Clariti Strategic Advisors adds executives-in-residence and senior advisors

02 June 2022 2 min. read
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Clariti Strategic Advisors, a Toronto-based investment banking and strategic consulting firm, has welcomed Derek Panchyshyn and Jeff Sands as executives-in-residence and Gilad Rom and Tom Gunter as senior advisors in its advisory board.

Derek Panchyshyn brings more than 25 years of experience advising and collaborating with executives and boards on business strategy and operations, with a focus on SaaS and IT business models. He has deep expertise in global supply chains, outsourcing, and customer service.

Panchyshyn has held positions including EVP of global operations and supply chain at ATX Networks and VP, global at Celestica.

As executive-in-residence, Panchyshyn will advise clients who require support in operations.

Jeff Sands is a founding member of Dorset Partners, a turnaround consulting firm. An experienced turnaround professional, Sands recently authored a management book titled “Corporate Turnaround Artistry: Fix Any Business in 100 Days.”

As an executive-in-residence at Clariti, Sands will work with clients who require support from a turnaround executive/CRO partner.

Clariti Strategic Advisors adds executives-in-residence and senior advisors

Gilad Rom brings extensive experience in technology and fintech to his advisory role at Clariti. He previously served as chief strategy officer at Clearco, the world’s largest investor providing equity-free capital to e-commerce businesses. Before that, Rom was European head of marketing and growth at Shopify and held several senior positions in marketing, strategy and analytics, and legal at Google. Rom is also currently an active advisor to early-stage fintech and B2B software firms.

Tom Gunter has extensive executive experience in food and consumer products, having spent 35 years in the industry. He has held executive roles at Frito-Lay, Molson Coors, and ConAgra Foods Canada, where he served as president. Gunter most recently served as EVP and GM of Fiera Foods, a large industrial bakery company.

Brendan Paddick, board chair of Clariti, and Rahul Suri, founder and managing partner of Clariti, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Derek, Gilad, Jeff, and Tom into the Clariti ecosystem. Their extensive and relevant business experience, coupled with their qualities as great partners and wonderful human beings, underscore our excitement to bring them into the fabric of providing effective value-added solutions for our clients."

Clariti was founded in 2017 and provides services in strategic counsel, M&A advisory, IPO readiness, unsolicited bid preparedness, and capital structure optimization, as well as private capital through subsidiary Clariti Capital Markets.

The firm has more than a dozen employees, according to LinkedIn, and has worked on engagements with notable organizations including Air Canada, CN Rail, Rogers, Royal Bank, and Torstar.