As President of Enlightened Private Capital Inc., an Exempt Market Dealer registered in Ontario, Quebec Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland, Mr. Light applies his strong finance and strategic skills to the selective sourcing of private debt, film financing and shares in unicorns for Accredited Investors. He also provides financial advisory services to a number of private companies.
Previously, he was with Manulife Financial for seven years where he occupied several senior management positions in finance and investments, including SVP and Corporate Controller; SVP and CFO, Investments Division; and SVP Global Investment Management. He acted as a director of several companies, including Manulife Bank of Canada, Elliott & Page (mutual funds), Independence Investments, Declaration Management and Research, Hancock Natural Resource Group, and MFC Global Investment Management. Mr. Light was a member of Manulife’s Management Committee (top 28 globally).
Prior to Manulife, Mr. Light was an executive with Royal Bank of Canada for 17 years where he played a key role in strategic planning; mergers and acquisitions including Royal Trust, Richardson Greenshields, and insurance companies; assessed all major capital investments bank-wide; led key financial policy and financial strategy functions; and led the important consumer deposit business.
Mr. Light obtained an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a BComm., Summa Cum Laude, from Concordia University.