OTHER TEAM MEMBERS
LISA VAN KOLL - CONTROLLER
FAYE EVANGELISTA - FP&A MANAGER
VINAH BOSIRE - ORIGINATION & TRANSACTIONS
DEREK SENFT, PARTNER
As a Partner of Founders, Derek acts as a Director of each portfolio company with special focus on the Finance function, contributes to portfolio company strategy, leads origination of new platform opportunities, leads negotiation, structuring, financing and execution of all transactions, is responsible for overall portfolio monitoring, participates in investment decision-making, and invests in all transactions.
Founders is a family firm that combines 30 years’ private equity experience in over 80 companies with deep operating knowledge. The firm invests its partners’ own capital and focuses on applying operating know-how in medium-sized food businesses, with a view to building thriving organizations over the long term.
Alongside his role in Founders, Derek is a Director of Pender West Capital Partners Inc., where he is an active Board member of Overland Container Transportation Services. Derek is also a Director of Frontline Real Estate Services and Prostate Cancer Canada.
Prior to starting Founders, Derek had over fifteen years of combined experience in investment banking and private equity at Pender West Capital Partners Inc., Tricor Pacific Capital Inc. (Fund IV) and CIBC World Markets. He received his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) and his M.B.A. degree from London Business School (London, UK).
Derek Senft, Partner
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