Emprise’s management team has significant experience in the areas of corporate finance, business development, securities law, equity and debt finance structuring, capital raising, and corporate governance, enabling it to add true value to its portfolio companies as part of its hands-on approach to all facets of its business.

Jeff Durno, LLB - CHAIRMAN

Jeff Durno offers a full-service personal approach to guide our portfolio companies through all aspects of the complex undertaking of business transactions. His experience has focused on complex capital and financial restructuring transactions and his approach is methodically detailed and executed upon with accuracy and comprehensive attention, cutting the guesswork out of strategic transactions. His approach is analytical, comprehensive and focused on ensuring transactions are efficient and well-executed.

Mr. Durno has been active in the public markets for the past twenty years, and in addition to a focus on strategic relationships, fund development and due diligence matters, he has overall responsibility for strategic planning and the mapping out of specific restructure processes for Emprise's portfolio companies. In addition to his role with Emprise, Mr. Durno is also a partner in the Securities Group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, a Canadian law firm with offices in Toronto and Vancouver.

Mr. Durno was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1993 and British Columbia in 1994 and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a director and officer of a number of Canadian public companies.