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Andrew Shannon

CPA, CA, Managing Partner

Andrew is a seasoned senior level financial executive, with more than 20 years’ experience within the tech industry. His extensive financial and qualitative background includes finance, accounting, legal, HR, investor relations and business operations. Andrew has been instrumental in the successful sale of companies as well as leading equity and debt financing transactions. Andrew has a proven track record at providing businesses with outstanding transparency into the critical aspects of their businesses and has superior cash management expertise. Andrew is an entrepreneur at heart and approaches every issue, challenge and opportunity with creativity and enthusiasm.

Prior to co-founding Fusion Partners, Andrew was the CFO and COO at Dyadem International where he was instrumental in the successful sale of the business to IHS Inc. in April, 2011. Andrew started his career at Ernst & Young as a corporate tax manager and held progressively more senior financial roles at SAS Institute Canada Inc., SOLCORP and EDS Canada. Andrew holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University and is a CPA, CA of Ontario.

Steve Schaus

CPA, CA, CFA, Managing Partner

Steve is an experienced financial executive and investor who has spent the majority of his 20-year career restructuring and revitalizing companies in distress. Steve has advised and invested in numerous companies, across many industries, who have benefited from his extensive analytical and problem-solving skills and strategic advice. Never afraid to roll up his sleeves, Steve’s career success has been achieved by partnering with management teams, employees and stakeholders to reduce risk, increase efficiency, and prepare for future growth opportunities.

Prior to Fusion, Steve’s work experience includes 5 years as a Partner at Stornoway Portfolio Management, a boutique investment firm which specializes in distressed investing, 8 years at Scotiabank, where he was a Director in the Proprietary Trading group, and 7 years at Ernst & Young, where he was a restructuring professional involved in a number of large and complex corporate restructurings.

Steve holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University, is a CPA, CA, and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Margaret Eastwood

CPA, CA, Director of Finance

Margaret is a finance and accounting leader with a keen interest in supporting innovative businesses to grow and increase profitability. She enjoys working with management teams and employees to drive process improvement and gain valuable insights on the business. Margaret is also a problem solver who strives for continuous learning.  Prior to joining Fusion, Margaret worked for 5 years at Dream, a leading Canadian asset management company, holding progressive finance roles within both the real estate and renewable energy divisions.

Margaret is a CPA, CA of Ontario, with experience working in Audit & Assurance at PricewaterhouseCoopers with public and private clients in the real estate, insurance and entertainment industries.  Margaret holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Margaret is a fitness enthusiast who loves running, cycling, swimming and weight-training in her spare time.

Thomas Varga

CPA, CMA, Financial Analyst

Thomas is a recently accomplished CPA, CMA who has spent much of his career managing all aspects of the finance function – from day to day financial transactions, to financial analysis, system and process enhancements and overall financial reporting.  Thomas has a high energy, can-do attitude that is enjoyable to be around.  He embraces financial and operational best practices and encourages innovation at every opportunity. Driven by results, Thomas always pushes for accuracy when it comes to his reporting duties. Prior to working for Fusion Partners, Thomas was employed by the consulting firm Reclay StewardEdge in financial reporting. With a background in the consulting industry, Thomas takes a keen interest in managing and optimizing cashflow for his clients.

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Commerce in International Accounting and Finance from Seneca College. When not at work, Thomas enjoys visiting the many parks in Toronto, jogging, watching science fiction, and travelling.

Alice Tang

Senior Financial Analyst

Alice is an accounting professional who began her career in the automotive and renewable energy industry. She is consistently looking for unique learning opportunities and embraces new challenges to further expand the scope of her knowledge and diversify her professional skillset. Alice currently assists in day-to-day accounting, financial, and administrative functions for start-up and privately held high-growth entities. Prior to Fusion, Alice held financial reporting positions in various companies such as Dream Asset Management, Mazda Canada Inc., Bell Canada Enterprises, and the Ministry of Finance.

Alice holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto’s Rotman Commerce program and is in the final stages of achieving her CPA designation. In her spare time, Alice enjoys reading contemporary and mystery novels, sketching, as well as running.