THE POWER OF HUMAN CAPITAL

Peerage Capital is a leading North American business services and private investment firm. We have developed a proven business model that focuses on attracting top talent and harnessing the power of human capital: The Professional Partnership.

Our ModelOur Team

A Note From

Miles Nadal

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

I started my first business in 1980, when I was 22. There have been a tremendous number of technological and other changes since that time, but one early lesson has been repeatedly reinforced over 40-plus years: You are only as strong and as successful as the people around you.

My faith in the power of human capital has only grown stronger over time. That is why it is foundational to Peerage Capital. All of us are deeply committed to the partnership model. We partner with entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses and experienced teams. We work with them and pull together the customized resources that will optimize their performance and their growth. It may not always be the easiest way to proceed, but it is the best way we know to build – and to scale – long-term resilience in any enterprise.

Fundamentally, at the root of these relationships are mutual trust and respect. All of us at Peerage endeavour to earn both those things every day. And we are privileged to have that opportunity.

Our Model

Find high performing, entrepreneurial business leaders and equip them with training, data, and technology that accelerates their growth

We partner with industry leaders across different industries and give them access to the financial resources and strategic expertise to identify and enhance operating efficiencies, talent recruitment and retention opportunities and provide the technology investments required to compete and win in a changing market.

Our Partners Receive

  Extensive Industry Experience

  Financial Engineering & Structuring

  Geographic Expansion

  Optimized Capital Structure

  Enhanced Operating Efficiencies

  Merger & Acquisition Support

Our Model

Find high performing, entrepreneurial business leaders and equip them with training, data, and technology that accelerates their growth

We partner with industry leaders across different industries and give them access to the financial resources and strategic expertise to identify and enhance operating efficiencies, talent recruitment and retention opportunities and provide the technology investments required to compete and win in a changing market.

Our Partners Receive

  Extensive Industry Experience

  Financial Engineering & Structuring

  Geographic Expansion

  Optimized Capital Structure

  Enhanced Operating Efficiencies

  Merger & Acquisition Support

Our Team

Senior Leadership

Miles Nadal

Founder and Executive Chairman: Peerage Capital Group

Miles S. Nadal is an international entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the founder of Peerage Capital Group, a private equity firm founded on the principle of “The Power of Human Capital.” Peerage has an outstanding track record of building businesses over the past 35 years, using a professional partnership model inspired by Miles. Through value-added services that enhance the sustainable, profitable growth rate of a partner organization, Peerage has had proven success in maximizing shareholder and enterprise value. Miles is also well known for his support of important local and international community and charitable organizations. He provided the keystone gift for the rebuilding of Toronto’s Bloor Jewish Community Centre (now the Miles S. Nadal Jewish Community Centre), and his philanthropy is behind the construction of the Miles and Kelly Nadal Youth Centre for the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs. Other significant contributions to educational causes include the funding of York University’s Miles S. Nadal Management Centre in downtown Toronto and York’s Schulich School of Business; the Miles S. Nadal Institute for Technological Entrepreneurship at Tel Aviv University (where he currently sits on the board); and various Junior Achievement initiatives. Through his support of Harlem RBI, Miles has provided generous funding for high school and university scholarships that help students who are striving to become the entrepreneurs of the future. The boards of both Mt. Sinai Hospital and Baycrest Home for the Aged have benefited from Miles’ contributions as a director. He has also provided crucial resources to causes such as the Global Medical Relief Fund, Operation Smile, and the building of the Weizmann Institute’s Miles and Kelly Nadal Family Laboratory for Molecular Genetics. Miles was a principal contributor to the revitalization of Ayalon/Canada Park (Canada-Israel Park, known now as the Miles S. Nadal and Family Environmental Community). He is a recipient of the Harold Lederman Award for Volunteer and Philanthropic Leadership and was also named a Negev Honouree by the Jewish National Fund. Miles was named a “Top 40 Under 40” and won Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2012, Miles was inducted into Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends. A frequent guest lecturer on entrepreneurship at schools and universities across the globe, Miles is also a frequent on-air contributor to CNBC, MSNBC, Fox Business News, and Bloomberg TV.

