Founder & Investment Committee Member


Founder & Investment Committee Member

Rod is a founder of Parallel49 Equity’s predecessor, Tricor Pacific Capital, and is based in Vancouver.

Since the firm’s founding, Rod has been involved in all aspects of he firm’s operations, management and investment decisions, including serving as chairman or board member of several of Parallel49 Equity’s prior portfolio companies.  Most recently, Rod was Chairman of Golden Boy Foods prior to its acquisition by Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POST).  He has served as Managing Director at Tricor until his recent retirement from that position.  Today, Rod remains a significant investor in the firm and continues to serve on its investment committee.

Prior to founding Tricor, Rod was a Principal at Macluan Capital Corporation. He was previously the Chairman and CEO of Hines Nurseries and SunGro Horticulture (companies owned by three of the Principals prior to the formation of Tricor). Until 1993, Rod was a Partner of Davis & Company, one of Vancouver’s leading law firms. Prior to joining Davis & Company in 1978, Rod was Secretary and General Counsel for Cargill (Canada) Inc. Before joining Cargill, he practiced law in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with Thompson, Dorfman, Sweatman.

Rod obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Manitoba.

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