John Francis is the Managing Director of Fraser Kearney Capital Corp., an investment company that oversees the Francis family office.
Before Fraser Kearney, he was President and CEO of Trader Media Corp., a classified media business he led for 16 years that was acquired by Yellow Pages Income Fund in 2006.
Prior to Trader Media, he was an Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions with Castle & Cooke Inc., a public company controlled by Pacific Holding Company, the private Los Angeles-based family office of David Murdock. Before moving to Los Angeles, he was an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Goldman Sachs in New York.
John is a director of NSC Inc., OTI Lumionics, and NoNo Inc. In addition, he is a director and past chair of the SickKids Foundation and serves as chair of the investment committee for Rideau Hall Foundation. He works actively in the early-stage venture space, volunteering as a G7 Fellow at the Creative Destruction Lab, an accelerator that provides mentorship, capital, and networking to young entrepreneurs.
John is a graduate of Western University’s Ivey School of Business (Honours Business Administration, with Distinction, 1986) and serves on their Advisory Board.