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Experienced Leadership

Elevate's founders have served as bank executives and corporate directors and bring a track record of proven results in the financial services industry. Our management team combines credit, sales, audit and advisory experience to help small-to-medium-sized enterprises navigate export opportunities.

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Duncan Munn

Founder, Executive Chair

An experienced senior executive and governance expert, Duncan is President of the C.D. Howe Institute, Canada’s most influential economic think tank. He is past Chair of Alterna Savings, an OSFI and FRSA regulated financial institution, and has served on numerous boards in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Duncan is also an early stage investor and mentor to a number of young companies.

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Scott Rambeau

Chief Financial Officer

Scott Rambeau presides over the operational and financial governance of Elevate’s business and loan portfolio. Previously a global consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Scott has been at the forefront of successfully re-engineering company financial systems and implementing strategic recommendations to facilitate growth, retain talent and expand organizations.

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Jonathan Speers

Director, Sales

Prior to joining Elevate, Jonathan managed Ultra High Net Worth families for Scotia Wealth's Private Banking group. Previously, he has overseen sales activities for growing entrepreneurial companies and held senior positions within institutional banks. As VP of Sales and Trading for Currency Exchange International Corp, Jonathan played a vital role in its OSFI application and transformation into Continental Bank of Canada.

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Cristina Gray

Customer Care Specialist

Cristina Gray has over twenty years of experience in International Loan Management, Compliance and Collections. She has managed portfolios up to $200 million in international loans, and has worked with Export Credit Agencies in North America and Europe on indemnification and recoveries. Cristina holds AML and KYC Certificates with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

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Francisco Garcia

Senior VP, Chief Business Development Officer

Francisco Garcia is an accomplished trade finance executive, with 20+ years experience structuring transactions in key global markets. Francisco has supported over $1 billion in export sales by actively working alongside Export Credit Agencies from North America, Europe and Australasia. He provides the tools, advice and experience for Canadian companies to successfully grow their business internationally.

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James Reble

Director, Business Development

In his role at Elevate Export, James provides the support and tools necessary for Canadian companies to grow their business internationally. Previously, he worked as a Research Analyst with a boutique investment firm and brings experience in Business Development and Project Management. James holds a Masters in Management and International Relations from the University of St Andrews.


Adrian Besharat

Senior Financing Manager

Propelled by his Master’s in Business Administration, Adrian is a dynamic business development and underwriting specialist, managing and underwritten books of business upwards of USD 850M to date. Having worked at EDC during the past ten years he has worked with small, medium and multi-billion-dollar conglomerates, helping to fund and facilitate purchases such as as a fleet of 40 brand new commercial aircraft, as well as agricultural storage silos, all in the name of helping companies grow and succeed internationally.

Advisory Board

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Jasmin Ganie-Hobbs

Business Development

Bank of Canada,

Senior Development Banker

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Nicole Gileadi

Global Product Lead, Google

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Peter Hall

CEO Econosphere;

Former VP & Chief Economist, Export Development Canada

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Michael Horgan

Former Deputy Minister

of Finance for Canada;

Former EDC Director

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Denis L'Heureux

Former Manager,

Export Development Canada

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Kevin Lindsey

Former Deputy Minister and CFO,

Department of National Defense;

CFO at Industry Canada

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Peter MacKay

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

and National Defense for Canada

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Jayson Myers

CEO Advanced

Manufacturing Supercluster

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Dalton Albrecht

Dalton J. Albrecht Professional Corporation;

Of Counsel EY Law LLP

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Adrianna Alterman

Director, Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund

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Dwight Duncan

Former Minister of Finance, Ontario

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Rick Ekstein

Chair and Former President, Weston Forest

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Brian Shaw

Director at Manulife

Bank of Canada;

Former Chair and CEO of

CIBC World Markets

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