Ali Pejman is a Managing Partner at Fort Capital Partners, a boutique investment bank that provide advice on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, capital raising, and equity capital markets. He has more than 22 years of investment banking experience advising companies on over $23.5 billion of M&A transactions and $2 billion of equity transactions. An active investor, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CA) in BC. Ali has been designated a Fellow by the Chartered Professional Accountants for his contributions to the profession. Active in his local community, Ali is a board member and Chair of Major Gifts Committee of the VGH/UBC Hospital foundation, and has served on the boards of Science World and the Metro Vancouver Transit Police. He has been an active fundraiser for several charities, including a lead fundraiser for Children’s/VGH UBC Hospital Epilepsy Research program. He sits on the TSX Venture Local and National Advisory boards and was a past member of the BC Securities Commission Advisory Board. Mr. Pejman was recently awarded the 2022 Alumni Builder Award from UBC.