September 02, 2008
Signal Hill Adds Successful Business Leader, Colleen Moorehead, as Entrepreneur in Residence
Toronto, September 2, 2008 - Signal Hill Equity Partners, one of Canada's leading mid-market private equity firms, is pleased to announce the addition of Colleen Moorehead as Entrepreneur in Residence. Colleen has over 20 years of experience building and leading companies in senior management positions. As an Entrepreneur in Residence, Colleen will assist Signal Hill in identifying and evaluating new investment opportunities and assisting portfolio companies in executing strategies.
Colleen is a seasoned business executive with international experience and a track record of buidling and restructuring great businesses. Following a successful career at Merrill Lynch and CIBC in investment banking and retail investments, Colleen founded E*TRADE Canada where, as President, she led the organization from a start-up to becoming the largest independent on-line investment firm in Canada. Ms. Moorehead also served as Vice President and General Manager of E*TRADE Financial Global Corporate Services. Most recently Colleen served as President and CEO for Nexient Learning Inc where she successfully restructured and recapitalized the company.
Ms. Moorehead is a co-founder of The Judy Project, an Enlightened Leadership Forum for Executive Women at the Joseph Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and currently serves as its Business Director. She also serves, and has served, on many professional and community boards including, The Task Force to Modernize Securities Legislation in Canada, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation, Canadian e-Business Initiative, Covenant House of Toronto, TSX Policy Committee, Investment Dealers Association, and Stratford Summer Music.
"Colleen has built great companies in the past and understands the challenges that management teams face on a daily basis," said James C. Johnson, Managing Partner, Signal Hill Equity Partners. "Her energy, experience and sound business judgement place her in a unique position to counsel portfolio companies and find new investment opportunities."
About Signal Hill Equity Partners
Signal Hill Equity Partners is a Toronto-based private equity firm managed by experienced investors and business operators, focusing on Canadian mid-market companies. The Signal Hill team has completed over 50 transactions across a variety of industries including financial services, specialty distribution, business services and manufacturing businesses. Members of the Signal Hill team have partnered and worked with management teams to build some of the most successful businesses of their kind in Canada and the United States.
Signal Hill Equity Partners is currently investing its second private equity fund, a $100 million fund that can be invested at its discretion in mid-market Canadian companies.
For more information contact:
Signal Hill Equity Partners Inc.
4 King Street West, Suite 1000
Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1B6
James C. Johnson, Managing Partner