THE GENEVA CANADA TEAM
CAL COCHRANEPresident, Geneva Canada
Lead Dealmaker and Project Manager
Cal has specialized in the M&A field since 1990 and joined Geneva Canada in 1998. During that time he has initiated and closed over seventy transactions. Prior to specializing in M&A, Cal spent three years as President of Johnston Equipment, a material handling equipment distributor with sales in excess of $100 million. He also was a tax partner in a major accounting firm, Ernst & Whinney, and specialized in Canadian and International taxation. He has served as a director of public and private companies and is a past director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters Metro Toronto. In addition to being a Chartered Professional Accountant, Cal is a Chartered Business Valuator and a Certificated Financial Planner. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor.
BRIAN TRAINORVice President, Geneva Canada
Dealmaker and Project Manager
Brian has been with Geneva Canada since 2003 and has directed the valuation, marketing and transaction closings for a wide range of middle market clients. Prior to joining Geneva, Brian owned and operated a foodservice business in the Halifax area, gaining valuable insight and experience into business operations. Brian holds an MBA degree from Dalhousie University as well as a Certified General Accountant designation.
BRANDON DEVRIESAssociate, Geneva Canada
Brandon joined Geneva Canada in 2012 to assist in the research and valuation of middle market clients. Prior to joining Geneva, he worked as an investor relations specialist with Citco (Canada) Int. and financial service manager with Bank of Montreal. Brandon holds a BBA degree with a major in accounting from York University and is currently pursuing the CFA designation.
BILL LAWLORDirector Client Services, Geneva Canada
Bill has worked with Geneva Canada since 2005 and has responsibility for the Geneva Canada seminar program and new client services. Bill spent more than 25 years as a partner with a major international accounting firm where he specialized in taxation and served many well-known Canadian and international firms. He also served in a senior operating role with the accounting firm. Bill graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has his FCA from the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants.
ANGIE ROBERGEClient Services Associate, Geneva Canada
Angie started with Geneva Canada in 2007 and is a contract associate linking new Geneva clients and the client service team. Prior to Geneva, Angie worked for several years in a counseling role. She brings her client service passion and communication skills to the forefront of our client service team. Angie graduated from Centennial College (Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services).