AltaCorp Capital Inc.

Investment Banking Team

Cameron Bailey, CFA

Managing Director, Investment Banking

Exploration & Production

Mr. Bailey has more than 30 years’ experience working with International and Domestic Energy companies. At AltaCorp Mr. Bailey is responsible for International and Domestic Oilfield Services, Energy Infrastructure, Alternative Energy, and E&P.

During the past 15 years Mr. Bailey has founded and operated a number of International and Domestic E&P companies and oilfield service companies including Nevis Drilling Systems, a directional drilling company that was acquired by PHX Energy Technologies (Canadian Oilfield Services) where he served as a Board Member from 2002 to 2016; Signal Energy Inc. (Canadian E&P); Fortress Energy Inc. (Canadian E&P); Alvopetro Inc. (Brazilian E&P) and Fortaleza Energy Inc. (Canadian E&P).  Mr. Bailey formerly served on the Board of Directors of Africa Oil Inc. (East African E&P) and Shamaran Petroleum Corp. (Kurdistan E&P) as well as a number of other TSX listed public and private energy companies.

From 1999 to 2004 Mr. Bailey was a Managing Director of Network Capital Inc., an energy venture capital and investment management company. 

Prior thereto Mr. Bailey was Managing Director of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets of Peters & Co. Limited. 


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.


Gurdeep Gill, CFA

Managing Director, Investment Banking

Exploration & Production

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Gill worked in the Corporate & Investment Banking group for a major chartered bank in Calgary. Prior to that, Mr. Gill was Vice President, Investment Banking at Tristone Capital Inc. from 2003 to 2008, and prior thereto was involved with a Calgary-based hedge fund. Mr. Gill holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Major in Finance (Honours), and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Calgary. He is also a CFA Charterholder.


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.


Simion Candrea

Vice President, Investment Banking

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. Candrea was a key member of the investment banking group of Jennings Capital Inc., primarily focusing on Natural Resources and Diversified Industries. Prior to that, he worked in wealth management with RBC Dominion Securities and prior, with ABN Amro Bank, focusing on Eastern European Pharma & Chemicals. Mr. Candrea has a Master’s of Science (Economics) from Academia Istropolitana Nova and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University.


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.


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.


Connor DiStefano

Analyst, Investment Banking

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Mr. DiStefano was a Business Development Intern at Monexo Innovations, a Hong Kong-based Peer-to-Peer lending company. There, he was responsible for analyzing lending markets in India and the Philippines and developing a preliminary strategy for product launch. Mr. DiStefano holds a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies, with an Honours Double Major in Economics and Finance from the University of Western Ontario.


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.