Our Team

We are founded by founders. Our team has built or sold businesses that combine for an excess of $1 billion, and also manage or have access to funds over $10 billion.

Managing Partners

Our managing partners are the glue that connects our partners, experts, investors, customers and talent to you. We ensure you meet the right people, at the right time, with the right pitch.

Brendan Holt Dunn

Brendan is an investment guru who has close to 15 years in managing multi-billion dollar asset portfolios. He is currently the CEO of Holdun, a 5th generation family business which offers family office services, wealth management services, trust services, corporate services, concierge services and financial services and was awarded best Multi-Family Office in the Caribbean 2017 for Holdun Family Office. A tech savvy investor, he has made many investments in startups including Stradigi AI, Addepar, Uber, LeAD Sports Accelerator, Sway Ventures, and Falcon 5. He has accumulated five finance and investment certificates to compliment his finance degree from King’s University College. He’s considered by entrepreneurs to be founder friendly.

Jan Christopher Arp

Jan is a fintech evangelist, passionate about improving society through finance and technology. He founded FormFintech that supports or has formed over 100 fintech startups. Prior to this, he worked as Head of Finance at District 3, helping 20 early stage teams raise more than $15 million, and was Head of Finance at bus.com, helping it from incorporation to Series A. He also worked as a consultant for billion dollar infrastructure projects on behalf of banks. He holds an MBA from HEC, a finance degree from Ottawa University, and passed II levels of the CFA.

Directors

Our partners are well established, well connected, experienced entrepreneurs and professionals that are passionate about helping our next generation of fintech entrepreneurs.

Stuart Holt Dunn

Stuart is a self-made entrepreneur and investor, with over 35 years of experience in Money Management. Mr. Dunn has founded several investment firms that include Gryphon Investment Council, Bladon Securities, Holdun Investments and Holdun Asset Management. He is currently the President of Holdun. He continues to give back graciously through foundations and charitable boards such as the Montreal General Hospital Foundation, The LakeField College School Foundation, and the Lyford Cay Canadian Foundation.

Peter Holt Dunn

A man of the people, Peter has acquired over 25 years as a public servant. He previously worked on behalf of the Quebec Government, providing representation across Canada (i.e. Toronto, Alberta, and within British Columbia), but also in New York. He now acts as Chairman for Holdun Investments Inc. In his spare time, he serves as trustee of Lakefield College School, Bishop’s University Foundation, and the Canadian Friends of the University of the Bahamas. He earned a Master of Arts from the University of Toulouse, and a degree in Arts from Bishop’s.

Maggie Dunphy

Maggie Dunphy is CFO of Holdun Family Office Canada and Director of Holt Accelerator, both a division of Holdun.  She brings over 25 years of experience in wealth management and securities legislation.

Prior to joining Holdun Family Office Canada, Ms. Dunphy began her career with Integra Capital Management in Toronto. In 1993, she joined Gryphon Investment Counsel as a trader.

In 1995, together with Stuart Dunn, great-grandson of Canada’s Sir Herbert Holt, Maggie Dunphy left Gryphon Investment Counsel to join Holdun Family Office as CFO of the Canadian division. In 2017, Holt Accelerator was born and is one of the newest additions to the Holdun family of companies.

Basil Bouraropoulos

Mr. Bouraropoulos is an accomplished executive with nearly two decades experience as a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and CEO of Stradigi AI, one of Canada’s largest applied AI solutions providers. He received his first big entrepreneurial break at age 24 and later on, decided to pay it forward by supporting and investing in the next generation of Canadian startups. By practicing respect, trust and loyalty, he has developed successful relationships with leading experts from all different industries and worked on multiple partnerships and joint ventures with worldwide organizations. As a result, he has built a significant network of partners and advisors, which have allowed him to propel his international clients to the next level. His main motivation is clear: to develop cutting-edge AI solutions that can change the human experience and impact the world in a positive way.

Current Advisors

We’ve hand-picked the best advisors with backgrounds in serial entrepreneurship, angel investing and venture capital, government and regulation. This ensures we can get you the right answers and network at a moment’s notice.

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AdvisorFirst NameLast NameJob TitleCompany
Peter Misek Framework Venture Partners
Chad Molleken Stradigi AI
Pierre-Luc Mongeau Strategic Advisor/Innovation & Digital Strategy Desjardins
Alex Moore Partner 8VC
Manuel Morales Chief AI Advisor Bank National
Eric Morin Senior AdvisornVP Desjardins LabnFlinks
Mike Morris PKM
Daniel Munlop Holt Financial
Stéphanie Murphy Investissement Québec
David Nault General Partner Luge Capital
Cuong Nguyen Software Development & Technology Consultant
Tim Nixon CEO & Founder Payment Rails
Anne No RBC
Paul Ortchanian Founder, CEO, Head of Product, Data and Strategy Bain Public
Brandon Pankey VP, Business Development & Operations
Tony Peccia Managing Director Citigroup
Jordan Peckham Managing Director Venbridge
Caroline Pelletier Vice President Screening Anges Québec
Jacques Perreault Brightspark Ventures
Ethan Pierse Director CryptoAssets Institute
Francois Pigeon Fairstone
Andrew Pike CTO Holt Financial
Mirela Pirlea Open Innovation & Startups Ecosystem Connector Desjardins Innovation Lab
Clare Playfair Director Barclays
Joel Pomerleau Senior Manager, Mobile and multi channel Banque Nationale

Founding Partners

Official Partners