Toronto’s Mark Attanasio is co-founder and Managing Partner of Hillcrest Merchant Partners, a Toronto-based merchant bank and venture capital firm focused on early stage and mid-market growth companies. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Attanasio began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, spending four years as a Chartered Accountant in Audit and Advisory Services. Mark Attanasio went on to join National Bank Financial, where he spent seven years in their Corporate Financing and Mergers & Acquisitions group and four years as Director of Global Equity Derivatives. In 2014, Attanasio was hired as Executive Vice President of Merchant Banking at Dundee Corporation, overseeing a large portfolio of investments, and was later appointed President of Dundee Capital Markets. Attanasio led a management buyout of Dundee Capital Markets in 2017 and became founder and CEO of Eight Capital. Mark Attanasio co-founded Hillcrest Merchant Partners alongside Donato Sferra.