Who Are We?
Elvin was a Director at SLC Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sun Life Financial, where he was part of the team managing approximately $15 billion in assets. Elvin gained experience in investment research, financial analysis, and portfolio management of debt investments. Elvin examined different debt deals with different structures from bullet bonds to hybrid securities for suitable investment in Sun Life’s internal portfolios.
Elvin has also accumulated experience in sales and investment advisory at the Bank of Montreal and software engineering through independent consulting work. This technical expertise is useful for systematically generating deal flow. Elvin has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Toronto and is a CFA charter holder.
Simon Lightstone has over 15 years of experience in operations, software engineering, digital marketing, sales, and team management. Simon founded a SaaS cloud computing company called IQ Storage. He built the company from scratch using a combination of digital advertising, SEO, cold calling, and building a reseller network. IQ Storage grew year over year until it was acquired by J2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM) in 2014.
Simon joined IBM after the acquisition. He became the senior offering manager responsible for running the Db2 on Cloud line of business, before leaving to form Levion Partners. Simon has been published as a blogger on sites including Tech Crunch and LifeHack.org. He has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and an MA in Business & Technology (MBET) from the University of Waterloo.