Robert J. Foster
President & CEO
Robert J. Foster, B.A., M.A. (Economics), CFA, is Founder, President and CEO of Capital Canada Limited, an independent investment banking firm providing financial services to entrepreneurs and corporations. Capital Canada provides negotiating and structuring for mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, as well as valuation and fairness opinion services.
Mr. Foster focuses on the aviation, media, entertainment and sports sectors. His career background includes periods as an analyst, director of research, corporate finance, sales and director of institutional sales at Dominion Securities.
Mr. Foster is on the board of Intertape Polymer Group and The Fight Network. He has served on the boards of CHC Helicopters, Golf Town, Cargojet, Canada 3000 and Canadian Airlines Regional in addition to currently serving a number of private company boards.
In the community he is currently Chair of Toronto’s Artscape, Vice-Chair of Business for the Arts and is on the board of the Harbourfront Foundation, Luminato and The Mayor’s Task Force-Arts & Theatre. Mr. Foster served as lead Co-Chair for the Creative Capital Gains Report for the City of Toronto in 2011, a guiding document for Toronto’s cultural growth.
Robert Foster served as Chair on a broad range of not-for-profits over the years including the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards; the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars (Canada) Dinner; Capital Campaign for Chair in Economics at Queen’s University; Richard J. Schmeelk Foundation; PC Canada Fund; PC Ontario Fund, and served on the boards of Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland; the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.
Robert Foster is married to Julia Foster and has four grown children.