Management Team

All of our partners have extensive experience in structuring credit facilities and executing transactions in corporate finance, private equity, merger and acquisition, valuation, and initial public offerings. 

  • President & Chief Executive Officer

    Mark has worked in the financial services industry since 1993. He has led Wellington's growth from its inception as a $7 million fund in 2000 to its current $450 million investment program ($150 million fund size). He was a Managing Director and Head of Technology Investment Banking of Orion Securities (now Macquarie Capital Markets) from January 2000 until December 2004, when he joined Wellington Financial on a full-time basis. Prior to January 2000, he was part of a team that advised on over $25 billion in transactions as a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions group at a BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. Mark received credit training at Bank of Montreal and was certified for commercial lending in 1995. Prior to 1993, he worked as an executive assistant and advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada. He was educated at The University of Western Ontario (1988). At the present time he serves as Chairman of the Toronto Port Authority, a member of the Governing Council of Sunnybrook Hospital and is a member of the board of directors for the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA). Mark is a former Governor of the University of Western Ontario and is a past director of several public and private companies and community organizations. Currently Mark is also a member of the Globe and Mail's advisory business panel for Business Incubator.

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  • Partner

    Vikram Gupta is a Partner with Wellington Financial and runs the firm’s San Francisco office. In addition, he is a mentor at MuckerLab, an LA-based incubator/seed fund, and an angel investor in, and/or advisor to, a number of start-ups, including NeuroSave (medical devices for traumatic brain injury), Scripped (online marketplace for freelance written content), Wallaby Financial (financial technology) and Victrio (fraud detection software).

    Prior to joining Wellington, Mr. Gupta was with venture debt fund Western Technology Investment (WTI); JPMorgan Partners, JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s private equity and venture capital group; and Credit Suisse First Boston’s Leveraged Finance Group.  His investments and/or board affiliations have included Aristos Logic (acquired by Adaptec), Catena Networks (acquired by CIENA), Ikanos Communications (IPO), Sierra Logic (acquired by Emulex) and Tacit Networks (acquired by Packeteer).

    Mr. Gupta holds a B.A. with Distinction from The University of California, Berkeley.

  • Partner

    As a Partner, Kul is focused on sourcing, structuring, negotiating, executing and monitoring Wellington investments. Prior to joining Wellington, Kul worked as a technology investment banker at a leading independent investment bank for over 4 years where he was involved in more than 25 closed lead financings and merger/advisory assignments for both public and private companies in Canada. He has also worked on majority of Wellington Financial's transactions including Basis100, MKS, Meikle Automation, TM Bioscience, Necho Systems, etc. Prior to 1998, Kul worked as a senior software engineer at Nortel Networks and IBM Microelectronics (Canada) where he focused on the research & development of various computing, communication and networking technologies. Kul earned his Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering (Electrical) in 1994 from the University of Toronto and Masters of Business Administration in 2000 from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

  • Partner

    Mark's career began in 1988 at Royal Bank. He joined RBC's Commercial Banking Group in 1993, and his roles have included marketing and strategy in the bank's head office, and senior account manager in the bank's high tech banking group. Mark then was recruited by Cisco Systems in 2000 to join Cisco Capital's structured finance team in Toronto where he financed the sales of Cisco equipment and services to sub-investment grade customers using a combination of debt and equity structures. Geographic responsibilities for financings included Canada and the US Eastern Seaboard. Mark returned to Royal Bank in 2001 to lead the bank's Information Technology Banking team in the Greater Toronto Area. In Mark's last role at RBC, he was the executive responsible for RBC's entire Knowledge Based Industries practice in the Ontario marketplace in addition to the Toronto Tech Banking Group. Mark has his MBA from Queen's University and is involved in a number of technology associations.

  • Vice-President

    Jason has been associated with Wellington since 2003; following his role as a technology investment banker at an independent investment bank from 2001-2002. Previously, Jason was involved with the advancement of numerous technology-based initiatives in both Undergraduate and MBA programs at the School of Business at Queen's University. Jason earned his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen's University in 2001 and is an academic Medalist. Jason earned a Masters in Public Administration from Queen's University (2005).

  • Vice-President

    As a Vice-President, Eric is based in California, overseeing Wellington Financial’s transaction sourcing and business development activities in the Western region of the United States. He joined Wellington 2009 with more than 20 years of experience in banking and asset based lending. Eric was previously with Vencore Capital as a venture debt lender providing financing to early-stage and emerging companies. Prior to Vencore Capital, Eric financed emerging growth companies in positions he held with Coast Business Credit and Bank of America. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley and has an MBA from University of California, Irvine.

  • V.P. Corporate Development

    Caroline Mulroney Lapham has been associated with Wellington since 2011. Previously, Caroline was the Associate Director of the NYU Center for Law & Business, a legal associate in the NYC office of Shearman & Sterling LLP and an investment banker at Bear, Stearns & Co in New York. She is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Law.  Caroline is the co-founder and president of the Shoebox Project for Shelters, a non-for-profit corporation that delivers gift items to women in shelters across Canada, and a member of the board of directors of the National Theatre School of Canada. 

     

  • V.P. Finance

    Prior to joining Wellington in 2010, Amit worked as a Senior Manager at Deloitte in the Assurance & Advisory practice where he specialized on clients in the asset management, private equity and banking industries.  He earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree (with high distinction) from The University of Toronto (2000). Amit is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

  • Business Development

     

    Amy has been associated with Wellington Financial LP since 2000. Currently part of the business development team, Amy is active in the venture community, developing client relationships with a wide spectrum of growing companies looking for growth capital. In addition, Amy is responsible for the advertising and brand development for Wellington Financial LP. She earned her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Guelph.

     

  • Business Development

    Prior to joining Wellington Financial in 2013, Paul spent 4 years in asset management at Fidelity Investments.  At Fidelity, he provided investment ideas and portfolio suggestions to investment advisors and financial planners in Ontario. Paul is co-President of the Toronto chapter for the Young Canadians in Finance society. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst as well as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.  Paul earned his Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management and Finance from Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.

     

  • Associate

     

    Prior to joining Wellington Financial in 2010, Daniel was an Analyst for a corporate finance advisory firm in Toronto from 2008-2010, where he worked on a number of corporate finance transactions and M&A advisory mandates for small & medium enterprises across a range of industries. Daniel earned his Bachelor of Arts - Economics degree from Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business & Economics (2008).