The Frontline Advisors Inc (Frontline) team is comprised of governance experts who have built their practice advising public company Issuers and shareholders during their tenure leading the governance division at a Canadian proxy firm. Frontline Advisors Inc (Frontline) is headed by the most recent former head of ISS’ Canadian M&A/Proxy Contest Research who provided recommendations on over 80 North American proxy contests as well as more than 1000 M&A transactions.
Victor is the President of Frontline Advisors Inc (Frontline). Victor is responsible for the North American Business where he leads a team of experienced governance professionals.
Victor has over a decade of capital market experience where he established himself as an expert in corporate governance advisory work with an in depth focus on shareholder activism, M&A and executive compensation. Frontline Advisors Inc (Frontline), Victor was Executive Vice President, Governance Special Situations at Kingsdale Advisors where he was involved in more than 50 contested situations and devised sophisticated governance strategies for both corporate and activist clients. His high-profile signature wins include FrontFour & Sandpiper in their action against Granite REIT and Crescent Point in their defense against Cation Capital. He also provided expert analysis and practical solutions to corporate clients on their corporate governance and executive compensation strategies.
Prior to Kingsdale, Victor was Vice President of M&A and Proxy Contest Research for Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.’s (“ISS”) U.S. and Canadian research teams where he covered and provided vote recommendations to institutional clients for over 80 North American proxy contests as well as more than 1000 M&A transactions. He also opined on a number of high-profile say-on-pay votes during his 5-year tenure at ISS. Victor led the Canadian M&A group/division team at ISS Canada, where he assembled and trained the M&A research team.
Victor holds an MBA in Finance and Blue Ocean Strategy from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Double Specialist in Commerce & Finance and Economics, Minor in Mathematics) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Victor is a CFA charterholder.
Jackie is a Senior Vice President, Governance at Frontline Advisors Inc (Frontline).
Over the past six years, Jackie built his practice specializing in complex shareholder matters related to corporate governance, shareholder rights, executive compensation and proxy contests. As an expert in compensation-related shareholder matters, Jackie has advised on the most high-profiled Say-on-Pay turn-around situations in Canada. Having assessed countless Say on Pay and equity plan proposals, his pragmatic and creative approach to assisting companies on navigating the complexities of the proxy advisory firm landscape has resulted in the effective execution of numerous tailored shareholder engagement campaigns that have led to successful shareholder meetings.
As an experienced practitioner in the shareholder activism space, Jackie has advised on over 40 Canadian contested situations. He has represented both activist shareholders or corporate Issuers in some of the largest proxy contests in Canada, including but not limited to Crescent Point Energy’s defense against Cation Capital and FrontFour Capital Group/Sandpiper Group’s successful dissident campaign against Granite REIT.
Prior to joining Frontline Advisors Inc (Frontline), Jackie was a Vice President, leading the governance advisory team at Kingsdale Advisors Inc. He was also formerly a member of the Canadian executive compensation team at Towers Watson Canada.
Jackie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business.