The Forage team is Canada’s most experienced group of growth equity investors focused on the Ag & Food industry.
Managing Director Founder
Jim has been involved with financing growth companies for over 20 years and has created and managed seven different funds prior to Forage. Jim was a founder of three growth equity funds, three subordinated debt funds, and the FCC Ventures direct investment program.
Jim has raised and managed over $500 million dollars of growth capital in the Ag food industry.
Jim has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Alberta.
Steven brings over 20 years of finance and private equity experience to Forage Capital Partners. Prior to Forage, Steven’s private equity career includes five years as a Managing Director at one of Canada’s leading growth equity funds and ten years with Roynat Capital’s equity group.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan.
Daniel brings over 20 years of corporate finance and accounting experience to the Forage team. Prior to Forage, Dan was a Managing Director for Canada’s only Subordinated debt fund entirely dedicated to the ag and food industry and has managed over $200 million in subordinated debt commitments.
Wray is a seasoned financial executive with over 40 years of experience in investing secured debt, subordinated debt and equity in small and medium sized private businesses. Prior to working with Forage Capital Partners, Wray retired from his role as Managing Partner of Roynat Equity Partners. Over the course of his career Wray has served as a Director of over 20 growth companies across Canada.
Wray has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and professional designations from the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB), the Chartered Professional Accountants Association of Alberta (CPA, CGA retired) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).