises locales pour discuter de leurs besoins en liquidités ou de ceux de leurs clients.

Ziad Mawassi and Antonio Ferrara

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Ziad Mawassi gère Financement PME, une franchise de Liquid Capital située à Montréal. Cette société fournit des fonds de roulement aux PME afin de soutenir les entreprises connaissant une croissance élevée et celles traversant une période de transition.

Diplômé de l’École de gestion John-Molson (rattachée à l’Université Concordia), Ziad Mawassi possède 13 ans d’expérience dans le secteur bancaire commercial. Il a notamment occupé le poste de vice-président chez RBC Marchés des Capitaux (division de prêts basés sur l’actif) et possède une vaste expérience englobant le développement des affaires, la négociation et la conclusion d’opérations complexes de financement. Ses antécédents solides en financement des entreprises lui confèrent la capacité d’analyser et de trouver pour ses clients des solutions optimales et créatives d’ingénierie financière, d’un bout à l’autre du Canada.

Ziad est un résident de longue date du Québec et parle couramment trois langues. En dehors du travail, il aime les randonnées en montagne et les voyages en famille. Profondément engagé à soutenir la communauté des affaires locale, Ziad fait du bénévolat auprès de Fondation Montréal Inc., un organisme qui investit dans les jeunes entrepreneurs montréalais par l’intermédiaire de subventions aux entreprises en démarrage et de services de soutien personnalisés.

English

Ziad Mawassi manages Liquid Capital SME Financing in Montreal, Quebec, which provides working capital financing to small and medium sized businesses in order to support high growth businesses and companies in transition.

A graduate from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, Ziad has 13 years’ experience in the commercial banking industry. He worked as the Vice President at RBC Capital Markets in the Asset based lending division and has extensive experience in Business Development, negotiations and closing complex financing transactions. His considerable history in corporate finance has given Ziad the ability to analyze and find for his clients optimal and creative solutions in financial engineering across Canada

Ziad is a long term resident of Quebec, and is fluent in three languages. When not at work, Ziad enjoys mountain hiking, travelling with his family. Deeply committed to supporting the Montreal business community, Ziad volunteers with Foundation Montreal Inc., an organization that invests in the start-ups of young Montreal entrepreneurs through grants and personalized support services.

 

Sergio Santamaria

Sergio Santamaria CPA, CMA

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Sergio Santamaria est le spécialiste des solutions financières chez Liquid Capital WGP Inc., une société basée à Montréal, au Québec. Celle-ci offre un financement de rechange aux PME ayant besoin de fonds de roulement.

Détenant les titres de CPA et de CMA, Sergio a travaillé en finance et en comptabilité chez Deloitte & Touche, Rolls Royce et Sanofi-Aventis pendant 10 ans avant de fonder Liquid Capital WGP Inc. en 2006. Maintenant propriétaire de sa propre entreprise, ses connaissances et son expérience sont mises à contribution pour aider d’autres PME à atteindre leur plein potentiel. Dévoué et débrouillard, Sergio est toujours disposé à s’asseoir avec ses clients afin de trouver des solutions uniques adaptées à leurs besoins individuels. Il partage son vaste réseau professionnel avec ses clients afin de les appuyer relativement aux multiples facettes de leurs activités.

Sergio est fier de pouvoir aider les PME quand les banques ne peuvent rien faire. Par exemple, lorsqu’une institution bancaire a retiré à un client sa marge de crédit, Sergio a été en mesure d’intervenir et de lui offrir le fonds de roulement dont il avait besoin pour se remettre sur pieds. Ce client a depuis grossi ses ventes de manière spectaculaire, décroché plusieurs gros contrats et peut désormais développer son entreprise en toute tranquillité d’esprit, en sachant que Liquid Capital WGP est là pour soutenir ses besoins de financement.

Homme aux multiples talents, Sergio parle quatre langues : le français, l’anglais, l’italien et l’espagnol. Sergio est un résident de longue date du Québec. Lorsqu’il n’est pas au bureau, il joue au hockey, au soccer et au tennis, en plus de goûter aux plaisirs du voyage et de s’adonner à la lecture.

English

Sergio Santamaria is the Financial Solutions Specialist at Liquid Capital WGP Inc., located in Montreal, Quebec, which offers alternative financing to small and medium sized businesses in need of working capital.

A CPA, CMA, Sergio worked in finance and accounting with Deloitte and Touche, Rolls Royce, and Sanofi-Aventis for 10 years before joining Liquid Capital WGP Inc. in 2006. Now, he uses his knowledge and experience to help small and medium sized companies achieve their full potential. Dedicated and resourceful, Sergio is always available to sit down with his clients and find unique solutions to fit their individual needs. He shares his vast professional network with his clients in order to help them with the many facets of their business.

Sergio takes pride in being able to help when banks can’t. When a client’s bank pulled their line of credit, Sergio was able to step in and offer the working capital the client needed to get back on his feet. Now, the client has increased their sales tremendously, secured several major accounts, and can expand his business with peace of mind, knowing that Liquid Capital WGP is there to support his funding needs.

Multi-talented, Sergio speaks four languages; English, French, Italian, and Spanish. Sergio is a lifelong resident of Montreal and, when not in the office, enjoys hockey, soccer, tennis, traveling, and reading.

Ramtin Zojaji

Ramtin Zojaji

Ramtin Zojaji is the owner and President of Liquid Capital Ventures Inc., located in Toronto, Ontario, which provides small, medium, and emerging middle-market businesses with a wide range of customized and creative financing solutions.

Ramtin has a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. With 14 years of experience in corporate finance, sales, and entrepreneurship in Iran, Switzerland, and Canada, he has the knowledge and experience necessary to help businesses grow. Ramtin understands what it takes for small and medium-sized businesses to succeed – because he’s a small business person himself.

Passionate about helping the local business community, he works to combine the high quality service of a small business with the power and resources of a larger corporation. Ramtin’s proudest professional achievement to date is helping a sporting goods importer and distributor by offering Invoice Factoring, Purchase (Inventory) Financing and a Working Capital Term Loan. Due to Ramtin’s assistance they passed their sales budget and forecast by 25% for the first three quarters of 2016 and also were able to sell to one major retailer and the top three sporting goods distributors in the U.S.A and Canada.

Ramtin is a member of the Scarborough Business Association, the Turnaround Management Association, the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs, and volunteers with Sick Kids Hospital. Outside of the office, Ramtin enjoys fine dining, live music, and outdoor activities such as skiing and tennis with his wife and five year old son.

Darius Patel

Darius Patel

Darius Patel is the Principal of Liquid Capital Financial Advantage Ltd, located in Toronto, Ontario, which works with small and medium-sized businesses to create alternative financing solutions.

Darius is a highly motivated and respected senior leader with 26 years of business experience working with Fortune 500 companies. He has held various positions that have helped him build his business acumen, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills, and strategic thinking ability while always maintaining the highest professional standards.  An active part of the local business community, Darius is a member of the Toronto M&A Club, Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Commercial Finance Association (CFA), International Factoring Association (IFA), and Business Network International (BNI).

Darius was driven to open Liquid Capital Financial Advantage Ltd by a desire to help small and medium- sized businesses succeed, and will do everything possible to achieve that goal. As a business owner himself, Darius understands that every business will experience challenges, but with honest, open communication he believes that it is possible to work together to overcome obstacles and achieve the best possible results. This ideology is what has allowed him to assist so many businesses, like a recent client serving the automotive industry, for whom he secured financing, helping them get through a rough patch and maintain their business momentum without skipping a beat!

Dave Pander