Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Strasler is a veteran capital markets executive with over 20 years in the financial services industry. He has held senior roles at several leading Canadian financial institutions that have taken him around the globe. With a tremendous track record of building and growing successful businesses, along with his acumen as an entrepreneur, provides him with a unique perspective on the financial services landscape with both public and private corporations. Mr. Strasler received his BA in Economics from Huron College at the University of Western Ontario and an MBA in International Finance from the University of Notre Dame.
Lawrence Rhee, CPA, CFA
Head of Investment Banking
Lawrence joined Regent Capital Partners in 2020 as a Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking. He has been actively involved in the Canadian technology industry and other growth sectors for over 20 years and has held senior positions in both investment banking and equity research at several firms, including Haywood Securities, GMP Securities, Genuity Capital and Blackmont Capital. Lawrence’s experience providing in-depth research analysis related to the technology sector has consistently generated investment ideas that are well-received by investors. He received a Top 3 ranking in each of the annual 2006, 2007 and 2009 StarMine surveys in the Canadian Software and IT Services sectors. Lawrence began his career with Ernst & Young, where he earned his CPA designation and is also a CFA charterholder.
Chief Compliance Officer
Paul has over fifteen years of experience as a Chief Compliance Officer of several IIROC member firms ensuring the delivery of effective compliance and risk management functions and providing strategic business management and compliance leadership.
Paul has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Canadian brokerage industry and firm operations from both the correspondent and introducing brokerage perspectives with broad based experience in operational and management functions with retail, institutional and mutual fund dealers.
With considerable knowledge and understanding of the Canadian regulatory environment, IIROC and UMIR rules and regulations and those of the Provincial Securities Commissions, Paul adds to Regent Capital’s controlling operational, credit, trade counter party and regulatory risk management.
Nikolas Perrault, B.Com, CFA
Nikolas is a seasoned capital markets executive with significant experience in the technology, financial and natural resources fields and provides strategic advice to clients on a global scale. Nikolas’s primary focus lies with natural resource, AI, healthcare, and fintech companies. Nikolas graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Joe is a veteran capital markets executive with over 35 years of experience in the Canadian Financial Services industry. He previously served as Managing Director, Canadian Equity Trading at Canaccord Genuity and Vice president Institutional trading at Yorkton Securities.