Chuck Drake

Chuck Drake is an investor and founder of several service and support companies in the resource and industrial sectors. In addition to a business development consulting practice, Chuck serves as Managing Director of Gregg Drilling and Testing, Inc., a Canadian geotechnical drilling company he co-founded. Prior to taking on his current roles, Chuck led a team to develop a series of deep-water robotic drilling tools, founded an offshore mineral exploration company, worked in real estate development, and was a Associate with Merrill Lynch Equity Capital Markets in London, UK. Previously, he served for 8 years as a U.S. Naval Aviator. Chuck received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1986, and an MBA in 1996 from London Business School. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot license.

Jan Krizan, CFA

Jan Krizan is Managing Director (Germany) for NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT. Prior to moving to Germany, Jan helped co-found Bingley Capital. Jan had been previously a Principal at Permira, a global private equity firm based in Europe, where is was responsible for the industrial portfolio, specifically focused on capital goods. Jan also worked at UBS Investment Bank in Europe (London, Frankfurt) serving as Managing Director, Head of European Capital Goods. Jan received his Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University and his M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Jan received his CFA designation in 2001.

Michael Lorimer

Michael Lorimer is Managing Director at Echelon Wealth Partners, where is responsible for healthcare investment banking. He has over 20 years of healthcare industry experience as an asset manager, investment banker, research analyst, and management consultant. In addition to his roles at Medwell Capital, Desjardins Securities, Vengate Capital, HSBC and Scotia Capital, his other experiences include management consulting with Ernst & Young and Coopers & Lybrand, and business development with MCI Medical Clinics Inc. Michael received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1991), and a BSc (Biology) from the University of Western Ontario (1986).