CWB Franchise Finance
Ed currently is Senior Vice President of Franchise Finance for Canadian Western Bank, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the mortgage and asset-based lending business to the hotel and restaurant sectors across Canada for GE Capital Solutions. Ed has over 20 years of experience in the lodging, hospitality, and restaurant industries.
Prior to joining CWB, Ed lead GE Capital’s Franchise Finance division for over 12 years. Prior to GE, Ed was Director of a private equity fund for the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDP Capital) focused on investing in the leisure and tourism industries. Prior to the Caisse, Ed was with KPMG’s Consulting and Corporate Finance group in Montreal and Toronto focused on the Hospitality and Leisure sectors. Prior to KPMG, Ed worked for Remington Hotels Corp. out of Dallas, Texas as an Asset Manager.
Ed attended McGill University’s John Molson School of Business and Cornell University’s Hotel School of Management, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of Management in Hospitality respectively.