Dan has over eighteen years’ experience in private equity, investment banking and accounting. Prior to forming Headwater Equity Partners Inc., Dan Jacques was a senior Director, Merchant Banking with HSBC Capital (Canada) Inc. While at HSBC he sourced, negotiated, executed and exited numerous private equity and mezzanine investments in Western Canada. He also served as Chairman of the Board and a Board Member for a number of portfolio companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing, building products, food distribution, retail, and rail services.
Prior to joining HSBC Capital (Canada) Inc., Dan worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in Silicon Valley, Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette in New York and KPMG Corporate Finance in Vancouver.
Dan is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the MBA program at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. In addition, he has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with Honours from Simon Fraser University.