Industrial REIT – Team2018-11-16T17:02:51+00:00
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Durum Industrial REIT

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JAY SIMMONS
CPA, CA, ICD.D
CEO

JUDY RATTANAVONG
MBA
Vice President

IAN MACKAY
General Manager

GOVERNANCE

Jay serves as CEO of Durum Capital Inc., overseeing the management of all assets in the Durum portfolio. Jay began his career at Deloitte & Touch where he earned a Chartered Accountant designation and focused on Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring in the Financial and Special Services Department. He went on to build his own private holding company, Simmons Financial Holdings Corp. (SFHC), a personal holding company that takes an active role in a portfolio of businesses that require either financial restructuring or patient and active capital to fund new ventures. SFHC is a primary investor in all Durum Capital assets under management.

Jay received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University. He also received his CPA, CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants and his ICD.D designation from the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mr. Lougheed is a Partner in the Calgary office of the global law firm Dentons Canada LLP, where he has practiced corporate law since 1992. He is Immediate Past Chair of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Board of Governors and served on the SAIT Board from 2008 to 2016.  Mr. Lougheed is a director of numerous private companies.  Mr. Lougheed is a Past Chair of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and a past director on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Calgary & Area.  Mr. Lougheed was educated at Queen’s University, the London School of Economics & Political Science and Dalhousie Law School.

Dentons Canada LLP provides legal services to the Trust and to the Limited Partnership.

Mr. Laycock is an independent business person with experience building growth-oriented companies across a range of industries.  His particular areas of expertise include strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, business development, and leadership.  Mr. Laycock served as the CEO and the Chief Transition officer of Simmons Edeco, an international oilfield services company.  Previously, he was a partner a North West Capital Partners where he was actively involved in the creation and launch of several significant energy businesses. Mr. Laycock is the co-founder and the former Chairman of Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation. He is also an investment committee member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Laycock received his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar, and his Master of Accountancy and B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Mr. McGee has been a Partner with Avrio Capital since 2012. In the past Mr. McGee held senior investment positions with Calgary-based family offices, most notably, as Managing Director of Investments with Werklund Capital Corp. and as Executive Vice President of Investments with Cavendish Investing Ltd. Mr. McGee also has extensive institutional experience in Mezzanine / Sub-debt financing, having worked as Managing Director of Bank of Montreal Capital Corporation andVice President & Director of Toronto Dominion Bank Capital. Mr. McGee has both private and public company board experience and remains active on several boards. He also sits on the Portfolio Review Committee of Innovate Calgary as well as the Finance Committee of St. Michael’s Catholic Community. Mr. McGee has a Master of Finance degree from Loyola University, Maryland and an undergraduate degree from Western University.

Mr. Robinson is a corporate director and investor. He recently retired as the CEO of Loram 99, a prominent Canadian family office. Prior to Loram, Mr. Robinson served as President of Manvest Inc., a private equity firm, where he served as President and a Director. Prior to Manvest, Mr. Robinson was with the Loram Group of companies from 1981-1988 where he held various positions including Vice President and General Manager of Bowfort Capital, Treasurer of the Loram Group and Manager of Finance for Pembina Resources Ltd. Prior to joining Loram, he worked with Peat Marwick and Partners, an international management consulting firm.

Mr. Robinson has participated in many private company financing and acquisitions and has served on a variety of boards. Mr. Robinson has also served as a founding Director of AVAC Ltd. and a member of the Alberta Economic Development Authority

Mr. Morgan is the Senior Director, Finance for Werklund Capital Corporation, a prominent family-owned investment company. He is responsible for financial, operational and administrative functions across a variety of industries.  Mr. Morgan has over nineteen years of financial analysis and accounting experience with a specific focus on investment fund management and financial, tax and regulatory reporting.  Prior to joining Werklund, Mr. Morgan was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Priviti Capital Corporation. He previously held a position as Controller for the Calgary Flames Limited Partnership and was the Chief Financial Officer of EnerVest Management Ltd. Mr. Morgan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Great Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada as well as a CFA Charterholder.

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants, Mr. Allan spent his career in public practice with a focus on corporate restructuring, insolvency and forensic accounting.  He is Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.  Mr. Allan is currently Chair of the Boards of Calgary Economic Development, the Calgary Stampede Foundation, McMahon Stadium Society, Board Vice-Chair of Neyaskweyahk Trust of the Ermineskin Cree Nation, and a Governor of the University of Calgary. Mr. Allan was recognized as Calgary’s ‘Citizen of the Year” in 2006. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was named Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the Calgary Board of Education. In 2017, Mr. Allan was one of two Calgarians to be honoured as a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence.

Mr. Bentham is the principal of BTM Advisory, a consulting firm that provides corporate finance, restructuring and business advisory services to Canadian and US companies.  In this capacity, Mr. Bentham has advised Boards of Directors, served in various C-level roles and has facilitated financings, acquisitions and divestitures in the real estate development, energy services, manufacturing, financial services and biopharmaceutical industries.  Prior to 2005, Mr. Bentham was a corporate recovery and audit partner with KPMG Canada. Mr. Bentham served on KPMG Canada’s Board of Directors for five years. Mr. Bentham is currently a director of several public and private companies, and previously served for six years as a member of the SAIT Polytechnic Board of Governors.  He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional and a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.