Wekerle’s Difference Capital Names Jim Shaw and Fecan to Board

Difference Capital Financial Inc., the Canadian merchant bank founded by former GMP Capital Inc. trader Michael Wekerle, named Jim Shaw and Ivan Fecan to its board.

Shaw, vice chairman of Shaw Communications Inc., and Fecan, former chief executive officer of CTVglobemedia Inc., will be appointed today at the company’s annual meeting, the Toronto-based firm said in a statement.

Difference Capital, which was founded in May 2012 to focus on technology-oriented investments, also said it formed an advisory board that includes former Ontario Premier David Peterson.

Other advisory board members are Jim Ryan, former co-CEO of Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment Plc, former federal politician John Reynolds, former DundeeWealth executive Lorie Haber and Mark Opzoomer, former CEO of Russian Internet search engine operator Rambler Media Ltd.

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