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Lars Hamkens

Managing Director

Prior to founding Quadrivium Advisors in 2009, Lars was a Managing Director at Blackmore Partners, a Chicago-based M&A advisory boutique he co-founded in 2006. Earlier in his career, he was a Chief Financial Officer at several firms. He also worked at Arthur Andersen,  from 1993 - 2001. Lars’ work experience spans over various countries, including Canada, Germany, France and the U.S.

Lars holds an honours degree from the European Business School near Frankfurt, Germany, in finance and business administration. His international business program also included terms at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and the Paris Business School in Paris, France.

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Jason Coss

Vice President

Jason is a business development professional with 20+ years of experience in international B2B sales and marketing. He is an energetic leader and high achiever with proven ability to produce results quickly. Recognized as a creative, autonomous and results-driven professional.

Jason's career started in the pulp & paper industry in Canada, where he held various roles with the Canadian Pulp & Paper Association, Marubeni Pulp Marketing, and Tembec, where he was a Senior Vice President. Jason graduated from Concordia University with a BA in Economics with Distinction.

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Robert Simmerling

Analyst

Robert began his career as an intern with Quadrivium Advisors and has since joined the firm as a full-time Analyst. As our lead Analyst, he oversees the other analysts and interns at the firm. 

He currently focuses on proprietary deal origination and transaction execution as well as advisory projects.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance with Distinction from the Rowe School of Business at Dalhousie University.


Advisory Board

Quadrivium's team is supported by an active advisory board consisting of high-calibre senior executives with diverse industry experience. Current advisory board members include:

Guy Manuel - Guy is the President & CEO of Stephenson's Rental Services Inc., an equipment rental service company located in Mississauga, ON and majority-owned by EdgeStone Capital Partners

Roch Lambert - After spending over 15 years with Bombardier/BRP, Roch has recently accepted the position of President of Project Boat Holding's (owned by Platinum Equity) recreational boat division, located in Cadillac, MI. In addition to his involvement with Quadrivium, Roch is a member of the advisory board of Wisconsin-based Husco International.

Frank Graves - Frank was previously the EVP/COO of several multinational pulp and paper producers, such as Tembec International and Russia-based ILIM Pulp Enterprises. He now serves on various public and private company boards, including Sweden-based Ekman & Co. AB.