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Francesco Mele

Chief Operating Officer 403 517 2320

Francesco is Chief Operating Officer with Azimuth Capital Management. As a senior member of the Azimuth team, Francesco assists in the origination and execution of new portfolio investments and plays a role in potential follow-on investments for current Azimuth portfolio companies.  Francesco’s background provides added value to the Azimuth team through his legal analysis, due diligence and financial modeling of opportunities.

Prior to joining Azimuth in 2008, Francesco was a Managing Director of Global Investment Banking for a Canadian national bank dealer, where he negotiated, structured and priced both public and private equity financings, primarily in the oil and gas industry. Francesco also worked on numerous mergers & acquisitions transactions, which together with the equity financings aggregated in value in excess of $2.5 billion.

Prior to investment banking, Francesco practiced in the general area of corporate and commercial law, with emphasis in the areas of taxation and securities law for a Canadian national law firm.

Francesco holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Master of Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta. Francesco represents Azimuth as a Director on the boards of Cequence Energy Ltd., TimberRock Energy Corp and Altex Energy Ltd. and OSUM Oil Sands Corp.