Calvin HughesPALADIN ADVISORS CMS, PRESIDENT & CEO
Calvin earned his MBA (Finance) from the Haskayne School of Business in Canada thereafter founding and building a respected management consultancy and M&A advisory with over two decades of excellence.
Calvin’s work is recognized by The M&A Advisor (the leading industry association of New York, USA) as the Award Winner for their prestigious 2016 M&A Strategic Deal of the Year. As an accomplished executive and deal transaction veteran having 25 years’ experience and an established track record with over 250 successful engagements spanning M&A investment banking, business strategy and planning, workouts and turnarounds, valuations, investment value development, ESOP’s, process improvement, financial modelling, board facilitation, negotiations, executive coaching, succession planning, and corporate development, Calvin is known as an honest and challenging thought leader able to achieve consensus, build and coordinate diverse teams and drive forward with tenacity and a focus on value creation for business and complex deal transactions.
Calvin’s undergraduate studies were focused on Political Science and Psychology and his early professional work was in valuations, corporate banking and entrepreneurial initiatives, including several private company investments, start-ups and turnarounds.
He is also a Certified Management Consultant (C.M.C.) with the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, a Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) with the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors, licensed broker with RECA, a member of Beta Gamma Sigma for distinguished academic excellence, and former designated member with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (A.A.C.I.) and Appraisal Institute (USA).
Calvin’s direct industry experience is exceptionally broad spanning a cross section of industries, including: manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, oil and gas, medical, engineering and professional services, diamonds and gem stones, environmental, transportation, logistics, mining, construction, real estate, construction trades, general contractors, telecommunications, retail, infrastructure, technology, medical services, food packaging, tourism, health and wellness, industrial products and services. Calvin is passionate about unlocking and realizing business value and working closely with executives, shareholders and investors.