Samuel L. Duboc
Mr. Duboc’s career is marked by his passion for entrepreneurship, his ingenuity and corporate and community leadership. As co-founder of EdgeStone Capital Partners, Mr. Duboc has successfully built one of Canada’s leading private equity firms. Prior to starting EdgeStone, Mr. Duboc was a managing director at CIBC Capital Partners. He was the co-Founder and COO of the Loyalty Group Inc. (Air Miles Reward Program). In 2013, Mr. Duboc served as the Clifford Clark Visiting Economist and Special Advisor on Venture Capital for the Department of Finance Canada, leading a team in designing and implementing the Government of Canada’s Venture Capital Action Plan. In January 2014, Mr. Duboc was appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors of Business Development Bank of Canada. He also currently serves on the board of directors of Stephenson's Rental Services Inc., Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. and EZShield Parent, Inc.
A dedicated and active member of the community, Mr. Duboc is Chair and co-Founder of Pathways to Education Canada, an internationally recognized and award-winning non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of Canada’s disadvantaged youth and their communities through educational attainment. In addition to his ongoing work with Pathways, Sam is the co-Founder of the Leap, The Centre for Social Impact, a member of WPO and CEO, Crescent School Board of Governors, the founding board of The Next 36 and a former member of the board of directors of CAMH Foundation, Bishop Strachan School Foundation & Board of Trustees, The Next 36, MaRS Social Finance Task Force, Business Advisory Panel on Income Security Reform, Toronto City Summit Alliance Steering Committee and Luminato Foundation Board.
Mr. Duboc holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University magna cum laude and Tau Beta Pi and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In 2000, he was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and in 2005 was chosen as one of the ten “most influential” alumni of the program. Mr. Duboc is a recipient of an Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter (2013) and Ted Anderson Community Leadership Award from the Canadian Venture Capital Association (2014).