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Robert Thompson-So

As Liquid Capital’s Chief Strategy Officer since 2013, Robert fills a major organizational role, working within the executive team and with the board of directors to help identify, plan and execute strategic initiatives across various lines of business. These may include capitalization, marketing/sales, structuring, developing new markets, M&A initiatives and more. In the financial services industry since 1992, Robert brings to Liquid Capital a background in capital markets, restructuring, mergers/acquisitions, and investment advisory—all areas that contributed to his interest in alternative investment and financing. As active as his job is, Robert is also driven to stay active in his spare time, working out, playing volleyball and rock climbing.

“I truly believe the alternative financing industry is on the cusp of becoming more the norm than the exception. Banks are re-evaluating their customer service and business models, but we’re already there with a quick and easy process to get businesses the capital they need to grow.”

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gregory Norris

Greg Norris owns and operates Liquid Capital Advisors Corp, located in Newmarket. Greg provides Ontario business owners with a variety of financing tools to help them more productively grow their business when the bank says ‘NO,’ without having to give up equity.

Greg understands when a business owner is in a cash crunch situation it can be hard on business partner(s), employees, vendors, their families and themselves. Greg is dedicated to providing owners with the money they need to run their business and reduce unproductive stress so they can sleep at night.

Throughout his career, Greg has developed his business acumen and possesses the strong traits necessary to help business owners reduce their financial stress while growing their business. An excellent listener, Greg focuses on fully understanding the issues of every client to match them with the best possible solution for their business challenges. He pairs this with a “get it done” attitude and bottom-line thinking to quickly and efficiently improve the financial situation of his clients so they can sleep at night.

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Jonathan Brindley CPA, CA

Cash flow is the life blood of any business. Jonathan helps business owners focus on their business rather than their bank balance! He provides alternative financing solutions to help companies grow and prosper.

Jonathan Brindley CPA, CA has a passion for making sure his clients succeed.

He works with small to mid-sized companies that have the capacity to grow but are limited because they don’t have sufficient working capital.

As the owner of Liquid Capital Advance Corp and as a finance leader for the past 25 years he provides growth capital through the funding of accounts receivable and purchase orders with a flexible customer orientated business model.

Jonathan’s clients benefit from his experience and practical approach to offer financial options which really solve their financial problems.

Rick Naor

Rick Naor

Personalized service for your financing needs

Rick Naor manages Liquid Capital Source Corporation, located in Toronto, which specializes in helping businesses access working capital through alternative financing products such as receivables financing, import financing, inventory and equipment financing, as well as Asset Based Lending.

Rick is not your average businessman. His personal credo, variety is the spice of life, is represented by a unique combination of academics and business experience. Rick’s Engineering degree and MBA has enabled him to understand the technical and financial complexities associated with today’s business environment, He has held career positions in small business, software development and banking.

As a young man, Rick worked in his family’s business. It provided him with first hand exposure to the financial demands of small enterprises. This was a genuine learning experience. After spending some time developing software for a large engineering firm, Rick joined a major financial institution. There, amongst many projects, he managed the financial intricacies of integrating competing banks within a large joint venture. He also developed a Program Management Office which involved the evaluation, prioritization and selection of revenue generating and cost savings initiatives.

Big or small, businesses rely on professionals to help them grow. Rick goes the distance for his clients – listening to them, assessing their needs and helping them through their challenges. His personalized service helps businesses to grow and prosper.

Rick is married with two daughters. He enjoys family time, is involved in community activities and makes time for skiing and fitness. Rick’s serves the Greater Toronto Area, and may be reached at 416-966-2206.