Greg Skotnicki

Greg was appointed president of Market Maker Agriculture in 2016. In 1997, Greg began his journey as an entrepreneur opening an alternative healthcare clinic in Ottawa which led him to his role as director of operations for Ionalytics Corporation, a biotech start-up. After the successful sale of Ionalytics in 2005, Greg was approached by Manderley Turf Products financiers to run its International division which he did until being appointed president in 2007. As president, Greg expanded Manderley’s turfgrass operations and built a national distribution and support infrastructure. Today Manderley is Canada’s largest sod supplier, producing 80 million square feet of turfgrass a year and managing 7000 acres of farms across 3 provinces. In 2011 Manderley was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies by Deloitte, CIBC, the National Post, Queen’s Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.

Steve Kaminski

Steve is a CPA, CA and has been building successful companies for more than two decades. He brings vision and a strong financial understanding to the companies he works with, drawing on his 24 years in the real estate industry. Steve is a member of the Market Maker board and the investment committee. Steve is also a partner at Colonnade Investments and holds several executive positions within CI’s portfolio of companies including being a board member of Colonnade Management and CDI Realty Inc., executive chairman for Colonnade Development and SiteCast Construction and co-founder of terra20.

Jean-Jean (JJ) Vanasse

JJ is an operations guy with a people-focus. He ensures that procedures, systems and controls are in place to meet strategic objectives, improve efficiency, and mitigate risk.

With an extensive financial background, JJ has raised capital for new funds, evaluated investment opportunities, provided strategic advice and secured equity and debt financings for businesses over the course of his career. He has taken companies through reorganizations, mergers, expansions and diversifications. As Chief Financial Officer of Manderley Turf Products, JJ helped the company reorganize for long-term growth. At FastLane Technologies, he raised capital to fund the company’s expansion. Identifying investment opportunities and spearheading growth, JJ also served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Ionalytics Corporation and Chief Financial Officer of Celtic House Venture Partners.

Lisa Courtney Lloyd

Combining creativity with clear thinking, Lisa sets the strategies that strengthen Market Marker’s reputation as a trusted partner in the agriculture industry. She relies on her business and marketing acumen to develop deep understanding of companies, build long-term relationships, and ultimately strengthen North American agriculture. Lisa brings to the table more than 25 years of experience working at a variety of start-up and publicly traded companies, including senior leadership roles with Colonnade Investments, Bonnefield Financial, Jolita Communications, Celtic House Venture Partners and FastLane Technologies.

In 2012, Lisa received a Gold Quill Award for excellence in business communications from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). She currently serves as an evaluator for IABC’s international awards program.

Chris Verrilli

An astute leader, Chris is responsible for all aspects of financial management for Market Maker Agriculture.

Chris has more than 10 years of diverse finance experience in the real estate, agriculture and retail sectors. As controller for a major regional retail chain, he headed up the company’s finance and administration functions, organizing the modernization of the company’s IT infrastructure and formalizing its business processes. Chris also spent several years with the audit group at Deloitte and Touche LLP, working with public companies and mid-cap private businesses.