- Investment Management
- Finance & Operations
- Sales & Business Development
- Property Management & Leasing
Mr. Courtliff has been working with ICM since 2011 and is responsible for the management and oversight of ICM’s Canadian and U.S. investment platform and select asset management activities within ICM’s Canadian portfolio. Mr. Courtliff has over 10 years of investment industry experience, beginning his career in investment banking before transitioning to real estate asset and investment management. His experience includes structuring complex domestic and cross-border transactions and investment vehicles, evaluating and underwriting investment opportunities and closing transactions, asset management including development management and portfolio/fund management. He has been directly involved in transactions and the management of over $500 million. Mr. Courtliff received a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary including studies at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Wirtschafts Universitat Wien and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Courtliff is fluent in both French and English.
Mr. Vankka joined ICM as a partner in 2017 and is responsible for the management of ICM’s diversified private equity platform and asset management activities. Mr. Vankka has 25 years of experience in investment banking, trading and capital markets. He has been a Managing Director at several investment banks with extensive advisory experience in domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, equity and debt origination, due diligence, structured product management, strategic planning, risk management and proprietary trading. Mr. Vankka was a founder of global energy investment bank Tristone Capital which was ultimately sold to Macquarie Group and prior to that a co-head and principal at Peters & Co. Limited. Mr. Vankka also was Vice President, Risk Management at Gluskin Sheff + Associates. Mr. Vankka holds Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant designations. He is registered as Portfolio Manager with the Alberta Securities Commissions and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction from the University of Calgary.
Managing Director & General Counsel
Mr. Coupland joined ICM in 2016 and is responsible for all legal matters, as well as aspects related to securities offerings on behalf of the ICM entities. Mr. Coupland has over 15 years of experience in private equity fund formation, registration matters, structuring private equity investments such as leveraged buyouts, venture capital, mezzanine capital and the creation of private equity investment funds, private and public mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt related corporate finance transactions (acting for both issuers and underwriters), corporate reorganizations and recapitalizations, NYSE, TSX and TSX Venture Exchange original listings and graduations, initial public offerings, takeover bids and capital pool company transactions. Prior to joining ICM, Mr. Coupland was the Chief Legal Officer for a registered investment fund and portfolio manager with over $200 million in assets under management. Prior thereto Mr. Coupland was a corporate lawyer with the international law firm, Bennett Jones LLP. Mr. Coupland holds a Bachelor of Education (with distinction) and LLB from the University of Calgary.