AltaCorp Capital Inc.

Investment Banking Team

Jeffrey Fallows, LLB/MBA, CFA

Managing Director, Investment Banking

Head of Agriculture & Diversified Industries

Mr. Fallows has more than 11 years’ experience working with Canadian and International Agriculture, Consumer and Industrial companies on a wide variety of transactions including equity, M&A and corporate finance advisory. Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Fallows worked at leading independent and bank-owned dealers in Canada and the U.S. Mr. Fallows has an LLB/MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and the UWO Law School and is a CFA Charter holder.


Arturo Vilas

Managing Director, Investment Banking

Latin America

Mr. Vilas has more than 30 years’ experience working in energy investment banking. Most recently Mr. Vilas was VP Business Development and Argentina Country Manager for Miramar Hydrocarbons / Petrolera del Comahue SA, a producer of crude oil in Argentina. Prior thereto he was Managing Director of Macquarie Group’s Buenos Aires office and managed Macquarie’s energy practice in South America. In early 2007, Arturo initiated Tristone Capital’s successful Latin American practice. Prior to that, Mr. Vilas was Managing Director of Scotia Waterous and J.P. Morgan Chase. He was also a Board Member of Interoil ASA, and Oslo Bors – listed E&P companies with operations in Colombia and Peru. He is a native Spanish speaker and is fluent in French, Portuguese and Italian, in addition to English. He holds a Licenciado en Administración de Empresas’ (Business Administration degree) from the Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires


Patrick Stables, CFA

Director, Investment Banking

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Stables was an Investment Banking Analyst with Thomas Weisel Partners/Stifel Nicolaus, where he focused primarily on E&P and Oilfield Services. Prior to that, he worked in the Private Investment Advice division of TD Waterhouse. Mr. Stables holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance Degree from Mount Royal University and is a CFA Charterholder.


Gregory Smiddy

Vice President, Investment Banking

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Smiddy was an Investment Banking Analyst with Credit Suisse Securities (Canada), where he focused primarily on E&P including the oilsands sector. Prior to that, he worked in the investment banking department of Haywood Securities. Mr. Smiddy holds a Bachelor of Finance Honours Degree from the University of Johannesburg and is currently a CFA level II candidate.


Yarik Zakrevsky, CFA

Vice President, Investment Banking

Agriculture & Diversified Industries

Mr. Zakrevsky has 10 years of experience across Investment Banking, Corporate M&A and Principal Investing in a number of industries including consumer, pharmaceutical, financials, power & utilities and infrastructure. Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Zakrevsky worked in the Investment Banking group of a major Canadian bank.  Mr. Zakrevsky holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business and is a CFA Charterholder.


Blake Eshleman

Associate, Investment Banking

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Eshleman was a Joint Ventures Summer Student with Daylight Energy Ltd., where he was responsible for managing Contract Operating Agreements, and well fees. Mr. Eshleman holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance) from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.


Tyler Press

Associate, Investment Banking

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Press was an Analyst with TD Asset Management, where he held positions in both Equity and Fixed Income Research and Portfolio Management. Most recently, Mr. Press was a Research Analyst on the Canadian Equity Team where he was responsible for E&P Research. Prior to that, he worked as a Summer Analyst for Aberdeen Asset Management. Mr. Press holds an Honors in Business Administration degree (Finance) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is working towards his CFA Charter.


Alex Chang

Analyst, Investment Banking

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Chang was a Senior Staff Accountant with Ernst and Young LLP from 2014 to 2017 in the Toronto office with a primary focus on Financial Institutions. Mr. Chang holds an Honors in Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He has passed all three levels of the CFA program and has passed all exams of the Chartered Professional Accountant program.


Arsalan Farooqui

Analyst, Investment Banking

Agriculture & Diversified Industries

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Farooqui was with Acasta Enterprises as a Private Equity Analyst with a focus on Consumer Products sector. Before that, he has completed summer internships at Acasta Capital’s M&A advisory arm and at Fiera Capital’s Fixed Income group in Toronto. Mr. Farooqui holds a Joint Honours degree (with First-Class Honours) in Economics and Finance from McGill University, where he graduated on the Dean’s Honours List. He is currently a CFA level II candidate.


Karim Merali

Analyst, Investment Banking

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Merali interned as a Tax and Financial Analyst at Precision Drilling Corporation. Mr. Merali holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Economics from Queen’s University where he was a member of the Queen’s Economic Investment Council. He is currently a CFA level II candidate.


Dylan Morrow

Analyst, Investment Banking

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Morrow was an Investment Analyst with Mercer (Canada) Limited. Mr. Morrow holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance) with Distinction from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. He is currently a CFA level III candidate.