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Brian O'Neil

Chairperson of the Board, BDC - Toronto, Ontario
Brian O'Neil

Brian O'Neil joined the BDC Board of Directors in June 2017, and was appointed Chairperson in December 2023.

Mr. O’Neil has more than 25 years of experience advising, working and investing alongside small and medium-sized Canadian companies.

He is currently President & Chief Investment Officer of A Faire Aujourd’hui Inc., a Toronto-based family office and private equity fund which participates in the syndication of significant minority investment in private companies. Post-investment, he often plays an active role supporting investees to finance their operations, export their products and grow their business.

Prior to investment management, Mr. O’Neil worked for Buck Consultants, a global human resources firm, and worked for the Government of Canada.

He is a director of Pivotree, Montrose Property Holdings Ltd., Huys Industries and Fowler Construction Company. He previously served as a director on the board of Blue Ant Media and as a member of the investment advisory board of Eventi Capital Partners.

Mr. O’Neil holds a master’s degree in Finance from Queen’s University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Western University. He is a CFA Charterholder and a holder of the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Chairperson of the Governance and Nominating Committee and member of the Human Resources Committee.

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