About Us

Management Team

 

Éric Phaneuf

Managing Partner

Éric Phaneuf has been a Managing Partner with Walter Capital Partners since November 2015. He will tap into his previous success working with business owners and executives...

Éric Phaneuf

Managing Partner

Éric Phaneuf has been a Managing Partner with Walter Capital Partners since November 2015. He will tap into his previous success working with business owners and executives to create value and seek out companies with a solid, forward-looking business model to help build the Walter Capital portfolio and play a key role in all transaction negotiations. Backed by a proven track record as a well-rounded leader, he will apply his financial acumen and thorough knowledge of operations to provide support and guidance to expansion-minded entrepreneurs.

Mr. Phaneuf has occupied a number of key finance and operations management positions mainly in North American publicly traded companies active in international markets, including Cascades, MediaGrif and Mega Brands. Among his significant career achievements to date, he was responsible for the development and execution of business and operations plans for a $200-million US business. He led the successful turnaround of a packaging company based in Ontario prior to joining Walter Capital. He has also played an important role in the successful completion of multiple financings that raised over $750 million. He has extensive experience in financial planning and business analysis, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence processes, corporate integration, business process improvement and contract negotiations.

Mr. Phaneuf holds a degree in business administration, with a major in finance, from the Université de Sherbrooke and the title of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Until recently, he served on the Board of Directors of one of North America’s biggest manufacturers of cardboard tubes and cores, as well as a leading Canadian collector, processor and marketer of recyclable materials. He is committed to giving back to the community and, as such, has taken part in many races and walks over the past decade to support cancer research. He has also been actively involved in various activities run by Autism Speaks, an organization that supports research.

Sam Ramadori

Managing Partner

Sam Ramadori joined Walter Capital Partners as a Managing Partner in August 2018. Mr. Ramadori is a private equity investor with significant experience identifying investment opportunities...

Sam Ramadori

Managing Partner

Sam Ramadori joined Walter Capital Partners in August 2018 as a Managing Partner. He is a private equity investor with significant experience identifying investment opportunities and supporting management teams in developing and executing growth oriented business plans.
At private equity firms Brookfield Capital Partners and Dundee Sarea, Mr. Ramadori held senior investment and operational roles, as well as board positions in both public and private companies. Previously, Mr. Ramadori was a management consultant at Bain & Company and practised corporate law at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Mr. Ramadori holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business as well as common law and civil law degrees from the University of Ottawa.


A Team of Experienced Leaders

Our Managing Partners each contribute their experience from the numerous executive positions they have held, in Canada and internationally, in major firms from various industries, including :
  • Health and wellness
  • Financial services
  • Industrial
  • Telecommunications and medias
  • Packaging
  • Electronic commerce
  • Consumer goods
  • Manufacturing

Seasoned Advisors

Their combined experience provides them with the extensive expertise needed to contribute to the success of the businesses that comprise our portfolio and to advise them in matters of :
  • Corporate strategy
  • Finance
  • Business development
  • Negotiations
  • Operations
  • Distribution
  • Sales and marketing
  • Supply chain
They also benefit from the support of Pierre Somers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Walter Group, a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully navigated the global expansion of Walter Surface Technologies and the growth of Walter Financial, a diversified holding company.