Eric Hansen – Managing Director, Advisory Services
Eric Hansen leads the Advisory Services Group for Two Degrees. Mr. Hansen has worked with a dynamic portfolio of companies developing partnerships, corporate finance solutions and securities offerings. He has worked within a wide range of industries including; green energy, technology, primary resources and real estate.
Eric has worked with both private and public companies to foster business partnerships. He was co-founder of a Boston based advocacy group for technology, which consulted to the FTC, and was covered by the Wall Street Journal (Asia), CNN.com and The New York Times. Prior to attending Grant McEwan College and the University of Calgary, Mr. Hansen was a Canada Games Athlete and varsity student athlete. His athletic achievements took him to Europe to play professional volleyball in Holland and France.
Eric has an active background sitting on charitable boards and volunteering.
Travis Stel – Managing Director, Issuer Services
Travis Stel leads the Two Degrees Issuer Services team which focuses on distributing investment products through traditional wholesale channels including, financial planners, portfolio manager and dealers/representatives in the Exempt Market. His seventeen years of business experience has provided him with the ability to excel in strategic planning, sales & marketing and communication.
Travis works with small to mid-sized companies who are looking for growth capital and strategic partnerships. Clients benefit from his ability to source non-traditional and private capital sources and to locate and foster beneficial relationships with clients, investors and lenders.
Travis is a proud father of 2, and is active in community involvement through coaching and volunteering.
Chris Silverthorn – Managing Director, Corporate Finance
Chris Silverthorn is a Managing Director with Two Degrees focusing on Operations and Corporate Finance. He was most recently a financial analyst with the Bank of Montreal in the Commercial Lending Group. He is formerly the Vice President, Investor Relations of Canadian Coyote Energy Trust and was previously the President of Insight Planning Group Inc., a Calgary based financial planning firm.
Chris has been involved in the private capital industry for the past 12 years and has been directly responsible for building and maintaining investment distribution networks for multiple issuers within the industry. His skills include business development, financial analysis, budgeting, financial modeling, forecasting and data analysis. Mr. Silverthorn began his financial services career with Olympia Trust Company (OLY:V) where he held the position of Western Canadian Marketing Manager.
Chris earned his MBA from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.
Jason Thomsen – Senior Account Manager
Jason Thomsen is a dynamic sales and marketing professional who combines his relationship building skills and his background in education and coaching to create loyal advocates for his products and services. With degrees in Education and Management, Jason brings learning theory, marketing strategy and unsurpassed client service to every account that he manages as part of the Two Degrees Advisory Group.
Jason is an avid learner, and a strong believer in the role of technology and new media to promote passion and understanding for his represented investment opportunities. He strives to be a valuable resource to both issuers, and to dealing representatives across Canada.
At home Jason is blessed with a beautiful family. He and his fiancée Stephanie have recently welcomed a baby boy to their family, to the delight of their six-year old daughter. When he’s not chasing his kids around a playground or swimming pool, Jason enjoys playing both golf and hockey, and is an avid fan of the Calgary Flames.
Andrea Intven – Business Development Coordinator
Andrea Intven facilitates business development for Two Degrees Advisory Group. Her role includes communications, logistics and advisor relations. With a background in community building and fundraising for arts non-profits Andrea brings a diverse set of skills to her role at Two Degrees.
Andrea has an BA from Acadia University in Nova Scotia and an MA from Royal Roads University in BC.
Andrea lives in Victoria, BC with her husband Zach. They like to take advantage of beautiful Vancouver island by camping, hiking and exploring as often as possible with their dog Whiskey. They are expecting their first son in February of 2018.
Dwayne Sorobey – Managing Director, Corporate Finance
Dwayne Sorobey has been raising capital for venture companies for 23 years in both Canada and the U.S. He has worked for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in Beverly Hills, CA. He has also been part of numerous deals across various industries as a Senior VP at Canaccord Capital and as a Managing Director of Institutional Sales with Casimir Capital in Calgary, AB. He has guided companies through the IPO process and helped companies with Investor Relations strategies.
Mr. Sorobey has an Economics degree from the University of Alberta and Graduate studies in International Business at UCLA.
Dwayne enjoys baseball, hockey, football and mountain biking. He has coached at all levels and has been involved on the board level at Fish Creek Little League. He has a beautiful wife and two children who are active in sports.
Jonathan Heymann – Director, Compliance Advisory Services
Jonathan Heymann has over 16 years of compliance and regulatory experience in the securities industry. In 1999, Jonathan joined the Ontario Securities Commission and within two years became a Supervisor in the OSC Contact Centre.
He then joined the Compliance and Registration Department where he was involved in interpreting legislation, analyzing and approving applications for registration by dealers and advisors and reviewing the on-going compliance responsibilities of firms.
In 2007, Jonathan started Wychcrest Compliance Services Inc. to provide consulting services in compliance and registration for all categories of registration and to issuers. Services include setting up compliance systems, auditing internal activities, perform regulatory and providing ongoing support ensuring clients are always in compliance.
Jonathan completed a BA (Hons) degree in French & Politics at Reading University in the United Kingdom.`
Barry MacIsaac – Analyst, Corporate Finance
Barry MacIsaac is a Corporate Finance Analyst at Two Degrees. Barry began his career with a private equity-focused research firm where he was involved with research, due diligence, and financial analysis within the Canadian private markets.
His experience includes (but is not limited to) analyzing alternative investment products such as limited partnerships, common shares, convertible preferred shares, bonds, mutual fund trusts, and debentures.
Barry received his Business Administration Diploma from SAIT Polytechnic with a focus in Accounting and later attended the University of Lethbridge where he pursued a Bachelor of Management with a Finance Major. Currently, Barry is pursuing his MBA at Heriot-Watt University.
Harris Najib – Analyst, Corporate Finance
Harris Najib brings extensive international experience with the United Nations in operations management. His recent experience includes financial modeling and analysis, budget and forecasting and business intelligence systems implementation. Harris most recently held the position of Senior Financial Analyst with MNP LLP.
Harris is the recipient of the William J Fulbright Scholarship from U.S Department of State. He earned a masters degree in International Development from Brandeis University in the U.S and an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.