Chairman / Matco Investments
Ronald P. Mathison
Ron Mathison has extensive experience in restructuring and financing companies in both the public and private markets gained over a career that has spanned nearly 30 years. He is the founder of Matco and has served as a member of the Board of Directors and as Chairman of Matco Investments since its formation in 1999. Ron also serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Matco Investments and Matco Capital.
Ron is deeply skilled in management and corporate governance. Prior to founding Matco, Ron was a director and principal of Peters & Co., an investment firm specializing in the energy industry. Ron was also one of three principals at Peters & Co. Capital, a private merchant banking entity that is widely associated with numerous restructurings of oil and natural gas exploration and production companies and oilfield service companies.
Ron has co-founded several companies including Calfrac Well Services and Western Energy Services. He remains chair of both companies. Ron has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Business Valuator and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
In 2012 Ron received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and in 2015 was granted a Fellows of the Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta. That same year he was inducted into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame. He sits on the Strategic Advisory Board of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary, where he established the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education.
Vice Chairman / MATCO Investments
Michael J. Tims
Michael Tims is Vice Chairman at Matco Investments. He joined Matco after a 33-year career at Peters & Co. Limited, a Canadian investment firm specializing in oil and gas, oilfield services and energy infrastructure. Michael served as Chairman at Peters & Co., and before that as President & CEO.
Michael has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) from the University of Calgary, an MBA from Harvard University, and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary. He has received numerous awards for business achievement and community service, most recently including: induction into the Canadian Investment Industry Hall of Fame; a Lifetime Achievement Award from the international Oil & Gas Council; and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship from the Canada Institute of the Wilson Center.
Michael is the immediate past Chairman of the National Gallery of Canada. Among other posts, he has previously served as Chairman of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund, the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and the United Way of Calgary and Area.
Managing Director / MATCO Development
Rob Millar is the Managing Director of Matco Development Corp. He has over 35 years experience in commercial real estate with a solid emphasis on real estate finance. His career began in the investment division of a major Canadian life insurance company and includes the independent private ownership of two medium sized mortgage origination companies and one small mortgage fund. Rob was instrumental in creating Matco's position in Eighth Avenue Place, and leads Matco's current development projects including Westbrook Station and the Brewery District.
Rob received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary.
Managing Director / MATCO Capital
Ryan F. Jennings
Ryan Jennings is the Managing Director of Matco Capital. He joined in 2003, becoming a partner in 2008. He has served as director, officer or trustee of several of Matco Capital’s portfolio companies.
Ryan received his Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) from the University of Alberta and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Chief Financial Officer / MATCO Investments
Ian Hill is the Chief Financial Officer at Matco Investments. He has a range of experience in real estate development, investment management, private office and tax compliance. He has served as corporate controller and performed tax consulting and management for a number of companies including start-ups, telecommunications, oil and gas exploration and entertainment networks.
Ian received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and has his CPA, CA designation.