Jonathan Piurko is the Co-Founder and CEO of Monarch Bridge Financial Corp. Mr. Piurko is responsible for all executive functions of Monarch Bridge and oversees the company’s operations including management of the investment process, deal origination and portfolio management. Jonathan established Monarch Bridge to address the lack of liquidity alternatives available to mid-market and small private company owner-operators as they contemplate succession planning and transitions of ownership upon retirement.
Prior to creating Monarch Bridge, Jonathan spent 12 years investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”) throughout North America as Managing Director of Northwater Capital Management Inc., a Toronto-based private equity manager focused on small businesses with rich intellectual and intangible property portfolios. Together with his partners at Northwater, Jon managed three private equity portfolios with approximately $500M in committed capital.
Jonathan began his career as a lawyer at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP where his practice focused on private company M&A and investment fund advisory work.