Mark Le Dain
SVP Strategy and Corporate Development, Validere
Mark is Validere’s SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development. He leads Validere’s strategic positioning and partnerships, along with supporting sales with unique client needs. Mark has significant experience advising energy and infrastructure companies as an investment banker with Barclays, successfully completing over $18 billion of M&A transactions and $5 billion of capital markets transactions. He specialized in valuation and structuring, working on cross-border assignments between Canada, the US and Asia.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the Queen’s University School of Business and is a CFA charterholder. Mark is passionate about education and is on the Board of Governors of Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, and a proud partner and volunteer with Social Venture Partners Calgary. He is also a published fiction author. On the weekends, he enjoys yoga and spending time with his wife and son.