Mark S. Bonham
Founder, Former Chairman and CEO of Strategic Value Corporation,
Co-Founder, Former Chairman and CEO of BPI Financial Corporation,
Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto
Founder, President & Chief Strategy Officer of KCI Management
Ken Jesudian and Anthony Ferrari are pleased to announce Kimberley Clarke and Mark S. Bonham to the Crimson Asset Management Advisory Board
TORONTO, October 11, 2018 / – Crimson Asset Management, an independent and leading boutique investment firm specializing in US and Canadian small cap investing, is pleased to formally announce the appointments of Kimberely Clarke and Mark S. Bonham to the Advisory Board. The investment firm, co-founded by Ken Jesudian and Anthony Ferrari, has one of the most distinguished advisory boards in the investment industry and Canada, which is further strengthened by the appointments of Ms. Clarke and Mr. Bonham.
Kimberley Clarke is the founder, President and Chief Strategy Officer of KCI Management. KCI is a global event management company with a core competency in event operations and a niche in VIP and C-suite concierge programs. An entrepreneur for nearly two decades, her company employs a team of dynamic individuals across North America, and counts international brands such as Ferrari, Pitney Bowes, First Data, ServiceNow and Deloitte among its client roster.
Ms. Clarke is closely involved with the Maddie Project, a Toronto non-profit initiative dedicated to building awareness for youth mental health and raising funds for treatment facilities. She also works extensively as a mentor, advising young people as they launch their careers. She is a past Member of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of London. She began her career working in the technology sector.
Ms. Clarke holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Western University, and a diploma in Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University.
Mark S. Bonham is a leader in the Canadian financial industry and has recently received the 2018 Outstanding Philanthropist honour from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
In 1986, Mr. Bonham co-founded the mutual fund management company BPI Financial Corporation (BPI) and served as its President & Chief Executive Officer. BPI grew organically and through acquisition of The Walywn Series of Funds of Toronto, MK Wong Asset Management of Vancouver, and Bolton Tremblay Funds Inc. of Toronto and Montreal. Mr. Bonham took BPI public in 1991 and renamed the company BPI Financial Corporation. Mr. Bonham sold his position in the company and left BPI Financial Corporation in 1995 when it was the fourteenth largest fund company in Canada.
Mr. Bonham then founded the mutual fund management company Strategic Value Corporation (SVC) in 1995 and became President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bonham took the company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 1996. SVC acquired Laurentian Funds Management Inc. from the Desjardins-Laurentian Group in 1997. In 1999, SVC acquired O’Donnell Investment Management Corporation of Toronto and was renamed SVC O’Donnell Corporation. In 2000, SVC O’Donnell was purchased by Nova Bancorp Group, a unit of the Quebec pension plan Caisse de Depot. Mr. Bonham departed the company and continued investment management, consulting and advisory services with Bonham & Co. Inc.
From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Bonham was President of Stoney Ridge Estate Winery located in Vineland, Ontario, Canada. During his tenure, Stoney Ridge Estate Winery was awarded the top Canadian winery by the International Spirits and Wine Awards in 2008.
Mr. Bonham received his Master of Science in Economics, with a focus on Capital Markets Theory, from the London School of Economics (LSE), a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, and is a Fellow of the Life Office Management Association. Mr. Bonham has recently completed a financial book titled A History of the Canadian Financial Industry, 1900 to Present (2018).
An active member of the LGBTQ community, Mr. Bonham is the author of two books to date: Notables: 101 Global LGBTQ People Who Changed the World (2015) and Champions: Biographies of Global LGBTQ Pioneers (2014). Co-founder and Managing Editor of the online biographical encyclopedia QueerBio.Com, a source of biographical information on over 13,000 international LGBTQ individuals.
Mr. Bonham has been an active philanthropist in education, the arts, health and the LGBTQ community. He donated to the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2001 to create the Bonham Centre for Finance. He also endowed the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto in 2006.
Mr. Bonham also serves on the board of directors and fundraises for We Are the Villagers, which financially assists children from low-income homes in northern Ontario to participate in recreational and cultural extra-curricular programs.
Crimson Advisory Board
Ms. Clarke and Mr. Bonham join a distinguished Advisory Board that includes:
- Andy Burgess, President of Steam Whistle Brewing, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Russell Square Partners
- Tony Gage, Former Chairman, CEO and President of Phillips, Hager and North (PH&N) Investment Management
- Tony Hamblin, Co-Founder and Former President of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel, the investment arm of Fairfax Financial Holdings and current President of Found Aircraft Canada Inc.
- Elmer Kim, Chief Investment Officer & Head of Hyatt Bangia Family Office
- Nicholas Ross, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rover Capital Corporation
- Walied Soliman, Chairman of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
- Jaime Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator
About Crimson Asset Management
Crimson Asset Management specializes in US and Canadian small cap investing and seeks to maximize absolute investment returns for private clients over the long-term, while preserving capital and delivering exceptional client service.
Prior to co-founding Crimson, Ken Jesudian was the CEO of Burgundy Asset Management for nearly 5 years. He joined Burgundy in 2005 as Vice President and Director of Research, and also worked as a Senior Investment Analyst responsible for North American equities and was a Portfolio Manager for U.S. small to mid-cap equities. He also assumed responsibility for the firm’s US Institutional business. Mr. Jesudian sits on the Board of Directors for the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Sick Kids Hospital Foundation.
Anthony Ferrari is the Chair of the Advisory Board at Cornell University’s Program in Infrastructure Policy (“CPIP”), one of the leading infrastructure investment-focused centres in the world, and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Global Projects Center. He previously founded Crimson Infrastructure, an infrastructure-focused M&A consulting firm. Earlier in his career, Anthony was also a Partner at Burgundy where he worked across the firm in business development, investment research and was a member of the firm’s management committee. Mr. Ferrari has extensive experience at the highest level of politics and government in Canada, as well as in US and the UK.
For further information please contact:
President & Co-Founder,
Crimson Asset Management
Brookfield Place, 161 Bay Street, Unit 2210
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