Sean Morrison, CA, President & Chief Executive Officer
Sean Morrison is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Royalty Corp (“DIV”) and Managing Partner at Maxam Capital Corp.
Mr. Morrison was a partner at Capital West Partners, a Vancouver-based investment banking firm. For over 12 years at Capital West, Mr. Morrison advised companies across Canada with respect to capital raising, IPOs, debt restructurings, asset sales, acquisitions, valuations and fairness opinions. Mr. Morrison advised over 70 companies, including: lululemon athletica, Keg Restaurants Ltd., Colliers International, Canadian Home Income Plan (Home Equity Bank), Sierra Systems Group Inc. and Aritzia LP.
Mr. Morrison is a co-founder and Managing Director of the Maxam Opportunities Funds – private equity funds investing in debt and equity of private and public companies. In July 2008 Maxam raised a $100 million of committed capital and in April 2014 raised a second fund with $57 million of committed capital.
In 2008, Premier Gordon Campbell selected Sean Morrison as a member of a nine-person Economic Advisory Council that provided expert advice and recommendations to the BC government on maintaining and enhancing the province’s economic strengths during the worldwide economic crisis.
In 2007, Mr. Morrison was selected by Business In Vancouver as one of Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40.
Mr. Morrison is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a degree in Commerce and holds a Chartered Accountant designation.
Mr. Morrison currently serves on the Board of Easyhome Ltd.
Greg Gutmanis, CA, CBV, Chief Financial Officer, VP Acquisitions
Greg Gutmanis is the Chief Financial Officer, VP Acquisitions and Corporate Secretary of Diversified Royalty Corp. (“DIV”).
Mr. Gutmanis is responsible for DIV’s royalty transaction due diligence and execution as well as the overall financial reporting.
Mr. Gutmanis joined DIV from Maxam Opportunities Fund II LP (“Maxam”), a private equity firm that focuses on structured investments in both publicly traded and private companies, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President since early 2009.
At Maxam, Mr. Gutmanis was responsible for transaction execution, due diligence, structuring and monitoring of portfolio investments (including previous appointments as a director and chair of the audit committee on portfolio investments).
Prior to joining Maxam, Mr. Gutmanis worked at Capital West Partners, a mid-market investment banking firm, for over 3 years. At Capital West Partners, Mr. Gutmanis was actively involved in advising public and private companies with respect to acquisitions, restructurings, divestitures, mergers, financings, and fairness opinions.
Previously he worked with KPMG Corporate Finance as a Manager focusing on private company divestitures and valuations. Mr. Gutmanis is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a degree in Commerce. He also holds a Chartered Accountant designation and a Chartered Business Valuator designation.