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As the founder of Venture 17 as well as the CEO and President of Clear North Capital, Cody is extensively involved in creating greater opportunities for lower mid-market Canadian private companies through overall investment strategies, deal-flow generation, facilitating key lending relationships and investment banking relationships. Always at the forefront of market trends, Cody leads by example with his entrepreneurial approach in delivering innovative solutions and strategic planning that has assisted companies and investors in surpassing their goals.
With a career spanning more than 25 years, Cody began his profession in 1993 as an Analyst for the Leveraged Finance Group of CS First Boston where he worked with financial buyers in areas of acquisition and divestiture, high-yield bonds, IPOs and re-financings. In 1995 Cody joined, New York-based private equity firm, EXOR America as an Associate. He was responsible for evaluating and analyzing market trends, currency forecasts and private equity investment opportunities. Having established a solid reputation for excellence in financing, structuring, and deal execution, Cody returned home to Calgary, Alberta and co-founded TriWest Capital Partners in 1997. As Senior Managing Director, he provided critical leadership for the overall development of the firm, served on over 20 portfolio company Boards and was instrumental in establishing the largest general buyout fund in Western Canada with five funds and over $1.25 billion in equity capital raised. Having assisted in growing TriWest into one of Canada’s leading private equity groups, Cody retired from the firm in 2018 to form Clear North Capital where he could directly focus his efforts on creating value through operational excellence for lower mid-market private Canadian companies. In addition, Cody has served on the following public Boards; Chairman of Edgefront REIT (now called Nexus REIT), Chairman of Source Energy Services, Bellatrix Resources (July 2019 – current) and Westleaf Inc. (July 2019 to current) as well as is the current Chairman of POI Business Solutions based in Markham, Ontario.
Cody graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Economics from Harvard University. He also received the distinct honor of being recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2010. Committed to giving back by sharing his extensive experience and industry insight, Cody has volunteered and served on additional boards that includes Board of Governors of the University of Calgary, Board member of Parks Calgary and The Ranchmen's Club along with Co-Chair of the Alberta Children’s Wish Board. Previously Cody served on the Boards of the Calgary Stampede Foundation, AGC Calgary Board, CVCA Annual Meeting Organization Committee and is a repeated Guest Lecturer for the Corporate Finance faculty at the University of Calgary.