Neil has ten plus years of experience in strategy and corporate development, private equity and investment banking. Prior to joining Vistara Growth, Neil worked in Strategy and Corporate Development at Element AI, an Artificial Intelligence start-up building AI products for enterprise customers. While at Element, he helped develop product roadmaps, negotiate partnerships and raise over $200M in venture financing.
Prior to Element AI, Neil worked as an Investment Associate at Penfund where he focused on analyzing credit and equity investment opportunities in retail, consumer, healthcare, insurance and financial services. Neil has also worked as an investment banking analyst at RBC Capital Markets where he was part of the Consumer and Industrial products team, advising on M&A transactions as well as equity and debt fundraises.
Neil holds an Honours of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Neil is always up for an adventure and jumps at every opportunity to travel as he loves experiencing new cultures and picking up a recipe or two along the way. When Neil is at home in Toronto, he spends his time cooking, attending local art events, and discussing comics or the latest Marvel movie with friends, family – really, anyone that will listen.