We are a national full-service financial and business advisory firm. Our team members have decades of corporate finance experience across variety of industries originating, structuring closing mergers, acquisitions, debt, equity & securitizations capital raising transactions for some of the best-known public and privately held Canadian companies. We have led many corporate and commercial finance, mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Karl Sigerist

Karl Sigerist | Managing Director

Derral Moriyama | Managing Director

Derral Moriyama | Managing Director

A pioneering technology and financial service executive successful in consistently building multiple high-performing teams that scaled 80X asset 25X revenue and 18X earnings growth.


A founding member of 5 privately-owned start-ups, 2 start-up business units within the public company environment, having led turnarounds of 3 Canadian and 1 European subsidiary of a multinational public company. 


Karl is a mentor to business school graduates and young entrepreneurs for Simon Fraser University, Futurpreneur and newly immigrated business executives for MOSAIC and TRIEC. 


Karl has served as an advisor, officer and director for many trade associations, public and private companies and their Canadian and foreign subsidiaries. 


Karl conceived and led the formation of the Canadian Lenders Association in 2016 as its founding chairperson & member.


Karl was granted the ICD.D by the Institute of Corporate Directors, the ICD.D designation stands for a lifelong commitment to excellence in the boardroom, a desire to stay current, and to be a more effective director.


Karl is a seasoned executive with the entrepreneurial ability to originate, structure and execute complex transactions in both public and private markets. He is successfully raised hundreds of millions in capital from sophisticated institutional investors and enjoys recommending entrepreneurs on their strategies and capital needs.

Derral Moriyama

Derral Moriyama | Managing Director

Derral Moriyama | Managing Director

Derral Moriyama | Managing Director

Derral brings 39 years of experience in the banking industry.


During his tenure with the Bank of Montreal, Mr. Moriyama held a number of senior positions in Commercial and Corporate Banking, Natural Resource Account Management, Risk Management and Retail Banking. His move to Vancouver saw him overseeing Commercial Banking for the Province of British Columbia and Business Development for Western Canada. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice-President, Business Banking responsible for strategic development and sales and service for the Canadian small business and mid-market sector, including diversified industries, agriculture, succession planning and industry programs for the Canadian market. 


Derral holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and completed the Executive Development Programs at the Banff School of Management and the Kellogg School of Business in Chicago. 


He sits on numerous boards and committees in the Vancouver Region including Chair of Canadian Forces Liaison Council Pacific Region, Finance Chair and board member of the British Columbia Arts Council, Past Chair of Northstar Trade Finance, RCMP Commanding Officer’s Diversity Council, Joint Task Force Pacific Civilian Diversity Council (CAF), Founding member and Treasurer of the British Columbia. Football Hall of Fame, Past-Chair (and current director) of The Vancouver Aquarium and Knight of the Order of St John. Previous board positions include Co-Chair of the First West Theatre Capital Campaign for The Arts Club Theatre and Bard on The Beach, National Nikkei Society, Arts Club Theatre Board, Chairman’s Advisory Committee for the 2011 and 2014 Grey Cups, The Vancouver Foundation and the New Car Dealers Association of British Columbia. 


Derral supports The Shaughnessy Group's Vancouver office with its origination and transactional efforts.

Jack Marandola

Jack Marandola | Managing Director

Derral Moriyama | Managing Director

Jack Marandola | Managing Director

Jack has over 35 years of experience in the financial services sector.


He has successfully built and expanded major multinational public companies and consistently achieved and surpassed annual sales origination targets in excess of $400 million. 


As President of CLE Leasing, he successfully expanded the Quebec-based Credit-Bail Cle across Canada while increasing annual origination volumes by over 400% and establishing a subsidiary office with over 45 employees. His expertise allowed CLE to enter new markets such as Transportation, Broker Originations, Manufacturing and mid to large ticket transactions. He structured the purchase and sale of various leasing portfolios and led the Mergers and Acquisitions activity across the organization. Jack spearheaded a key partnership with Hitachi which led to Hitachi acquiring CLE 2 years later. 


Jack is a recognized business leader across Canada with the ability to provide strategic guidance and advice in all aspects of management, capital raising, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances in order to support the Canadian entrepreneur

Michael McKay

Michael McKay | Head of Analytics & Research

Michael has over 3 decades of senior executive experience in the financial services sector.


During much of that time, he has led the Treasury, Securitization, Banking, Accounting, Finance, Analytics, Enterprise Risk Information Technology, Infrastructure, and Real Estate functions for Travelers Financial, Travelers Acceptance, Crelogix Portfolio Services, Crelogix Acceptance and Crelogix Credit Group.


In addition to supporting the team at the Shaughnessy Group Michael consults regularly with Entrepreneurs and senior executives on projects requiring a fractional or interim executive.