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Mark Heisz

Mark Heisz has been an active investor, owner, director and manager of numerous businesses throughout his career.  Mark has been primarily involved in manufacturing businesses producing industrial components for major original equipment manufacturers.  Mark has also been actively involved in numerous start ups and early stage companies where he has served various roles from advisor to operator. 
Mark spent the majority of the past 25 years operating manufacturing companies.  Mark has lead organizations that have competed over 20 acquisitions in the past 15 years and has sourced the financing for all transactions.  Mark has managed several high growth companies throughout his career.  Mark has been actively involved in 6 start-ups, serving roles from investor to advisor to manager to President.

Mark has an HBA from the Ivey Business School and completed his Certified Management Accountant designation in 1985.

Mel Element

Mel Element has spent over 40 years in senior management positions, for several manufacturers in Canada & the USA, primarily in Automotive, Truck & Recreational Vehicle, Rapid Transit & Mining Tools.

His resonsibilities included several acquisitions, turn-arounds, start-ups as well as significant new product development & marketing those products world-wide.

For the past 12 years, Mel has been active in mergers & acquisitions, particularly on the buy-side of the business & concentrating on acquisitions in the metals & plastics sectors. He has participated in the successful completion of numerous transactions.

Mel is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, with a HBA in Business Administration.


John Gunn, CA

John co-founded Aegis Equipment Finance after having worked in several senior management positions in the equipment finance industry. John is a Managing Director of the company.

John's focus is serving the needs of small to medium sized manufacturing businesses. He also develops vendor finance programs with manufacturing & production equipment dealers and distributors.

John is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of professional experience who not only understands the numbers but understands what it takes to help companies grow their business.