Mr. Case began his career in finance with Citibank. In 1984 he founded Benndorf Verster Leasing, a captive office equipment leasing company, and went on to found the Travelers Financial Group in 1986. Jim was responsible for all operational aspects of the Travelers companies, guiding strategic and tactical initiatives for the Travelers group of companies: Travelers Acceptance Corporation (Consumer Finance), Travelers Financial Corporation and Travelers Leasing Corporation. He also led the Corporate Finance group, providing structured finance expertise in the areas of project finance, senior term lending and ABL lines of credit. Mr. Case was CEO for Travelers Leasing Corporation (Automotive Finance), now Scotia Dealer Advantage, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bank of Nova Scotia. Mr. Case is former Board Member of the CFLA and is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2006 Pacific award recipient.
Mr. Thompson (B.Comm., Finance) has over 30 years experience assessing credit and portfolio risk in a variety of finance industry sectors including equipment leasing, commercial lending, venture capital and project financing. His past senior positions include Director of the B.C. Export Investment Fund, Vice-President of AT&T Capital Canada Inc., and Vice-President of First City Equipment Finance Group. Gary became a partner in Travelers in 1997, and was responsible for bank lines, securitization facilities, Alliance programs, credit policy, and portfolio quality for each of the operating companies within the Travelers Group.
Roberto provides guidance for all operational, strategic and tactical support for the company’s businesses. Roberto joined Travelers in December of 2005 and brings to Travelers a broad range of experience having held a number of senior management positions in the leasing industry. Immediately prior to joining Travelers, Roberto was Vice President and General Manager for Sales, Marketing and Asset Management for De Lage Landen Financial Services Canada, a subsidiary of Rabobank, based in Toronto. He was responsible for commercial activities and the formulation of direct market business development and branding strategies for De Lage Landen globally and regionally in the mid to large ticket manufactured capital equipment markets. Prior to De Lange Landen, Roberto was held several various leadership & management positions with Citicapital (formerly Copelco Capital), Newcourt (formerly CIBC Equipment Finance/ Commcorp, Norex Leasing). Roberto holds a Master of Business Administration from Tulane University; Freeman School of Business, and a Marketing Degree from the University of British Columbia.
Mark is a Managing Partner at Travelers Capital Corporation responsible for leading the origination and execution of project financing opportunities in the renewable energy sector in Canada. Mark brings over twenty years of structured and project finance experience in the renewable energy and natural resources industries.
He started his career with Citibank in Toronto and has held positions of increasing responsibility with UBS, ABN AMRO, BMO and most recently GE Energy Financial Services where he was responsible for origination of both debt and equity opportunities in the renewable energy sector. He played an active role in the origination and execution of a $650 million run-of-river hydroelectric project in B.C. He has also been involved with the Independent Power Producers Association of British Columbia both as an advisor and as a director since 2006. Mark holds an MBA and BSc. (Physics) degree from the University of British Columbia.