Executive Team

Perry Theoharis, President and Chief Compliance Officer – Mr. Theoharis has served as president of EMD Financial since its conception 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.

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.

Dimitri Fourlas, Dealing Representative – Mr. Fourlas is an MBA graduate of HEC Montréal and previously worked for Sunlife Financial and Swiftrade Securities. Mr. Fourlas excels with his ability to grow and nurture strong relationships with his clients and their independent tax advisors. By always placing clients’ vision at the forefront, Mr. Fourlas ensures that his recommendations reflect appropriate and suitable long-term approaches to his client’s financial success.

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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