PANEL 2 | Canadian Real Estate: It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world! | Panelist | 2:30 pm
Jay is the impassioned leader behind the diversified collection of businesses that make up the Durum Capital portfolio. He began his career at Deloitte & Touch where he focused on insolvency and corporate restructuring in the Financial and Special Services Department. Years later, Jay went on to create Simmons Financial Holdings Corp. (SFHC); a private holdings company that takes an active role in businesses that require either financial restructuring or patient and active capital to fund new ventures.
As founder and CEO of Durum Capital Inc., Jay is responsible for overseeing the management of all assets in the Durum portfolio. Often taking an active role in management, Jay sits as a corporate director of his investment companies. He has worked hard to create a culture that holds governance in high regard and is proud of the group of people assembled to govern each of the investments managed by Durum Capital Inc.
Jay received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University. He also received his CPA, CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants and his ICD.D designation from the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors. When he is not in a boardroom, you can find Jay learning to kite surf or enjoying the views from his house in Vernon, BC.