Executive Team

Perry Theoharis, President and Chief Compliance Officer – Mr. Theoharis has served as president of EMD Financial since its inception in 2011. Since then, he has raised over $500 million for EMD Financial transactions exclusively.  Mr. Theoharis graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in finance and holds an exempt market dealers license.

John Karagiannidis, Manager – Mr. Karagiannidis is manager of EMD Financial and has been involved in over 300 transactions involving emerging private and public companies with a total value in excess of $2 billion.  Prior to EMD Financial, Mr. Karagiannidis worked at Marquest Capital Markets, Industrial Alliance Securities and Desjardins Securities. Mr. Karagiannidis is an MBA graduate of the Ivey Business School (University of Western Ontario), LL.B from the University of Montréal and a member of the Québec Bar Association.

Mark MacIsaac, Dealing Representative -Mr. MacIsaac is a recently retired IIROC Licensed Investment Advisor with 24 years of experience managing client assets, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF’s and private placements. Prior to EMD Financial, Mr. MacIsaac has worked at client-focused independent investment firms such as Midland Walwyn, Merrill Lynch, Canaccord Capital and Wellington West, concluding his career at Laurentian Bank Securities. Mr. MacIsaac graduated from Concordia University in Political Science.

Yves Usereau, Dealing Representative – Mr. Usereau has worked as a tax expert for individuals for more than 20 years as well as in major law firms including KPMG, RCGT and Andersen. He has also taught finance and taxation at the HEC and CQFF (Québec Taxation Training Center) for the Ordre des CA du Québec. His particular expertise in taxation and his passion for resource-based financial research  position him to identify compelling private placement opportunities.

Sam Ursino, Dealing Representative – Mr. Ursino is an experienced consultant, having worked in a number of countries (US, Bahamas, Barbados, Philippines, Thailand,  Hong-Kong & China) implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Mr. Ursino is skilled in Strategic Planning, Business Management, Financing, Capital Markets, Web Publishing, and Search Engine Optimization. Mr. Ursino graduated with a  Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from McGill’s Faculty of Management

Pawel Staniec, Associate – Mr. Staniec graduated from ZST Grudziadz, Computer Science Technical School in Poland with a diploma of information technology. He has previously served as a QA Analyst for Babel and Bug Tracker. Mr. Staniec provides administrative support to the EMD team.

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