Trevor Maunder

President & Chief Executive Officer: Peerage Capital Group

Trevor is President and Chief Executive Officer at Peerage Capital. With a Commerce degree from Queen’s University, Trevor began his professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a CPA. There, he focused on transaction support for the telecom and media sectors before moving to MDC Partners Inc. At MDC, Trevor worked in the corporate development group where he led two restructurings, acted as a partner company CFO, oversaw the successful bidding and implementation of the Multi-Print III stamp contract awarded by the United States Postal Service, and assisted with acquisitions and due diligence. As CEO, Trevor oversees development and execution of the broad corporate strategy for Peerage, including the ongoing growth of all operating platforms including real estate services, asset management and self-storage.

Gavin Swartzman

Chief Executive Officer
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Gavin is at the helm of Peerage Realty Partners, the flagship entity for Peerage Capital’s growing North American residential real estate brokerage business. He is a CPA with a Masters accounting degree from Waterloo University and multifaceted interdisciplinary career experience. Gavin spent 10 years at MDC Partners Inc. as a managing director where his responsibilities included corporate strategic initiatives, such as business development, succession planning, financial management, and the oversight of agency portfolios, while also overseeing significant real estate ventures. Before MDC, Gavin worked at First Asset Management Inc., transforming it into one of Canada’s largest independent asset management firms. Prior to these positions, Gavin held Senior Management roles at Pet Valu Inc. and Scott’s Hospitality Inc.

Scott Bunker

Chief Growth Officer & President Of Core Services

Scott Bunker is Chief Growth Officer and President of Core Services. He is also a Peerage Capital partner. Prior to joining Peerage, Scott was lead Executive of Strategy and Innovation at Boardwalk, a Calgary-based REIT.

A civil engineer with a degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from Schulich School of Business, he has experience as a successful entrepreneur, management and compensation consultant, as well as a driver of transformative strategic and growth initiatives in the real estate industry. His mandate is to generate organic growth in the Peerage Realty businesses by taking responsibility for expanding the footprint in the real estate services sector including mortgage, title, insurance, escrow, property management, home improvements, rental, warranty, and apartment rental preparation.

Walter Campbell

Chief Financial Officer
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Since 2007, Walter has served as a Senior Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Peerage Capital, where he is responsible for managing the risks of the company, as well as business strategy, financial planning and all reporting for Peerage and its Partner companies. He provides advice on various financing taxation issues. Prior to holding his current position, Walter was the CFO of MDC Partners’ Secure Products International Group and before that was VP, Finance of MDC Partners Inc. for 10 years.

Stuart Adair

Chief Financial Officer
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Stuart brings deep financial and executive experience gained over 20 years with Accord Financial Corp., where he most recently held the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.

At Peerage, he oversees corporate and strategic planning; capital management and treasury; acquisitions; financial management, reporting, and analysis; enterprise risk management; corporate tax; and internal controls.

Prior to joining Accord Financial, Stuart served as Corporate Controller/Director of Finance for global software company, Hummingbird Ltd. Earlier in his career, Stuart gained financial services and accounting experience at Sumitomo Canada Ltd., Laurentian Bank of Canada, and Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) (both in Canada and England).

Stuart is a Canadian CPA and also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Economics with Econometrics) from Sheffield University, England and, subsequently, a Masters of Arts (Economics) from Queens University.

Mike Killeen

Senior Partner & General Counsel
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Mike joined Peerage Capital in January 2016 as a Senior Partner and General Counsel with a mandate to oversee all legal, regulatory, and compliance matters affecting business operations within the Peerage family. Mike graduated from Western University with a B.Sc. in 1987 and an LL.B in 1990. In 2008, he attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Before arriving at Peerage, Mike was the COO at Aston Hill Financial, and also previously served as the Executive VP at Davis + Henderson; Executive VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at CI Financial Corp.; and as an Associate at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

Accounting and Finance

Steven Grant

Director, Finance.

Steven Grant oversees the financial strategy, accounting, and reporting functions for the Partner firms. A CPA and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Laurier University, Steven’s career has included senior roles at Deloitte, DREAM Asset Management, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, as well as the real estate private equity sector.

