OPERATORS AND INVESTORS
ABOUT GLOBALIVE CAPITAL
Globalive Capital is the investment company of Anthony Lacavera and his team including Brice Scheschuk, Simon Lockie and David Roff. We have a combined 80 years of operating and investing experience and our track record includes:
All team members are investing partners.
Anthony Lacavera is the Chairman of Globalive Capital and Globalive Communications and past CEO of WIND Mobile. He was named Canada’s CEO of the Year in 2010 by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2006 and one of the 50 Most Influential Torontonians by Toronto Life Magazine in 2013. Anthony is an Honorary Fellow of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto and is a member of the University of Toronto Engineering Hall of Distinction. Anthony has a reputation as a disruptive entrepreneur that has changed Canada’s telecommunications landscape. In 2007, Anthony founded the Shamba Foundation, the charitable arm of the Globalive Group.
Chief Executive Officer
Brice Scheschuk, CPA, CA is the CEO of Globalive Capital and Globalive Communications, CFO of Pragmatic Solutions and past CFO of WIND Mobile. He has 20 years experience building and operating companies and has led the capital raising and due diligence efforts at WIND Mobile and Globalive Communications. Brice obtained his CA designation at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). His current and past board and advisory positions include WIND Mobile, Globalive Communications, Partsroom, Pragmatic Solutions, Cranson Capital, Espresso Capital, iLookabout(TSX: ILA), Samba Days / Rewards, SceneDoc, Transgaming (TSX: TNG), Varicent Software, Web Host Industry Review and World of Angus.
Chief Legal Officer
Simon Lockie is the CLO of Globalive Capital and Globalive Communications and past CRO at WIND Mobile. He successfully managed a very challenging regulatory environment to a successful conclusion for WIND Mobile. Simon has 20 years experience in legal and regulatory. He obtained his LL.B. from McGill University and was a partner at Davies, Ward, Philips & Vineberg. Simon’s current and past board and advisory positions include WIND Mobile and Globalive Communications.
David Roff, CPA, CA is a Partner at Globalive Capital and CFO of Brock View Rentals. He manages our real estate development and real estate investments. He also works with our non-telecommunications private, venture fund and micro cap public investments. David has over 20 years experience as an angel investor, CFO and director of both private and public companies. He obtained his CA designation at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). His current and past board and advisory positions include Arkson Nutraceuticals (OTC-BB: AKSN), Brock View Rentals, Deep Well Oil & Gas (OTC-BB: DWOG), Samba Days / Rewards, Scene Doc and Vet Success.
Globalive Capital invests in three categories:
Our primary operating experience is in telecommunications services and we are continuously looking at investment opportunities in this sector. We have a strong operating platform at Globalive Communications and have realized significant synergies from past investments in this sector including conferencing service providers, SMB resellers, consumer long-distance, dialing codes (#TAXI) and payphones. We have a particular strength in managing legacy telecommunications assets and optimizing cash flow / growth as appropriate.
We directly invest in and operate housing (student and single family rental) in Niagara / St. Catharines through Brock View Rentals. Our real estate LP investments include: Mohawk Medical, Momentum Real Estate Partners, Plazacorp Real Estate (Epic/Emerald Mezz, No 1 Yorkville, Widmer), Points West Living and White Tail Capital. We invest in a diversified portfolio of development and operating assets across multiple asset classes in Canada and the United States.
Our private investment activities are primarily relationship driven co-investments with like-minded, trusted investors including Business Instincts Group, Cranson Capital, Gibraltar Capital, Mantella Venture Partners, MaRS IAF, Plazacorp Ventures and Relay Ventures. We have also invested in a number of venture capital (equity and debt) funds. In general, we invest in technology, media and telecom sectors although we are not constrained to these sectors.
When we decide to invest, we bring our experience and network to the investee and drive significant strategic, financial and operational value.
The team at Globalive Capital is passionate entrepreneurs driven to break down barriers and challenge the status quo. Core principles include understand risk/return; people first; numbers don’t lie; sell, sell, sell; keep building; feed the winners; never stop and never accept no for an answer; fight incumbents and oligopolies; mentor the next generation and give back to the community; maintain maximum optionality; and always have alternatives. We enjoy meeting entrepreneurs that share our principles.
We support young entrepreneurs across Canada by way of direct investing activities at Globalive Capital and indirectly via our technology and media fund investments. Globalive supports organizations including The Hatchery at the University of Toronto Engineering school, The Next36 and MaRS. Our team actively mentors young entrepreneurs in a variety of forums and venues.
The Shamba Foundation is the charitable arm of Globalive Capital. Shamba partners with charities to enhance their operating effectiveness through consulting and seminars. We frequently donate our meeting room and event space in downtown Toronto as well as staff time to charities to run fundraising events.