Joseph Barak, Director
Joseph is the Vice Chairman of Western Manufacturing, a diversified steel manufacturer. He is also the co-founder of the Westcap Group Inc., an industrial company with controlling interests in oilfield and agriculture manufacturing, bespoke food products and services, real estate, and agriculture operations.
Prior to this he managed a restructuring and corporate finance advisory practice where he led several global M&A and divestiture transactions. He was the co-founder, Vice Chairman, and CFO for a group of asset management companies, the CIO for an international investment management fund, and the CEO for a startup technology company. From 1984 until 2009 he held various roles in the investment banking industry including Managing Director, Global Fixed Income, responsible for global institutional bond trading and sales, money markets, and fixed income research. He was also co-head of the department responsible for the first automobile, credit card and lease securitization transactions in Canada, amounting to $2.9 billion in new issue underwritings
Joseph received his B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. He is the Vice Chairman of the advisory board at Metegrity Inc. and Advisory Board Chair at FFUN Enterprises. He is the founder of the Kickstart Foundation and the Girl Fund; and the Advisory Council Chair for imagine1day.