Carol Dela Cerna

Corporate Controller.
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Carol joined Peerage Capital in 2017 moving into the role of Corporate Accountant in 2019. She oversees bookkeeping, reporting and analysis for Peerage and its corporate entities. A graduate of Seneca College’s Safety and Operations Aviation Program, Carol also holds a Bachelor of Aviation Management from Griffith University in Australia. She is currently working on her CPA designation.

Angeliki Dimopolous

Accountant.
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Angeliki brings her accounting expertise and fluency in three languages (English, French, Greek) to Peerage. She was formerly a senior account with Outdoor Gear Canada, and is now supporting all our business partners on an ongoing basis.

Brian Fernandez

Corporate Accountant.
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Brian recently joined Peerage as a Corporate Accountant, bringing with him more than 13 years of corporate accounting experience with a major condo developer . In addition to his corporate accounting background, Brian has a diversified experiences in the fields of taxation, auditing, internal control / compliance relating to regulatory issues such as foreign exchange and money laundering.

Isuru Perera

Senior Fund Accountant.
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suru joined Peerage Capital in 2021, bringing his private equity accounting experience at Citco Fund Services. Previously, he supported the private banking unit of a major U.S.-based bank. He also gained expertise in capital markets as an investment research analyst at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. Isuru earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with honours specialising in Finance from University of Colombo. He is a CFA Charterholder and an Associate member of CIMA (UK).

Lily Zhou

Corporate Tax Analyst.
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Lily is a CPA who graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto’s commerce program in 2009. Prior to joining Peerage, she was a project accountant at a large, Canadian real estate development company. Lily has also worked in private accounting practice honing her expertise on the tax front.

Business Development

Kelly Burke

Vice-President, Business Development.
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Kelly Burke joins Peerage Capital after spending just over five years in private equity with Regimen Equity Partners & Sculler Group, where he lead business development and fundraising activities. His career has included origination and underwriting roles in international private banking and commercial finance at RBC and GE Capital respectively. He has also built an extensive network in both the single family office and private business owner communities.

Kelly holds a Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor.

Client Services

Lisa Conrad

Director, Client Services.
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Lisa is the Director of Client Services, a role in which she focuses on client needs and is in regular communication with the global Artemis client base. Before joining the Peerage family in January 2010, Lisa worked as an Associate Investment Advisor at CIBC Wood Gundy and as an Account Manager of the Prime Brokerage Group at CIBC World Markets. In 2018 she took on the additional role of Director of Philanthropic Programs and Initiatives at Peerage Capital. Lisa graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a commerce degree in 1989.

Communications

Deirdre McMurdy

Vice President, Corporate & Partner Communications

Deirdre McMurdy joined Peerage Capital as Vice-President, Corporate and Partner Communications in 2019. Prior to joining Peerage, she was a Principal in the country’s leading strategic communications firm, frequently supported CEOs and senior management teams in the capital markets sector. Deirdre has previously worked as a special adviser to a senior Cabinet minister in the Government of Canada and as a senior executive at a leading public policy research institute. Before that, she was an award-winning Canadian business journalist, working variously as business editor and program host at two national television networks, business editor and columnist at Maclean’s magazine as well as a reporter and columnist at the Globe and Mail and Financial Post.

Corporate Development

Corey Persiko

Director, Corporate Development

Corey joined the firm in early 2020. A CPA, he plays a key role in partnership investment process, including initial financial review and transaction execution. Corey deploys his audit and transaction advisory background which was developed at Ernst & Young to provide financial analysis to Peerage Realty’s Partner Companies. He earned his Bachelor of Commerce at McGill University.

Austin Porter

Associate, Corporate Development.
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Austin joined Peerage from Crosbie & Company where he supported a number of transactions in his role as an investment banking analyst. Prior to that he worked as an analyst in the financial services sector. He is a CFA charterholder who graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours).

Luis Prozzo

Associate, Corporate Development.
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Luis joins Peerage from the M&A transaction services and Assurance groups at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he gained experience working with both mid-market and large institutional clients. He is a CPA and an Honours graduate of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and is in his third year of studies for the Charter Financial Analyst designation.

