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Robert Wagstaff

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Overview

Robert Wagstaff’s 27-year career has included more than 15 years of experience in the transaction, restructuring, and assurance advisory space, during which time he has led and executed engagements in every major country in the Americas. This experience includes sourcing and valuing deals, managing due diligence and restructuring engagements from start to finish, and managing post-acquisition integration. His technical expertise includes buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence, merger integration, business viability evaluations, turnarounds, financial restructurings and divestitures, valuation, and deal structuring. He also has held senior management, financial, and business development positions in the private sector.

Most recently, Mr. Wagstaff served as a managing director at a corporate finance advisory firm, where he led business development and deal execution. Prior to that, he was a managing director in the Transaction Advisory practice of a global business advisory firm. Before that, he was vice president of Finance for Osprey Pharmaceuticals, where he raised more than $35 million in private equity for this biotechnology company. Mr. Wagstaff also spent several years with SITEL Corp, an international publicly traded company, where he held senior financial and operating roles, including executive director of Mergers and Acquisitions, chief financial officer – Latin America, and managing director of the Mexico and Colombia business unit.

Mr. Wagstaff began his career working in the Montreal, Mexico City, and New York City offices at a Big Four accounting firm, where he was a manager in the Corporate Finance practice. He led a variety of transaction advisory engagements in a range of sectors, including energy, industrial products, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, and real estate.

Mr. Wagstaff holds a B.Comm. in accounting from Concordia University in Montreal and completed graduate courses at McGill University. He is fully fluent in Spanish and French, and has a thorough understanding of written and spoken Portuguese. 

Education

Concordia University
B.Comm. and Accounting, 1988

McGill University
Fifteen post-graduate courses in finance, tax accounting, and management (1988 - 1990)

Employment History

Frontera Capital Advisors
Managing director
2010 - 2015

FTI Consulting
Managing director
2008 - 2010

Osprey Pharmaceuticals
VP finance
2004 - 2008

SITEL Corporation 
Vice president of business development
2002 - 2004
Managing director of Mexico and Colombia
2000 - 2002
CFO of Latin America
1998 - 1999
Executive director of mergers and acquisitions
1997 - 1998

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Senior auditor
1988 - 1992
Manager of financial advisory services
1993 - 1997