Fund Management

Maxam has a small group of investment professionals with a broad array of buy-side and sell-side experience.

Johnny Ciampi, CA – Managing Director


Prior to forming Maxam, Mr. Ciampi was the Executive Vice President of Gibralt Capital and a partner of Gibralt Capital and a partner of Second City Capital Partners, Vancouver-based private equity groups.

At Gibralt, a $300 million private investment company focusing on opportunistic investments in both real estate (including joint ventures, mezzanine loans and equity lending) and private equity (including both mezzanine and equity investments in private and public companies), Mr. Ciampi was responsible for all portfolio investments, including deal origination, investment/credit decisions, structuring, monitoring and managing the disposition of its investments. In addition, Mr. Ciampi was responsible for overseeing Gibralt’s finance, taxation and all legal/corporate matters. Over 10 years, Mr. Ciampi managed the increase in Gibralt’s capital from $70 million to $300 million. At Second City Capital Partners, a US$100 million private equity fund that finances control equity and mezzanine debt investments in the middle market in North America, Mr. Ciampi was responsible for deal origination, structuring, monitoring and managing the investments as well as being a member of the investment committee which made the investment/credit decisions.

Mr. Ciampi also serves on the Board of Premium Brands Income Fund.

Mr. Ciampi is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a degree in Commerce and holds a Chartered Accountant designation.

johnny@maxamcapitalcorp.com

Sean Morrison, CA – Managing Director


Prior to forming Maxam, Mr. Morrison was a partner at Capital West Partners, a Vancouver-based investment banking firm.

For over 12 years at Capital West, Mr. Morrison advised companies across Canada with respect to capital raising (senior debt, subordinated debt and private equity), IPOs, debt restructurings, asset sales, acquisitions, valuations and fairness opinions. Mr. Morrison has advised the following companies:

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In 2007, Mr. Morrison was selected by Business In Vancouver as one of Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40. Mr. Morrison serves on the Board of Easyhome Ltd and is the President and CEO of BENEV Capital Inc.

Mr. Morrison is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a degree in Commerce and holds a Chartered Accountant designation. sean@maxamcapitalcorp.com

Greg Gutmanis, CA, CBV – Vice President


Prior to joining Maxam, Mr. Gutmanis was an Investment Banking Associate with Capital West Partners.

At Capital West, Mr. Gutmanis was actively involved in advising public and private companies with respect to acquisitions, restructurings, divestitures, mergers, financings, and fairness opinions.

Previously he worked with KPMG Corporate Finance as a Manager focusing on private company divestitures and valuations.

Mr. Gutmanis has Board experience on previous portfolio companies.

Mr. Gutmanis is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a degree in Commerce with Honours. He holds a Chartered Accountant designation, (top 50 in Canada on final examination), and holds a Chartered Business Valuator designation. greg@maxamcapitalcorp.com

 Travis Dowle, CFA                          


In addition to his role at Maxam, Mr. Dowle is the President and Fund Manager of Maxam Capital Management Ltd. and has overall investment management responsibility for the Maxam Diversified Strategies Fund.

Mr. Dowle began his career in 1996 with MK Wong & Associates, which was later acquired by HSBC Asset Management. After leaving HSBC, Mr. Dowle worked at Gibralt and Second City Capital.

Mr. Dowle is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and holds the CFA designation. For information on Maxam Capital Management, please visit www.maxamcm.com.

travis@maxamcm.com