Sajawal Usto

Associate, Real Estate & Developments
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Prior to joining Peerage as Associate, Corporate Development, Saj gained mergers and acquisitions transaction services experience on the buy and sell sides as a Senior Associate at BDO Canada. That role built upon his industry experience in the construction materials wholesaling, commodities and electrical contracting sectors, where his efforts were focused on financial due diligence mandates for private equity and strategic acquirers. A Memorial University graduate with an honour’s degree in economics and accounting, Saj is a CPA and has worked at Deloitte and PwC.

Information Technology

Engin Ogut

Director, Information Technology.
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Engin is the Director of Information Technology at Peerage Capital Canada and has been with the company since 2014 after a 15+ year tenure in the telecommunications industry. Engin brings with him a white glove approach and in-depth knowledge of operations and I.T management including a strong focus on cybersecurity and the integration of technology as a solution to any business needs. Engin is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys a variety of powersports in his spare time and is a professional musician and a hobby mechanic.

Legal

Craig Walton

Senior Legal Counsel.

Craig gained significant in-house legal experience while working as Legal Counsel with North American Development Group and TD Bank, and as Director, Corporate Legal with Oxford Properties Group. He began his legal career with one of Canada’s preeminent business law firms, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. Craig works closely with Peerage’s General Counsel, helping to oversee all legal, regulatory, and compliance matters affecting Peerage’s investment and operating business operations. He received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2006.

Partner Growth

Dan Washington

Executive Vice-President, U.S. Core Services
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Dan has mandate is to lead the overall expansion and performance of Peerage Realty Partners’ growing mortgage, title and insurance businesses across the U.S.

He has deep experience in this field, joining Peerage Realty from a 15-year career at Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices, most recently as Senior Vice-President, Sales. In that position, Dan oversaw all branch operations which included driving capture success in mortgage, title, home warranty, and insurance.

Dan is well placed to work closely with individual brokerage leaders in their respective markets to identify opportunities and to manage Peerage Realty’s new joint venture relationships as well as developing new ones.

Dan graduated with a BS from University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) and subsequently obtained an MBA from Ellis College in NYC.

Nicole de Larzac

Vice-President, Partner Growth
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Nicole works internally and with Peerage Realty partners to scope, prioritize and implement key strategic projects that focus on growth, innovation, and integration.

Nicole has an extensive background as a marketing strategy consultant, business coach and entrepreneur. In her career, she has worked with global brands, including Coca-Cola and Kraft Foods, as well as start-up businesses to solidify their marketing strategy, launch new products and services and accelerate their growth. As a successful entrepreneur, Nicole has launched product, service and e-learning businesses and has coached entrepreneurs to do the same.

Nicole has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours) from Queen’s University.

Adam Price

Director, Realtor Technology.
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Adam Price brings over 14 years of Canadian and U.S. marketing management experience to Peerage Realty. Having served as Director of Marketing for one of Canada’s largest real estate franchise companies and Canada’s largest independent brokerage he is well versed in the development of marketing strategies that facilitate growth and increase brand awareness. Adam now focuses on marketing technology and assisting Peerage partner organizations with the adoption of new software and systems for operations, marketing, lead generation, recruiting, and retention.

Real Estate and Development

Dennis Hau

Director, Real Estate & Developments
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Dennis joined Peerage in 2016, bringing his credentials from the Schulich School of Business at York University from which he graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree specializing in Accounting and Finance. Dennis is also a CFA charterholder and a CPA. Before joining the Peerage team, Dennis worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and Toronto as a Senior Associate leading audits of asset management and technology clients. He also worked at Veritas Investment Research, where he was responsible for conducting market research, financial modelling, and drafting research reports.

Adeola Ibitoye

Senior Financial Analyst.
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Adeola joined Peerage Capital in 2020 from the Financial Advisory Division of Primera Africa Finance Group in Lagos, Nigeria. She also worked at KPMG Professional Services as a Senior Associate in the Deals Advisory Unit, providing M&A transactions support. In addition to her CPA designation, Adeola holds an MSc (Distinction) in Investment and Finance from Middlesex University in London, United Kingdom and a BSc (First Class Honours) in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.

