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Mr. Wood is responsible for developing and reviewing prospective investment opportunities, overseeing Tormont50 additions/ deletions, and participating in the management of the firm, in particular as lead point-person for Companies and Investors. He focuses on investments in the digital media, software-as-a-service, healthcare, publishing and business and consumer services sectors.

As well as founding The Tormont50, Mr. Wood is the current President of Tormont Group, a cross border Advisory celebrating its fifth year as an active participant in North American markets. Prior to Tormont Group Mr. Wood was the Managing Director of Equity Sales at Loewen Ondaatje where he was primarily responsible for leading financings and assignments for emerging companies. Prior to this he held active roles as Vice President at BMO Nesbitt Burns, as well as at CIBC World Markets. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Wood was a stockbroker at Midland Walwyn Capital. Mr. Wood received a BA from the University of Toronto.

Patrick A. Wood

Partner and Founder, Based in Toronto

Mark Forney

Managing Partner, Based in Los Angeles

Mark is an authority on both cross-border shareholder development and growth stock investing, with more than 20 years of
buy-and sell-side experience. He served as an analyst/portfolio manager at two highly successful growth funds, Rustic Partners
Hedge Fund and The New USA Mutual Fund. He began his career at William O’Neil + Co., where he specialized in IPO analysis
and was part of the team that developed and tested the industry’s first internet-based institutional stock charting and
screening tools.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts, double major, in English and Communication Arts and a Masters of Business Administration,
Finance, both from Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles).

Kara Wood is a leading expert in the field of big data and data science. She equips companies and working professionals with the numbers they need to stay competitive in today’s data-driven economy. Kara has spent the last decade consulting for large technical organizations in the private sector, such as IBM, DBRS, and BDC, as well as other government organizations. 

She is the founder of  Succinct Social Media, a member of the Social Media Research Institute and a board member of the Women’s College Hospital Foundation.

Kara’s educational background includes a Media and Communications degree from Fraser Valley University; during her time there, it was one of the first degree programs offered in the study of the Internet and how it was going to shape our global cultures.

Kara Wood

Digital Data Analyst,  Based in Toronto

Samuel McWhirter

Data Analyst and Reporting Lead, Based in Toronto
Sam is responsible for tracking the Data Analytics on the Tormont50 Website. His prior co-op experience from working at start-ups as a Data Analytics expert to large companies including Canadian Tire as a marketing coordinator, will help to further improve the user interface and investor to small cap company network. With over seven years of personal investing, Sam is always interested in finding the next best small cap stock investment across multiple sectors.

Useful tools including heat maps, funnels, surveys and screen recordings will enable us to figure out what users are concentrating on throughout the website. This will bridge the gap between investors and small cap companies as we can get a detailed analysis about what can be changed in order to further engage investors with each of the small cap companies.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Environmental and Business degree from the University of Waterloo. This is unique program as the Environment and Business degree is recognized for its environmental leadership with a #1 ranking in the Corporate Knights survey of how well sustainability considerations are integrated into business programs at Canadian universities.

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