Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Rishi Gautam
CPA - CHAIRMAN & CEO
Rishi Gautam brings a vast array of cannabis management knowledge and investment expertise to the MJardin team. Rishi structured and participated in the sole financing for MJardin in 2014, and has been a Director of MJardin since inception. Prior to joining MJardin as CEO, Rishi ran a private investment firm since 2010 alongside fellow colleagues from Goldman Sachs, where he advised and invested in a variety of emerging growth markets including legal cannabis, eSports and population health management. Rishi began his career in the analyst program of Goldman Sachs, and then subsequently moved to Lehman Brothers/Barclays where he co-led an investment team in San Francisco. Rishi graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and also received a Masters in Accounting from Florida International University. Rishi is an actively-licensed CPA.
Graham Marr
CPA, CA, CFA – DIRECTOR
Graham Marr participates in all aspects of Bridging Finance’s private investment management activities, including the origination, evaluation and monitoring of investments, as well as operations. Prior to joining Bridging Finance, Graham worked in KPMG’s Transactions and Advisory practice in the areas of restructuring, corporate finance and due diligence services. Graham is a Chartered Accountant and is a CFA Charterholder. Graham is a graduate of the HBA program at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
Roman Kocur
DIRECTOR
Roman Kocur has a background in C-level leadership, M&A, business strategy and business development. During his career, he has completed over 100 acquisitions, led teams of 2,000 across Canada and the U.S, and has been involved in numerous industry consolidations, turn-arounds, start-ups, IPOs and capital market equity and debt transactions. From 2012 to 2016, Roman served as Regional President at FirstService Corporation (FSV) – the largest property management firm in the world. From 2003 to 2012, he held a variety of positions at FSV including SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development. Prior to joining FSV, he spent five years at Geac Computer Corporation Limited, one of the largest technology companies in Canada, where he served as Director, Global M&A, Director, Global Financial Planning & Analysis and Group Controller, North America. Mr. Kocur, a licensed CPA, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
John Travaglini
DIRECTOR
Mr. Travaglini is a technology and capital markets entrepreneur, and a highly experienced M&A professional. Prior to founding 4Front Capital Partners, he owned a mid-market investment and merchant banking consulting firm based out of Toronto, Ontario. In this role Mr. Travaglini consulted to large multinationals, funds and family offices worldwide on wealth preservation, mergers and acquisitions, and international investments. Prior to that Mr. Travaglini co-owned an investment bank with offices in Toronto, London, Singapore and Sydney Australia. This company did both public and private transactions totaling over $250 million. Mr. Travaglini co-founded a systems integration company which had revenues of over $55 Million. Mr. Travaglini has held sales positions with Sun Microsystems, Unisys Corporation. Mr. Travaglini has held board positions and executive management positions in both public and private companies in Canada and abroad. He holds an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a graduate of the Quantum Shift Executive Management program sponsored by KPMG and the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.