Directly prior to joining Bridging Finance as a Director, Scott was a PM and Director at EHP Funds, an equity long/short hedge fund, prior to that he was lead portfolio manager at a number of leading asset management firms, namely of Tangerine Bank(formerly ING Direct), GenFund Asset Management, and Sherpa Asset Management. Over the years, Scott has benefited from having worked at three of the world’s most prominent asset managers, namely Merrill Lynch & Co., Charles Schwab & Co. and Macquarie Bank of Australia. His primary focus has been delivering on numerous mandates to high net worth individuals, endowments, foundations and pension plans.
Brian Champ, CFA
Chief Risk Officer
Brian participates in all aspects of Bridging Finance’s private investment management activities, including the origination, evaluation and monitoring of investments, as well as operations. Brian was a corporate banker with a wealth of experience in risk management and credit analysis. Prior to joining Bridging Finance, Brian was a Director for Bank of Montreal. Brian holds a BA Hons (Economics) from the University of Toronto and is a CFA Charterholder.
Graham Marr, CPA, CA, CFA
P: 416-777-1794 or
Graham participates in all aspects of Bridging Finance’s private investment management activities, including the origination, evaluation and monitoring of investments, as well as operations. Prior to joining Bridging Finance, Graham worked in KPMG’s Transactions and Advisory practice in the areas of restructuring, corporate finance and due diligence services. Graham is a Chartered Accountant and is a CFA Charterholder. Graham is a graduate of the HBA program at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
Co-Chief Investment Officer
P: 604-785-0936 or 416-918-2037
Robb participates in all aspects of Bridging Finance’s private investment management activities, including the origination, evaluation and monitoring of investments, as well as operations. Robb has over 15 years of commercial lending experience, both as an originator and risk adjudicator. Previously, Robb was the Sales Manager at TD Commercial Banking where he was accountable for the growth of a book of business in excess of $2.3 Billion in commercial loans and deposits. Robb holds a BA (Economics) from the University of Victoria.
Michael Garofalo, CPA, CA, CFA, CPA (Illinois)
Chief Financial Officer
Michael is the Chief Financial Officer of Bridging Finance Inc. Prior to joining Bridging, Michael was a senior manager at KPMG Canada and an audit director in the Cayman Islands. He served clients in the asset management and insurance space. He was also involved with initiatives surrounding operations, people management, training and business development. Michael leads the financial operations at Bridging including external financial and tax reporting, operational budgeting and treasury.
Michael is a past president of the CFA Society Cayman Islands. He is currently a member of the CFA Society Toronto audit committee and the Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies and Assets member advisory panel. Michael is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Public Accountant and a CFA charterholder, and has a Bachelor of Administrative Studies Honours from York University.
Andrew Mushore, LLM
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
Andrew is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s compliance system. Prior to joining Bridging Finance, Andrew was a Senior Compliance Officer at CI Financial. He later went on to hold the position Senior Manager, Compliance of an investment management firm in Toronto with approximately $1.6 billion under management. Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Fordham University in New York, NY. Andrew also holds a Masters in Business Law from the University of Toronto.
Kevin is the General Counsel of Bridging Finance Inc. and is responsible for the firm’s day-to-day legal activities. Kevin provides in-house legal services to Bridging Finance. Prior to joining Bridging Finance, Kevin practiced primarily in the areas of Corporate Finance & Securities law. Kevin is fluently bilingual and a member of both the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of New Brunswick.