Trevor Bloom

Investment Associate

Trevor has experience as a financial analyst in the capital markets, mortgage, and asset management sectors. Most recently, he was on the real estate financial planning and analysis team at a Toronto-based private equity firm. Trevor obtained an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in 2014. He added a Masters of Real Estate and Infrastructure from Schulich School of Business at York University in 2020. At Peerage, he is focused on the fast-growing storage business, Vaultra.

Will Sutherland

Investment Analyst
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A recent graduate of Wilfred Laurier University, Will is an Investment Analyst supporting the Real Estate and Development team, with special focus on Vaultra Storage. As an Peerage intern, he conducted financial analysis of potential development sites and also worked on market research projects. Will has a degree in geography and business management.

Executive Support

Shani Mornan

Executive Assistant to Miles Nadal.
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Shani supports Miles’ day-to-day business functions and high-level executive requirements and commitments. Within each internal division, her role is an extension of his business administrative reach, and she enjoys the many different responsibilities she manages daily. She is a 2012 Graduate of York University with an Honours Degree in Communications Studies.

Rebecca Shapero

Executive Assistant To Miles Nadal.
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Rebecca joined the company in 2021 as Executive Assistant to Mr. Nadal. She is a highly capable, results-oriented, team player committed to delivering quality service and efficiency. Prior to joining Peerage, she was the personal assistant to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. Rebecca keeps busy outside of work by staying active at the gym, spending quality time with her two children and volunteering for various charities.

Adela Lien

Office Administrator.
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Adela joined the Peerage Capital team as concierge in 2019 and quickly transitioned to Office Administrator. In her current role, she supports the whole management team, ensuring that their day-to-day tasks run smoothly.

Laura Solmito

Administrative Assistant.
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Laura Solmito, who has a Business Management degree from Ryerson University, joined Peerage in 2021 as an administrative assistant. In that capacity, she assists the team with daily workplace functions.

The Power of Giving Back

Philanthropy is one of Peerage Capital’s core values. We admire, encourage and support our partner’s and employees’ philanthropic efforts. Peerage Capital’s founder, Chairman and CEO Miles Nadal has made a life long commitment to inspire others through his philanthropic generosity. The single motivating factor behind Miles’ success is his desire to make a difference in the world. He is driven to help improve lives through his commitment to initiatives that strengthen communities, children’s welfare, health care, and education.

Community

Miles understands the impact that community services have on those who need it most. As a young boy, Miles was able to attend summer camp at the Bloor Street Jewish Community Centre thanks to the generosity of a sponsor, and his experience there is the inspiration for his strong support of community programs.

Children's Welfare

Miles’ childhood was positively influenced by those whose generosity gave him opportunities he otherwise wouldn’t have had. Providing safe spaces and access to programs that improve chances for success, Miles is devoted to bringing hope and opportunity to children and youth in communities around the world.

Education

Miles credits his mother with instilling in him the value of a good education. She worked so hard that somehow Miles’ brother, who went to podiatry school in the States, and Miles got an education. Always aware that he didn’t complete a formal post-secondary degree, Miles contributes to educational initiatives in honour of the values his mother taught him and as a way to respect that legacy.

Health Care

Miles’ 12 Principles of Partnership include partnering with people who have the human compassion gene. Giving time, talent, and treasure is something he feels is inherently important and that by supporting the researchers, doctors, and groundbreaking initiatives in health care is a way to honour those who provide the care and, of course, those who receive it.

Chris Feurer

CEO – Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

“Peerage has been the perfect match for us. Our big decisions have been much easier to make with the help and resources from Peerage and the collaboration with other Peerage companies. This has proven to be a catalyst to our best years ever and the future holds no boundaries. All this, while maintaining total autonomy to run our business the way we see fit!"

“Peerage has been the perfect match for us. Our big decisions have been much easier to make with the help and resources from Peerage and the collaboration with other Peerage companies. This has proven to be a catalyst to our best years ever and the future holds no boundaries. All this, while maintaining total autonomy to run our business the way we see fit!"

Chris Feurer

CEO - Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty