Markets Team

Adam Szweras

Adam is a securities law partner with Fogler, Rubinoff LLP in Toronto and Chairman of the Foundation Markets, a Toronto Merchant Bank and Exempt Market Dealer. His law and banking practices focus on financings and going public transactions. Adam represents several mid-market public companies and assists companies in listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Toronto Venture Exchange. He also represents brokerage firms as legal counsel and has helped numerous clients with their M&A and cross border transactions. Adam has a particular expertise with the Capital Pool Company program.

Peter Bilodeau
President, CEO

Peter is a multi-faceted executive/entrepreneur with expertise in new business development, strategic planning, marketing strategy and organization, operations, finance, and client services to name a few. He has business interests in various sectors including, merchant and investment banking, retail, manufacturing, real estate, the cannabis industry, and oil and gas exploration and development. Mr. Bilodeau's business prowess is frequently called upon through his finance and advisory services business and as a member of the Board of Directors of several companies. Peter has an MBA with a specialty in Financial Services, from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Alex Storcheus
Senior Vice President

Alex has joined Foundation Markets in 2010 as an Associate in the Corporate Finance Group and has been involved in various financial and strategic advisory activities in the small-cap space including M&A and going public transactions. Alex has worked on projects in a variety of sectors including mining, oil and gas, media, technology and alternative energy. Prior to joining Foundation Markets he worked at the Department of National Defense with the Government of Canada as a Civilian Instructor. Alex has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University with concentration in finance and is CFA Charterholder.

Jafri Sarwar
VP & Chief Compliance Officer

Jafri has diversified experience in real estate project finance, compliance, and banking. He joined Foundation Markets in 2017 and leads firm compliance whilst also assisting with Investment banking deal execution. He started his career with TD wealth and moved on to fund management and real estate finance. Jafri holds an MBA and a Masters in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling, Scotland.

Dillon Hillier

Dillon Hillier joined Foundation Markets in March 2015 in a sales and support role. Since starting at Foundation Markets, Dillon has specialized in building and facilitating cross-border business relationships for Foundation Markets merchant banking clients. Prior to joining Foundation Markets Dillon has held a wide array of careers and brings knowledge from major oil and gas developments and major construction projects in Northern Alberta as well as a Canadian Armed Forces veteran who served in the Afghan campaign. In addition to Dillon career experience, he has also written a book detailing his volunteer service with the Kurdish Peshmerga’s war against ISIS and is a sought after speaker, commentator, and pundit on geopolitical events.

Robin McWatt

Robin joined Foundation in 2017, as an Investment Banking Analyst. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and finance from McGill University, while serving as a portfolio manager for the McGill University Applied Investments Program. Robin previously held positions at Sionna Investment Managers Inc. and FactSet Research Systems Inc. and is currently enrolled in the CFA Program.

Kenji Nicks
Investment Banking Analyst

Kenji joined Foundation in 2018, and is an analyst in the Corporate Finance Group . He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Brock University and is a CFA Level II candidate. Kenji previously worked as a financial analyst at Newstrike, a Canadian Licensed Producer (LP) of medical cannabis.