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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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Jamie Pridham

Vice President

Prior to joining Quadrivium, Jamie spent 5 years working at CIBC World Markets in Diversified Industries Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets. His experience consisted primarily of buy-side and sell-side M&A advisory and raising equity capital.

Jamie is currently focused on client acquisition, deal origination and transaction execution. Jamie holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University.

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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 - Roch is currently the CEO of CURT Manufacturing, LLC, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity. Prior to his current role, he was the President of Project Boat Holdings recreational boat division, and has spent over 15 years in leadership roles with Bombardier/BRP.

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.