SAINT JOHN- Saint John-based Mariner Partners Inc. has formally announced the newest member of its board.
Joe Catalfamo officially joined the organization on December 17, 2019. He will act as an Independent Director with founding partners and board members Bob Justason, Curtis Howe and Gerry Pond.
Catalfamo brings over 28 years of venture capital investing and a wealth of experience in the mobile, enterprise software and digital media verticals. Having invested in and/or served on the board of numerous notable organizations including Affinio, Radian6, iMagicTV and C2FO, the company says his diverse and extensive experience will allow him to play an integral role in the strategic direction, overall growth and business development of the organization.
“Mariner has always aspired to be a company of collaboration, innovation, partnership, and perhaps most importantly, one that listens to its customers. We’ve built an exceptional reputation as a trusted and reliable partner to some of the world’s most recognized and respected brands,” says Mariner chairman Gerry Pond, in a release.
“Through continuous innovation and a customer focus, we will continue to compete and thrive on the world stage. Joe brings experience to the table that aligns perfectly with the board’s vision for our strategic growth and we’re excited to have him as part of the team.”
Catalfamo was recently a managing partner for Summerhill Venture Partners, a group he co-founded, as well as a past co-founder and partner of Whitecap Venture Partners III.
Prior to joining Summerhill, he served as EVP, CFO and Director of Whitecastle Investments, a leading Canadian private investment company, and co-founder of its venture practice. He began his professional career with KPMG, where he held various senior positions in both Canada and the U.K.
Catalfamo is a Gold Medal graduate from the University of Waterloo’s Master of Accounting program and holds Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant designations in Canada.