Michael Simonetta, C.A., Partner


Michael Simonetta is a founding partner of Talon Partners Inc. and entrepreneur who has a broad background of management, investment, and capital markets experience. Among his prior endeavours, Michael was the Co-Founder and CEO of an asset management firm which grew from a start-up to a diversified asset management firm with over $32 billion of assets under management. He was also a Founding Shareholder and Vice-Chairman of a successful software company, Partner in a public accounting firm, and a CFO of a national retailer. He has led or been a significant participant in numerous acquisitions, turnaround situations, and financing transactions totaling in excess of $1 billion. Michael has also founded businesses and been the driving force behind their development and eventual sale for total proceeds of over $500 million.


Michael is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, obtaining his C.A. designation in 1984 while achieving Top 20 Canadian Honour Roll standing. He is a Director of the Toronto Board of Trade and a member of Young Presidentís Organization(YPO). Michael was the Gold Medal winner of the 1983 Bachelor of Arts(BA) graduating class of the University of Waterloo.