Granite Team

Doug Buchanan, President, Granite Corporation, General Partner, Granite Partners L.P.

Doug Buchanan thmUnder Doug’s direction, the various Granite Funds have generated industry leading returns for investors and operating partners since Granite’s inception.

Doug is a former Director, Chairman of the Board and President of a number of publicly listed Toronto Stock Exchange Corporations, as well as a number of private corporations.

Having obtained his MBA in 1984, Doug has been involved in the principal investing, corporate finance, banking and mergers and acquisitions industries his entire professional career. He has held senior positions with Citicorps Leverage Capital Group and CIBCs Corporate Finance Unit.

Throughout his career, Doug has been involved with entrepreneurs and owner-managers, helping build and unlock shareholder value.

 

Vince Simonelli, Partner, Granite Partners L.P.

Vince has 20+ years of experience working with private companies in services, distribution and manufacturing sectors.  Prior to joining Granite, Vince spent more than 10 years as a Partner in the Transaction Advisory services group of Collins Barrow Toronto.

Vince provided strategic and due diligence advisory services to mid-size companies and acted as a virtual CFO to several portfolio companies.  Vince also worked in industry for more than 10 years holding senior level management positions with high tech and service based organizations.  Vince’s industry accomplishments include playing a leadership role in new business development, mergers and acquisitions, cost-management and cost-reduction initiatives and in developing and implementing reporting systems.

Vince holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA), a Charted Financial Analyst designation (CFA), and holds an Honors Bachelor of Business Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

LIMITED PARTNERS AND INVESTORS

Charlesway Corporation Limited
Charlesway Corporation Limited (Charlesway) is a private investment holding company located in St. Catharines, Ontario. The company is family owned and was founded by Roy Cairns, BA, LLB, QC in 1971 to acquire interests in, and to help build operating businesses.

Charlesway is actively invested in more than 20 operating businesses. The businesses are varied and include financial services, real estate development, food services, warehousing, forestry, entertainment, petroleum, education, manufacturing, mining, etc. The businesses are located in both Canada and the United States.

Paul and Scott Gareau

The Gareaus have been actively involved in the real estate industry for more than 30 years. Their experience in real estate includes the development and management of residential land, office buildings, industrial developments and major retail shopping centres. They have also been actively involved in a variety of other entrepreneurial businesses.

LDDZ FAM Corporation

LDDZ is a private investment company controlled by Leo DelZotto for the purpose of diversified family investments into non construction related businesses. Leo DelZotto is a Principal and the President of Tridel Corporation, a leading residential condominium Developer in Canada.

HMF FAMCORP Incorporated

HMF Famcorp is a private investment company controlled by Harvey Fruitman. Mr. Fruitman is a CPA, CA., who for the past 35 years has been a Principal, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Tridel Group of Companies.

Royker Investments Limited

Royker Investments Limited is a family owned private investment holding company located in St. Catharines, Ontario.  The company has been actively involved in residential land development in the Niagara area as well as in the United States for more than 30 years.  The company is headed by Kerry Howe.