Managing for Growth Series – Alternate Financing – New Solutions for Growth

Event Date: November 3, 2016 Event Time: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Hogg, Shain & Scheck hosted a well attended panel discussion on Alternate Financing.  A number of bankers and small and mid size businesses were in attendance.

Access to capital can be challenging and a number of businesses are looking to grow, invest in new technologies, obtain more working capital or make acquisitions often face hurdles in getting financing from traditional lenders.  The panel discussion focused on the evolution of alternate financing solutions available to help SME entrepreneurs achieve their business goals.  Some were customized for each client and some were part of an investment fund.

Panelists were comprised from representatives from some of Canada’s leading alternate financing institutions.

  1. Bobby Anand, Senior Managing Director, Bridging Finance Inc.
  2. Hassan Khan, CEO, Quantius
  3. Jeff Mesina, Vice President, AIP Private Capital

At the event we had one of more lively question and answer segments as with the many factors involved in financing guests were looking to clarify some of the requirements for lending.  These alternate finance options are just some of the ways businesses can gain the capital they need for operations or growth.

For more information on how your company can review some of these options and how to prepare your financial statements please contact Dwijo at

Panelists Bios

hassan    Hassan Khan, CEO, Quantius

Hassan Khan is the CEO of Quantius.  He is a committed advocate of providing value added capital solutions to fuel the growth of knowledge based industries, as well as helping to develop our next generation of successful, civic minded, business leaders. Hassan excels at fuelling innovation, building great teams, identifying clear strategies and compelling stories for organizations to rally around, and then driving world-class execution.

While in the Army, he built his leadership foundation through heading progressively larger teams in time constrained, adverse conditions. During this time, he developed entrepreneurial technology solutions for new digital capabilities needed in cnflict regions like the Former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan.

A computer engineering graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada, Hassan currently resides in Toronto with his wife Zemfira Khisaeva.

Bobby Anand, Senior Managing Director, Bridging Finance Inc.     Bobby Anand, Senior Managing Director, Bridging Finance Inc.

Bobby Anand is a seasoned finance professional with 20 years of experience working with mid-market companies in Canada, the US and Europe. Prior to joining Bridging Finance Inc. in 2014, Bobby held senior positions with Wells Fargo and Bank of America in Toronto and London, UK. Bobby has a real passion for working with mid-market companies to find innovative financing solutions necessary to achieve their objectives, and has funded over $3 billion of private debt loans for domestic and cross border deals.

Bobby has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Professional Accountant.

Jeff Mesina     Jeff Mesina, VP, AIP Private Capital

Jeff is the Vice President of AIP Private Capital (“AIP”), which is a privately-held investment firm, focused on emerging growth companies primarily in Financial Services, Technology and Resource sectors.

Jeff has over 10 years of experience working at different functions within capital markets and he is responsible for working closely with senior management teams to identify new investment opportunities. Prior to joining AIP, he was with Toll Cross Securities, Front Street Capital, Macquarie Private Wealth, and Haywood Securities.

Dwijo Banerjie - Partner, Hogg,Chain & Scheck      Dwijo Banerjie, Partner, Hogg, Shain & Scheck

Dwijo is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of experience in transaction advisory, corporate finance and assurance services. His experience includes working with two global accounting firms for over 18 years.

Dwijo has serviced clients of all sizes in Canada and U.S. across a range of industries including retail, distribution and logistics, manufacturing, resources, real estate, information technology, hospitality, media, engineering services and healthcare. He has provided transaction advisory services to private equity firms, pension funds and strategic acquirers in Canada and the US.

Dwijo was a member of the Board of Directors for United Way, Milton from 2011 to 2014. Dwijo is active in the Canadian Venture Capital Association and Association of Corporate Growth.


Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

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