Our Team

Steve King, CFA

President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve is the President and CEO of Alaris and has served in that role since he co-founded the company in 2004.  Mr. King has also served on the board of directors of Alaris since the company went public in 2008.  Prior to creating Alaris, Steve spent 12 years in the investment banking industry in both Toronto and Calgary, advising both public and private company entrepreneurs on their capital raising needs.  Mr. King is also a director of Metropolitan Investment Corporation, a private investment company.  In addition to overseeing the daily operations of Alaris, Steve is involved in every facet of the investment process and is an integral part of the relationships that are created with each of Alaris’ partners.  Steve is a married father of three children and an avid sports fan, player and coach.

 

Darren Driscoll, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Alaris in July 2008, Darren was the Chief Financial Officer of Alaris IGF Corp. and its predecessor since November 2004. Darren has been actively involved in the development of Alaris and plays an integral role in the screening of potential investments, the due diligence process and monitoring of current investments. Darren’s work ethic, attention to detail and relationship building skills are integral pieces to Alaris’ success. Before joining Alaris, Darren was the Chief Financial Officer of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, the industry association for the upstream oil and natural gas industry in Canada. Darren obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1995 while working with KPMG LLP in Calgary. He is a married father of three children and is very passionate and active in his children’s sporting and scholastic lives. Darren is also an avid sports fan, player and coach.

 

Mike Ervin, LLB

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Prior to joining Alaris in 2013, Mike worked as a corporate lawyer in the Securities and Mergers and Acquisition group of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP for over 7 years. Mike’s practice included advising clients, including Alaris, on public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters and general corporate matters. Mike received his Bachelor of Business Administration (with distinction) from the University of Regina in 2003 and his Bachelor of Laws (with distinction) from the University of Alberta in 2006 and was called to the Alberta Bar in 2007.

 

Gregg Delcourt, CFA

Senior Vice President, Small Cap Investments

Gregg Delcourt has spent 11 years as an investment banker, most recently as Managing Director, Investment Banking at Raymond James. Prior thereto, Mr. Delcourt held the position of Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance.  Over the past 17 years, Mr. Delcourt has been active in financing private and public companies and has been active in advising management teams on raising capital, mergers & acquisitions and go public transactions, with a focus on small to mid-cap entities.  Mr. Delcourt holds a Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, and is a CFA Charterholder. 

 

Curtis Krawetz

Vice President, Investments & Investor Relations

Curtis has been with Alaris since 2006 and brings a broad range of knowledge and experience to the company. A Finance graduate from the University of Saskatchewan, Curtis has spent time in the Petroleum, Banking and Foreign Exchange Industries as well as in the Public Sector. With his skill set Curtis is able to provide valuable input from a macroeconomic point of view during the due diligence process as well as during the ongoing monitoring of Alaris' partners.  His daily functions include financial modeling, due diligence and monitoring of partner company performance, managing Alaris' currency hedging program as well as overseeing the Investor Relations platform.

 

Amanda Frazer, CA

Vice President, Investments

Prior to joining Alaris in October of 2014, Ms. Frazer spent 9 years working with EY most recently as a Senior Manager in the EY Transaction Advisory group where she provided transaction advisory services to both buy and sell side clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Amanda worked on many of the due diligence files for Alaris as an advisor and has strengthened Alaris' internal due diligence process as well as the process of monitoring operational performance of current Private Company Partners. Amanda has been a Chartered Accountant in Canada since 2008 and earned a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration, with a major in accounting, from Mount Royal University in 2004.

 

Liz McCarthy, LLB

Vice President, Legal

Prior to joining Alaris in October of 2016, Elizabeth spent 7 years working as a tax lawyer with Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer LLP (law firm). As a tax lawyer, Elizabeth’s practice focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and financings, employee remuneration and compensation, tax-loss utilization transactions, partnerships and joint ventures, and tax litigation and tax dispute resolution. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary in 2006 and her Law Degree from the University of British Columbia in 2009 and was called to the Alberta Bar in 2010.

With Alaris Since 2016

 

Dan Bertram, CFA

Vice President, Business Development

Prior to joining Alaris, Dan worked at Deans Knight Capital Management as an investment analyst. A finance grad from Boston College, Dan also spent time in the investment banking industry.  At Alaris, Dan’s focus is on creating and building relationships that will help source quality investment opportunities. Dan enjoys living an active lifestyle and is an avid sports fan.

 

Devin Timberlake, CFA

Vice President, Business Development

Prior to joining Alaris, Devin served as an Investment Banking Associate on the M&A advisory team with Primary Capital Inc.  Devin graduated from Brown University where he earned a degree in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations.  At Alaris, Devin’s efforts are centralized on strengthening the company’s well-established network of active investment community relationships as well as working to forge new relationships that will help source new quality investment opportunities.  Devin and his wife enjoy seeking an active lifestyle and as a true sports fan, Devin enjoys participating in almost any sporting activity.

With Alaris Since 2015

 

Dan MacEachern, CA

Associate, Finance

LiAnn Truong

Associate, Corporate Communications

Marla Evans, CA

Director, Tax

Sarah Ykema

Associate, Tax

Denice Vandale-Rayburn

Administrator and Legal Assistant