Mr. Lawson has over 20 years capital markets experience in North America & the emerging markets, and is currently a Director of Clermont Capital Partners Inc., a boutique private equity & financial advisory firm based in Toronto, Canada.
He was previously an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in New York where he was involved in the execution of over $6 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions, $8 billion worth of debt offerings and $500 million of equity financings in the technology, healthcare, and energy sector.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Statistical Sciences from The University of Western Ontario, Canada and his MBA from The Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
A former elite athlete, he is an Inductee into the University of Western Ontario Varsity Athletics Wall of Champions, and was also a 1st round draft pick of the Canadian Football League (CFL) Edmonton Eskimos, selected 13th overall.
Mr. Lawson also serves on the board of directors of the Regent Park Film Festival, and the Hugh & Ilene Lawson Charitable Organization (HILCO).