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Amy Freedman
Chief Executive Officer

Amy has been the CEO of Kingsdale Advisors since 2017 having joined the company in 2014 as Executive Vice President. A seasoned capital markets professional, with over 14 years of experience in investment banking, Amy is responsible for the leadership of Kingsdale Advisors with a focus on providing superior service and outstanding strategic advice to public company boards and management as they strive to enhance value for shareholders.

Amy began her career at Morgan Stanley in New York as an Associate, Investment Banking where she spent approximately four years executing lead managed equity transactions and client coverage. After being promoted to Vice President, she moved back to Toronto with National Bank Financial. Her most recent position was Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets for Stifel where she spent eight years with the organization and its predecessors Thomas Weisel Partners as Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer for the Global Investment Bank, and Westwind Partners as a Director in Corporate Finance.

Amy has extensive experience leading transaction management, positioning companies for success in the marketplace across a broad spectrum of industries and a deep understanding of capital markets. Select transaction and special situation experience include acting for: Hudson’s Bay Corp. in its take private transaction; Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. in its acquisition of Detour Gold TransAlta Corp. in defence against Mangrove Partners; Detour Gold in defence against Paulson Co.; Front Four & Sandpiper in their action against Granite REIT; PointNorth in their action against Liquor Stores; Sprott Asset Management in its $1 billion hostile bid for Central GoldTrust; Pacific Rubiales in a transaction contested by shareholder O’Hara Administration; TransCanada Corporation in defense against Sandell Asset Management; Oxford Park in its campaign at Extendicare; K2 against Dominion Diamond; and Orange Capital against Innvest REIT.

Amy has a JD MBA from the University of Toronto. In addition to her current role at Kingsdale, Amy is a Director of Park Lawn Corporation and Mandalay Resources Corporation.