W. Brett Wilson
W. Brett Wilson has been an active investment banker for nearly 30 years and enjoys extensive knowledge of Canada’s resource sectors. In 1993, he co-founded FirstEnergy Capital Corp., a Canadian brokerage firm that provides investment-banking services to Canada’s energy-based industries. Since inception, FirstEnergy has participated in thousands of financing and merger and acquisition projects totaling well over $200 billion.
He is Chairman of Prairie Merchant Corporation, his private merchant bank focused on extensive business opportunities in the energy, agriculture, real estate, sports, and entertainment industries. Mr. Wilson was a panelist on the Gemini award winning CBC reality show Dragons’ Den and hosted Slice/Global TV’s reality show Risky Business.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan (1979), a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary (1985), and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Royal Roads University (2010). He was awarded Member of the Order of Canada in 2011.