Global Conference 2010
President and CEO, Wellington Financial LP
Mark McQueen is President and CEO of Wellington Financial LP, and has led Wellington′s growth from its inception in 2000. Wellington is Canada′s most active venture debt fund, leading $330 million of new transactions since 2004. It opened its first U.S. office in 2009. In 2009, Profit Magazine ranked Wellington No. 17 among the fastest-growing companies in Canada; the firm was listed the previous year as well. McQueen was a managing director and head of technology investment banking of a predecessor firm of investment dealer Macquarie Capital Markets Canada from 2000 until late 2004, when he assumed the Wellington Financial role on a full-time basis. He previously was a member of the mergers and acquisitions group at BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. He serves as a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, among others. McQueen was educated at The University of Western Ontario.