ADVISORY BOARD

Ron Tepper

Ron Tepper is currently Chairman of Consolidated Fastfrate Inc., and President of Tepper Holdings Inc.

Ron purchased Consolidated Fastfrate in 1994 from Federal Industries. In revitalizing Fastfrate, he and his team created a menu of services that includes international and domestic trans-shipping, intra and inter provincial trucking, cross country intermodal, LTL, Drayage services, warehousing and 3rd party logistics including supply chain consolidation and de-consolidations. Combining these services led Fastfrate to be one of Canada’s largest privately owned transportation companies. Through its exclusive strategic partnership with CP Rail, Fastfrate has become Canada’s # 1 LTL intermodal transportation provider.

In 2020 we acquired time-definite LTL shipping services northbound and southbound between Quebec, Ontario and states east of the Mississippi on a daily and scheduled basis.

ASL Distribution Services was purchased to join the Fastfrate Group in 2021, contributing their final mile distribution and warehousing expertise.

In October 2006, Ron won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the ‘Business to Business’ category.

Tepper Holdings has ownership and investments in 7 different businesses including stainless steel manufacturing, real estate, trucking and rail transport.

As his major charitable endeavour, Ron sits on the board of Audrey’s Place Foundation, a private family foundation that provides scholarships to nursing students and post graduate students through York University and University of Toronto.


Leonard Wyss, CPA, CGA

Leonard is the Chief Financial Officer of Tepper Holdings Inc. (THI) and serves on the Company’s Advisory Board. He has been in the Transportation and Logistics industry since the 1980’s and has held a number of different accounting and finance roles. Joining Fastfrate’s management team in 1989 and serving as the CFO from 2001 to 2017, he gained a deep understanding of the industry.

In his current position at THI, he is responsible for financing, real estate development, mergers and acquisitions as well as managing the organization’s extensive investment portfolios. Leonard is a CPA, CGA having obtained his designation in 1993 and is a graduate of Ryerson University.


Manny Calandrino

Manny Calandrino has more than 45 years of transportation industry experience and has obtained his CITT and Marketing certificate. Manny has been with the Fastfrate group of companies since 1985 and is one of the stakeholders of Fastfrate and was instrumental in the growth and development of services offered by Consolidated Fastfrate, which today is one of Canada’s Industry Leaders. His hands on experience have allowed him to take on the role as President and CEO and continue to lead the company in profitable growth, capitalizing on new opportunities to allow the company to maintain its status as a leader.

Manny has been married for 45 years to Carmen and has 3 children and 4 grandchildren.


Don McLauchlin

Don has been associated with Consolidated Fastfrate and by extension Tepper Holdings since 1998. Following graduation (BA Economics, Western) Don worked across Canada (Montreal, SW Ontario, Edmonton, and Vancouver) before relocating to Toronto with Roynat Capital, as VP Risk in 1993.

In 2001, Roynat Capital Partners was developed by Don to augment Roynat’s investment management practices. It was in that role that Fastfrate’s Advisory Board was conceived, ultimately transitioning into the THI Advisory Board.

Don also serves on the Advisory Board of Moskowitz Capital Corporation, a Toronto based alternative mortgage lender.


Douglas A. Jack

Doug is a Chartered Accountant, having earned his undergraduate degree at Concordia University and subsequently completing the CA Program at McGill University.

He was self-employed in public accounting his entire professional career, serving as Managing Partner of the CA firm he founded until his retirement from public practice. His experience includes advising clients in a wide variety of businesses, industries, and professions as well as his involvement as a principal in several active business ventures. He has also served as a director for several non-profit entities.

Doug has been an adviser to Ron Tepper and Tepper Holdings for almost 30 years, first as external tax, and business adviser and currently as a member of THI’s Advisory Board.


Roger Poirier

Roger is the Co-Founder of Hazelview Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary venture capital fund focused exclusively on innovative, early-stage PropTech, BuildTech, and CleanTech companies. He is also the Founder of Whiteshell Group Inc., a merchant bank and advisory firm.

Roger has spent his entire career working with entrepreneurs to help them grow their companies and realize their potential. He has helped companies succeed by focusing on growth initiatives, funding strategies, and ultimately monetization. Roger’s hands-on operational expertise, across varying industries, has allowed him to collaborate and add value in complex environments.

Before founding Whiteshell Group Inc., Roger was the Co-Founder and Director of Cormark Securities, a Toronto-based mid-market institutional equities boutique. Throughout his tenure at Cormark, he held various roles including Managing Director, Investment Banking and Deputy Chair, Risk Committee.

Roger holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and currently sits on various corporate and advisory boards including Newtopia, a public tech-enabled health company. He is also the Chair of Toronto French School (TFS), attended by two of his three teenage children. Originally from Manitoba, Roger, and his wife Jennifer, call Toronto home.


Stan Pasternak

Stan joined Tepper Holdings’ advisory Board in 2011 after 21 years as Treasurer of Canadian Tire where he was involved in all M&A activities, real estate-based financings, capital markets issuance and risk management; and 16 years at Royal Bank including roles in corporate finance, multinational lending, and strategic planning. He serves(d) on the Board of AST Trust of Canada and on several not-for-profit entities.


Steve Landau FCPA, FCA

Steve retired as a partner of Ernst & Young in June 2021 following a 30-year career with the firm. Prior to his retirement, Steve was a co-founder of EY’s Transaction Tax group based in Toronto with extensive experience in consulting on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings. He was also the founder and long-time leader of the seller side practice within the Transaction Tax group and was considered a leading advisor in Canada on tax planning for private company sale transactions.

Steve’s practice focused on advising entrepreneurs with the design and implementation of tax strategies for the sale or recapitalization of mid to larger privately owned businesses, including advising on estate planning matters related to the monetization of family wealth.


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